Square has ankled Lord Paul Deighton for its Board of Directors. Deighton served as the United Kingdom’s Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, CEO of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and as a partner at Goldman Sachs. Deighton most recently served as the United Kingdom’s Commercial Secretary to the Treasury,…
CA-based Applied Merchant Systems (AMS) acquired a strategic ISO with over 10,000 merchant accounts contributing over $2.2 billion in annual processing volume.
Merchant acquirer and payments technology and services provider for SMBs, TransFirst, owned by buyout firm Vista Equity Partners, has filed for an IPO. Shares to be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “TF” with an IPO size of $100 million.
First Data expects to raise $3.7 billion in its initial public offering. The deal involves 160 million shares of its Class A common stock. The initial public offering price is expected to be between $18.00 and $20.00 per share.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Eckard Heidloff, President & CEO of Wincor Nixdorf
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Acculynk.
Prepaid card king Green Dot reported Q1/15 of 43% year-on-year (YOY) to $227 million. The Company was negatively impacted by approximately $12 million resulting from fewer reload transactions. Greendot also shuffled its CFO.
Billtrust has raised $25 million in new funding, led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing and existing investor Bain Capital Ventures.
Costa Mesa, CA-based Payoff has added Arkadi Kuhlmann, CEO of Zenbanx to its Board. Kuhlmann is a serial entrepreneur, best known for founding ING Direct.
Former Visa CEO Joe Saunders has joined the Board of CA-based Payoff, a technology-enabled, consumer-focused financial services company. Startup Payoff also snagged Arianna Huffington for its Board.
Fintech Innovation LabLeading-edge mobility, data analytics and credit risk solutions were among the six technology innovations demonstrated for top financial services, venture capital and technology executives at the fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab Demo Day in New York. The Lab is a 12-week mentoring program created by Accenture (ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City and supported by more than a dozen of the world’s leading financial institutions to promote financial services technology (“fintech”) innovation and high tech job growth in New York City. This year’s entrepreneurs were chosen by chief technology officers from 15 participating financial institutions. The companies included Enigma, Kasisto, LMRKTS, pymetrics, RevolutionCredit and Standard Treasury. The group has spent the last 12 weeks receiving high level mentoring, product and business development advice and exposure to senior financial industry, technology and venture capital executives. The 18 previous alumni companies have raised a total of more than $76 million in financing after participating in the program since 2010.
American Express Company announces two key appointments in its global Technology organization: Brian Saluzzo, as Senior Vice President, Global Infrastructure; and Nik Sathe, as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), both reporting to Marc D. Gordon, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. The appointments were effective in late 2013. In his new role as global head of technology infrastructure, Mr. Saluzzo oversees end-to-end product management, operational support, and infrastructure risk management, including data center, cloud, and end user technologies. He has oversight for vendor management supporting infrastructure, as well as joint oversight of the company’s IT-related supplier sourcing. He is a member of the Technology Executive Team and serves on the company’s Global Management Team. Mr. Saluzzo most recently served at Goldman Sachs as Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Technology Infrastructure, leading data strategies for the firm, including big data, storage tiering, infrastructure risk management, mobile/bring-your-own-device and workplace infrastructure design. He began his career at NCR Corporation (then a division of AT&T). He holds dual degrees in computer science and mathematics from the State University of New York’s College at Geneseo, where he remains active on the board of the Geneseo Foundation.