People on the Move: Ed Labry, First Data (February 2013)
February 2013 First Data Corp., an Atlanta-based payments processor, announced that its board of directors has named Ed Labry interim CEO while it conducts a selection process. In early January, the company announced that Jon Judge planned to retire as CEO for health reasons and would serve until a transition was effected. Labry has spent […]
People on the Move: Henry D.G. Wallace and Patrick W. Allender, Diebold Inc. Board of Directors (February 2013)
February 2013 Diebold Inc.’s board of directors has elected Henry D.G. Wallace as chairman of the board. He has been a member of the Diebold board since 2003. Wallace is a former group vice president and chief financial officer at Ford Motor Co. During his 30-year career at Ford, he held numerous positions in finance […]
People on the Move: Lanny Byers and Howard Hall, Consult Hyperion (February 2013)
February 2013 Consult Hyperion, a London-based IT consultancy that specializes in secure electronic transactions, has opened a U.S. office in New York City. Lanny Byers and Howard Hall have been chosen to lead the U.S. headquarters, and they will serve as co-managing directors and report to CEO Neil McEvoy. Byers has more than 20 years of […]
People on the Move: Andy Nicholas, Citi (February 2013)
February 2013 Citi recently appointed Andy Nicholas head of commercial and prepaid card sales and account management EMEA to lead an experienced team charged with ensuring success and client satisfaction. Nicholas, who is based in the U.K., has been with Citi for 20 years, and has been responsible for commercial card sales and account management […]
People on the Move: Jerry Garcia and Mike McCarthy, Cardtronics Inc. (February 2013)
February 2013 Retail ATM network Cardtronics Inc. has announced that Jerry Garcia is transitioning from his role as chief information officer to the newly created position of chief information security officer. Garcia, who spent the last 10 years designing and developing the information technology systems Cardtronics uses to run its business, now will focus exclusively […]
ABN Amro hiring spree targets Asian private wealth
Dutch bank ABN Amro has hired 11 new specialist staff as it attempts to build out its business for high net worth individuals in Asia and the Middle East.
Eurex rejigs management as Reitz steps down from repo and bond subsidiaries
Peter Reitz, managing director of Eurex Repo and Eurex Bonds since 2006, has stepped down from the posts. He will continue to bear overall responsibility for the two subsidiaries on the Eurex Executive Board.
HML hires Turner to boost business
Specialist financial outsourcing company HML has hired Nigel Turner as its new chief commercial officer.
Information Mosaic makes Kunz chairman
Post-trade software company Information Mosaic has appointed Ulrich Kunz as non-executive chairman to help drive its ambitions to expand into analytics.
VocaLink boosts strategy and business development with new trio
VocaLink, the international payment provider, has made three senior appointments in its strategy & business development division. Nick Millar joins as strategy and customer insight director, Jim Wadsworth as product development director and Phil Harrison as commercial director, alternative payments.
Defaqto hires Patrick Gale as non-exec chairman
Financial research company Defaqto has appointed Patrick Gale as its new non-executive chairman. Gale replaces Rupert Pennant-Rea, who served as chairman for six years.
People on the Move: Jonathan J. Judge, First Data (January 2013)
Jan. 14, 2013 First Data Corp.’s CEO Jonathan J. Judge plans to step down from the company for health reasons, the company said. First Data will conduct a search for a new CEO and Judge will maintain his positions as CEO and board member until a replacement is found, but no later than March 31, […]
People on the Move: Dan Åkhagen, Payair (January 2013)
January 2013 Payair, a Swedish mobile commerce company, has hired Dan Åkhagen as human resources director. He will be responsible for the recruitment of new staff and the development of existing employees. Åkhagen has extensive experience with human resources issues in both public and private sectors. Before joining Payair, he was employed by game developer […]
People on the Move: Yunsok Chang, Ari Sarker and TV Seshadri, MasterCard Worldwide (January 2013)
January 2013 MasterCard Worldwide has announced three new appointments to bolster its Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) leadership teams. TV Seshadri is moving from India to Singapore as group executive, global products and solutions (GP&S) for APMEA. Seshadri will assume responsibilities for developing, driving and implementing product strategies and solutions for MasterCard to maximize the […]
FIA hires derivatives regulation expert
The Futures Industry Association has appointed Allison Lurton as senior vice president and deputy general counsel, starting from 14 January.
NY opening for Consult Hyperion
Electronic transaction specialist Consult Hyperion has opened a New York office. Lanny Byers and Howard Hall will serve as co-managing directors, reporting to chief executive Neil McEvoy.
People on the Move: Joseph Dwyer, Virtual Piggy Inc. (December 2012)
December 2012 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 Joseph Dwyer chief financial officer. He has more than 20 years of experience at the executive level for public and private companies, including OpenLink Financial, Energy Solutions International, Capstone […]
People on the Move: Alex Chung, Smart Packaging Solutions (December 2012)
December 2012 Smart Packaging Solutions, a smart card technology provider based in France, has appointed Alex Chung chief representative, greater China and South East Asia. Chung, who has experience within the smart card industry, will be in charge of expanding SPS business in the Chinese market and ensuring SPS local presence in Southeast Asia. Most […]
People on the Move: Shawn Creedon, Patton Boggs LLP (December 2012)
December 2012 Shawn Creedon, a corporate finance lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience in principal investing, bankruptcy and restructuring, has joined Washington, D.C.-based law firm Patton Boggs LLP as a partner in the firm’s corporate finance practice group in its New York City office. He joins Patton Boggs from Silver Point Capital L.P., where […]
People on the Move: Jeffrey Green, Mercator Advisory Group (December 2012)
December 2012 Mercator Advisory Group has hired Jeffrey Green to lead the company’s emerging technologies service. Green, who has 16 years of payments industry editorial experience, most recently served as editorial director of the payments group at SourceMedia, where he managed the payments group and coordinated coverage with multiple publications and departments. Send Us […]