Highly respected for his long history of success in the credit card world and his innovative approach to digital payments, Gary Marino brings his lifelong focus on improving the cost and convenience of alternative payment services to his dual role as PayPal senior vice president of global credit and the Americas.Gary spent the first half of his career in the credit card industry, serving simultaneously as chief credit officer and chief marketing officer at Bank One (now JPMorgan Chase) and in key positions in Citibank’s bankcard division, including chief credit officer. In 2001, he co-founded Bill Me Later to pursue his vision of an alternative payment model that would analyze risk more accurately than existing credit cards providers, while offering lower fees for merchants and greater convenience for consumers.
Gary joined PayPal in 2008 after PayPal acquired Bill Me Later in a deal worth nearly $1 billion.As head of global financial services, Gary is working to strengthen the financial flexibility of the PayPal digital wallet through a comprehensive portfolio of credit services that includes Bill Me Later and a wide range of additional products offered with PayPal’s banking partners around the world. He leads teams that are focused on expanding the PayPal network around the globe, managing relationships with PayPal’s financial network partners, and establishing PayPal as the preferred online payment method for consumers and merchants in the U.S. and Canada. He is also responsible for PayPal’s efforts in emerging markets around the world.A graduate of Syracuse University and Indiana State University, Gary is a board member of the Johns Hopkins Discovery Fund for research in rheumatology.
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