Sunday, November 3, 2013
Visa Inc. (/ˈviːzə/ or /viːsə/) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers; rather, Visa provides financial institutions with Visa-branded payment products that they then use to offer credit, debit, prepaid and cash-access programs to their customers. In 2008, according to The Nilson Report, Visa held a 38.3% market share of the credit card marketplace and 60.7% of the debit card marketplace in the United States. In 2009, Visa’s global network (known as VisaNet) processed 62 billion transactions with a total volume of $4.4 trillion.
Visa has operations across Australia, Oceania, Asia-Pacific, North America, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East. Visa Europe is a separate membership entity that is an exclusive licensee of Visa Inc.'s trademarks and technology in the European region, issuing cards such as Visa Debit.
Mayer Brown was the lobby firm for Visa Inc.
Note: William M. Daley
Daley returned to the practice of law, as a partner with the firm Mayer Brown (then Mayer, Brown & Platt) from 1993 to 1997.
William M. Daley was a partner at Mayer Brown, a member of the Obama-Biden economic advisory team, the chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory
Please note: This link for the members of the Commercial Club of Chicago can no longer be found.
Robert A. Helman is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a partner at Mayer Brown, and was an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Richard C. Blum is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), married to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a board member for the Haas School of Business.
Thomas J. Campbell is the dean for the Haas School of Business, and was a director at Visa Inc.
Suzanne Nora Johnson is a director at Visa Inc., and a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank).
George Soros is the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and the founder for Soros Fund Management.
Soros Fund Management is a partner with the Silver Lake Kraftwerk Fund.
Silver Lake Kraftwerk Fund is a fund for Silver Lake.
John A. Swainson was a senior adviser for Silver Lake, and is a director at Visa Inc.
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