i2c Inc., a leading provider of payment and open banking technology, today announced the appointment of Jim McCarthy as President of the company. Reporting to i2c CEO and founder Amir Wain, McCarthy is responsible for i2c teams working with clients, partners and prospects. He is based at i2c headquarters in Silicon Valley.
McCarthy is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in financial services across all stakeholders in the payments and open banking industries. Most recently, he has served as a strategic consultant and advisor to many Silicon Valley fintech startups.
At Visa, where McCarthy worked for eighteen years, he held senior positions in sales, risk and authentication, consumer credit, digital products, product innovation and payments. During his last position as Visa’s EVP of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, he was responsible for the development of Visa’s product and technology roadmap, innovation efforts, and led business development for strategic partnerships. While at Visa he was responsible for the introduction of 3D Secure and Visa Token Service, which have become industry standards, as well as contributed to the launch of Apple Pay®.
“When I was at Visa heading up Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, I had the opportunity to see firsthand the innovation taking place in payments across the globe,” said Jim McCarthy. “But I have to say I’ve never seen any platform as robust, flexible and reliable as the i2c single global processing platform that can support credit, debit, prepaid and lending products. With its unique human-centric architecture, “building-block” capabilities, hundreds of APIs and 100 percent availability over 19 years, there is nothing like it out there. I’m excited to be joining this team and contributing to the i2c success story.”
“We are extremely happy to welcome Jim to the i2c team,” said Amir Wain, founder and CEO, i2c Inc. “He brings a deep knowledge of the payments industry and innovation as well as a proven ability to connect with and establish long term effective partnerships with clients. Jim fits in well with the i2c culture of innovation and commitment to client success.”