Maria Smith

Payments Executive, Maria Smith & Associates, LLC
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Maria has over 25 years working with Fortune 100 companies on the merchant-side of global payments strategy, development of financial products & services, rewards/loyalty management and strategic partnerships. She spent over 20 years with The Walt Disney where she served as the global internal consultant for all payment programs and products in the US, Europe and Asia. She was part of the team that launched and developed the highly successful Disney Visa Credit Card and Debit Card portfolios with Chase. Most recently with Starbucks she led payment strategy (infrastructure development, mobile payments and anti-fraud), responsible for Starbucks Card (gift card/stored value) business growth and forming a strategic marketing partnership organization.