Garry Lyons, 2013 Honoree

Chief innovation officer
Mastercard WorldWide
O'Fallon, Mo.
Characteristic most important in an IT hire:
In MasterCard Labs, we're looking for smart, creative people who have an appreciation of how technology can be used to solve problems and make peoples' lives easier -- we like problem-solvers who are very focused on the end-customer experience.
Your relationship with a key business leader:
Being in a largely R&D-based role, I need to have strong relationships with the product leaders in the company. Tim Murphy is chief product officer, responsible for credit, debit, prepaid and commercial products. Our teams work very closely together on new initiatives. He's both a challenger and an advocate of what my team does, in terms of what we create and in terms of our processes. Read the full profile
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