Jonathan Gould serves as Regional Managing Director and Head of Global Acceptance, Asia Pacific for Discover Financial Services. In this role, Mr. Gould is responsible for leading the business development and relationship management team to build acquiring capabilities for Discover Global Network cards across POS, Digital and ATM networks, as well as acceptance at key merchants. Under Mr Gould’s leadership, merchant acceptance across the region has seen rapid growth by expanding partnerships with leading acquirers and banks, ensuring strong coverage for Discover, Diners Club International and Network Alliance Cardholders.
Previously, he was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Asia-Pacific Connections (APC), where he managed their consulting practice in the banking and technology sectors. Additionally, he was Vice President Asia-Pacific for ViVOtech (Singapore) and prior to that was Senior Vice President, Marketing for MasterCard in Asia-Pacific and of Global business development at Maestro. Before that, Mr. Gould also the General Manager, Asia-Pacific, for VeriFone.
Mr. Gould earned an MBA from The University of Michigan and a degree in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles.