Companies on the Move: Fiserv Inc., Mobile Payments Awards
Fiserv Inc., a Brookfield, Wis.-based financial services technology provider, recently announced that its Popmoney P2P payments service has taken top honors at the Mobile Money Global Awards and the Mobile Excellence Awards.
People on the Move: Douglas J. Hajek, E. Thurman Gaskill and Frederick V. Moore, Meta Financial Group Inc.
Meta Financial Group Inc. (MFG), the holding company of MetaBank, has announced the addition of Douglas J. Hajek to its board of directors, and the retirement of E. Thurman Gaskill.
Company on the Move: Paul Hastings LLP, U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report
Paul Hastings LLP has placed second this year among the top 40 most innovative law firms in the Financial Times’ “U.S. Innovative Lawyers” report.
People on the Move: Carl J. Williams, Planet Payment Inc.
Planet Payment Inc., a Long Beach, N.Y.-based payments processor, has appointed Carl J. Williams president.
People on the Move: Saleh I. Al-Furaih, Prepaid International Forum Middle East
International nonprofit trade association Prepaid International Forum (PIF) announced that Dr. Saleh I. Al-Furaih, head of consumer asset business at Al Rajhi Bank, has been appointed chairman of PIF’s Middle East chapter.
People on the Move: Chris Harvey, The Members Group
The Members Group, a Des Moines, Iowa-based card processing and payment solutions provider, announced that Chris Harvey, executive assistant to the TMG CEO, has been named vice president of the Des Moines, Iowa, chapter of the Executive Women International board of directors.
People on the Move: Andrew Mathieson, TSYS
TSYS, a Columbus, Ga.-based processor, has announced the promotion of Andrew Mathieson to group executive of relationship management.
People on the Move: Sébastien Motte, Virtual Piggy Inc.
Virtual Piggy Inc., a Hermosa Beach, Calif.-based provider of e-commerce solutions enabling children to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment, has appointed Sébastien Motte to lead business development in the gaming sector for the company.
People on the Move: Rajat Taneja, Visa Inc.
Visa Inc. has appointed Rajat Taneja executive vice president of technology.
People on the Move: Tim Armandpour, Colleen Lindow and Christopher McLaughlin-Brooks, YapStone
YapStone, a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based provider of Web and mobile payment solutions, recently announced several high-level appointments.
McObject hires Hillier-Brook as European rep
US data management company McObject has appointed Ian Hillier-Brook as its representative in the UK and Europe.
Former CFPB Official Joins Board of Bitcoin Startup (Nov. 14, 2013)
Bitcoin grabbed headlines again this week—following a flurry of other recent developments—with the news that Raj Date, former deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, joined the board of a company devoted to helping the virtual currency go mainstream.
People on the Move: Jon Sarvis, TMG Financial Services (November 2013)
Jon Sarvis has been named CEO of TMG Financial Services (TMGFS), a Des Moines, Iowa-based payments solutions provider.
Companies on the Move: ProPay, EcommerceBytes Awards (November 2013)
ProPay, a merchant services provider and TSYS company, recently was recognized as the top online payment service by merchants participating in the EcommerceBytes awards survey.
People on the Move: Rich Pelikan and Mickey Goldwasser, Payveris (November 2013)
Payveris, a Wethersfield, Conn.-based online and mobile payments company, has expanded its executive leadership team with the addition of industry veterans Rich Pelikan and Mickey Goldwasser.
LCH. Clearnet appoints new chief executive
LCH.Clearnet, the clearing house subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange, has appointed Suneel Bakhshi as its new chief executive. He will take up his new role in early 2014.
Next Stop, Contactless (October 2013)
Amid big transit rollouts in Chicago and Salt Lake City, Las Vegas is getting in on the action with a new pilot program enabling transit riders to pay bus fares with a tap.
People on the Move: Craig Fuller, TransCard (October 2013)
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based prepaid processor and program manager TransCard announced that CEO Craig Fuller has been named CEO of the Year in the North America division by Finance Monthly.
People on the Move: Lisa Shipley, Transaction Network Services (October 2013)
Transaction Network Services has hired Lisa Shipley as head of global strategy for the Reston, Va.-based company’s payments division.
People on the Move: Pilar Aurrecoechea, Telefónica Digital (October 2013)
Telefónica Digital has hired Pilar Aurrecoechea as digital financial services director, reporting to Vivek Dev, CEO of digital services.
People on the Move: Ned Horsted, R&P Group (October 2013)
Ned Horsted has been awarded the U.S. Recruiting Network, South Dakota Top Producer for Q3 2013.
People on the Move: Michael Pirker and Michaela Unger, paysafecard.com Wertkarten AG (October 2013)
Austria-based paysafecard.com Wertkarten AG, provider of digital prepaid online payment solutions, has appointed Michael Pirker to the newly created position head of business development, and Michaela Unger has been appointed public relations and communication manager.
People on the Move: Grace Wang, Green Dot Corp. (October 2013)
Green Dot Corp. has named Grace Wang chief financial officer. She will report to CEO Steve Streit, and will assume her new role Nov. 18, 2013.
People on the Move: Matt Wilcox, Fiserv Inc. (October 2013)
Fiserv Inc., a Brookfield, Wis.-based financial services technology provider, has hired Matt Wilcox as managing director, marketing strategy and innovation, digital payments.
People on the Move: Lois Hansen, CO-OP Financial Services (October 2013)
CO-OP Financial Services, a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based credit union service organization, has named Lois Hansen vice president, product development.
People on the Move: Ben Kaplan, CashStar Inc. (October 2013)
CashStar Inc., a Portland, Maine-based provider of digital gifting technology and Paybefore Award-winner, recently announced that Ben Kaplan has been named president and CEO.
People on the Move: Meyer Malka and Elizabeth T. Ploshay, Bitcoin Foundation Board (October 2013)
Bitcoin Foundation, a nonprofit institution founded last year to promote Bitcoin use, has elected Meyer (Micky) Malka and Elizabeth T. Ploshay to its board.
People on the Move: Rajeev Kumar, Access Prepaid Worldwide (October 2013)
Program manager Access Prepaid Worldwide, a MasterCard company, has appointed Rajeev Kumar regional director and general manager for the Middle East and Africa.
People on the Move: Paul Galant, VeriFone Systems Inc. (October 2013)
VeriFone Systems Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based payment solutions provider, announced that its board of directors has appointed Paul Galant CEO and member of the board of directors.
People on the Move: Frédéric Vasnier, SIMalliance (October 2013)
SIMalliance, a London-based nonprofit trade association supporting the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services and applications, announced that Frédéric Vasnier has been reelected to serve a one-year term as chairman.
People on the Move: Paula Hunter, The NFC Forum (October 2013)
The NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association supporting the use of near field communication technology, announced that Paula Hunter has been named executive director.
People on the Move: Brad Hanson, Glen Herrick, Ira Frericks, Ron Butterfield and Troy Moore, Meta Financial Group Inc. (October 2013)
Meta Financial Group Inc., the holding company of MetaBank, has recently appointed Brad Hanson as president, Glen Herrick as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Ira Frericks as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Ron Butterfield as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Troy Moore will be taking on a new role as executive vice president of retail bank sales and operations.
People on the Move: Michael De Jongh, judo payments (October 2013)
judo payments, a U.K.-based provider of card payment technology for mobile apps, appointed Michael De Jongh vice president of sales and marketing.
Companies on the Move: InComm, CVS Caremark Supplier Partner Award (October 2013)
InComm has been named the 2012 CVS Caremark Supplier Partner Award winner in the general merchandise category for its prepaid and payments products and services.
People on the Move: Ed Jordan and Kirk Dauksavage, Billtrust (October 2013)
Billtrust, a Hamilton, N.J.-based provider of outsourced billing services, announced the addition of Ed Jordan as chief financial officer and Kirk Dauksavage as chief revenue officer.
People on the Move: Mark Heimbouch, Vantiv Inc. (September 2013)
Vantiv Inc., a Cincinnati-based payment processor, announced that Chief Financial Officer Mark Heimbouch received the Cincinnati Business Couriers’ 2013 CFO of the Year recognition in the public company category.
People on the Move: Craig A. Nies, Think Finance (September 2013)
Think Finance, a Fort Worth, Texas-based developer of financial products for underbanked consumers, has named Craig A. Nies chief analytics officer.
People on the Move: Christine Lee, SecureBuy Board (September 2013)
SecureBuy, a Ridgeland, Miss.-based provider of fraud technology and commerce solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of SignatureLink Inc., announced that Christine Lee has joined its board of advisors.