Marqeta (NASDAQ:MQ), the global modern card issuing platform, added Chief Technology Officer Randy Kern to its executive team. Mr Kern will be responsible for scaling the global engineering team and driving technological advancements across the company.

Randy Kern

Mr Kern previously spent seven years at Salesforce, where he held the Chief Customer Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering roles. While at Salesforce he was responsible for building out a unified tech infrastructure to support the company’s industry-leading enterprise cloud product. Prior to joining Salesforce, he spent several years at Microsoft, most recently as Partner Director of Development.

At Microsoft, he led development for its Azure Compute team and in his time at the company had a focus on highly technical engineering projects, working on many of Microsoft’s most popular products, including Bing.

Randy Kern commented:

“Marqeta is challenging the status quo with a really innovative API-led approach, and I was drawn to a company solving such complex problems. I’m thrilled to be joining Marqeta at this unique time in the company’s journey and look forward to continuing to grow the engineering team.”