Sr. Product Manager at MasterCard and 3-time instructor
Jesse E. Owens II is a technology product leader with experience spanning across multiple industries including FinTech, Education, and Military Defense. Currently, he's a Director of Product at MasterCard building innovative Consumer and API payment products globally. Prior to MasterCard, he was a Product Manager at Imagine Easy Solutions (recently acquired by Chegg), an education technology startup company that has grown into the largest online bibliography site on the web with over 80 million active users through its flagship product EasyBib.
During his tenure at Imagine Easy Solutions, he built product roadmaps to grow the freemium and subscription businesses while delivering well-packaged services to enable seamless integrations with institutional partners. Before joining Imagine Easy Solutions. He started his career at J.P. Morgan in various software engineering roles in the Asset Management and Investment Banking space focused on the development of global messaging products for the front, middle, and back-office to communicate securitized trade confirmations and settlements for the firm.
He's also a proud alumnus of Norfolk State University, where he majored in Computer Science while conducting auxiliary research in Biometrics with an emphasis on Iris Recognition, Securing E-Commerce Transactions with Cryptography, and Cloud Computing.