Gary Lyons is a highly successful entrepreneur and business leader. He is the CEO and founder of Shipyard Technology Ventures, a company that is focused on systematizing the creation and operation of great companies using technology and data. At Shipyard, he creates and co-creates companies while also helping large corporations to improve their innovation and product development processes.
Before starting Shipyard, Gary was the Chief Innovation Officer at Mastercard, where he led all innovation and digital activities globally. He joined Mastercard in 2009 after his previous company, Orbiscom, was acquired by Mastercard. While at Orbiscom, Gary served as the CEO, and the company was known for its creation of virtual card numbers and held about 40 patents in the space. Gary has a background in technology and has spent most of his career in the Financial Services industry.