Climbing the Ladder

Dec. 23, 2013

climbing ladder Several companies serving the card-not-present payments space recently announced notable personnel moves: Visa has appointed Ellen Richey as executive vice president and chief legal officer. Richey will also remain as the company’s chief risk officer, reporting to Visa’s CEO, Charlie Scharf.

Pharmacy chain Walgreen’s has promoted e-commerce president Sona Chawla to president of digital and chief marketing officer. Prior to Walgreen’s, Chawla served as the vice president of global online business for Dell Inc.

Boston-based ISO Merchant Warehouse has added Christopher Wuhrer as its senior vice president of strategic initiatives and product marketing. Wuhrer has nearly two decades of experience in e-commerce and mobile payments, most recently at Bank of America Merchant Services where he was senior vice president of product strategy, mobile and emerging technologies.

Dutch Acquirer and e-commerce processor Adyen has named Paul Cook as managing director of global acquiring. Cook will lead global expansion efforts of Adyen’s acquiring solutions. Most recently, he served as head of acceptance for Visa in Asia Pacific and CEMEA.

Gregory Leos has been named general manager, North America by PSP GlobalCollect . Leos is a 20-year veteran of the payments industry, most recently serving as president of North American sales and business development for compliance solutions provider ControlScan.

NXT-ID , a Shelton, Conn.-based provider of biometric technology for digital payments, named Lawrence Flanagan and Ken Moy to its advisory board. Flanagan, is a former dean of the University of New Haven’s College of Business and served as the global chief marketing officer for MasterCard. Moy, also a MasterCard vet, formerly served the card network as group head of U.S. emerging payments.

In recent weeks, SecureKey , the Toronto-based provider of trusted identity networks has named several key additions to its team. The company said Nick Martin has been named U.S. general manager of financial services, Michael Ting was hired as vice president of payments and Didier Serra was added as executive vice president for global partnerships. Martin comes from FICO where he served as senior director of global accounts. Ting most recently served as head of payment services for oDesk. Serra was general manager and executive vice president of sales for North America at INSIDE Secure.

Antifraud technology provider WhitePages hired Rob Eleveld as its new vice president of enterprise sales. Eleveld comes to WhitePages from digital marketing software provider Optify where he led the company as its CEO. He also served as CEO of scheduling and workforce management solution provider Shiftboard.

Chris Reinmuth , a veteran of the direct-response TV industry, has joined California ISO Meritus Payment Solutions as vice president of mid-market sales. Most recently, Reinmuth served as the vice president of direct response at e-commerce processor Litle & Co.

WhiteOps , an online fraud detection provider, announced Ashton Erler as its new vice president of product management. In his new role, Erler will define the company’s product strategy and vision and lead WhiteOps’ growing product development team. Previously, Erler worked for online advertising platform provider AppNexus.

Climbing the Ladder is a new feature covering the movement of talent in the card-not-present industry. It will appear periodically in the CNP Report. If you would like to announce a new hire or promotion in this space, please contact D.J. Murphy at 508.681.5173 or