Payment Data Systems, Inc. an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, today announced the promotion of long time employee Ken Keller to position of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
Ken, as the Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for setting the architectural and product strategies and plans for Payment Data Systems’ merchant processing, bill payment and card issuing businesses. He also will ensure that product development, integration, and process organizations align technology capabilities with product direction.
Ken brings more than 17 years in the development and delivery of specialized high volume transaction based systems. Prior to joining Payment Data Systems in 2003, he served in a variety of key leadership and executive technical roles at Billserv, Inc.
While at Billserv, he led a number of system technology development efforts, including the original design of Billserv, Inc.’s enterprise EBPP data model, established connections to Business Partners such as CheckFree, oversaw the development and integration of the eBill warehouse, created and developed the Electronic Payment Gateway, and served, as he continues to serve today, as the General Manager of billx.com (PDS’ consumer consolidated bill payment portal).
Prior to Billserv, Inc., Ken consulted in the telecommunications industry with companies such as US Long Distance, LCI International, Qwest Communications and Broadwing specializing in enterprise wide database development and implementation.
Ken earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Technology from the University of Texas – San Antonio.
About Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems is an integrated payment solutions provider to merchants and billers. The organization provides an extensive set of products to deliver world-class payment acceptance. Payment Data has solutions for merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. The strength of the company is its ability to offer specifically tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance and bill payments.
Payment Data is the owner of the electronic bill payment portal, http://www.billx.com, which has the ability to transmit payments to thousands of national billers.
Payment Data Systems Inc. (OTCBB:PYDS) is a registered ISO/MSP of MetaBank and a registered ISO/MSP and TPS/TPP of Merrick Bank Corp., South Jordan, UT.
Payment Data’s intellectual property includes U.S. Patent Number 7,021,530 that relates to bill payments made with debit and stored value cards.
Payment Data holds the exclusive license to market the Natalie Gulbis Gift MasterCard (www.nataliegulbismastercard.com).
For additional information, visit www.paymentdata.com. Contact Michael Long for Investor Relations information at 210-249-4040 or email at [email protected]