Account Executive

Marqeta is on a mission to change the way money moves. We’re one of the earliest enablers of embedded finance, a market opportunity sized up in the trillions. Our card-issuing platform provides unprecedented flexibility and control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions, and manage payment operations in real-time. Marqeta is powering the most well-known brands in the new economy (Block, Cash App, Affirm, Instacart, Doordash, Uber, Walmart, etc.). Today nearly 8 out of 10 Americans use a product powered by Marqeta every week. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to work with innovators around the world and unlock equitable financial access for all.

As Marqeta’s Account Executive, you will spend the first 6 months learning the ins and outs of Marqeta and our customers, supporting Team Leads on strategic projects, and building a sales pipeline. Additionally, you will need to understand the basics of selling a platform technology, and be able to communicate technical and product benefits to both sophisticated and unsophisticated buyers. We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced solution seller, who is eager to learn about embedded finance and possesses the business judgment and sales acumen to vet opportunities and close deals.

We work Flexible First. This role can be performed remotely anywhere within United States or from our office in Oakland, Ca. We’d love for you to join us!

Position Summary

Marqeta is looking for a highly motivated Account Executive who is passionate about scaling the success of our Fintech business. This exciting role is ideal for individuals seeking to go deep in all aspects of complex business and technical engagements and will span multiple areas of development: (1) cultivating and managing relationships with executives and entrepreneurs seeking to innovate and disrupt B2B consumer payments; (2) working closely with internal stakeholders in Product, Legal, Compliance and Delivery to define solutions that will empower our customers; and (3) originating new customer opportunities, responding to inbound opportunities, and shepherding deals from opening through to contract and closing stage.

The Core Business Development team at Marqeta focuses on the largest and most impactful commercial opportunities in Marqeta’s evolving business. These customers include established brands, fintech innovators and labor / retail marketplaces, all looking for solutions to launch, scale and continuously evolve their financial products and services. Key to this role is an ability to understand Marqeta’s technology and how it brings value to the market, expertly communicate its benefits, and win the trust of the key stakeholders across revenue growth, product and technology teams of our potential partners.

What You’ll Do

This role is about generating and closing new opportunities while playing a key role supporting the Account Director in setting the strategic vision for the business – here are a few key expectations:

Assist team leads in closing and launching strategic customers: Work alongside team Director in identifying, closing and onboarding new customers. Manage the back end of the process including SFDC, modeling, and garnering internal approvals.

Qualify leads and prioritize customer opportunities: Serve as the primary point of contact for strategic prospects by identifying their needs and requirements, responding to requests for information, and vetting them against our current and future product offering.

Run a Sales Process: Manage real customer opportunities through a sales process, from initial engagement to scoping to final contract negotiations. At any given time, you will be responsible for partnering with your team to grow and renew existing accounts and working opportunities in various stages of that process in Salesforce.

Contracting: Work with our Legal team as required to shepherd opportunities through the contracting process, including negotiation and execution.

Know the Tech: Quickly get up to speed on Marqeta’s technical capabilities, the unique features and customer benefits our platform offers and how to speak with confidence, knowledge and credibility about what we bring to our customers and prospects.

Sell the partnership vision: Work with internal SMEs to identify and develop solutions for prospects who are trying to understand what makes Marqeta’s platform and service offering so exceptional and differentiated.

What We’re Looking For

5+ years of experience in sales, partnerships and/or strategic business development roles; payments, investment banking and strategic consulting backgrounds preferred but not required.
Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience required.
Comfort with the unknown. We’re building a world-class platform but have to manage the expectations of both internal and external stakeholders.
Familiarity and ease with B2B technology applications and how technology platforms serve customer businesses.
Financial Acumen. The payments business and caliber of customer relationships necessitates complex deal structures. We’re looking for an individual who is comfortable and capable of evaluating and modeling customer proposals and resulting contract financial models.
Confidence in serving as the face of Marqeta for prospective customers and partners who may comprise C-suite executives and entrepreneurs.
Ability to prioritize, manage, and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously; highly motivated and able to work against aggressive schedules.
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work cross-functionally to deliver on the customer’s needs.
Superior communication skills (interpersonal, verbal, email, and presentation) with the ability to successfully orchestrate the sales process by managing the time and resources of the team and specialist partners.


Interest and understanding of the payments ecosystem is a plus, with bonus points for knowing the issuing side.

Your Manager

Stephen Meaney

Recruiter For This Role

Katie Bamba

Typical Process

Application submission
Recruiter phone call
Hiring manager video call
Virtual “Onsite” consisting of 4-5, 45 min calls

Compensation and Benefits in Marqeta’s Revenue Organization

Marqeta is a Flex First company which allows you to choose your best working environment, whether that be from home or at a company office. To support Flex First, we calibrate pay to a competitive value according to working location. Compensation is aligned according to three tiers within the United States:

National: A baseline tier that applies to most of the geographic territory of the United States.

Premium: Slightly elevated from the National tier, and oriented toward a narrower set of higher cost-of-living areas, such as Los Angeles CA and Seattle WA

Premium Plus: A tier for the most expensive working areas, like the San Francisco Bay area and New York City.

Visit this page or consult with a Recruiter to determine which tier would be applicable to you.

Within our Revenue organization at Marqeta, On Target Earnings (OTE) is composed of a mix between annual salary and variable compensation, which is earned based on your individual performance and that of your immediate team. This role will be at a 50/50 split.

When determining an OTE figure we consider several factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior experience, and work location. The new-hire base OTE range for this position is:

National: $170,000 – $226,000
Premium: $179,000 – $238,000
Premium Plus: $188,000 – $250,000

Along with monetary compensation, Marqeta offers

Multiple health insurance options
Flexible time off – take what you need
Retirement savings program with company contribution
Equity in a publicly-traded company and an Employee Stock Purchase Program
Family-forming benefits, fertility support, and up to 20 weeks of Parental Leave
Free therapy sessions, financial and professional coaching, and legal advice
Monthly stipend to support our remote work model
Annual “development dollars” to support our people growth and development

Equal Opportunity, Accommodations, and Privacy

Marqeta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that gives consideration to all qualified applicants, irrespective of any characteristics protected by law. This includes (but is not limited to) race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, color, ancestry, and Veteran status. We consider qualified applicants from all backgrounds, without regard to criminal histories, in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion extends beyond the categories above. Review Marqeta’s ESG Report to see that dedication in action. Fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected creates a stronger and more innovative team at Marqeta. We celebrate the unique contributions of each individual and empower all members of our organization. Join us in building a company where diversity thrives and everyone can be their authentic selves.

If you require reasonable accommodation for the application process and beyond, please submit this form and we will be more than happy to assist you. Marqeta will make reasonable accommodations for candidates when needed in accordance with applicable law. The Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice applies to the personal data that you directly provide to us or that we collect during the application and candidate recruitment process.

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