Julie Scharff

Julie Scharff

Julie Scharff is Vice President of Consumer Products at Visa Inc., responsible for leading EMV contactless initiatives for the US. Julie has 19 years of experience in the payments industry, many of which have been focused on petroleum and restaurant merchant card acceptance.

Prior to joining Visa in 2007, Julie worked domestically and abroad at MBNA, a credit card issuer which was acquired by Bank of America.  A native of Kentucky, she now lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgetown University.

How to Create a Seamless Tap-to-Pay Checkout Experience

Contactless payments burst onto the U.S. shopping scene this past year, with the number of contactless cards in the market tripling in 2019. It’s no wonder why the rate of adoption is accelerating: Faster, easier and more secure compared to traditional methods, the impact of contactless payments have impressed both consumers and retailers. As more…