Global Head of Digital, Developed Markets
Sam Shrauger is global head of digital for developed markets at Visa Inc., a global payments technology company. In this role, Shrauger is responsible for managing Visa’s portfolio of solutions for online and mobile commerce, including NFC and PayWave contactless payments, V.me by Visa, Visa’s digital wallet service, PlaySpan, a virtual currency platform for online purchases of digital goods, and the Visa Developers program.
Prior to joining Visa, Shrauger served as senior vice president of commerce at Yahoo. Previous to that role, Shrauger was vice president of global product and experience at PayPal, where he defined the vision and strategy for the company’s global product portfolio, and oversaw the product management and user experience design functions. In his eight years with the company, he led a variety of PayPal’s product lines, launched its digital goods payment solution, led the integration of Bill Me Later after its 2008 acquisition, and served as a founding member of the merchant services business unit.
He has also held roles in product management and consulting with Agency.com, VerticalNet, Deloitte Consulting, and Quantum Consulting.
Shrauger received his MBA from the University of Virginia, and has a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.