CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of card industry movers and shakers today features Sherry Magwire, Chief Technology Officer for Planet Group.
NCR entered in to an agreement with Adelaide Oval SMA Ltd (AOSMA) to deploy the NCR venue management solution at the iconic Adelaide Oval, as part of the major redevelopment currently underway. At the heart of the solution is NCR “Venue Manager” POS and reporting system that has been deployed in more than 200 stadiums and arenas globally. It has been selected to streamline operations, deliver an unparalleled level of service and help deliver a world-class experience in Australia’s newest sports and entertainment complex. It will provide Adelaide Oval with sales information from every POS device and retail outlet in real time, enabling it to accurately report, analyze and forecast sales ensuring real-time inventory control and cash management.
nCircle management solutions announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded its second “PureCloud” patent. nCircle’s intellectual property portfolio now includes 11 patents, reaffirming nCircle’s position as the leading innovator in the network security field. nCircle patents cover a wide range of security innovations and represent the company’s significant, ongoing investment in security technology research and innovation. The “PureCloud” solution is a cloud-based security services platform that requires no hardware or software to be installed or managed. nCircle PureCloud dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of a wide range of security services — including vulnerability scanning, PCI scanning and web application scanning — making these practices easily accessible to small and medium businesses.
NCR Corporation has named Jennifer Daniels as its general counsel and corporate secretary. Most recently having served as VP, general counsel and secretary
of Barnes& Noble, Jennifer will be responsible for all legal matters at the company. Daniels served for over sixteen years with IBM, holding positions
including VP, general counsel for IBM Americas, vice president, assistant general counsel for litigation and most recently, vice president, assistant
general counsel and chief trust and compliance officer (the first in IBMâs history). She holds a JD from Harvard Law School and served as an attorney in
two private law firms in the state of New York.
Mocapay has entered a strategic partnership with The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM). The platform uses Mocapay’s mobile Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology to allow students to use their mobile phones in making purchases at Beans, the school’s student run coffee shop. Mocapay will also allow embedded messaging engine to distribute customized mobile marketing campaigns to students. Since mobile technology is quickly becoming an essential part of the hospitality industry’s business processes, the School also plans to integrate the Mocapay platform into its curriculum. Students and faculty will be able to conduct mobile transactions at the point-of-sale, access their account balance and transaction history and reload their account, all from their mobile phone. Mocapay end-to-end, mobile payments addresses merchants’ need for a new channel that will broaden their loyalty and gift programs.
Meta Payment Systems has successfully completed the pilot for a new
“Community Gift” program to help local economies through the promotion
of Chamber and/or Downtown Association organizations’ retail members.
The Community Gift pilot program was conducted in Sioux Falls, SD and
Luverne, MN. Downtown Sioux Falls approached Meta Payment Systems with
the desire to replace and improve upon its existing program.
The Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Exchange State
Bank of Luverne to offer Community Gift also with positive results.
Based on the successful results from the pilot programs
Meta Payment Systems is launching the program nationally.
Payment network Bling Nation has hired Daniel Rogers, previously with
Fifth Third, as CFO.
Rogers was CFO and vice president of OH-based Fifth Third Bank
Processing Solutions, where he delivered more than $900 million in
annualized net revenue across a multi-line electronics payments business.
Prior to Fifth Third, he held the position of vice president and finance
manager at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo Merchant Services, growing
the department through increased sales productivity, margin expansion
and cost-reduction initiatives. Rogers also spent time at Wells Fargo as
the vice president and finance manager of the Corporate Financial
Planning Team and senior financial consultant of the Management
Reporting and Analysis Group. Bling Nation provides community banks
with a local payment network,
which allows banks to convert potential on-us debit transactions into
actual on-us debit transactions by offering consumers secure contactless
payments at the point of sale.
MasterCard Canada is pleased to announce that
Jeff Stroud, Director, Advanced Payments has won ACT Canada’s 2008
Award and Daniel Monehin, Vice President, Finance, has won the
Award from Planet Africa. The Champion’s Award is awarded to
have had a significant impact in expanding the Canadian payments
industry. Stroud is
one of the most recognized industry experts on chip technology. For the last
two years, he has been involved with MasterCard Canada’s migration to chip
technology. Monehin leads the finance function for MasterCard Canada
including all aspects of financial planning, analysis,
reporting and taxation. Mr. Monehin has over 16 years of experience spanning
financial services, hi-tech and manufacturing industries. Planet Africa
is a global organization that is committed to
reflecting the best of people of African heritage while contributing to the
community they live in and the Planet Africa Awards are presented each
leaders of the African community worldwide who demonstrate leadership,
excellence and professionalism.
Advanta has partnered with CA-based Kiva to launch the “KivaB4B
Project”, which is a fund to support entrepreneurs in developing
countries. With this new partnership, businesses customers can
contribute to the fund in support of entrepreneurs of their choice when
using the “Advanta business credit card”, which the company will match,
dollar for dollar, up to $200 per month/per account. Kiva is focal on
providing entrepreneurs access to seed money, typically seeking less
than $1,000, with this innovative initiative. The Advanta credit card
issuer provides products and services to the small business market while
the Kiva.org person-to-person micro-lending website provides services in
50 countries to entrepreneurs in 39 developing countries with its 62
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has issued a warrant for the arrest of a payment processor. The court found Ira Rubin in contempt for multiple violations of a 2006 TRO and a 2007 PI, stopping his cross-border payment-processing scheme. On January 15th, the court ordered Rubin to appear personally and show cause why he should not be held in contempt by continuing to engage in payment processing, misappropriating over $500,000 in receivership assets, concealing $95,000 in credit card charges from the Commission, lying on his sworn financial statement, and hiding 13 boxes of corporate records. Rubin failed to appear for the hearing. According to the FTC, Rubin operated Global Marketing Group which provided substantial support and assistance to at least nine Canadian telemarketing firms that sell non-existent credit cards to U.S. consumers.
Card processor Heartland Payment Systems has announced the opening of its 96,000-square-foot service center in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The new service center features Class ‘A’ office space, training and conference rooms as well as call center workstations. As the central hub for Heartland’s servicing operations, the companyÃ¢Âs customer advocates there will field more than 100,000 customer calls every month. Future phases of the 35-acre campus – an additional 125,000 square feet to be completed in two phases during the next 18 months – will feature additional office space and conference rooms – as well as a full-service cafeteria, fitness center and on-site day care facility. The total project cost for the first phase of the new service center is $24 million. The total project cost for the complete campus is projected at $46 million.
GE Money and retailer Joe’s Sports & Outdoor have announced a five-year agreement to provide the “Joe’s Sports & Outdoor credit card.” The private label credit program enables sports and fitness enthusiasts to take advantage of special financing offers, advanced sales notifications and exclusive discounts. Joe’s Sports & Outdoor customers can use the card to purchase products and services, including sports and fitness apparel, team items, gear, game room supplies, winter and summer sports equipment repairs, as well as roof racks and other accessories for cars, trucks and SUVs. The Sport Finance Program will be available as a payment option at the sporting goods retailer’s 29 locations throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho.Joe’s Sports & Outdoor operates 29 stores in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Revenues for this fiscal year are expected to exceed $275 million.