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Marketgate Advisors partners are former executives from prominent global banks and payment companies. With a proven track record, our team has successfully assisted world-class brands in structuring, building, launching, and managing highly successful card programs and financial partnerships. On average, our leaders possess over 30 years of invaluable experience, and they personally oversee all client engagements, ensuring exceptional service and results.

Dan Dougherty, Partner

Dan is a highly experienced professional in global financial services with a strong background in Credit Cards, Cobrands, and Payments. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions at renowned institutions such as Smith Barney, Primerica Corporation, Chase Manhattan Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, and Wells Fargo.

Dan’s expertise began with financial analysis at Smith Barney and Primerica Corporation, followed by several years at Chase Manhattan Bank. He then co-founded Tarpon Scurry Investments and Alley Capital Partners, where he gained valuable entrepreneurial experience.

During his nearly 20-year tenure at JP Morgan Chase, Dan excelled in roles such as Head of Forecasting and Analysis and Managing Director of Partnership Marketing. In the latter position, he led major cobrand programs with Southwest Airlines, British Airways, InterContinental Hotels Group, Fairmont Hotels, AARP, Universal Studios, Amtrak, and others. Dan also expanded his card and payments experience globally with international assignments in Beijing, China, and London, England.

At Barclays, as Managing Director and Head of Airline Partnerships and Small Business Cards, Dan successfully built, managed, and grew the largest business segment. He played a key role in renewing existing programs and launching new ones, including cobrand partnerships with American Airlines, jetBlue, Hawaiian, Frontier, Emirates and Lufthansa, and overseeing small business card portfolios.

In his role as Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo, Dan led as Head of Cobrand and Branch Credit Cards. He secured multiple new cobrand deals and successfully launched programs like BILT Rewards, Choice Hotels, and Additionally, he managed the P&L, strategy, and execution of card services in Wells Fargo branches, the bank’s largest distribution channel.

Scott Harris, Partner

Scott is a highly accomplished professional with over 30 years of experience in sales, business development, finance, and marketing. He has held leadership positions at major financial institutions including J.P. Morgan Chase, Barclays, PayPal, and Wells Fargo.

Scott began his career at MBNA and later transitioned to FirstUSA/Bank One/JP Morgan Chase, gaining extensive expertise in analytics, finance, and marketing. His business development journey started at Barclays, where he spent 10 years and achieved remarkable success. During his tenure, Scott played a pivotal role in growing the business tenfold, positioning Barclays as a top 10 credit card issuer. He accomplished this through strategic deals with prominent brands such as JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, Wyndham Hotels, Priceline, and many others.

Continuing his impactful career, Scott served as the General Manager of U.S. Credit Cards and Personal Loans at Banco Popular, where he led the bank’s credit card and personal loan expansion. He then joined PayPal as the Head of U.S. Consumer Credit Sales and Business Development, overseeing credit and BNPL sales within the company.

In his most recent role at Wells Fargo, Scott led Business Development, forging partnerships for cobranded card programs such as BILT and Choice Hotels, while also strengthening the company’s branded card strategy through key partnerships.