Global Head of Technology
Michael Dreyer is the global head of technology of Visa Inc. and is responsible for Visa Inc.’s systems and technology platforms and for supporting the business demands of the company. This includes developing Visa’s global technology and open systems as well as providing transaction services and project management for all technology-related programs.
Previously, Dreyer was CIO of Inovant, where he oversaw the development and management of Visa’s global systems technology. Named to the position in July 2005, Dreyer was responsible for application planning, architecture and development in four core areas: transaction services, access and delivery, information services, and program management office/open systems.
Prior to becoming CIO of Inovant, Dreyer served as Visa USA’s senior vice president of processing and emerging products, developing products and services to provide Visa with competitive differentiation in the marketplace. Prior to that position, as senior vice president of commercial solutions for Visa USA, Dreyer oversaw product development and management for the large corporate, middle market, public sector, small business and business-to-business ecommerce segments.
Before joining Visa in 1998, Dreyer was vice president of the electronic commerce center of excellence for American Express’ travel-related services. While there, he was responsible for coordinating all smart card and Internet activity for several business units. Additionally, Dreyer has held senior positions at Prime Financial, Inc., Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Downey Savings, Bank of America and the Fairmont Hotel Management Company.
Dreyer received an MBA with an emphasis in marketing and finance and a B.A. in psychology from Washington State University.