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Senior Privacy Manager - Marqeta

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Our client, Marqeta is looking for a Senior Manager of Privacy to build a robust privacy and data protection program to strengthen customer trust and maintain compliance with rapidly changing global privacy requirements. In this role, you will be responsible for helping design, implement and evaluate Marqeta’s privacy program and enabling privacy and compliance by design. You will help lead the charge in evolving how they develop best practices and solutions to reduce risk and ensure protection and privacy of highly sensitive customer data. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess and prioritize risk remediation and report on the overall privacy risk posture of the company. You will operationalize the privacy program to ensure they can effectively support data enquiries. You will partner closely with Security Engineering, Technology, Product, Data Insights and Operations teams and other internal partners.

Marqeta is looking for an experienced leader who brings operational scale and deep privacy and compliance expertise to lead and develop an industry leading privacy program. This role reports to the Head of Technical GRC, Anna Chu-Sumida.


  • Identify and evaluate Marqeta’s data processing activities to design privacy strategy and drive implementation and enforcement of privacy policies, procedures, and controls
  • Synthesize various requirements and priorities into a unified actionable roadmap for company-wide rollout of data privacy program compliance and operations milestones and drive the execution across multiple cross-functional teams
  • Define and improve testing procedures to measure the risk and effectiveness of privacy controls, including performing Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
  • Proactively engage and partner with business and technology teams to ensure data protection and privacy standards are met
  • Draft and negotiate data protection terms in contracts and disclosures, including the Data Protection Addendum
  • Educate leaders and team members on privacy and data protection requirements
  • Manage data subject access requests (DSAR) and supporting Controller requests for data


  • Masters or Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years experience in Privacy, Information Security, Compliance or Technical Program Management
  • High-level proficiency in GDPR, CCPA and other global data protection laws
  • Experience conducting data privacy assessments and driving implementation of technical data protection standards (e.g. ISO 27701, ISO 27018)
  • Familiarity with the Fintech industry and nature of its data processing activities
  • Ability to develop structure, lead execution, and measure performance within various complex projects, teams and environment
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills including the ability to simplify key messages and promote technical and personal credibility with internal and external customers and stakeholders, and with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Positive attitude, team player, adaptable, resourceful, and self-starter who is able to work independently
  • Privacy and data security certifications preferred (CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM)

About Marqeta: Named as a Forbes Fintech 50 the last three years in a row, Marqeta powers innovative payment solutions for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Their modern card issuing platform, open API, and advanced analytics provide unprecedented control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions and manage payment operations in real-time.

Marqeta is a team of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. They power possibilities for their customers by bringing the best talent together in an open and collaborative work environment that rewards creativity and perseverance. They are committed to ensuring data is protected and processed in a secure, legal and authorized manner.

Marqeta is proud of its Oakland roots and strives to build a global team as diverse as the markets they serve, staying true to their values to Connect the Customer, Find a Way, Make Simple, Take Risk and Build One Marqeta. It’s an exciting time to join Marqeta. As they grow, your career and opportunities will grow as well.

Marqeta has exclusively engaged Kerwin Associates to conduct this search. Any resumes sent directly to Marqeta will be forwarded to Kerwin Associates.  If you are interested in speaking about or applying for this role, please contact Krithi Byadgi (krithi@kerwin.com) or Emily Murray (emily@kerwin.com) at Kerwin Associates.

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