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July 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am PDT


Leadership in a Downturn with Marqeta Founder Jason Gardner

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Marqeta founder and CEO Jason Gardner shares leadership lessons for the COVID-19 era. Having weathered boom-and-bust cycles as a Silicon Valley founder and executive, Jason breaks down key fundamentals for surviving and thriving in uncertain times. 

Register for Jason’s insights on: 

  • Managing Psychology
  • Making Sound Decisions
  • Protecting the Core
  • Listening to Customers
  • Finding Dominance



Jason Gardner

Jason Gardner is a serial entrepreneur with a deep love of technology.  He has been a member of Founders Network’s Membership Committee since October 2019.

Jason Gardner is the founder and chief executive officer of Marqeta, Inc. Under his leadership Marqeta has defined the global standard for modern card issuing, developing an industry-leading issuer processor platform that now powers the world’s most innovative companies.

Prior to Marqeta, Jason co-founded PropertyBridge, which became the leading rent and lease-related payment and transaction integration platform for multifamily real estate. PropertyBridge was acquired by MoneyGram International (MGI) in 2007. Before PropertyBridge he founded Vertical Think, an IT management company that worked with start-ups and larger organizations.

Jason grew up in New Jersey where he had numerous businesses that included making and selling tie-dyed T-shirts. He was a G.O. at Club Med in Paradise Island, Bahamas and a constituent liaison for Senator John McCain in Arizona, primarily working as a contact between McCain’s constituents and the Armed Services and IRS. After attending Arizona State University Jason made it to California where he began to pursue his passion for technology.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Arizona State University.


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