Senior Vice President of Data Access Partnerships – Mastercard
Ryan Christiansen is the Senior Vice President of Data Access Partnerships at Mastercard. In this role, Ryan leads the acquisition and management of consumer permissioned financial data for Mastercard open banking, which includes the industry-leading efforts to move to tokenized data acquisition methods. His work and leadership have led to data access agreements with many of the largest financial institutions in the country. Ryan also represents Mastercard in industry efforts around consumer financial data access, consumer consent, privacy, and data handling practices.
With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Ryan has developed a deep understanding of consumers’ value and insights from secure and reliable access to their financial data. Before coming to Mastercard, Ryan was the Senior Vice President at Zions Bank, managing the $800 million credit portfolio in the Private Banking and Wealth Management Division.
Ryan holds a postgraduate degree in Banking and Financial Support Services from the University of Washington.