Monday, 13 May 2013

Movers and Shakers in the Payments industry w/c May 13th 2013

Movers and Shakers in the Payments industry w/c May 13th 2013

Simon Haslam named president and CEO of Elavon

“Elavon is an international company and naming a global leader solidifies our strategy of expansion into many countries and emerging ways of doing business,” said Pamela Joseph, vice chair of U.S. Bancorp Payment Services. “Simon’s experience and passion for growth and innovation make him the best individual to lead Elavon as we continue to extend our global reach and the value we deliver to our customers.”

"Elavon’s mission is to drive growth for our customers and partners around the world. We take this calling seriously. As an industry leader with a global presence, we see how our customers’ needs are evolving and are in a unique position to bring new solutions to them – solutions that help them grow their business. Our investment in bringing new products to market, including the establishment of our 50-person innovation lab, ‘The Grove’ will ensure we continue to deliver on that mission and drive growth for our customers,” Haslam said.

Haslam came to Elavon from Citibank when Elavon acquired its European merchant acquiring business. Prior to his years at Citibank, he was a retail and commercial banker at Midland (HSBC) Bank in London, where he began his career in 1980.

MasterCard appoints Andrew Buckley head of Commercial Products, Europe

Based in London, Andrew will be responsible for leading the commercial team in Europe and delivering advanced commercial payments solutions to small businesses and large corporations and their employees.

Jennifer Rademaker, Head of Core Products Europe, comments: "We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to MasterCard Europe. Andrew's deep expertise in the Commercial business, his strong track record of launching new products and his knowledge of corporate and SME customer needs are substantial assets in driving continued growth for MasterCard in the region".

Andrew joins MasterCard from American Express.

First Data names Ed Labry vice chairman

As Vice Chairman of First Data Corporation, Edward (Ed) Labry brings more than 30 years of industry leadership and a well-respected, lifelong career with First Data and predecessor companies. His responsibilities include serving as senior advisor to the CEO responsible for the company’s platinum customer relationships and responsible for prospective enterprise client engagement.

Daniel Henry, Amex CFO to retire

Daniel will be leaving once his replacement has been found

Nish Modi joins SecureNet as VP of Products

"Supporting a collaborative ecosystem for developers and merchants, SecureNet continues to redefine the future of commerce, developing next generation, developer-friendly payment tools," said Brent Warrington, SecureNet Chief Executive Officer. "Modi's extensive eCommerce experience and expertise in product development, user experience and infrastructure will elevate SecureNet to the next level as a leader in payments innovation as we continue to enable seamless, multi-channel shopping experiences for merchants and developers across online and offline channels

Navroze Dastur named MD, India for NCR

NCR, India's largest ATM manufacturer and service provider, announced that as part of the regional realignment of its management team, Dastur has been promoted to Managing Director for NCR India.

Navroze has been with NCR for the past seven years as the senior general manager for strategic alliance and payment solutions responsible for charting the company's overall growth strategy for the payments business and partner alliances

Former Groupon Russia CFO joins Net Element

Net Element’s CEO, Oleg Firer, said, “I am pleased to welcome Irina Bukhanova as CFO of TOT Group Russia. Her global experience, especially in the consumer-centric mobile telecommerce industry, is specifically pertinent to TOT Money, our mobile payment gateway for Premium SMS and Mobile Commerce in emerging markets. Additionally, Ms. Bukhanova’s tenure in the gaming and media field with Ritzio International will be very valuable as we execute our strategy of extending our entertainment programs internationally, with a particular focus on Russia and the CIS region.”

Osama Bedier leaves Google Wallet

Bedier joined Google in 2011, following an eight-year stint at PayPal. Google Wallet has seen its share of struggles since it was first introduced in 2011, with many carriers refusing to allow it.

It is not yet known where Bedier is headed, but Google wished him well on his departure and emphasised its commitment to the Wallet: "He's achieved a lot during his time here and we wish him all the best in his next endeavour. Payments are a big part of what people do everyday and we're committed to making them easier for everyone." Google's landing page for Wallet promises that "the next version of Google Wallet" is coming soon, along with a link to request an invite to a beta programme.

The Card and Payment Jobs Team would like to wish all this week's Movers and Shakers the best of luck in thier new roles.

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  • Software Development Team Leader - Cubic Transportation

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