About Us 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 the portal, 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; the 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. & The CNP Expo are owned by Reed Exhibition Companies, a member of the RELX Group.


Steve CascoSteve Casco is the CEO of and the CNP Expo, leading resources devoted to educating and informing e-commerce and other merchants that accept card-not-present payments. He has been an innovative force in technology, payments, media and education for nearly two decades.

For more than three years he has led and the CNP Expo as they have evolved into disruptive catalysts in the card-not-present industry, bringing a fiercely and refreshingly independent attitude to news and information in the space. 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 and the CNP Expo, Casco founded or co-founded @eaze Productions, Prepaid Media, 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.

You can contact Steve by email at steve (at) CardNotPresent (dot) com and his direct phone is 978.761.9198.

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Editor-in-Chief, Partner

DJ MurphyAs editor-in-chief of, 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, 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 and in ESPN's television programming department. He has also worked as a freelance writer and columnist.

You can contact DJ by email via DJ (at) CardNotPresent (dot) com and his direct phone is 508.681.5173.

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Vice President

Jenn CascoAs vice president of, Jennifer Casco is primarily responsible for operations and marketing of the CNP Expo. In addition to planning and execution of the premier educational and networking event in the card-not-present payments industry, Casco collaborates on marketing strategy for

Casco’s two-decade career began in the communications industry with stints at the Boston affiliates of PBS and NBC. She spent more than a dozen years in the non-profit space rising to Executive Director of Access TV in two Massachusetts communities. She held the same position at the Billerica Plan, a non-profit in Massachusetts serving the local business community, and served as president of the board of directors of Billerica Access TV.

Casco earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Westfield State University in Westfield, Mass. She can be reached directly at Jenn (at) CardNotPresent (dot) com or 978.761.9199.

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Karisse HendrickKarisse Hendrick,’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 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.  

You can reach Karisse via email at Karisse (at) CardNotPresent (dot) com or by phone at 509.216.4322.

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Marketing and Design Strategist

Michael MershaMichael Mersha [Mik] is the lead designer for He is responsible for the company’s design decisions and visual strategy. Mersha works with the editorial, advertising, promotions and operations functions to visually enhance editorial content and marketing collateral.

Mersha is expert in Adobe Creative Suite and contributes significantly not only to the evolving look of and the CNP Expo, but to overall marketing strategy and execution. 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.

Mersha received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Mass. and is also certified in HubSpot inbound marketing software. He can be reached directly at mik (at) cardnotpresent (dot) com.

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