In Other News: MYC (webinar); CLEARENT (exec); BLUEFIN (P2PE); and YAPSTONE (exec).
MYC – Master Your Card (MYC) sponsored by Mastercard, announced a new webinar series on card acceptance, developed in partnership with the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC). The webinars are based on input and feedback from small business owners on how to maximize the value and minimize the cost of card acceptance. Building on a partnership first established in 2015, MYC and AWBC created this new resource to help small businesses grow and prosper through the smart and effective use of electronic payment technology.
CLEARENT – Clearent reports Dana Odom has joined the payment processing company as its new Vice President, Integrated Software Vendors (ISV) Channel Manager. Odom joins Clearent from TSYS Merchant Solutions, a global credit card and payments processor, where he was Senior Director of Integrated Payments Sales & Strategy. In his new role at Clearent, Odom will lead an integrated partner sales team.
BLUEFIN – Bluefin Payment Systems, a provider of PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, healthcare, education and now for franchise moving company giant Two Men and a Truck have partnered to provide Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution to their trucks in the field as well as in office payments.
YAPSTONE – YapStone announced that Bruce Dragt has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Product, the next addition to the powerhouse executive team. Dragt joins YapStone after significant experience and success in the payments industry, having held executive leadership positions at Wells Fargo, i2, Financial Settlement Matrix, and most recently, First Data, where he held multiple senior roles over a 13-year career, including SVP of Global eCommerce, Merchant Products. He has also served as a Board Member for Bank of America Merchant Services and Merchant Link and holds 11 patents related to risk management and mobile technologies.