College of Business Administration

Mr. Robert Trende


Ms. Judy L. BurnsGroup Head
Global Technology & Operations
MasterCard Worldwide

Robert Trende is a Group Head within the Global Technology and Operations organization within MasterCard Worldwide. In this role, he leads the Financial and Settlement Services team. Mr. Trende and his world-wide staff of more than 170 professional and technical personnel, are responsible for the design, development, testing, delivery and 24x7 support activities for the for MasterCard's financial systems. Among these include the Global Credit Card Clearing System, Funds Settlement, On-line Bill Payment, the Oracle eBusiness suite, and the MasterCard Consolidated Billing System.

Mr. Trende has more than 25 years of IS experience, 22 of them with MasterCard. His past roles include: Vice President to execute the strategy for Global Parameter Management at MasterCard, Group Head for the Global Transaction Processing department, Director of the Billing and On-Line Bill Payment Development teams; Project Manager within the Clearing Development team; Manager of Processing Services; and Project Leader of Sigma-Aldrich's Direct Marketing Development team.

Mr. Trende earned a BS-MIS from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and holds an MBA from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

He is an active board member on the IS Board of Advisors for the University of Missouri-St. Louis, as well as Edgewood Children's Center for Abused and Neglected Children.