Executive Spotlights

Alex Hart
CEO

2Checkout

Executive Spotlight Series with Alex Hart from 2Checkout

 Why did Avangate acquire 2Checkout? Were there challenges you were facing that led to this decision?Primarily for additional flexibility in payments. Payment model flexibility is extremely important for some of our...

BC Krishna
CEO

MineralTree

Executive Spotlight Series with BC Krishna from MineralTree

 1. Tell us about your background in the banking and financial industries? Over the past decade I have started and run two FinTech companies that have provided critical payment related products to financial...

Michael Graff
Risk Analytics Manager

Radial

Executive Spotlight Series with Michael Graff from Radial

 Online fraud was up 30% last year. If left unchecked, what’s the doomsday scenario for fraud? Card not present (CNP) fraud is big business, and business is booming. The doomsday scenario is an increase in false...

Jeff Marshall
CTO

D3 Banking

Executive Spotlight Series with Jeff Marshall from D3 Banking

How long have you been in the financial services industry? How did you get involved in the industry? I have been in the Financial Services industry for about 25 years. I founded an internet banking company in 1996, prior...

Nilay Banker
CEO

Inspyrus

Executive Spotlight: Nilay Banker, founder and CEO, Inspyrus

 Can you tell us about Inspyrus and the company’s role in the payments industry? Inspyrus is a progressive fintech company based in the Silicon Valley that specializes in transforming Accounts Payable (AP) and Finance...

John Butltema
Executive Vice President, Treasury Management and Currency Processing

Fifth Third Bank

Executive Spotlight Series with John Bultema from Fifth Third Bank

I joined Fifth Third Bank in 2001 as a senior vice president of Business Banking in Chicago through our acquisition of Old Kent Bank having worked there in a variety of commercial roles since 1995. I served in a variety of...

Anna Kovaleva
Head of Foreign Communications

Yandex.Money

Executive Profile Series with Anna Kovaleva from Yandex.Money

Yandex is often said to be the ‘Google of Russia’ not just because it is the Russia’s leading search engine with the biggest market share but also because it has been building out a whole range of different services...

Paul van der Schueren
President

Ogloba Ltd.

Executive Spotlight Series With Paul van der Schueren From Ogloba Ltd.

 1. Can you tell us a little bit about how you became involved in the industry? My personal involvement began in 2000. I was the CEO of Omnicom who, at that time, were the largest French long distance telecom operator...

Daria Rippingale
CEO

BillPro

Executive Spotlight Series with Daria Rippingale from BillPro

 Can you give our readers some background about BillPro and its role within the payments industry?BillPro is an international Payment Service Provider (PSP), specializing in customized e commerce solutions for merchants...

William Roof
CEO

Intellicheck

Executive Spotlight Series with William Roof from Intellicheck

 What can you tell us about Intellicheck and Intellicheck's involvement within the payments industry?Intellicheck provides technology solutions that go to the heart of fraud prevention and loss and an improved...

Peter Read
President

Peoples Card Services

Executive Spotlight Series with Peter Read from Peoples Card Services

 Can you tell us about Peoples Card Services and what role the company fills within the industry? Peoples Card Services is a subsidiary of Peoples Trust, a federally chartered financial institution that has been providing...

Suresh Dakshina
co‐founder

Chargeback Gurus

Executive Spotlight Series with Suresh Dakshina from Chargeback Gurus

 Can you give our readers some background about Chargeback Gurus and its role within the payments industry? Chargeback Gurus has been in business helping 

Teri Llach
Chief Marking Officer

Blackhawk Network

Executive Spotlight Series with Teri Llach from Blackhawk Network

 Can you tell us about Blackhawk Network and what role the company fills within the industry?Blackhawk Network is an engagement company in that we connect retailers and brands to their employees and consumers through...

Oren Levy
CEO

Zooz

Executive Spotlight Series with Oren Levy from Zooz

 Can you give our readers some background on Zooz and its role within the payments industry? Zooz is a technology company that provides a data driven payments platform designed to help merchants meet the challenges of the...

Michael Praeger
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

AvidXchange

Executive Spotlight Series with Michael Praeger from AvidXchange

 Before starting AvidXchange, you co founded PlanetResume.com. Why the jump from resumes to Payment Automation? My whole career has been based on taking specific business processes and figuring out how to automate them.To...

Jorgen Nordin
CIO

fastacash

Executive Spotlight Series with Jorgen Nordin from Fastacash

 In a recent press release it was stated that with you being brought on board it would help Fastacash redefine the way people transact over social networks. Can you give us a breakdown of the redefinition? “Transactions”...

Pedro Chiamulera
CEO

ClearSale

Executive Spotlight Series with Pedro Chiamulera from ClearSale

 Can you give our readers some background information on ClearSale and its role within the payments industry? ClearSale is a Card Not Present fraud prevention operation that protects e commerce merchants against...

Anand Ramakrishnan
CEO

Opus Consulting

Executive Spotlight Series with Anand Ramakrishnan from Opus Consulting

 Can you give our readers some background on Opus Consulting and its role within the payments industry? We're a technology 

Rodney Mason
GVP Strategy & Marketing

Blackhawk Engagement Solutions

Executive Spotlight Series with Rodney Mason from Blackhawk Engagement Solutions

 Blackhawk Engagement Solutions is a relatively new company. How would you describe what you do? Blackhawk Engagement 

Dileepan Siva
Chief Revenue Officer

Moovweb

Executive Spotlight Series with Dileepan Siva from Moovweb

 Can you give our readers some background information on Moovweb and your relationship to the payments industry?Moovweb’s mission is to drive improved mobile conversion rates. Moovweb has been instrumental in...

Vince Tallent
Chairman and CEO

fastacash

Executive Spotlight Series with Vince Tallent from fastacash

 Can you give us a summary of what Fastacash is and its role within the payments industry? fastacash is a fast growing global fintech company. We are an innovator in the field of ‘Social Payments’, bridging the gap...

Cleveland Brown
CEO

Payscout

Executive Spotlight Series with Cleveland Brown from Payscout

 For our readers can you give us a little bit of your background and how you go into the payments industry?I started on the financial side of payments and technology in 1992 while working at Union Bank of California....

Mike Corbera
CEO

RevoPay

Executive Spotlight Series with Mike Corbera from RevoPay

 Can you give our readers a summary about RevoPay and its role within the payments industry? RevoPay builds beautiful and simple, industry focused ePayments software. Our processing platform provides solutions for...

Timm Walsh
Board Chair

Retail Gift Card Association

Executive Spotlight Series with Timm Walsh from RGCA

 Tell us a little about the current state of the closed loop gift card industry.Gift cards are one of the most popular gift choices for consumers, and have been for the last several years. Shoppers enjoy giving gift cards...

Patrick Seguev
CEO

intercash

Executive Spotlight Series with Patrick Seguev from intercash

PaymentsJournal sits down with Patrick Seguev from intercash to discuss his views on the changing payments industry.

Mira Howard
VP of Marketing

PaidYET

Executive Spotlight Series with Mira Howard from PaidYET

 Can you give our readers a summary of PaidYET and what its role is within the payments industry? PaidYET can be summarized as a..........

Marshall Reavis
CEO

SVM

Executive Spotlight Series with Marshall Reavis from SVM

 Can you give our readers an overview of your company and its role within the payments industry? Over the last twenty years,

Render Dahiya
CEO

Arroweye Solutions

Executive Spotlight Series with Render Dahiya from Arroweye Solutions

 With EMV in place for a couple of months, what do banks and other card issuers need to know? They need to 

Jennifer Tramontana
President and Founder

The Fletcher Group

Executive Spotlight Series with Jennifer Tramontana from The Fletcher Group

 How can fintech marketers make their companies stand out in the crowded industry? 1. Refine your message on a consistent basis. 

Greg Bloh
President

TransCard

Executive Spotlight Series with Greg Bloh from TransCard

PaymentsJournal sits down with Greg Bloh from TransCard to talk about his view on the evolution of the payments industry.

Chris Fuller
Chief Revenue Officer

TransCard

Executive Spotlight Series with Chris Fuller from TransCard

PaymentsJournal sits down with Chris Fuller from TransCard to discuss his view on the payments industry
 

Ralf Germer
CEO

PagBrasil

Executive Spotlight Series with Ralf Germer fromPagBrasil

Can you give our readers an overview of what role PagBrasil fills within the payments industry?PagBrasil is the premier payment processing service for Brazil for Brazilian and international online merchants and e commerce...

Kimberly Little Sutherland
Senior Director of Fraud and Identity Strategy

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Executive Spotlight Series with Kimberly Little Sutherland from LexisNexis Risk Solutions

 PaymentsJournal sits down to talk with Kimberly Little Sutherland from LexisNexis Risk Solutions to discuss ID authentication solutions. 

Scott Galit
CEO

Payoneer

Executive Spotlight Series with Scott Galit from Payoneer

PaymentsJournal sits down with Scott Galit from Payoneer to discuss his thought on the payment industry and where he sees Payoneer heading as the industry continues to evolve.

Helena Mao
General Manager of Green Dot Network

Green Dot Corporation

Executive Spotlight Series with Helena Mao from Green Dot Corporation

PaymentsJournal sits down with Helena Mao from Green Dot Corporation to talk about the Green Dot of today and tomorrow

Per Skygebjerg
COO & Co-Founder

Keypasco

Executive Spotlight Series with Per Skygebjerg from Keypasco

PaymentsJournal discusses the online security industry with Per Skygebjerg from Keypasco

Suzanne Galvin
SVP Product Management and Marketing

Elan Financial Services

Executive Spotlight Series with Suzanne Galvin from Elan Financial Services

PaymentsJournal sits down with Suzanne Galvin, SVP Elan Financial Services, to discuss the new digital payments landscape and its implications for business strategy and consumer adoption.

Chris Larsen
CEO

Ripple

Executive Spotlight Series with Chris Larsen from Ripple

PaymentsJournal sits down with Chris Larsen from Ripple to discuss the effect Ripple is having on the payments industry.

Miguel Mateus
CEO

Izicap

Executive Spotlight Series with Miguel Mateus from Izicap

What is the role Izicap plays within the payment industry? Izicap provides a unique combination of technology with marketing expertise, that is not available normally in the payment industry. Izicap transforms consumers’...

Patrick Moore
Head of Treasury Management’s Product Management & Innovation Group

Capital One

Executive Spotlight Series with Patrick Moore from Capital One

PaymentsJournal sits down with Patrick Moore to discuss his new role at Capital One

Kevin Gillick
Executive Director

GlobalPlatform

Executive Spotlight with Kevin Gillick from GlobalPlatform

Payments Journal recently spoke with GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director, Kevin Gillick, and representatives from member companies Giesecke & Devrient, UL Transaction Security and Visa Inc. about the transition to EMV®...

Justin Guinn
Market Research Associate

Software Advice

Executive Spotlight Series with Justin Guinn from Software Advice

PaymentsJournal sits down with Justin Guinn from Software Advise to discuss his take on EMV.

Gary Lott
Division Vice President

ADP

Executive Spotlight Series with Gary Lott from ADP

PaymentsJournal sits down with Gary Lott from ADP to discuss the payroll card industry and how he visions the industry evolving over the next five years.

Lee Britton
Commercial Director

Prepaid Financial Services

Executive Profile Series with Lee Britton from Prepaid Financial Services

PaymentsJournal sits down with Lee Britton from Prepaid Financial Services to talk about his view on the prepaid industry.

Suneera Madhani
CEO and Founder

Fattmerchant

Executive Spotlight Series with Suneera Madhani from Fattmerchant

PaymentsJournal sits down with Suneera Madhani from Fattmerchant to discuss virtual terminals and how she sees the merchant services industry evolving over the next five years

George Garrick
CEO and President

Mobeam

Executive Profile Series with George Garrick from Mobeam

PaymentsJournal sits down with George Garrick from Mobeam to talk about his new role at Mobeam.

Tyson Nargassans
CEO

Saylent

Executive Profile Series with Tyson Nargassans from Saylent

PaymentsJournal sits down with Tyson Nargassans from Saylet to discuss analytics and the payments industry.

Mike Laven
CEO

Currency Cloud

Executive Profile Series with Mike Laven from Currency Cloud

PaymentsJournal sits down with Mike Laven from Currency Cloud to discuss how the payments industry is evolving and what Currency Cloud is doing to keep up with the quickly changing industry.

Ben Kaplan
CEO

CashStar

Executive Profile Series with Ben Kaplan from CashStar

PaymentsJournal sits down with Ben Kaplan from CashStar to discuss how the payments industry has evolved and CashStar's vision for the future of payments.

John Bruggeman
CEO

Traxpay

Executive Profile Series with John Bruggeman from Traxpay

PaymentsJournal sits down with John Bruggeman from Traxpay to discuss Accounts Payable's top priorities and how John sees the payments industry evolving.

Andrew Schneider
Co-founder and President

Emergent Payments

Executive Profile Series with Andrew Schneider from Emergent Payments

PaymentsJournal sits down with Andrew Schneider from Emergent Payments to talk payments, security, and where he sees the industry headed.

David Bozin
VP of Growth Development

Bindo

Executive Profile Series with David Bozin from Bindo

 How did you get into the Mobile Point of Sale Business? By accident. OK..not really. When Bindo started, we focused on making local shopping incredibly easy and accessible by anyone with access to a computer or iPhone....

Monica Eaton-Cardone
COO

Chargebacks911

Executive Profile Series with Monica Eaton-Cardone from Chargebacks911

PaymentsJournal sits down with  Monica Eaton-Cardone from Chargebacks911.

Anna Kuzmina
Deputy Chief Commercial Officer

Yandex.Money

Executive Profile Series with Anna Kuzmina from Yandex.Money

PaymentsJournal sits down with Anna Kuzmina from Yandex.Money to discuss Cross Border E-Commerce Market in Russia: How Merchants Accept Payments and What Consumers Buy

Jeffrey C. Mack
President and CEO

Cachet Financial

Executive Profile Series with Jeffrey C. Mack from Cachet Financial

After spending 17 years of my career in commercial banking, I was intrigued by the opportunity that Remote Deposit Capture represented to the financial industry. I decided to build a business model for a company that would...

Aung Kyaw Moe
Group CEO and Founder

2C2P Pte Ltd

Executive Profile Series with Aung Kyaw Moe from 2C2P

2C2P and MPU launched easyBills Myanmar (easyBills), a new service in 2015. easyBills allows MPU cardholders (of which there are around a million) to transact via e-commerce. Prior to this, MPU cards were functionally...

Laurence Cooke
CEO and co-founder

nanoPay

Executive Profile Series with Laurence Cooke from nanoPay

nanoPay was founded in 2012 to focus on the cryptocurrency industry. When evaluating new payment products and services developing in the market, it became clear that many new and existing players were creating solutions...

Simone Ranucci Brandimarte
CEO

goSwiff

Executive Profile Series with Simone Ranucci Brandimarte from goSwiff

Simone Ranucci Brandimarte is Chief Executive Officer for goSwiff, a leader in mobile commerce and marketing services, since Q1 2014. He leads the company providing advanced technologies, products and services. With his...

Alex Baydin
CEO

PerformLine

Executive Profile Series with Alex Baydin from PerformLine

I was running the lead business for one of the largest lead selling media companies in the country. We had a lot of traffic and were selling a lot of leads. We really didn’t know much about how and where our traffic was...

Stephen Price
CEO

E-Complish

Executive Profile Series with Stephen Price from E-Complish

How did you get in to the PCI compliance industry? We started out in the Debt Collection industry that evolved into automation of payments. We are a Payment Service Provider that is required to be PCI Compliant. What are...

Craig James
CEO

Neopay

Executive Profile Series with Craig James from Neopay

What are the main difficulties facing U.S. payments companies as they attempt to enter the European market?Many US companies do not fully understand the regulatory approach in Europe. Some aspects are very similar to the...

John Canfield
VP of Risk

Executive Profile Series With John Canfield From WePay

WePay’s payments API is built specifically for platform businesses like marketplaces, crowdfunding sites and small business software. These platforms are empowering millions of users worldwide to unlock all kinds of...

Robert Skiba

Executive Profile Series With Robert Skiba From Incomm International

Robert 'Bob' Skiba is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Financial Services and Loyalty Programs at InComm, Inc. and Chairman of the board for the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association...

Miles Paschini
Group President

Wave Crest

Executive Profile Series With Miles Paschini From Wave Crest

 As a company, Wave Crest embodies the future of prepaid. The company sells payment platforms that support a wide range of prepaid card programs, but it also offers a mobile wallet platform that could place prepaid at the...

Christopher Spinella
CEO

Executive Profile Series with Christopher Spinella from Apriva

Christopher Spinella has built management experience in both the healthcare and technology industries. Chris co founded Smart Technologies, Inc. in 1996. In 1999, he was a Co Founder of Apriva and merged Smart...

Troy Cullen
President & General Manager ATM & Debit Services

Elan Financial Services

Executive Profile Series with Troy Cullen from Elan Financial Services

Troy Cullen is President & General Manager for ATM & Debit Services for Elan Financial Services, and served as panel member for our ATM & Debit conversation on The Exchange. In this role, he manages and is...

Daryl Cornell
President & CEO, Triton Systems

Executive Profile Series with Daryl Cornell from Triton Systems

Daryl Cornell is President and CEO of Triton Systems. Prior to joining Triton in 2007, Daryl served as General Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a number of private equity portfolio...

Erik Vlugt
Vice President of Product Marketing

Executive Profile Series with Erik Vlugt of VeriFone

Erik Vlugt is responsible for North America product marketing, which includes retail, petroleum, and financial channels. He was appointed to his current position in 2010. Previously, he was Director of Product Management...

Steven W. Streit
Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President

Executive Profile Series with Steven W. Streit from Green Dot

Steven W. Streit is Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Green Dot Corp.

Stewart Stockdale
Executive Vice President & President, Global Consumer Financial Services

Executive Profile Series with Stewart Stockdale from Western Union

Stewart A. Stockdale is President, Global Consumer Financial Services & EVP for The Western Union Company. 

Todd Nuttall
CEO and Chairman

Better ATM Services

Executive Profile Series with Todd Nuttall from Better ATM Services

Better ATM Services is entering the burgeoning prepaid card market with an agreement with Visa to dispense $25 gift cards from ATMs. PaymentsJournal speaks with Todd Nuttall about this news and other developments.

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