Joseph Hurley is the SVP of Business Development for Discover Financial Services. His responsibilities include: building broad alliance partnerships, developing merger and acquisition opportunities, and managing current network alliances. Mr. Hurley joined the company just prior to the national launch of the Discover card in 1986 and has held positions in Marketing, Product Management, Government Relations, and Network Products and Services. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hurley was Deputy President of Diners Club International and Head of Global Client Relations from 2008 to 2010, and Vice President of Discover Network Strategic Development from 2003 to 2008. In his network role, he was responsible for the strategic initiatives associated with Discover Network, including Network Alliances, Third-Party Credit Issuance and the Network Prepaid business. He also led the acquisition team for the PULSE ATM-Debit Network in 2005 and Diners Club in 2008, and is responsible for the strategic alliances forged with China UnionPay and JCB. He has been Chief Representative for Discover in China and sits on the Board of Diners Club Switzerland and Germany. Mr. Hurley holds a degree in business and economics from Randolph-Macon College and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago and Keller Graduate School of Management. Mr. Hurley is involved in a number of financial, civic and charitable organizations, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Electronic Funds Transfer Association.
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