Ed Jensen is the former president and CEO of Visa International in San Francisco. He currently serves as director of software company Five Cubits, advisory board member for Aequitas Capital Management, trustee of SEI Foundation, board member of Tax-Free Trust of Oregon, trustee of Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation, and life trustee of Marylhurst University.
In addition to his position at Visa International, Jensen was vice chairman and chief operating officer of US Bancorp in Portland. He also played management roles at firms including Technicolor in Los Angeles and National Industries in Louisville and New York, where he oversaw three manufacturing companies.
Throughout his career, Jensen has been active in many civic and business organizations. In Oregon, he chaired a variety of boards and commissions involved in urban development, education, health care, and economic development. He is a former chairman of the Oregon Independent College Foundation. Jensen has chaired the first capital campaign for Self Enhancement, Inc. and also served as Chairman for the United Way Campaign, and Portland Chamber of Commerce. Jensen was the founding executive chair of Portland Family of Funds, which creates opportunities for profitable investments that enhance social and environmental yields.
In 2001, Jensen received the Aubrey R. Watzek Award—an award given annually to outstanding citizens who have enriched the Northwest.
Jensen grew up in Honolulu, served in the Army, received his B.A. in Finance at the University of Washington, and worked for the Dole Food Company, Inc. He lives in Portland with his wife, Marilyn.