Tyfone Announces Strategic New Hires

Tyfone mobile financial solutions has announced strategic new hires for expanding and marketing its NFC contactless payment and mobile banking solutions. Tyfone named Todd Nuzum to the new role of vice president of technology, bringing with him more than 25 years’ experience in technology research and development, including 13 years as a business systems architect with First Data merchant processing. Mark Miyamoto brings over 16 years of sales and management experience from various industries to Tyfone and will serve as director of sales. Aparna Battula will serve as director of engineering, with more than 16 years’ experience while Mahendran Kathiresan, serving as director of global alliances, will work out of the Asia-Pacific Division.

Ingenico strengthens its Management Board

Ingenico payment solutions has appointed Christopher Coonen and Michel Leger EVP Global Solutions Sales & Marketing and EVP, President EMEA Region respectively. Christopher Coonen holds a BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Northwestern University and brings with him experience gained at Paypal, most recently as VP and General Manager, Continental Europe. His prior experiences include working at Western Union International, and DHL worldwide Express CIS in Sales, Marketing and Development. Michel Léger is a graduate from the National Institute of Sciences of Rennes and brings with him 25 years of international experience in payments, most recently with Netsize m-payment as a General Manger. Prior to this he was with Schlumberger/Axalto as GM, POS business.

GMPC & CODEONE

The Global M-Payment Consortium has rolled out a new global mobile
payment platform “CodeOne”. The “CodeOne Mobile Payment Platform” can be
configured to allow total compatibility with current acquirer’s POS
network and has highly secure, proven platform and PCI compliance ready
Client/Server architecture. “CodeOne” is a simple, secure, easy to use
tool both for clients and
merchants, and allows high mobility, speed, at a very low operational
cost; resulting in the conversion of new points of sale and market
segments. It is designed with portability and multi-functionality
transactions in mind, so
acquirers and issuers do not need to ask customers to download multiples
application in their cell phones. The “CodeOne Application Server” is
scalable in performance and pricing. It supports multiple technologies
concurrently, and is easy to deploy, operate and administer. “CodeOne”
is NFC ready since all necessary infra-structure and application
solutions are easily interfaced with NFC hardware and software
infra-structure using one API to interface CodeOne protocol when NFC
equipment is available in large scale in the market.

First Data Promotes Wall to the CFO Position

First Data has announced the promotion of Phil Wall from SVP of finance, where he has served since 2002, to CFO. Wall oversaw acquisitions and alliances across 37 countries over the past six years. Succeeding Kim Patmore, who has filled the role since 2000, Wall and FDC are expecting a smooth transition, given his knowledge and experience in the industry, particularly within the organization itself. Phil’s additional experience includes his financial management roles with Equifax and with Schlumberger, combined with his advanced education, which includes a mechanical engineering degree from Imperial College and an MBA from Oxford, Brookes University. First Data processes transaction data and has operations in 37 countries, serving over 5.4 million merchant locations and more than 2,000 card issuers’ customers.

FDC Finally Names CEO Duques Successor

First Data reports that Michael Capellas will become CEO after Kohlberg Kravis Roberts completes its acquisition of the Company. A successor to current CEO Ric Duques has been a major issue for the payment card processor. Duques served as Chairman and CEO since November 2005, and previously served as Chairman from 1989 to 2003 and CEO from 1989 to 2002. Duques made it clear that he wanted to retire this year when he returned to FDC. Capellas recently served as CEO MCI, f/k/a Worldcom, from 2002 until its acquisition by Verizon in 2006, and Chairman from 2002 to 2004. He also served as CEO of Compaq Computer from 1999 to 2002, and Chairman from 2000 to 2002. He subsequently served as President of Hewlett-Packard Company following the acquisition of Compaq by Hewlett-Packard. In April FDC signed a deal to be acquired by an affiliate of KKR for about $29 billion. FDC expects the deal to close at the end of the third quarter. (CF Library 4/2/07; 1/25/07; 5/23/07)

Oberthur Card Systems Names a new CEO

Oberthur Card Systems has named Philippe Geyres as CEO as of January 2nd. Geyres started his career with IBM before joining Schlumberger in 1980. In 1983, he joined Thomson Semiconductors, (which
became SGS-Thomson and then STMicroelectronics), where he managed
business units and later group products. In 2004, he was appointed EVP/Home Personal Communication Group, member of the executive
committee, in which capacity he was responsible for group products in
the areas of telecommunications applications (infrastructure and
equipment) and consumer electronics. With sales of 500.8 million Euros in 2005, Oberthur Card Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of card-based solutions, software and applications including SIM and multi-application smart cards as well as services ranging from consulting to personalization.

Oberthur Card Systems Names a New CEO

Oberthur Card Systems has named Philippe Geyres as CEO as of January 2nd. Geyres started his career with IBM before joining Schlumberger in 1980. In 1983, he joined Thomson Semiconductors, (which became SGS-Thomson and then STMicroelectronics), where he managed business units and later group products. In 2004, he was appointed EVP/Home Personal Communication Group, member of the executive committee, in which capacity he was responsible for group products in the areas of telecommunications applications (infrastructure and equipment) and consumer electronics. With sales of 500.8 million Euros in 2005, Oberthur Card Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of card-based solutions, software and applications including SIM and multi-application smart cards as well as services ranging from consulting to personalization.