Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Movers and Shakers in card and payment industry

Management team at Cardtronics has a re-shuffle

Cardtronics,  the world's largest retail ATM owner, has announced an evolution of the company's information technology executive leadership team, featuring the introduction of a newly created Chief Information Security Officer position.

  • Jerry Garcia will now focus on Cardtronics' information security programme as chief information security officer.

  • Mike McCarthy, a seasoned financial services professional, has joined Cardtronics as its new CIO. Both Garcia and McCarthy will report directly to Cardtronics CEO Steve Rathgaber.

VocaLink makes senior appointments

VocaLink, the international payment provider, has announced three senior hires:

  • Nick Millar joins as Strategy and Customer Insight Director
  • Jim Wadsworth as Product Development Director
  • Phil Harrison as Commercial Director, Alternative Payments

Kevin Hodges becomes CFO of EVO Payments International

EVO Payments International announced today that Kevin M. Hodges has become its CFO.

Hodges will be responsible for the company's expanding global financial operations, including Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Human Resources, and Corporate Communications. He previously held various senior financial leadership positions at Global Payments Inc. and worked at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Hodges holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Accourt hires Elena Konopleva Whybrow

Elena Konopleva Whybrow has recently joined Accourt Limited, a leading provider of consultancy services to the financial services industry.

Elena is an experienced business consultant who specialises in conceiving and managing marketing intelligence projects in wide range of business sectors. She has held posts at KAE and Euromonitor, delivering consulting engagements for Visa and American Express, and also managed marketing and corporate communications programmes at GE Healthcare and for multinational clients at The Interpublic Group, leading complex project developments for businesses across Europe, the USA and Russia. Her areas of expertise include advising stakeholders on strategy for international markets, optimisation of sales and corporate communications, and innovative turnarounds.

John Berns, Managing Director at Accourt, welcomed Elena to the company: "This is a fascinating time for Accourt. With over a decade of delivering excellence to our clients, we continue to support our growth by bringing new talent to the company. Elena's skills in international business development, corporate communications and her innovative insights across the range of finance segments will augment our strategic expertise and operational know-how."

Juan Rajlin appointed corporate treasurer at MasterCard

Juan Rajlin joined MasterCard Worldwide as Corporate Treasurer on February 6, 2013.

Rajlin brings with him a range of international financial experience in global corporations having held positions in the United States, Europe and South America.

Akeson joins Sterling Payment Technologies as executive director, 3rd Party/ISO sales

Sterling Payment Technologies, a leading national payment processor has announced that Jeffrey Akeson has been named Executive Director of Third Party/ISO Sales.

Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Akeson was VP of Third Party Sales with payment processor PowerPay for seven years, where he was responsible for recruiting and establishing sales procedures that supported the company's growth objectives. In that role, Mr. Akeson introduced new tools, processes and value-added products and services that resulted in a significant expansion of the company's sales portfolio.

Proxama appoints Paul Butterworth head, technical sales

Proxama, the leading provider of near field communications (NFC) mobile wallet and mobile marketing technology, has appointed Paul Butterworth as its new Head of Technical Sales.

Prior to joining Proxama, Paul spent five years at ViVOtech where he was Technical Director for EMEA.

On joining Proxama he said: "I believe Proxama is at the forefront of enabling and delivering real NFC solutions to the market and is ideally positioned to join together the payment and marketing propositions, to deliver the complete user experience that we all desire. I have worked alongside Proxama as a client and partner for a number of years, and am delighted to now be a member of the team at this exciting time in the evolution of NFC."

Ian Kerr becomes COO of CreditCall

CreditCall, the market-leading provider of payment gateway services and EMV software technology, has appointed Ian Kerr as Chief Operating Officer.

Ian will be responsible for expanding CreditCall's capabilities in its current key markets and accelerating its growth in new territories. Kerr joins CreditCall from Clear2Pay where he was General Manager of the Open Test Solutions business unit that was formed following the acquisition of Level Four Software where he was CEO.

Kerr commented "It is a very exciting time to join CreditCall which has established an excellent international reputation for delivering payment processing, EMV technology and mobile payments solutions. The company has a great opportunity to leverage its unique capabilities that directly address key requirements in the payments industry globally. I am looking forward to working with the team to grow the business into the future."

Peter Turner, CreditCall CEO, added "Ian is a very well respected figure in the industry. He brings a wealth of additional expertise to CreditCall and we are impressed by his vision for accelerating the expansion of the company. Since the management buyout in February 2012, CreditCall has grown its revenues significantly. With Ian on board we can achieve our aspirations to become a global player in our core markets."

 Congratulations to all on their new appointments.
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