Gary Kearns | Managing Director, Strategy, Products & Marketing
VocaLink | United States

Gary Kearns, Managing Director, Strategy, Products & Marketing, VocaLink

Gary Kearns is Executive Vice President of Vocalink Analytics. In this role, he has global responsibility for leading efforts to bring new and differentiated data insights and analytics to key customers across financial services, the public sector and businesses.
Gary took responsibility for the analytics business following Vocalink’s acquisition by Mastercard. Mastercard data encompasses 2.3 billion cards issued by over 24,000 financial institutions and accepted at over 40 million merchants globally, as well as bank account-based data through its recent acquisition of Vocalink.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Gary spent five years as president, Decision Analytics North America at Experian. In that capacity, he was responsible for leading B2B software, fraud prevention and predictive analytics businesses serving financial institutions, government agencies, asset managers, retailers, utilities and telecom companies. He also was managing director and global leader for risk solutions at Standard & Poor’s. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in the banking industry including positions as deputy CEO and senior lending officer at Bank Austria Creditanstalt USA and executive vice president at FleetBoston Financial Corp.
Gary holds a B.S. in International Finance from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and completed the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a visiting lecturer on innovation in the MBA programs at The Wharton School, The University of Chicago, and The University of California, Berkeley.  He is also on the Advisory Board at Queen’s School of Business, Toronto, and a visiting lecturer in its Master of Management Analytics program.


Seamless Asia 2018 - Day One @ 12:10

Connecting financial fraud and money laundering across payments networks

  • Fraudsters and money launderers are well connected across payments networks
  • Until now, getting a complete picture of how these networks operated and how vast and connected they might be was extremely difficult
  • In the era of real-time payments, being better connected across payments networks to fight financial crime is increasingly important

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