VP Consumer Marketing
PayPal and Venmo
As Vice President of Brand Marketing, Jill Cress leads the marketing teams for PayPal and Venmo aimed at driving brand awareness, growth by increasing consumer acquisition and engagement. Jill brings more
than 25 years of payments, brand and international experience to this position.
Jill has thrived throughout her career as a versatile team player who has built and led diverse teams in roles around the world. She brings a unique set of experiences having held a number of roles, including brand builder, sales leader and culture agent. Prior to joining PayPal, Jill served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of National Geographic Partners, leading brand and communications strategies and consumer lifecycle activities. Her team carried out an extensive overhaul of the brand’s strategy, harnessing the power of the iconic “yellow border”. Formerly, she spent over 20 years at Mastercard in various roles and most recently served as Executive Vice President of Global Consumer Marketing where she oversaw the global consumer strategy, including the Priceless platforms, which she helped extend worldwide. Here, she leveraged creative positioning and scalable new digital platforms to build a global marketplace of Priceless Experiences.
A self-described “explorer at heart,” Jill has traveled to over 60 countries and lived in Europe for four years. She was on the Forbes list of the World's 50 Most Influential CMOs, the Forbes inaugural CMO Next
List, and Business Insider’s 25 most innovative CMOs. Yet, her most rewarding role is being a mom to her daughter, a student at Northwestern University — which also offers a great excuse to spend more time in
her hometown of Chicago.
Jill received a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, where she was a marketing major