Russell Schrader is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer of Visa Inc. Mr. Schrader was responsible for privacy and data security policies and issues and a principal legal liaison for Visa financial institutions' attorneys on regulatory issues. He has written and taught on data security, privacy, payment card innovation, and electronic commerce issues.
Mr. Schrader holds a J.D. from Duke University, an MBA in finance from New York University and a B.A. from Wake Forest University. He is a Regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Attorneys, a member of the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, and a former member of the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Committee and the board of directors of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Prior to Visa, Mr. Schrader headed the National Consumer group in the Legal Department of Chase in New York City. He was responsible for legal services to the mortgage, auto, home equity, and unsecured lending businesses. He was also general counsel to one of Chase's regional banks as well, providing legal services to the Eastern Caribbean, Panama and South America consumer banks.
Russell is currently general counsel and chief privacy officer of Commerce Signals.