Mark Nelsen

Senior Vice President, Risk and Authentication Products, Visa

Mark Nelsen is Senior Vice President at Visa Inc. where he is responsible for leading Visa’s global Risk Products and Business Intelligence organization whose teams deliver value across fraud risk, credit risk, and business intelligence solutions. In this role, his focus spans across new technology, new product development, core product management, and product optimization often including sophisticated solutions serving merchants, acquirers and client financial institutions. New and existing product solutions under his leadership are commercialized and utilized in critical business functions across more than 200 countries and territories.

As a champion for payment system security for the industry, Mark is a frequent speaker regarding solutions addressing fraud detection, credit risk products, decisioning solutions, and authentication. His responsibilities also include global authentication platforms including EMV chip technology and 3D-Secure creating and aligning Visa’s strategy with industry regulatory bodies including EMV Co. and FIDO.

As Chief Compliance Officer for Advanced Resolution Services, Inc. (ARS), Mark oversees business and operational controls to ensure products comply with regulatory guidelines including the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Prior to joining Visa, Mark was a senior architect at IBM Global Services, where he managed large-scale e-business application development for global companies. Mark holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Author's Latest Articles

September 11, 2018

Delivering a secure and seamless customer experience

By this time next year, every online payment in Europe will have to meet new measures designed to enhance security.

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November 21, 2016

Envisioning a world beyond passwords

Technology has solved so many of life’s little frustrations—from mailing your bills to waiting for a taxi. So why are we still fumbling with clunky passwords, which are easy to forget or mistype and vulnerable to theft?

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October 21, 2016

Ecommerce authentication gets a major makeover

New industry specification sets the stage for smarter products and services

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