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Kevin Stanton is president of Mastercard Advisors, the professional services division of Mastercard. He is responsible for the oversight of the global Information Services, Consulting and Managed Services businesses, which provide competitive and value-added products and services to a broad range of banking, manufacturing, merchant, government and sector observer clients.
Prior to joining Mastercard Advisors in January 2010, Mr. Stanton served as president of the Mastercard Canada Region for six years. During this time, he transformed the Canadian organization by initiating its evolution from a credit company to a payments company. Under his leadership, MasterCard became, and continues to be, the fastest growing payments brand in Canada. In his previous MasterCard roles, he served as senior vice president, strategy and market development for the Canada Region, and vice president, senior counsel, and North America Region counsel at MasterCard.
Before joining Mastercard, Mr. Stanton practiced law as an associate in the banking divisions of a number of leading Boston law firms.
Mr. Stanton holds a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a devoted supporter of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, and sits on the boards of The Royal Conservatory of Music and Royal St. George's College. Mr. Stanton is also a member of Program Advisory Board, Master of Management Analytics, Queens School of Business.