CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Jim Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of EVO Payments.
MasterCard appointed Tim Murphy to general counsel and chief franchise officer and will sit on the Executive Committee. Murphy, 46, joined MasterCard’s Law department in 2000 and became senior vice president and associate general counsel in 2003. In 2006, Murphy was named group executive, Customer Business Planning and Analysis, and was president of MasterCard’s U.S. Region from 2007 to 2009. Murphy then became chief product officer, responsible for leading the management, development and commercialization of MasterCard’s core payment solutions. Also, Craig Vosburg will assume the role of chief product officer after holding the role of group executive, U.S. Market Development. Mike Cyr, group executive, U.S. Markets Customer Delivery, will now become responsible for U.S. Market Development; and Jennifer Rademaker, group head, Core Products, Europe, will become group executive, U.S. Markets Customer Delivery, and now joins the company’s Operating Committee.
The Founding Committee of the Western New York Investors Conference announced the presenting companies for its 2012 conference September 28. They include 19 publicly-traded companies to present their strategies, financial performance and future outlook to institutional investors and analysts from throughout the United States. These companies span a broad range of industries, years in business and market capitalization levels, with many serving customers worldwide. The WNY Investors Conference provides an opportunity for institutional investors and analysts from within and outside the region to discover the diverse investment opportunities in Western and Upstate New York, as well as others from outside the region.
Trusteer cybercrime prevention solutions appointed George Tubin senior security strategist for the company. To spearhead Trusteer’s thought leadership and market education initiatives relative to online and mobile banking security, he will also focus on programs that inform enterprises on how they can use lessons learned from fighting financial malware to better protect corporate assets from targeted attacks. Mr. Tubin is a recognized expert in online and mobile banking, online fraud and identity theft prevention, and enterprise fraud management strategies. Prior to TowerGroup, Mr. Tubin was a senior consultant with ADS Financial Services Solutions, providing IT strategy consulting to top-tier US banks. He has held senior ecommerce and service delivery positions with BayBank, BankBoston, and Fleet (now Bank of America). Mr. Tubin has chaired and presented at major industry conferences. He holds an MBA from Babson College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Citi announced that Michael E. O’Neill was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citi following its annual meeting of stockholders. O’Neill is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Hawaii and was previously Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer at Bank of America from 1995-1999. Mr. O’Neill earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.A. in European Civilization from Princeton University.
Citi’s Board of Directors has nominated Franz B. Humer and Joan E. Spero as new independent director candidates to stand for election at Citi’s annual meeting of stockholders on April 17, 2012. Dr. Humer is Chairman of Roche Holding Ltd, and Ms. Spero is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University School of International Public Affairs. Humer served as Chief Executive Officer of the Roche Group from 1998 until 2008. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Pharmaceuticals for F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Dr. Humer is Chairman of Diageo plc. Dr. Humer is the chairman of Friends of Phelophepa Foundation, the chairman of INSEAD and chairman of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. Spero is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. From 1997 to 2008, she was the President of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Prior to that, she was the Under Secretary of State for Economics, Business and Agricultural Affairs during the Clinton Administration and had previously served in the Carter Administration as Ambassador to the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs.
CrossCom National POS solutions appointed Martin Pond VP, Operations to further enhance its service capabilities. Martin, a decorated Officer of the United States Army comes to CrossCom with an outstanding record of over 26 years of military and civilian experience in global operations management. His proven track record of improving efficiency and ensuring the maximum utilization of all assets is particularly valuable for CrossCom’s focus on driving out unnecessary costs while delivering quality service to its customers. He holds a Master of Science Quality Process Management from the National Graduate School, Falmouth, MA and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
M&T Bank is set to purchase a building in Amherst, New York from HSBC, which it will then convert to its primary data center, then retrofit its current data center, located on Commerce Drive in Amherst, into additional office space. M&T said it will invest more than $105 million to improve and equip the two buildings over the next 10 years if the purchase goes through. M&T also would locate approximately 75 new jobs and retain 45 existing jobs in Amherst as a direct result of this investment. Some of those jobs will be located at the new data center, while others will go in the Commerce Drive location. M&T Bank already employs 1,314 people at two major operations centers and nine branch locations in the Town of Amherst. Across Western New York, M&T has approximately 5,000 employees, operates 84 branch office locations and owns and/or occupies nearly two million square feet of commercial real estate.
General Patent Corporation (GPC) patent licensing and enforcement firm on behalf of Leighton Technologies settled a lawsuit regarding the latterâs six âContactless Cardsâ patents with Amherst, N.Y.-based AllSafe Technologies. With this, AllSafe agreed to settle its lawsuit with Leighton Technologies and take a license for the Leighton patents as the result of the settlement of a declaratory judgment lawsuit, Allsafe Technologies, Inc. v. Leighton Technologies LLC, U.S.D.C., Western District of NY (Buffalo), 1:10-cv-00077. HID Global Corporation of Irvine, Cal., and Oberthur Technologies Group of Levallois-Perret, France, had previously signed non-exclusive licenses for the Leighton patents.
Diebold has named Charles E. Ducey to EVP, North America operations.
Ducey will lead the company’s financial self-service and security
operations in the region, including all related sales, customer support
and services infrastructure. He will also lead Diebold’s growing
Integrated Services business and will continue to oversee global
software development, product management and marketing. Ducey joined Diebold in 1978 and has held various field and home office
positions, including the position of vice president, service operations
and finance for the North American Sales and Service division. He has
held other numerous leadership positions for Diebold in the areas of
software, services and finance before being named to his most recent
role as senior vice president, global development and services. Ducey
received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Akron
in Ohio and a master’s degree in business administration from
Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio.
Rewards Network marketing services has appointed Mark R. Sotir to its Board of Directors. Sotir is also a Managing Director of Equity Group Investments, L.L.C. and has experience in upper level management with Coca-Cola, Minute Maid and Budget Auto Rental. Most recently, however, the new board member was CEO of Sunburst Technology Corporation, an educational software distributor. His advanced education includes a BA in Economics from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Rewards Network is based in Chicago and provides frequent dining programs throughout North America for thousands of restaurants and more than 3 million members.
MasterCard this morning announced an organizational realignment broadening some executive responsibilities, hiring a new senior executive and beginning the transition process for the retirement of its COO, Alan Heuer, at the end of 2008. Heuer has been named to the newly created position of Vice Chairman. Gary Flood, former President, Global Account Management, has been named to the newly created position of President, Products and Services which includes MasterCard Advisors, Marketing and Product. Walt Macnee, former President, Americas, who has been named President, Global Markets. Chris McWilton, who has served as CFO has been named President, Global Accounts. All of the above changes are effective today. Martina Hund-Mejean, formerly with Tyco International, will succeed McWilton as CFO effective November 15th. In addition to the above MasterCard’s Executive Committee will also include: W. Roy Dunbar, President, Global Technology & Operations; Noah Hanft, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; and, Michael Michl, Chief Administrative Officer.