Heartland Payment Systems, a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment services, announced the appointment of Richard W. Vague to its Board of Directors.
A longstanding leader in the financial services sector, Mr. Vague most recently served as chief executive officer of Barclays Delaware Bank. Mr. Vague joined Barclays in 2004 after its acquisition of Juniper Financial, a direct consumer credit card bank he co-founded in 2000. Prior to founding Juniper Financial, he was co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of First USA, a credit card company he grew from a start-up to an issuer of over 57 million cards and $70 billion in loans. Mr. Vague also served as chairman of Paymentech, the merchant processing subsidiary of First USA. He holds his B.S. in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
“Richard Vague brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience from his leadership roles in banking and credit,” said Robert Carr, chief executive officer of Heartland Payment Systems. “Heartland will greatly benefit from his entrepreneurial spirit and his experience building and growing successful companies in the payments industry. I join everyone at Heartland Payment Systems in welcoming him to our Board of Directors.”
About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., a NYSE company trading under the symbol HPY, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions to more than 150,000 small and mid-sized businesses nationwide.
Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. For more information, visit www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com and www.MerchantBillOfRights.com.