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Rahul Deshpande

Chief Technology Officer

Rahul leads the technology organization at Ethoca. Before Ethoca, Rahul built Mastercard’s Innovation Lab for Device/IoT and Digital Trust and led the digital strategy integration for Cyber and Intelligence where he worked on evaluating and driving integration opportunities across Mastercard. 
Rahul joined Mastercard Labs in 2014 and expanded its footprint. In his role as VP of Engineering and R&D, he built and managed a team of engineers focused on advances in security, payment technologies, AI and digital standards across St. Louis, Dublin, Singapore, Pune and New York. 

Prior to Mastercard, Rahul led a number of leadership positions in Fortune 50 logistics, supply-chain, consulting and technology companies; built award-winning applications, intelligent pricing engines, supply-chain networks and led R&D, engineering and enterprise architecture groups. He was also a co-owner of a startup that successfully launched an automated scanning and drafting product for civil engineers, architects. 

Rahul holds MBA in finance and strategy from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in computer science with a specialization in artificial intelligence and genetic programming.

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