Business 100 - 2011

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh/Visa CyberSource

With over 20 years of experience in the technology and financial services industries, Michael Walsh is president and chief executive officer of Visa’s CyberSource Corporation. Michael joined CyberSource in 1998, prior to Visa’s acquisition of the company. He took over North American sales in 2000, and in 2004 was named senior vice president of Global Sales & Services. After five years in this position, Michael was appointed president and chief executive officer in January 2010.

Michael played a key role in doubling the size of the CyberSource footprint in the payment space through the $660 million acquisition of Authorize.net in 2007. In 2010, he led negotiations that resulted in Visa’s $2 billion acquisition of CyberSource.

Prior to working for CyberSource, Michael held sales and business development positions at Oracle Corporation and Merrill Lynch. He is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine, with a bachelor’s degree in political science.