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Marqeta Selects New Head of Cybersecurity

The company views the hire as a proactive step to protect its customers, employees, partners, and stakeholders.
Joshua Koszalkowski
Contributing Writer
Marqeta

Marqeta (MQ), the global modern card issuing platform, has appointed Heather Gantt-Evans as Chief Information Security Officer. She will be responsible for overseeing the company’s global corporate and product security strategies.

Gantt-Evans is a US Army Reserves veteran who brings over 15 years of industry experience and joins Marqeta from SailPoint, where she served as CISO and managed their cybersecurity strategy and execution of methods to reduce business and product risk. Before that, she directed cybersecurity initiatives with companies including The Home Depot, Ernst & Young, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Gantt-Evans earned her Masters of Technology Management and Management Information Systems. She also has a Bachelors of Applied Science and Sociology, both from Texas A&M University-Commerce

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to join Marqeta and lead transformative security programs that effectively reduce and manage risk. I immediately saw the value of our product and how it’s enabling our customers to develop innovative and embedded finance experiences,” said Gantt-Evans. “As we grow, I’m excited to lead an exceptional team in delivering scalable security strategies that protect what matters most from the evolving threat landscape while enabling the business and our customers.”


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