Card Not Present® is an independent voice generating original news, information, education and inspiration for and about the companies and people operating in the card not present space—one of the only sources of content focused solely on this growing segment of the payments industry. Our only product is information. Our only goal is to provide it in an unbiased manner to our subscribers.
The company’s media platforms include Card Not Present®, the hub for news, information and analysis about the payments issues that most affect merchants operating in the space; The CNP Report®, an e-newsletter delivering that focused information directly to your email inbox twice a week with no extraneous clutter; CNP Expo®, an annual gathering of the leading companies in the space from the smallest e-commerce Websites and technology providers to global retailers and payment processors; and the CNP Awards, an annual event honoring the products and solutions CNP merchants rely on most to increase sales. Card Not Present® and CNP Expo® are owned by Reed Exhibitions, a member of the RELX Group.
Steve Casco | Founder, Card Not Present® and CNP Expo®
Steve has been an innovative force in technology, payments, media and education for nearly two decades. He continues to create an environment and foster partnerships that are lifting the entire industry as e-commerce and m-commerce experience explosive growth.
Prior to CardNotPresent.com and the CNP Expo, Casco founded or co-founded @eaze Productions, Prepaid Media, Paybefore.com and the Prepaid Expo. In each case, he helped engineer successful acquisitions by global companies including German software firm Conceptware AG and global knowledge provider Informa.
In his spare time, Casco published a book in the field of Internet and Software Security and joined the faculty of Northeastern University in Boston. He has also been invited to serve as a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Casco received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Will Wise | Group Vice President, RX Security Portfolio/Card Not Present® and CNP Expo®
Will has over 25 years of experience in IT, IoT & Security media, events and research. In his role as Group Vice President, Security Portfolio at Reed Exhibitions – Will oversees CardNotPresent.com & CNP Expo, as well as the ISC events series (Physical & IoT Security markets). Prior to Reed Exhibitions, Will’s experience includes Managing Director of the IoT Institute at Penton Media, and Management level roles at UBM, IDG and Ziff-Davis.
DJ Murphy | Editor-in-Chief, Card Not Present®
As editor-in-chief of CardNotPresent.com, D.J. Murphy has day-to-day control of the editorial content on the Website and serves as the publication’s main reporter and writer. He brings more than 15 years of media and corporate experience to the company.
Prior to CardNotPresent.com, Murphy served as Associate Editor for Paybefore—a family of primarily electronic publications focused on the prepaid card industry—where he wrote, edited and produced its most-read publication, Paybefore News and created its non-U.S. counterpart Paybefore News International. He also contributed heavily to Paybefore’s other publications: Paybefore Update, Paybefore Magazine and Paybefore Legal.
During his career, Murphy has served in a variety of roles in both new and traditional media including as an internal publications writer/editor and corporate communications manager at Sovereign Bank, a producer at ABC’s Enhanced Television, an editor and writer at ESPN.com and in ESPN’s television programming department. He has also worked as a freelance writer and columnist.
Jaime McAuley | Marketing Director, Card Not Present® and CNP Expo®
Jaime McAuley has been in the events industry for nearly 13 years and joined Reed Exhibitions, the leading global exhibition organizer, in 2006. Jaime recently joined the CardNotPresent team in August 2017 and is eager to drive the overall marketing strategy and execution of the CNP brands. Jaime’s journey with Reed Exhibitions began when she joined its North America central marketing team working across multiple events including the PGA Merchandise Show and ReedPop’s New York Comic Con. It was a role Jaime considered pivotal to building her knowledge of the exhibitions market and resulted in her move to Reed’s ibtm events portfolio in 2012, becoming Marketing Director of AIBTM (the America’s Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Expo) now known as ibtm Americas.
Throughout Jaime’s career, she was able to lead successful marketing campaigns for major events in the travel, retail and digital space. Jaime is enthusiastic to share her learnings and trade show expertise and experience with the CNP team.
Brian Bernstein | Sales Director, Card Not Present® and CNP Expo®
Brian Bernstein joined the CardNotPresent team as the Sales Director, where he serves as a trusted advisor, helping to connect vendors with their ideal clientele through CardNotPresent.com and CNP Expo.
Brian has been serving his clients in the security space for over 14 years. Recently coming from ISC West, which is the largest security event in the Americas. He is excited to help CNP vendors brand themselves and build quality connections with their ideal clientele.
Michael Mersha | Creative Director, Card Not Present®
Michael Mersha [Mik] is the creative director for CardNotPresent.com.
Mersha is expert in Adobe Creative Suite and contributes significantly not only to the evolving look of CardNotPresent.com. In addition to founding his own design company to work with corporate clients, Mik served as marketing manager for The Real School of Music in Burlington, Mass. and senior designer at Woburn, Mass.-based Coptech Digital.
At each of his stops, he collaborated with various corporate functions to design award-winning web, email, direct mail and print marketing campaigns.
Karisse Hendrick | Editor-at-Large, Card Not Present®
Karisse Hendrick, CardNotPresent.com’s editor-at-large, has become a passionate advocate for merchants as they navigate the online payments world. She contributes content and thought leadership to CardNotPresent.com and the CNP Expo and also conceives and executes special projects, all with the wants and needs of merchants firmly in mind.
Most recently, Hendrick served as program manager for the Americas and in-house industry expert at the Merchant Risk Council, where she worked closely with leading merchants, developing proprietary training programs, shaping content for the group’s annual conference, writing articles on news and best practices and representing merchant interests with the major card brands and federal law enforcement.
Previously, she built and managed the fraud and payments department for high-end retail rental company Bag Borrow or Steal that lowered its overall fraud rate by 97 percent in 18 months. She has also served as an industry consultant, creating fraud and chargeback processes for Expedia and other online merchants.