Martha Cummings

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair


Martha Cummings is a non-executive director at Marqeta, where she is chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee. Martha previously spent two years as head of compliance strategy and operations for Wells Fargo. Martha was also a senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she served as a senior supervisory officer for complex financial institutions, supervising several global financial firms.

Martha has more than 20 years of experience in the global banking sector. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, she was a managing director with Santander Group where she held risk management roles and headed businesses. She was head of financial sponsors North America, within Santander’s corporate and investment banking group. Previously, Martha was chief risk officer for Banco Santander New York and Santander Investment Securities. Martha also served as head of Latin American capital markets risk for Banco Santander. Prior to joining Santander, Martha was head of equity capital markets for Latin America at Bankers Trust, where she previously was head of corporate finance for the Southern Cone of South America.

Martha has been a consultant to Wharton Executive Education and worked with Citibank in Mexico. She has held positions in advertising and marketing with companies including McCann Erickson and International Dairy Queen.

Martha holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in international studies from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of International Management. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Martha earned a BA in economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota.