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Because the content of our show is driven by CardNotPresent.com's readership, our speaker lineup has included thought leaders from every constituency in card-not-present payments. Last May, more than 125 executives from national and regional retailers, the major card networks, global financial institutions, processors of every size, innovative technology startups and respected consultancies participated in the most relevant, actionable discussions in the industry. Our keynotes have run the gamut from a rock-star journalist who broke the payments story of the year and an entrepreneurial TV star, to groundbreaking industry research on mobile fraud and an artist advocating for creativity in business.

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2014's CNP Expo Featured Over 100 speakers

Brian Krebs

Keynote Speaker Profile

In December, Brian Krebs was the first reporter to break the news of massive security breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michael's and has done more to make the public aware of network security than any other working journalist. An investigative reporter at the Washington Post for 15 years, Krebs launched his own blog that has become both the first and the last word on computer security. Payment security is under attack and Krebs' keynote details just how bad it is and what can be done.

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Sarah McIlroy

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Recently named one of L’Oreal’s Top 5 Women in Digital, McIlroy says engagement and empowerment are the characteristics that make e-commerce memorable and effective.

“Today, e-commerce is so much more than selling product,” she said. “It’s about empowering and engaging the next generation of consumers through the convergence of community, content and commerce. When companies not only listen to their customers but empower them to influence product design and development, it can be a winning scenario.”

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Greg Selkoe

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Greg Selkoe, founded Karmaloop.com the e-commerce retailer in 2000 and has grown it to become the largest online provider of streetwear in the world.

Inspired by the "verge culture" around hip-hop, skateboarding and urban style, Selkoe founded Karmaloop.com to provide universal access to streetwear brands that were difficult to find in most places. By leveraging a pure e-commerce model he was able to build a cutting-edge—but niche—concept into a $200 million juggernaut with a fiercely loyal customer base.

Selkoe has grown Karmaloop Inc. to comprise several other websites including KarmaloopTV.com, PLNDR.com, MissKL.com and five private-label clothing brands. Karmaloop sites account for more than 8 million unique visitors per month. Selkoe is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012


 

The 2014 Mobile Survey

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The star of our 4th keynote address is perhaps the biggest survey ever undertaken focused entirely on fraud and the mobile channel. Presented by CardNotPresent.com, Kount and The Fraud Practice, Mobile Survey 2014 polled 2,000 respondents—more than 1,000 of them merchants— highlighting the growth, opportunity, obstacles, preferences and priorities of merchants, service providers, acquirers, card associations and issuers operating in the mobile channel. A comprehensive look at the results will be presented by Don Bush, VP of Marketing for Kount, and David Montague, President of The Fraud Practice.

Jeff Thorness

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Jeff Thorness is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Forte Payment Systems. A developer by trade, Mr. Thorness has engineered Forte from the ground up as a technology company focused on providing payment solutions to both merchants and developers. Tackling the industry head-on, he bootstrapped the business, carefully crafting a single source payment solution and its comprehensive suite of relevant products and services. Forte now provides payment processing services to over 27,000 merchants and processed over $16 billion in web, retail and mobile payments last year alone. The omni-channel provider has also been featured on the Inc. 5000 list for the last six years in a row.

Paul Scally

Entertainer Profile

With exhibitors, sponsors and attendees coming from as far away as Austria, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Ireland, Germany, France, South Africa, the Netherlands, Canada, and the UK, we’re setting sail on an evening of entertainment and networking Tuesday May 20th. Our cruise director for the evening is comedian Paul Scally. One of the original voices of the Geico gecko, Paul is a Vegas stand-up veteran who has performed on TV and all over the globe. Paul will take us around the world of the CNP Expo with fun stops at every port-of-call in the hall.


John Adams
Senior Director of Information Security and Compliance
HMSHost Corporation

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John Adams serves as the Senior Director of Information Security and Compliance for

HMSHost Corporation. HMSHost provides food and beverages to airports and travel plazas

across the country, as well as internationally. Prior to HMSHost, John was an

information security consultant for over 20 years spending time with Deloitte,

Jefferson Wells and Computer Task Group. John has been involved with PCI since its

inception and was a PCI QSA for five years prior to entering the corporate

environment. John holds the CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.

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Todd Albowitz
President
Double Diamond Group

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Todd Ablowitz, President of Double Diamond Group, is a respected industry leader with more than 15 years of experience working with the acquiring and payments industry's top brands, as well as up-and coming technology innovators.  Ablowitz established Double Diamond Group in 2008, and he and his team have a unique blend of experience, connections and know-how to help clients solve their most critical business challenges.  Investors, analysts and industry watchers frequently rely on Ablowitz and Double Diamond Group for expert advice, trend insights and consulting on payments and payments innovations including emerging technology trends and mobile payments.

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John Ambrose
Director of Product Strategy
Interac Association

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John Ambrose is Director of Product Strategy at Interac Association -– a recognized world leader in debit and electronic payment services, responsible for the development and operations of Canada’s only domestic debit payment network.   John is responsible for leading and championing the organization’s efforts in product strategy, policies, partnerships and analytics.   John is a seasoned professional with more than 40 years in the financial services industry.  He has held senior positions for debit payments at banks and payment companies both in Canada and abroad.  He has spoken often at domestic and international conferences on the evolution of payments.

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Brian Arnone
Assistant Manager E-Commerce Loss Prevention
Universal Orlando

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Brian Arnone has extensive experience in the fraud prevention industry. He has worked with Universal Orlando since 2011, and is the assistant manager of e-commerce loss prevention for company. As manager of the fraud team, he works  to create efficiencies within e-commerce as well as preventing fraud. Brian has also held positions as a fraud prevention analyst and loss prevention officer for Universal Orlando Resort. Prior to Universal, Arnone held positions with GameStop and Buzz Creative. Arnone has his Security Officer license in the state of Florida, and has a B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.

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Christopher  Bailey
CTO
NuData Security

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Christopher is a NuData Security co-founder and as CTO, is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of technology solutions. At the age of 19 he founded H2O, a developer of video game products for top tier publishers such as THQ, Nintendo, and Sony. He was a founder of Secure Networks, a web security company acquired by Network Associates.
He was also an investor and early participant in Security Focus which was acquired by Symantec Corp in 2002. Prior to co-founding NuData Security, Christopher was involved in several other software ventures.

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Justin Benson
CEO
Spreedly

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Justin Benson serves as CEO for Spreedly, the independent credit card vault provider. Justin specializes in technology business go-to-market strategy and operations, increasing valuation and globalization. Prior to Spreedly Justin ran sales for the Americas for SafeNet, Inc in the software monetization group. Before SafeNet, Justin was Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Intraware Inc, an enterprise SaaS company that successfully IPO'ed and was acquired by Macrovision (Flexera) in 2008.

Justin holds a BA in Politics and a graduate degree in Economics from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. When he’s not figuring out how to better the world of e-commerce and FinTech, you can find him biking on a trail near Spreedly offices in Durham, NC.

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Ellen Berge
Partner
Venable LLP

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Ellen Berge counsels clients on legal matters related to advertising and marketing consumer products and services through radio, television, direct mail, telemarketing, Internet, affiliate marketing, social media, mobile and other direct response marketing channels. She also advises lead generators, call centers, media companies, fulfillment houses, payment processors and other third parties that serve direct response marketers. She assists clients with ongoing regulatory compliance matters with an understanding of current trends in regulatory compliance and law enforcement as well as the scrutiny of competitors and class action plaintiffs.  Ms. Berge has experience practicing before the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and various state regulatory authorities in a variety of law enforcement matters including by responding to civil investigative demands, subpoenas and other legal process.

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Joe  Bettley
CFO
Freedom Boat Club

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Joe has 20+ years of experience in both the public accounting and private industry sectors.  He currently serves as CFO of Freedom Boat Club, beginning in March, 2011 when new ownership purchased the company.  After several years in public accounting, he has served as CFO, Controller, consultant and other leadership roles in the service, insurance, medical, manufacturing, IT, horticulture and pest control and other industries.  He specializes in helping companies manage all phases of growth, especially those experiencing rapid growth; improve business processes and ROI; and assist with and lead mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.  Joe holds a BS and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of South Florida and is proud alum.  He is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida and also holds the AICPA’s Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) designation.
Joe is a member of the FICPA and AICPA and former member of Toastmasters International and various non-profit Boards of Directors and finance and technology committees.  Living in North Port, FL with his wife Kerry and two young daughters, they are active members of San Pedro Catholic Church and at Epiphany Cathedral School in Venice, FL.

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Philipp Bock
CEO and Founder
allpago international

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Philipp Bock, CEO and founder of allpago international, grew up in Brazil and Austria before studying at the Technical University of Berlin, at the ESCP Europe in Madrid, Oxford and Paris as well as at the INSEAD in Fontainebleau. Prior to founding allpago, Philipp was Managing Director at arvato services Bertelsmann in Brazil for which he restructured the country subsidiary and built up the e-Commerce operation after being responsible for the global roll-out of the central online marketing platform for Microsoft’s Channel Partners. Before joining Bertelsmann Philipp has worked at Infineon Technologies, The World Bank Group, eVentures, Arthur D Little and Schroder Salomon Smith Barney. Philipp is fluent in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Chance Bowlin
Corporate Loss Prevention Manager
Petco Animal Supplies

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Chance Bowlin is the Corporate Loss Prevention Manager for Petco Animal Supplies and is responsible for enterprise efforts in Investigations, Analytics, and Reporting. Further, Chance is driving the development of Petco's E-Commerce fraud control solution and team. Prior to Petco, he held LP positions at Target, Sports Authority, Gander Mountain, Babies R Us, and Dollar General. Chance is a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI), and has earned the Loss Prevention Foundations Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) Certification. Chance is a chairman of the CFI continuing education committee, and chairs the E-Commerce functional area of the Crimes Against Business committee for the Retail Industries Leaders Association (RILA).

Chance holds his BS in criminal justice and is currently pursuing an additional BA in business and information technology.

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Adam Bowman
Vice President Sales and Business Development
PAY.ON Inc.

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As VP of Sales and Business Development for North America, Adam Bowman leads PAY.ON's commercial efforts to bring to the US and Canada PAY.ON's unique model for "powering payment providers" with a managed payment gateway and alternative payments offering.  PAY.ON’s product solutions comprise an omnichannel white-label payment platform-as-a-service, enabling PSPs/ISOs and MSPs to outsource their entire payment business, and a modular gateway that connects payment providers with a single API to a global payment network.  All PAY.ON solutions and technical developments enable PAY.ON’s clients’ fast and seamless merchant onboarding.

Before joining PAY.ON, Bowman spent several years working at OmniPay Ltd., a unit of First Data Corporation, as Head of European Sales, and subsequently as OmniPay's Head of Business Development in North and Latin America. Prior to this, Bowman was Director of Business Development at Euronet's EMEA headquarters in Budapest, Hungary, where he played a key role in the deployment of one of Europe's first cross-border acquiring deals in the card present space. Bowman's career began in management consulting, where he spent 10 years working for the Corporate Executive Board in Washington DC and World Class International Consulting in Budapest.

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Garth Brantley
Founder and CEO
Subscribe Pro

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Garth Brantley is founder and CEO of Subscribe Pro, a provider of SaaS subscription management software for eCommerce.

Subscribe Pro is a flexible, fully featured subscription management platform, designed from the ground up to handle the needs of retailers managing subscriptions to physical goods.  Subscribe Pro is currently integrated with a variety of payment gateways such as Braintree, CyberSource and FirstData and leading eCommerce platforms like Magento.

Garth has a diverse background in product management, database and software engineering and eCommerce consulting.  At Subscribe Pro, Garth is bringing to life his vision of a world where the subscription economy is fully unlocked for eCommerce retailers, large and small.

Garth lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland and holds a bachelors in computer science from the University of Maryland.

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Al Bugbee
Marketing Director
Major Regional Oil Co.

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Al has 10 years of senior management experience in retail petroleum and convenience filling roles in Marketing, Sales, and Operations. As the Marketing Director of a 900 location retailer he has extensive experience in design, development, and execution of retail and B2B loyalty, payment, mobile and pricing programs.   Al’s sales and operations experience includes both B2C and B2B environments with a focus on profit improvement through growth, customer satisfaction, and strong site level marketing program execution.

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Duane Burcham
Senior Sales and Business Development
iovation

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Duane joined iovation in 2007 and has a 30 year background in providing hi-tech solutions to Tier 1 and Tier 2 clients.  

Prior to joining iovation Duane held direct sales and sales management roles at Kinetic Computer Solutions, Intersolv

(now Serena Software), and WebTrends. Duane resides in Austin, Texas.

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Dan Burkhart
CEO and Co-Founder
Recurly, Inc.

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 an co-founded Recurly with a deep appreciation for the combination of commerce, marketing, business analytics and good user experience design. Dan brings extensive experience from his background of 16 years in roles spanning internet marketing, product marketing, strategic partnerships, business development and corporate development for eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY), and NBC Internet.
While at eBay, Dan led the Global Buyer Engagement team, the eBay Global Affiliate Program and the eBay Portal and Partner organization. Prior to eBay, Dan was a Sr. Director of Business Development for NBC Internet, where he played a key role in building the company from $20MM in revenue to $120MM.
Dan attended the University of Pennsylvania's, Wharton School for his undergraduate degree in economics and received his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children. Outside of the office, Dan enjoys being a dad, and taking full advantage of the many benefits of living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Jose Caldera
VP of Marketing and Products
IDMPay

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Jose Caldera has developed enterprise management products for the past 20 years. As IdentityMind's VP of Marketing and Products, he has spent the past 5 years in payments, developing cutting-edge risk management and anti-fraud products for acquiring banks and high-risk merchants, as well as developing IdentityMind’s breakthrough monitoring technology enabling Bitcoin companies to comply with Anti-Money Laundering and regulatory requirements. Prior to IdentityMind, Jose managed Securify's enterprise management products and McAfee Firewall's next generation management interface. He earned a Masters of Science in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University

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Dickson Chu
CEO/Founder
DCAdvisors

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Dickson is an accomplished General Manager and innovative product builder with over 25 years   experience working at the intersection of Financial Services, customer insights and the strategic use of technology.  He is an investor and active advisor to a number of emerging companies that are working to define the next generation of digital commerce and advertising, such as, Anywhere Commerce (mobile payments solution provider), Leapset (next generation integrated POS solution provider), Sequent Software (Trusted Service Manager for mobile devices), Shopilly (the ‘start page for shopping’), Cortex MCP (next generation digital wallet and tokenization alternative), Cube (omni-channel payments and commerce platform) and Bluefin Payments (payment solution provider to ISV’s).  He is currently in the process of creating a company with products and services that fill important gaps in the FinTech ecosystem.

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Bill Clark
President, CEO
Spindle, Inc.

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William (Bill) Clark serves as chief executive officer and president for Spindle. He joined Spindle in 2011, and through his leadership, the company has delivered a unique mobile commerce solution that combines multiple aspects of mobile payments and mobile marketing technologies, which Clark spearheaded by combining the company’s custom built payment platform with capabilities acquired through targeted acquisitions of four leading technology companies.

Before joining Spindle, Clark served as executive vice president and general manager for Apriva’s Point of Sale (POS) division, where he led Apriva’s expansion to become North America’s leading provider of wireless payment technology.

Prior to Apriva, Clark served as general manager of wireless products for First Data Merchant Services. During his 17 year tenure with First Data, he pioneered the delivery and sales of emerging technologies over a wide range of markets, including Internet banking, electronic bill presentment, web-based merchant services, chip cards, and the release of Internet and wireless  acquiring products.  

Clark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Management from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from University Nebraska-Omaha.

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Karen Coffey
Senior Payment Strategist
W. Capra

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Karen has been a payments enthusiast for almost ten years, guiding clients through the complex and varied payment

processing environments focused in the card-not-present space.  Karen uses a solutions oriented approach to integration,

process improvement and operational efficiencies.  Karen’s previous experience in trainingand development is at the core

of her consultative approach through the use of education, advocacy and industry knowledge transfer.

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Blair Cohen
Founder & CEO
authenticID

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Serial technology entrepreneur Blair Cohen's most recent endeavor, authenticID, seeks to change the identity proofing process as the world knows it. However, the new Identity Risk Management company is not his first groundbreaking enterprise. In 1989, Cohen founded InfoMart and transformed the background screening industry. InfoMart revolutionized this sector by producing the highest quality and fastest automated background reports at a lower cost - the company is still a recognized industry leader. In 1999, he founded the Association of Consumer Reporting Agencies that pre-empted government regulation and served as a catalyst - driving the background screening industry toward self-regulation.

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Gary Conroy
Chief Operating Officer
Realex Payments

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C-level executive in the Technology and Payments Industry, specialising in building teams from the ground up and driving revenue to accelerate growth. As Chief Operating Officer in Realex Payments, I have been central in creating a company that is rapidly scaling - Realex Payments now processes over £20bn per annum. My original focus in the company was creating and implementing the strategic vision for Customer Services and IT Operations.
My accountabilities revolved around the Operations of mission-critical functions, focusing on Risk, Business Continuity, and the implementation of evidence-based Management Control Systems. As the company evolved, my remit has expanded to developing market opportunities and driving revenue for the organisation. This has involved leading the transformation of Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Operations functions.

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Andi Cook
Marketing Manager, TSD
Transaction Network Services Inc.

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Andi Cook is the Marketing Lead for TNS’ Telecommunications Services Division (TSD).  She heads TNS’ efforts to drive brand awareness for the TNS’ identity, network, and mobility product lines, as well as coordinates and oversees industry participation, sponsorships, events, trade shows and messaging.  Andi enjoys developing innovative marketing campaigns and collateral which help deliver unique solutions to our customers and improve customer experience.  Andi also serves as the Product Marketing Lead for TNSVerify, the most trustworthy phone-based identity verification tool available in the marketplace.


Andi previously worked for TARGUSinfo, an information services company that delivers data about consumers and businesses in real-time. At TARGUSinfo, Andi worked as a data analyst and as a verification program and market development manager, which have helped to shape her expertise in the identity software market.

 

Andi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and achieved a minor in Economics.  She was honored by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership and Service and holds a professional qualification in Pragmatic Marketing.

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John Dancu
President and CEO
IDology

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John Dancu has served as President and CEO of IDology since 2005 and is recognized for his leading edge innovations in both the identity and fraud spaces. John has a widespread track record in advising customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, and pioneering industry collaboration initiatives. With John’s leadership, IDology has evolved into a recognized leader across multiple industries including e-commerce, financial services, government and healthcare for innovation and has become a leading voice coordinating the fight against fraud.
John is a serial entrepreneur with success in building value in high tech companies and brings a wealth of expertise to audiences of all sizes. His reputation as an innovator has been driven by continual advancements to identity verification and fraud detection methodologies so much that corporations and government agencies seek out his advice on current trends.The fraud landscape is continually evolving and through IDology solutions, John has helped businesses reduce losses, improve processes and collaborate across industries with solutions that attack identity, location and activity-based fraud.  
In 2008, John was appointed to serve on the Internet Safety Technical Task Force led by Harvard’s Berkman Center to represent the age verification market. The Task Force was developed to examine the safety issues associated with minors in social networks. IDology’s expertise has also led to John appearing as the only age verification expert witness for the Department of Justice in its case against the ACLU defending the implementation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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Ralph Dangelmaier
CEO
BlueSnap

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Ralph leads the charge to establish BlueSnap as the payments leader in eCommerce. A payment-processing veteran, Ralph brings a wealth of experience creating products for retailers, processors, and financial institutions, and has a proven track record of growing companies both organically and through M&A activity. Under his stewardship, companies have successfully capitalized on the rapid growth in commerce to increase their revenue and stock value.

Ralph has more than 25 years of experience in strategy, marketing, sales and revenue, product, SaaS, development, and delivery services for global customer base. Most recently, Ralph served as the President of Global Markets and Services for ACI Worldwide, a global provider of electronic payment software and solutions, where he managed more than 1,200 global resources. He also established consistent global sales and services practices to improve overall predictability of forecasting, deliver consistent client experience, and increase cross-selling for this $700M company.

Prior to ACI, he was the CEO of P&H Solutions, leading the business from its early stages to more than $40 million of revenue. P&H was acquired by ACI in 2006.

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Mark deCausmeaker
Director Multi Channel Sales
Reeds Jewelers

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As a 40 year Jewelry retail veteran I have dealt with fraud both in the physical and virtual environment and if there is anything I have learned it is that you can't stop the focused professional thief, but you can refer them to less prepared competitors by apply good fraud prevention tactics.  On a personal note my wife and I should be celebrating the recent arrival of our second great grand-daughter by the time the conference begins. 

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Tom Donlea
Director of Risk Services
WhitePages PRO

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Tom Donlea is director of risk services at WhitePages, where his responsibilities include expanding WhitePages’s role as a thought leader in online payments acceptance.  He is leading efforts related to channel partnerships, marketing, industry relations, product development and sales at WhitePages. Prior to this role, Donlea most recently served as Managing Director, Americas of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC), the leading trade association for supporting merchants in preventing online fraud and promoting secure e-commerce in global online payments. During his tenure at the MRC he constructed and facilitated hundreds of panel discussions that drew out the best practices and major concerns of merchants and prominent solution providers.

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Terry D. Dooley
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Shazam

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With more than 25 years of experience in the electronic payments industry, Terry is a member of SHAZAM’s executive management team.

Terry leads the company’s product development, application development and IT infrastructure, corporate and IT security, vendor and customer relationship management, security consultative services, and business continuity groups.

In addition to his role at SHAZAM, Terry is chairman of the Payments Processing Information Sharing Council (PPISC), chairman of the Secure Remote Payment Council (SRPc), and vice chairman of the Debit Network Alliance (DNA).

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Priya Dozier
Vice President of Product Management
Fidelity National Information Services

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Priya Dozier is Vice President of Product Management in the Retail Payment Solutions division at FIS. In her role, Priya manages life cycle product planning activities to deliver new FIS products, enhancements and releases. Priya has 14 years of Financial Services industry experience working with products and services that help merchants gain new customers, fight fraud and increase revenue. Priya has working knowledge of how top 100 merchants solve problems with credit cards, check ACH, decoupled debit, alternative financial services and eCommerce.

Priya holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Florida State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of South Florida. Priya is also Pragmatic Marketing certified (level II) and spends some of her spare time as an adjunct professor of Product Design and Marketing at St. Petersburg College.

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Monica Eaton
Co-Founder
Chargebacks911

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Co-founder Monica Eaton-Cardone established Chargebacks911 in September, 2012, out of necessity after many years as a merchant struggling to find a solution to chargeback issues.  Chargebacks911 was developed specifically for merchants to offer immediate aid through proprietary technology and provide the necessary function that gives merchants the freedom to focus on their core competency and optimize their in-house skill set. Monica has over 10 years of experience in creating, expanding and restructuring merchant related businesses, predominantly within the B2C, Direct Marketing sector.

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Dan Elvester
Senior Director, Business Development
Experian Decision Analytics

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Dan Elvester is the Senior Director of Business Development for Experian’s Decision Analytics business unit. In this role, he is responsible for development and execution of strategic partnerships, aligning business objectives across Decision Analytics for fraud detection and prevention, operational efficiency and compliance with new and existing products and markets. Dan has been with Experian for eight years.

Since joining Experian, Dan has secured strategic partnerships with a variety of companies including Early Warning Services for DDA data sources, TargusInfo® for additional phone verification, Accertify for call center support, several biometrics organizations and more.Dan’s previous experience includes three years with LexisNexis where he developed and executed a partner reseller program, and three years with HNC, focused on eCommerce.

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Joe Emig
VP of Business Development/International Acquiring
Payvision

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As VP of Business Development/International Acquiring, Joe Emig manages Payvision’s USA Partnership Program and supports American ISOs, Payment Services Providers and their Merchants with the ambition to expand internationally. Joe shares his expertise in multi-currency processing and in global acquiring, providing these partners with solutions which make Cross-border eCommerce truly profitable.

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Scott Engel
Director of Payments and Risk
Rhapsody International Inc.

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Scott Engel has a wide range of experience from more than a decade working within the eCommerce Payments and Risk space.  He is currently the Director of Payments and Risk for Rhapsody International Inc.  At Rhapsody/Napster he has been responsible for optimizing the global payment operations, and has helped deploy new payment systems to over 30 countries. Scott has also had extensive experience developing eCommerce fraud and risk programs for Expedia Inc. Scott currently serves on the Merchant Risk Council Americas Advisory Board and as the Payments Committee co-chair.  He is an M.B.A. graduate of Willamette University; his undergraduate studies were completed at Western Washington University. 

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Carla Erlick
Vice-President of Sales and Business Development
Optimal Payments

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Carla Erlick is Vice-President of Sales and Business Development for Optimal Payments. Carla joined the company in 2005 and has over 15 years' experience in e-commerce, international payments, and online gateway technologies; more specifically merchant accounts, mobile and alternative payments and risk management services. Carla’s responsibilities include generating new business through B2B and B2C sales, partnerships and new strategic opportunities. With a strong understanding of the industry, she is instrumental in implementing customised payment solutions for businesses around the world. Carla holds a BComm from Queen's University.

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John Faherty
Product Management
OmniPay

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In 2011 John joined OmniPay to establish the company's Product Management function. Based in Dublin, John is responsible for developing both a product strategy and product roadmap that delivers innovation and competitive advantage for OmniPay clients. Prior to joining OmniPay, John worked at Realex Payments where he held the position Product Manager. Prior to Realex Payments, John spent over 7 years working at Valista, where he was involved in the design, launch and rollout of new mobile payment services such as direct to bill and mobile wallet payment solutions across Japan, North America and Europe. With over 17 years of relevant payments experience, John is regarded by many within the Payments Industry as a leading industry expert. John holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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Julie Fergerson
Senior Vice President of Industry Solutions
Ethoca

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Julie Fergerson, Senior Vice President of Industry Solutions at Ethoca, is one of the industry’s foremost experts on Internet payments fraud. Fergerson has over 20 years of experience in the online payments and fraud management industry and holds patents for secure transaction order management processing and preventing fraudulent electronic transactions. She joined Ethoca in 2010 to help drive adoption of its collaborative ecommerce fraud prevention platform. Before joining Ethoca, Fergerson was Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Debix and Co-Founder and Vice President of Emerging Technologies at ClearCommerce. She is a co-founder of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) and an ITRC board member, where she created and lead the Victim Assistance Program, a collaborative effort between the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCTFA), the ITRC and Debix to provide notification and assistance to consumers whose identities have been compromised and found on crime servers by law enforcement.

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Anne Fields
Director Financial Compliance
Crutchfield Corporation

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Anne Fields is the Director Financial Compliance for the Crutchfield Corporation. Crutchfield is a major e-commerce consumer electronics merchant both in the United States and in Canada. Anne has over 20 years’ experience in the online payments, chargeback and fraud prevention areas. During her tenure at Crutchfield she has designed a manual review process; Anne has led Crutchfield’s manual review team, as well as implemented company chargeback prevention practices. She has followed the evolution of the card-not-present payment industry from its earlier years; its relatively recent explosive growth necessitated Anne to understand payment transaction qualification and to develop a company interchange qualification strategy.
Anne is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has a MBA from Averett University. She volunteers her time as a college chapter Financial Advisor to her college sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta.

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Ashley Forsyth
Director of Technical Solutions
Transaction Network Services

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Ashley Forsyth is TNS’ Director of Technical Solutions and leads a team responsible for working with customers on the design of their payments solutions. Ashley takes an active role supporting and managing the integration of TNS’ services and consulting with customers to ensure their requirements are fully understood and accommodated.

With more than eight years’ experience at TNS, Ashley has consulted with most of the major card schemes and helped some of the largest merchants define and develop their payments strategies. This in-depth understanding of the payments industry allows him to quickly identify technology developments and trends which can be harnessed in TNS’ solutions to offer tangible benefits to customers.

Originally born in Australia, Ashley joined TNS’ office in Brisbane to work on the dedicated card-not-present helpdesk, spending a couple of years managing this. In 2010 he moved to the US to help launch TNS’ card-not-present solution, TNSPay, to North America and in 2012 took a role in the technical solutions team.

Ashley holds a Bachelors of Information Technology degree from Griffith University, South East Queensland and in his spare time enjoys travelling and snowboarding.

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Eido Gal
Co-Founder
Riskified

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Eido Gal is the Co-founder of Riskified, a risk enablement platform providing merchants with a guaranteed way to accept high risk transactions.

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Rónán Gallagher
Head of Product Development
Alpha Payments Cloud

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Rónán is the Head of Product with Alpha Payments Cloud an innovative payments startup. APC have developed several unique payment initiatives including a global acquiring alliance and the APC Product Hub. The Product Hub delivers a unique payments ecosystem that connects acquirers, merchants, and product providers onto one single platform. In his role Rónán is responsible for devising the product strategy and works closely with banks and service providers around the world.

Prior to APC Rónán held several management roles in his 12 years with arvato a leading global finance BPO company. His most recent role in arvato involved devising the strategy for the rollout of arvatos global payment platform. He also held client and operations management roles as well as managing arvatos banking and payment acquiring vendors, supporting global payment strategies for several key internet merchants. Rónán is based in Dublin, Ireland and has presented at the CNP Expo, Direct Response Forum (DRF), CNP Payment Forum and MRC (Merchant Risk  Council) conferences. This year he has also supported the establishment of Payments Ireland a networking group for the payments industry in Ireland.

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Tom Gannon
Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs
MasterCard

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Tom Gannon joined MasterCard in 2010.  As Vice President of Public Policy, Mr. Gannon is focused on lobbying the Federal Government on a variety of issues important to MasterCard including interchange, data security, mobile payments, prepaid and IP issues.  In addition, Mr. Gannon is responsible for spearheading consumer education initiatives like the Are You Credit Wise? program which serves to bring financial literacy programs to college students. Mr. Gannon previously worked in government relations for Credit Union National Association where he focused on interchange, small business lending, credit card billing practices, overdraft, payday lending and regulatory restructuring.  Prior to that, he worked on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress from New York State.

Mr. Gannon holds a Political Science degree from Canisius College and a MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

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Robert Giblett
VP, Sales & Marketing
Emailage

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Robert is the VP, Sales & Marketing for Emailage and joined the company late 2013.  Prior to that Robert spent the last 20+ years in IT as well as the cloud-based, enterprise software space selling into Tier 1 Retail, Financial Services and Fortune 500 companies.

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Ralf  Gladis
Co-founder and Managing Director
Computop

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Ralf is the Co-founder and Managing Director of the German based companies Computop GmbH and Computop International GmbH. In addition, Ralf acts as CEO at Computop, Inc. and Managing Director at Computop Hong Kong Ltd.
Prior to founding Computop, Ralf developed databases and wrote books and articles published by large German IT editors. In 1993 Ralf and Frank Arnoldt, a fellow Business Information Technology student at the University of Bamberg, Germany, founded Computop. Upon entering the ecommerce business in 1997, they founded German Computop GmbH. Today, the company provides international payment solutions to over 2,500 mid-large sized multichannel merchants with a yearly processing volume of $7 billion.
During the early years, Ralf acted as the architect of the Paygate’s software development, strongly utilizing his technical background. Later, he focused on sales and partner relations. Today, Ralf is responsible for the international expansion and strategic planning at Computop.

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Dave Glaser
VP Global Services
CyberSource

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Mr. Glaser leads the CyberSource Global Services organization, which provides consulting, design, integration, hosting, optimization and managed services to businesses and organizations worldwide. He is a leading authority on payment, reconciliation, security and fraudmanagement process design and implementation. and speaks regularly at industry events such as the Merchant Risk Council, Direct ResponseForum, and the NG Retail and Security Summits. Glaser joined CyberSource in April, 2000. He holds a degree in Mathematics from IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania and represents CyberSource’s point of view to the PCI Security Standards Council.

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Ignacio González-Páramo
Vice President for Global Compliance
Payvision

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Ignacio González-Páramo is Vice President for Global Compliance at Payvision, ensuring the company’s compliance with Schemes’ rules and with domestic and international legislation. As a Compliance Officer, Ignacio acts as the corporate point of interaction with the Schemes and with regulators. He also handles Public Affairs on behalf of Payvision as a licensed Payment Institution; and, in such capacity, he is Payvision’s representative in the European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF). Prior to joining Payvision in 2012, he worked at ServiRed, the leading Spanish Payments’ Scheme, in various capacities, most recently as Head of Rules and Compliance. Ignacio holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Madrid, and a Master’s degree in e-commerce and IT from Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.

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Michael Hagen
CEO
IDChecker

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Michael is the founder and CEO of IDchecker, an international ID document verification company that is considered a market leader in the US and Europe. In 1992, Michael Hagen launched a private employment agency called Dyflex where there was a need for expert ID verification in order to avoid hiring people that had presented a forged or modified ID.  In 2004, Michael launched IDchecker as an automated ID document verification company.  Initially, clients consisted mainly of HR and employment agencies.  After a few years of being the market leader in the Netherlands, Mr. Hagen took IDchecker into the global market for online identity verification.  With Michael’s experience in project management, IDchecker has grown in Europe and North America and the product line has been expanded to offer an easy-to-use but sophisticated solution for any business facing domestic and international ID document validation.  With the recent expansion of the product suite into mobile enrollment solutions, Michael’s company is now doing business with major US and international organizations in a variety of industries.  As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Hagen’s goal is to create an environment where every employee can develop their personal leadership skills and feels involved in the company’s success, resulting in satisfied and loyal clients.

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Howard Hall
Managing Director
CHyp USA

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Howard joined Consult Hyperion (known is the US as CHyp USA) in the role of Managing Director. Consult Hyperion is one of the pre-eminent firms in the world, having been lead consultants on project such as M-pesa, Transit for London (TFL) and the Hong Kong Identity Card.   Mr. Hall has over 20 years of experience leading and growing companies in the areas of IT security, business intelligence and payments. 

In recent years he was part of the executive teams of Vericept (acquired by Trustwave) and RiverGlass (Acquired by ASG Software). He has extensive expertise in strategy, corporate development and product management.

Earlier in his career he worked at some of the world’s most well respected investment banks, management consulting firms and hi-tech start-ups.

He is an entrepreneur at heart who has authored several award winning business plans (Winner-NEU Ventures Business Plan Competition; Finalist in the Harvard Business School B-Plan Competition) and in recent years, was named to the Boston Business Journal's prestigious "40 Under 40" recognizing the next generation of business leaders.

Howard holds a BA from Northeastern University where he graduated with honours.

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Chris Harper
Senior Director of Sales, North America
ReD

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Chris is Senior Director of Sales at ReD. He has spent the last eight years working in the
card-not-present ecommerce fraud prevention and payment industry, developing effective risk mitigation and cost saving solutions for tier 1 merchants.  

Prior to joining ReD, Chris worked as a Director of Sales at Silver Tail Systems, a start-up and industry leading behavioral analytics company. His previous experience includes roles at iovation and eFunds Corporation (ClearCommerce).

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Taylor Hazlehurst
Co-Founder and Director
Creative Factory— NothingIstooBig.com

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I am currently the Co-Founder and Director of Creative Factory— NothingIstooBig.com, a first-of-it’s-kind tech “extremecubator” in West Palm Beach, FL. Creative Factory challenges powerhouse incubators like Y Combinator, social media software like Radian6 and full service tech marketing agencies with a new approach to building websites, web campaigns, and social presence for both startups and large brands alike. Prior to Creative Factory, I worked with ConstellationCK to develop Pinfluence, software that assisted brands like Condé Nast Publishing, PLNDR, Custom Made and other tech eCommerce sites in analyzing and aggregating consumer-focused data from Pinterest while rapidly growing their profiles. I am currently working with Sarah Mcllroy's newest project, Ella Sole to do just that, and in one month, she has accrued over 4,000 followers on Pinterest. Creative Factory’s proprietary software mimics this process across all social mediums and has streamlined the process for launching successful digital companies and pivot campaigns, big and small. With current member graduates like SkuSpace, recently acquired by eBay, Creative Factory is poised to be the next resource giant for online marketing strategy and flawless web business execution.

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TJ Horan
Vice President Product Management
FICO

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In his current role, TJ is responsible for the Fraud solutions business unit at FICO. He is responsible for developing and promoting the strategic direction for FICO’s fraud products and manages the P&L associated with several fraud product lines in multiple industries. He is also a key strategic leader for FICO in the area of transaction decisioning and analytics. He brings a unique blend of technical and business skills to FICO, demonstrated by his ability to develop and manage global product lines and his ability to help shape FICO's business strategy and objectives in the areas of fraud and risk management. He is a recognized industry expert in credit-card fraud detection and risk management and frequently shares his thought leadership at industry and client conferences.
TJ began his career with DuPont where he helped design and maintain Expert Systems for process control. Since that time, TJ has held a variety of technical and management roles in the fields of analytics, fraud and risk management, and decision management at industry leading companies such as HNC Software, SAS, and FICO. An industry veteran in the product management discipline, TJ has also been responsible for global implementation and consulting organizations.
TJ holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Statistics, both from the University of South Carolina.

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Joel T. Hoskins
Director of Operations
International Processing Solution

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Mr. Hoskins has developed and managed ecommerce and payment service solutions for over 10 years. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California State University, Chico, Mr. Hoskins spent several years producing broadcast news before accepting his first management position in the early run-up of the Internet industry. Mr. Hoskins has almost two decades of progressive experience building and managing cross-functional teams for several industry defining companies including CompuServe and Warner Bros., with an increasing focus on delivering and supporting complex services. For the past decade, Mr. Hoskins has executed direct and broad responsibility for a range of payment services to merchants, including 3rd party processing, advanced gateway and billing model management, reporting and merchant support.

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Lisa Hrabosky
CFE
PayPal

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Lisa is responsible for PayPal’s Global Core Payments payment network strategy and compliance with the major card brands, ACH regulatory and NACHA Rules management, and PayPal’s global relationships with MasterCard and Visa. Internally she is point for PayPal’s payment policies setting the tone of what PayPal can and can’t do from an industry perspective to enable payment options in the PayPal wallet or through direct credit card acceptance products. Lisa frequently strategizes with internal and external partners to create payment solutions that delight customers and work within existing rule frameworks or challenge those that may not contemplate safe and innovative solutions.
Throughout her tenure at PayPal, Lisa has worn many hats from analytics, strategic planning, negotiating and managing some of the largest and most strategic commercial relationships, including the US card acquiring and US ACH and treasury services contracts for eBay Inc. She has contributed to successful product launches in multiple countries with diverse payment offerings from local alternative methods, to co-branded card issuing programs, local acquiring and launches of new PayPal products.
Lisa has spent nearly 20 years in the payments and risk management industry and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and US patent holder.  Prior to PayPal, Lisa worked at the STAR Network / First Data, where she managed fee billing, risk management, and member and ISO/third party relations. She spoke frequently to educate the network’s participants on REG E, network rules, processing/settlement, and risk management. Lisa also spent time with Verizon Wireless’ risk management and finance team, Union Bank’s audit and debit card operations and with Nordstrom in risk management.

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Catherine Johnston
President and CEO
ACT Canada

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Catherine Johnston is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ACT Canada, the stakeholder association driving payment evolution and digital identity. She has been with the association for 24 years.  She is also the Chair of the International Smart Card Associations Network, and founder of the Canadian Women in Payments Networking group.

As the president of ACT Canada, she works with issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants, regulators, consumers and other payments stakeholders. Catherine is a founding member and past Vice-Chairman of the Stakeholders Advisory Council of the Canadian Payments Association.

She monitors the market place and industry, consults, teaches and conducts executive briefings.  She has become a leading expert in privacy and chip technologies, serving as the association’s Chief Privacy Officer.


Over the past six years, much of her focus has been on EMV, as Canada moved to convert.  Now her focus is on EMV across North America, m-commerce and other emerging payment issues and opportunities.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and is the driving force behind Cardware, Canada's premiere payments insight conference.

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Mark Johnston
Product Adoption Manager
Infogix, Inc.

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Mark currently serves as the Product Adoption Manager at Infogix, a software company based just outside of Chicago.  In this role Mark works directly with large customers to leverage their current licensed products and solutions to bring increased value to the organization, as well as assisting companies in evaluating potential new product and/or solution adoption.  Mark works with companies in the financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.
Mark holds a MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management and has also been a licensed investment adviser, branch compliance officer and insurance writer.  Mark currently serves as an adjunct faculty for the MBA program at Keller School of Management.

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Matthew  Joseff
Senior Technology Evangelist
RSA The Security Division of EMC

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At an early age, Matthew Joseff had a passion for computers and game theory; he started out setting up computers at trade shows and managed an ISP while at university. Having started his career at BBN Technologies he realized that his skills were best used in a startup environment which lead him to Silver Tail Systems, now a part of RSA, the security division of EMC. As the dependent of two government intelligence officers, Matthew was raised in several countries, including Japan and Italy, and applied his real world knowledge to his passion. With over three decades of substantial experience Matthew was a critical part of maturing several startups and integrating cutting edge technology with real world productivity. Proficient in several languages, Matthew is also the youngest candidate to ever run for Governor of Louisiana, a former National Guardsman, and a current elected member of his town's Economic Development Commission.

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Louis Kearns
Director of Payments
Shopify

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 Louis Kearns is the Director of Payments at Shopify. Shopify is a global commerce platform that makes it easy to sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between.

With a background in payments, risk, online gaming, and e-commerce, his past projects have focused on building payments roadmaps, integrating global payment solutions, and developing customized fraud and anti-collusion systems. Louis has lived in Vancouver, Montreal and Boston, with past positions at Pivotal Payments and Everest Gaming. A proud father of two, Louis currently lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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Dennis Keller
Internet Project Analyst
Garmin International

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Dennis has been with Garmin International, a leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and an innovator in consumer electronics, for three years. He manages projects to expand Garmin’s global retail web presence. His current focus is the consolidation of domestic and international payment processing for web, direct, and POS retail sales. Prior to joining Garmin, Dennis managed the development of pharmaceutical customer portals at McKesson.  His previous positions include 10 years managing projects for American Century Investments and the LearningQuest college savings program. He taught programming and database management at the college level for eight years. Dennis holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Kansas and was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Scott Kimsey
Managing Partner
PayEx

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Scott has 24 years’ experience in the acquiring industry. Working with TSYS, Vital Processing and Global Payments, Scott has not only sold these enterprise systems but has been involved in conversions, client management, client training and programming.

A career including working in operations and programming within the Merchant Division at TSYS, a VP of Sales at Vital and a Director of Sales at Global Payments Scott has worked on every facet of the relationship between the Acquirer, the Processor and the Merchant.

Scott has extensive experience with Service Contracts, Processing Contracts, Pricing and Client Development. As an experienced Acquiring Industry consultant, Scott provides critical assistance to associations, processors, acquirers and merchants. Services include but are not limited to projects for card not present processing, prepaid programs, M&A and RFP services.

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Pete Kledaras
Chief Risk Officer
CashStar

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Pete sets product and service strategy for CashStar’s best-in-class risk and fraud management. Breakthrough performance at the Bank of New York, First USA/Bank One, and boutique retail banks opened opportunities for Pete to advise blue–chip organizations on three continents at an executive level, including Visa EU, Barclaycard UK, BNP Paribas, TD Bank, Wright Express Corp., PowerPay LLC, and a variety of private equity firms. Pete graduated early with a BS in Economics from the University of Delaware and began his career as an economist for the US Treasury and the International Monetary Fund.

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Aaron Kline
Director of eCommerce Solutions
ID Analytics

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Aaron Kline is Director of eCommerce Solutions at ID Analytics, where he leads the company's efforts to reduce online and card-not-present fraud. Kline's extensive eCommerce experience enables him to balance the need for optimal user experiences with the requirements of fraud management. Prior to joining ID Analytics, Kline led the New Business Initiatives Team within the Consumer Group at Intuit. He has held leadership roles at Provide Commerce, including leading ProFlowers International, organic growth initiatives, and various M&A activities. Kline has also held various operating roles at Cox Communications, HD Supply, and The Home Depot. He earned both his MBA and BA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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Dan Kramer
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Merchant Services
Shazam

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Dan is responsible for directing the marketing and merchant strategic and operational functions for the SHAZAM Network. He leads the innovation and expansion of company merchant and marketing products and services, providing guidance and coordination from the customers’ perspectives.

Dan has an extensive 19-year background in merchant portfolio management, electronic funds transfer (EFT) sales, and EFT marketing. He joined SHAZAM in 1999 as a Merchant Product Manager, and became the Senior Vice President of Merchant Services in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, Dan focused his efforts on strengthening and expanding SHAZAM’s acquiring business. He moved to his current role of Senior Vice President of Marketing and Merchant Services in 2006.In 2007, Dan joined the board of directors for the Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA). He has served as chairman of the IGIA, president of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, currently serves on the ETA Strategic Leadership Program Planning Committee for 2013, and also serves on the boards of Iowa and Missouri Grocers Association and the YMCA of Greater Des Moines.Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Janet Langenderfer
Managing Director
Vision Partners & Associates

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Janet Langenderfer is the Managing Director of Vision Partners & Associates, a consulting firm that helps merchants manage their payments programs.  Her career has spanned more than 20 years in the “credit card” industry, having worked for Amtrak, MasterCard, First Chicago Bank and Vision Partners where clients included government entities and major retailers. As Senior Director of Payments at Amtrak she demonstrated the depth of her knowledge and ability to meet company needs.

She has provided direct support to high level executives by taking on high-pressure situations with quick thinking, rapid responses and intense attention.  She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has presented testimony to a Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate.She built and operated revenue collection systems with a focus on new technology and customer needs, driving the conversion from paper card processing on board trains to a fully automated, mobile payments acceptance program while operating all customer payment programs.Janet launched a long-term strategy to improve the infrastructure for all customer payments acceptance.  This included creation of a PCI-compliant organization through policy development, drastic changes in technology, and leading an organization-wide campaign to build support for the program.  She interpreted the challenging external and internal regulatory documents into policies and operational procedures necessary for a successful program.

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Phil Levy
Vice President, Product Management - eCommerce Solutions Group
First Data Corporation

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Phil Levy is Vice President, Product Management in the eCommerce Solutions group at First Data Corporation.  In this role, Phil is responsible for product strategy and commercialization of First Data’s suite of Card-not-Present payment processing solutions.

 

Prior to joining First Data, Phil led the eCommerce businesses for Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) and eFunds/ClearCommerce.  In these positions, Phil was responsible for delivery of payment and risk management solutions to the Retail and Government markets. 

 

Phil has more than 20 years experience in the payments industry and related technology businesses.

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David Libenson
Vice President of Financial Operations
Aéropostale

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David oversees Aéropostale’s corporate functions in the finance/accounting areas.  He has been with Aéropostale for over

20 years and directly oversees accounts payable/receivable, sales audit, financial systems, and the gift card program.  

His groups monitor the processing of all sales and payments in the company’s 1,000+ stores.  His work focuses on keeping

the many processes flowing and supporting the stores while managing the cross-functional growth of nearly every area of

the business.

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Michael Liquornik
President
Fin-Serv Advisors

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Michael Liquornik is President of Fin-Serv Advisors, a consulting practice focused on advising various participants in the payments industry, including Financial Institution, Processors, Payment Service Providers/Payment Facilitators, Commerce Platforms, Large Corporate Merchants and Private Equity/Venture Capital investors in the Payments Sector, in North America, Europe, LAC and Asia-Pac. Mr. Liquornik has served as a Senior Executive and advisor in the Payments industry for the past 12+ years. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Optimal Payments Inc. and Executive Vice-President, Payment and Operations at NEOVIA Financial PLC, each of which provides payment solutions to merchants in general, and e-commerce merchants in particular. Mr. Liquornik, through Fin-Serv, advises and assists clients with developing their Global “core payments” capabilities, entering new markets, understanding local forms of payments, credit/risk/compliance and regulatory matters, as well as providing M&A advisory services on payments-related matters.

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Chris Logel
Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Shoe Carnival, Inc.

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Loss Prevention / Law Enforcement professional for 27 years. Responsible for managing all loss prevention functions in 50-60 stores. I am the super user for the company's exception based reporting systems. Responsible for and maintain the fraud prevention rules on the company's ecommerce site since

pre- launch 3 years ago. Currently live in Murfreesboro, TN. with wife, Jamie and  3 sons, Calib, Lleyton and Legend.

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David W. Lott
Retail Payments Expert
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Dave Lott is a Retail Payments Expert with the Retail Payments Risk Forum of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and has more than 35 years of experience in the Retail Banking and Payments industries.  As part of the team at the Retail Payments Risk Forum, Dave works with payments stakeholders in researching payment systems and products, focusing on risks and mitigating strategies.  A key area of focus for his present work is customer, transaction and data security issues.  As such, Dave has done considerable work with the wide range of card and payment technologies including card; mobile devices including tablets, phones; other payment form factors, and their various delivery channels.  As part of that work, he has evaluated technologies such as chip cards incorporating EMV, 2D bar code (QR) and cloud authentication/ processing as to their operation and impact on payment risks.   Dave works with representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston in facilitating the meetings of the Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup.  He is a member of the BITS Payment Card Fraud Sub-Group as well as a representative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in other inter-agency and intra-Federal Reserve System working groups.

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Warren Lusk
Manager of Product and Business Development
PSiGate

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Warren’s payment industry experiences spans 15 years and counting. Having started in the website storefront and shopping cart software industry, he gained a tremendous amount of knowledge working with ISP’s and Hosting Companies all over North America while delivering a wide suite of e-commerce products and services.  

In 2002, he made the move to PSiGate in the role of Senior Sales Manager and was responsible for growing sales through several different verticals. In addition to the sales role, he was also responsible for marketing and product enhancement. In 2009 PSiGate was acquired by Hometrust where Warren played a significant role in the shift from ISO to now becoming a Canadian Acquirer. Today as Manager of Product and Business Development he is focused on developing the Agent/ISO channel while utilizing his technical skills on new Product initiatives and working toward future product and sales growth. Although focused on the Canadian Market both US and International e-commerce is a large consideration and Part of future plans in the ever changing landscape of e-commerce.   

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Rick Lynch
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Verifi

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Rick Lynch is Senior Vice President of Business Development for Verifi, Inc. Mr. Lynch joined Verifi in 2006 and has over 15 years of deep experience in payment risk management, chargeback prevention and management, card-not-present, MOTO, fraud prevention and payment processing.

Mr. Lynch is Chairman of the Electronic Retail Association Payments Committee and currently a member of the Merchant Risk Council. He has been a presenter at multiple industry events, including the Direct Response Forum (DRF), and as well as multiple MRC conferences and CNP Expos. Rick has been published in a number of articles in payment industry periodicals, including Transaction Trends, Transaction World and The Green Sheet.Prior to joining Verifi, Mr. Lynch served as Director of Marketing, Sales, and Business Development for Cardinal Commerce Corporation.

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André Malinowski
Director, Financial Management Solution
ModusLink Corporation

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Andre Malinowski is the director of ModusLink's Financial Management Solution and in that role, advises multiple large, global online merchants on the complexities of global e-business ecosystems and developing long-term financial management and payment strategies to enable growth. Prior to ModusLink, Andre held various positions with enterprises specializing in online transactions.

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Michael Mallon
Product Manager
Accertify

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Michael Mallon has been involved in the e-commerce payments and chargeback management space for over a decade. For most of this time, his primary responsibility was managing a shared services team which provided chargeback management services for some of the largest e-commerce merchants globally. The industry verticals this team supported included: digital goods and services, hard good retail, travel & entertainment, alternative payment gateways as well as non-digital service providers. In recent years, Michael’s focus has shifted from operational fulfillment to a more consultant focused role in the global chargeback management space.

Michael often speaks at conferences in the U.S., Europe and Latin America about the challenges a merchant faces in the payments industry today when it comes to dispute management.

Currently, Michael manages the Accertify® Chargeback Management and Accertify® Profile Builder products for Accertify globally.

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Chris Marchand
VP of Business Development
Verifi

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Chris Marchand is VP of Business Development at Verifi, Inc. In this leadership role, he has helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands mitigate CNP risk, recover revenue, reduce churn, and retain customers.

As a seasoned payments industry expert, for the past 10 years Mr. Marchand has advised merchants on a diverse array of payment improvement options, including payment operations, card brand payment regulations and overcoming PCI compliance challenges. In addition to his strategic business development and partnership responsibilities, Mr. Marchand is a regular speaker at payment industry conferences and has educated thousands of merchants on payment fraud and risk mitigation, dispute and billing management and customer retention strategies.

Mr. Marchand joined Verifi in 2012. Prior to joining Verifi, Mr. Marchand worked at Chase Paymentech, where he was responsible for managing more than 800 strategic partnerships.

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Vanesa  Martínez
Head of Banking Accounts and Financial
Destinia.com

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Vanesa Martínez studied a double degree in Business Administration and Tourism in Antonio de Nebrija University in Madrid. She is currently Head of Banking Accounts and Financial at Destinia.com, responsible for Payment Methods, helping to build strategic partnerships with key payments providers and leading the planning and implementation of payment processes in the backend and in the financial area. Setting the company strategy in e-Payments worldwide, matching local needs with global solutions is her main goal.
Destinia.com is one of the most notable early Bitcoin adopters in Europe, leading the OTAs sector towards a new and innovative way of understanding online transactions. Thanks to a strong collaboration from all departments within the company, the implementation of the crypto-currency in a record time of two weeks was possible.

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Les Matthews
Senior Business Leader
MasterCard

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Les Matthews is senior business leader, U.S. emerging payments at MasterCard.  In this role, he leads a team responsible for sales of MasterCard emerging payments solutions to providers and recipients in the financial services ecosystem.  These products include MasterPass digital wallet, fraud solutions, bill pay, P2P solutions and inControl, among others.

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Paul Mazerac
Manager of Loss Prevention
Walt Disney Co.

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Paul Mazerac is a Manager of Loss Prevention at the Disney Store. He is responsible for all Loss Prevention activities related to Disney Store e-commerce, Guest Services, and the Disney Store supply chain. He specializes in e-commerce risk, online fraud prevention, social media escalations, chargeback management, supply chain security, C-TPAT compliance, audits, and safety. Paul has over 15 years of loss prevention experience. He previously held various Loss Prevention leadership positions with Office Depot, TJX Companies, and Pep Boys.

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Justin McDonald
Risk Management Consultant
The Fraud Practice

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Justin McDonald is a Risk Management Consultant with The Fraud Practice where he conducts data and business analysis for clients from a variety of industries across the globe in addition to leading the development and management of The Fraud Practice’s professional training and certification programs. Since joining the Fraud Practice in 2010 Mr. McDonald has been called on to perform extensive analysis for clients on various consulting engagements, provided in-depth analysis for merchant’s as the manager of The Fraud Practice’s Chargeback Monitoring Report, and has conducted detailed research; writing industry specific white papers, blog posts and prepared research documents. Mr. McDonald holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics, and Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs & Economics, as well as the eCommerce Fraud Professional Certification.

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John McDonnell
Co-Founder and CEO
Bitnet Technologies Ltd.

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John McDonnell is the co-founder and CEO of Bitnet Technologies Ltd., a processing platform that enables merchants to accept Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies as payment in exchange for goods and services.  John is a seasoned FinTech executive and investor with 20+ years of experience in M&A, investments, business development and international operations.   Prior to founding Bitnet, John served as Senior Vice President for Visa and head of business development for CyberSource, a global provider of electronic payment processing and security solutions for eCommerce and POS merchants.   Previously, John served as Executive Vice President - Chief Strategy Officer, General Counsel and a member of the board of directors of TNS, spearheading corporate development activities for the global provider of business-critical communications services to card processing, financial services and telecommunications industries.   John also served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development for enterprise software provider PaylinX and negotiated its merger with CyberSource in 2000.  John earned his B.A. degree with honors from Stanford University and his J.D. from UCLA law school.

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Ken Meiser
Director of Authentication and Verification Solutions
ID Analytics

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Ken Meiser is ID Analytics' Director of Authentication and Verification Solutions. He has 20 years of experience in designing and implementing risk mitigation, compliance and authentication services and products at Cortera, LexisNexis, ChoicePoint and the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
Meiser oversaw the implementation of Identity and Age verification for several Fortune 500 consumer products and financial services firms and architected specialty applications to support federal agencies. He has provided expert testimony to state and federal regulators on the best practices in identity and the use of public records and private consumer data. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and served eight years in the U.S. Air Force.

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Ruston  Miles
Chief of Product Innovation, Founder,
Bluefin Payment Systems

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Ruston brings a combined 20 years of telecom and payment security experience to his role of Chief of Production Innovation where he serves as Bluefin’s security thought leader and technology evangelist.  
Bluefin serves merchants that represent over 100,000 locations worldwide with advanced payment processing and security solutions. Bluefin is the first and currently the only PCI-validated P2PE Solution provider in North America. Ruston founded Bluefin in 2002 and speaks at various conferences on payment security throughout the year.
Ruston is a PCI Professional (PCIP), Certified Payment Professional (CPP), Certified Internet Business Strategist (CIBS), and an active participant with the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) through the PCI Participating Organization (PCI-PO) program since 2007.

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Jeff Muschick
VP, Business & Channel Development
MasterCard

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Jeff Muschick is Vice President, Business & Channel Development for MasterCard’s Emerging Payments, Product Sales organization. Working with both merchants and issuers, Jeff helps optimize clients’ payment systems through enhanced acceptance and innovative fraud detection.  He leverages the MasterCard Worldwide Network, their industry-leading intelligent authorization services, and real-time transaction fraud detection solutions.
Since joining MasterCard in 2005, Jeff has led business development, voice of customer, and product steering efforts related to predictive analytics and modelling for both Cardholder and Enterprise Security solutions.
Previously, Jeff serviced Fortune 500 retail merchants and financial services clients while working at Epsilon and Maritz in various product development, account management and sales roles.

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Ish Nabhan
VP Sales for Canada
PayVision

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Ish Nabhan joined Payvision in November 2013 as VP Sales for Canada with the goal to boost cross-border eCommerce in the Canadian market and to expand Payvision’s global acquiring network. As an entrepreneur, with over ten years of experience in the payment processing and telecommunication industry, in companies such as First Data and SumUp, Ish saw an opportunity to drive international growth in Canada by connecting businesses and cultures through global card processing.

As a business development executive, Ish is a firm believer in consultative selling and strongly regards value as the key to success. With Payvision, Ish is able to provide a solid proposition that relies on cutting edge technology, shared expertise, and secure solutions for the global card processing market.

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Siva Narendra
Co-Founder and CEO
Tyfone, Inc.

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Siva is co-founder and CEO of Tyfone, Inc. Before his current responsibility, he was with Intel Laboratories specializing in energy and yield aware designs. He has authored over 60 technical papers in peer reviewed conferences and journals, and frequently lectures on technology forums. He also has over 100 issued/pending patents and holds 5 divisional recognition awards from Intel and an award in 2003 for having 19 issued patents in that year.
Siva is a frequent speaker at a wide range of forums including ones sponsored by academia and industry as well as organizations such as IEEE, FSTC, CTIA, SmartCard Alliance and FTC. He is a co-author and editor of the Leakage [Energy] in Nanometer CMOS Technologies book published by Springer. Siva is an Adjunct Faculty with the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland State University and Oregon State University. He is the Chair of Technology Directions sub-committee at the International Solid-State Circuit Conference and has been an active member of the Technical Program Committees of A-SSCC, and International Symposiums focusing on Low Power Design (ISLPED) and Quality Electronic Design (ISQED).
Siva has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Siva is located in Portland, US.

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Kelly O'Brien
Assistant Vice President
TicketNetwork, Inc.

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Kelly O’Brien is the Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Security, Risk & Compliance for TicketNetwork, Inc.  She has over 15 years of diverse experience as an IT professional with an extensive background in PCI Compliance, security awareness training, information security, policies and procedures, systems administration, desktop support, technical writing, business analysis and SAP.

Prior to joining TicketNetwork, Kelly was an Internal Security Assessor at LEGO Systems, Inc. and has held many various positions in the IT field with financial organizations in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  In September of 2012, she wrote an article on PCI Compliance that was published in PENTest magazine.

Kelly is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP) and attended Western New England College earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  She has also completed several credits in Economic Crime Investigation and Information Systems Management.  She is currently pursuing Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification.

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Gils Op De Weegh
Chief Operations Officer
Payvision

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Having previously worked in the Banking Industry (ABN AMRO) Gijs joined Payvision in 2002 as head of Legal and Financial Operations.

During the past 10 years Gijs has been responsible for all global financial operations. His experience with the different aspects of e-commerce and his great knowledge and insight in the complexity of Card Payment Solutions have been fundamental in enabling Payvision to develop innovative technical solutions and strategic business alliances, which have led to consistent business growth and great success in terms of geographical expansion and increasing profit.

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Michael Orlando
Chief Sales Officer
Jumio Inc.

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Michael heads up Jumio’s worldwide sales and business development efforts and brings over 20 years of high-growth company experience to this role. As Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Services at CyberSource, Michael oversaw all enterprise sales and professional services functions worldwide. During his tenure, he was responsible for driving revenue growth from $35M (2004) to $340M, increasing global department staff from 58 to 177, establishing new international offices in Singapore, China, Brazil, Australia, and Dubai, and implementing new enterprise-wide compensation and organizational structures. He served in a primary role in driving the $2 billion acquisition of CyberSource by Visa Inc. in 2010. In addition to his experience with CyberSource, Michael has held a variety of sales positions in a number of technology companies, including AVT Corporation, Comdial Corporation, Nitsuko America, and Inter-Tel.

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Jason Oxman
CEO
Electronic Transactions Association

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Oxman brings two decades of technology and policy experience to ETA, the global trade association representing more than 500 financial and technology companies in the electronic payments industry. He joined ETA from the Consumer Electronics Association, owner of the International CES®, where he served as senior vice president of industry affairs. Previously, Oxman served as general counsel of a technology industry trade association and as vice president of a Silicon Valley-based technology company. Oxman also worked at the Federal Communications Commission to develop and implement technology and broadband policies. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Maine Supreme Court, and he is also a former broadcast journalist. Oxman received his B.A. cum laude from Amherst College, and his M.S. and J.D. from Boston University.

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Rey Pasinli
Executive Director
Total Apps Inc.

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Rey Pasinli is one of the credit card processing industry’s foremost experts on emerging internet trends and evolving technologies. With fifteen years of industry experience, he has successfully collaborated with over 10,000 internet merchants. As Executive Director of Total Apps Inc., Mr. Pasinli is responsible for identifying and developing emerging web-based technologies to improve the performance of each client’s processing. Mr. Pasinli currently collaborates with the top executives at multiple banks alongside with 700+ prominent internet business service vendors, to provide clients with a one-stop-shop for everything related to selling on the internet. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Fullerton and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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Surag Patel
Vice President of Global Product Management
41st Parameter

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Surag Patel brings more than a decade of experience to 41st Parameter where he serves as Vice President of Global Product Management.  An experienced, highly analytical product and marketing executive, Surag’s specialty is in digital advertising platforms and high growth eCommerce companies. Prior to 41st Parameter, Surag led global data strategy and consumer insights for InMobi, the largest independent mobile ad network.

Surag blends his experience with agile development methods with a mix of engineering expertise, product strategy and domain expertise. Prior to InMobi, Surag spent five years at comScore leading advertising effectiveness research and development of the Ad Effx™ suite of products. Surag has been recognized as a digital media expert by industry bodies and is a frequent speaker at marquee events. Surag holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Masters in Engineering Management from Duke University.

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Harold Paulson
Director of Fraud Risk Management North America
eBay Enterprise

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Harold Paulson is the Director of Fraud Risk Management North America for eBay Enterprise.  In this role, Harold is responsible for managing ecommerce fraud risk for 100+ retail websites with over $4.5B in annual sales.  
Before joining eBay Enterprise in 2011, Harold was a Risk Senior Manager at JPMorgan Chase and was responsible for ecommerce authorizations policy and merchant risk management for Chase Card Services.  Harold has over 25 years of card industry experience in technology, operations, and risk management, and is a co-inventor for several patented fraud risk innovations.

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George Peabody
Senior Director
Glenbrook Partners

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George Peabody is on the Bitcoin team at Glenbrook Partners, one of the authors of Glenbrook's Bitcoin and Beyond workshops.  He's worked for Glenbrook clients and written widely on payments security, authentication, and identity management.
George brings 10 years in payments technology and 25 years in IT and entrepreneurial management to help clients with strategy and market development. He applies his consulting expertise across a  range of business and technology issues with particular emphasis on competitive positioning, technology investment road mapping, and innovation.

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Alex Pezold
Co-Founder
TokenEx

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Alex Pezold is a Co-Founder of TokenEx where he serves leadership, growth, and strategy functions.  Prior to his current role at TokenEx, Alex served as a strategic advisor to CSOs and Executive Management surrounding Information Assurance, Information Security and Compliance. A former Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) with the PCI Security Standards Council, Alex has developed a mindshare in the compliance and risk reduction arena.  Alex is currently a CISSP, holds CNSS Certifications, and obtained his Masters of Science in Computer Science with emphasis in Information Security.

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Andy Phillipson
Director of Engineering Services
BitPay, Inc.

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Andy Phillipson specializes in software systems integration, implementation, and adoption as well as software development process and methodology.  Areas of specialization include Bitcoin payment processing, IT governance, DevOps, and all things related to the SDLC (Agile, Scrum, Rational Unified Process, software system analysis, design, and implementation, requirements management, project management, change management, and test management).

Andy has been with BitPay, Inc. since 2013 and been working in the software industry since 1986.  He helps clients plan and execute the introduction and innovation of Bitcoin payment solutions into businesses including integration of technology platforms and business processes.

Previously, Andy worked with businesses to plan and execute SDLC & DevOps process improvement initiatives including overseeing software development tool and training deployment; providing hands on tool and process mentoring; and delivering formal classroom training.  His efforts continuously challenge teams to excel resulting in visible business value.

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Amy Pierce
Attorney
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Ms. Pierce is an active member of Pillsbury’s Consumer & Retail Team and Restaurant, Food and Beverage Team, and Pillsbury’s Payments, Privacy, Data Security & Information Use, and Social Media & Games focus teams.   Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, including highly complex matters, and related federal and state law and regulatory compliance counseling.
Her considerable experience includes representing defendants in class actions claiming lender or merchant liability under California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Business Practices Act, Foreign Translation Law, Rees-Levering Automobile Sales Finance Act, Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, and gift card, money transmitter licensing, escrow licensing and unclaimed property laws.

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David Pipe
Chief Marketing Officer
ZNAP™ (MPayMe Ltd)

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David brings more than 25 years’ experience from three international markets (USA, Australia, and UK) to the role. He has a strong history of product development and marketing of banking and payments products for retail distribution as well as B2B business development and sales.  Prior to MPayMe, David was the Head of Sales and Marketing across all divisions for Premium Credit Limited. As Vice President of Financial Services at KAE Strategic Marketing, David led the market intelligence division, directing global consulting engagements in Finance, Banking, and Insurance. His diverse background has meant he has had experience in many businesses including Genworth Financial, JP Morgan, Charles Schwab and St. George Bank.

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Tom Pouliot
Payments Evangelist
Vantiv/Litle & Co.

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Tom Pouliot brings almost threedecades of payment processing and bankcard industry experience to his role as Payment Evangelist for Litle & Co., where he is currently focusing on alternative and international payments for Vantiv, Inc.

Prior to joining Litle, Pouliot had founded his own independent sales organization (ISO) Alliance Merchant Services of Orlando, FL. AMS focused on mid to large retailers, hotels and medical payments in Central Florida. 

Previously, he served as Vice President of Payment Processing for Promisant Ltd. He also held a high-profile role as Senior/Vice President of Electronic Commerce for MasterCard International, where served on the International Security Committee, the International Operating Committee (rules and regulations)  Interchange Rate Committee (set interchange rates) and was a representative on EMV Chip card standards board.

Pouliot holds BAs in Economics and Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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Aaron Press
Director, Market Planning, eCommerce and Payments
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

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Aaron Press is Director, Market Planning, eCommerce and Payments, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.  Aaron's experience stretches across the payments and technology industry landscape, from issuing to processing to acquiring. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has published articles and white papers covering a range of issues in payments.  Previously, Mr. Press led strategic initiatives to develop and market secure electronic payment products and solutions, including EMV and mobile payments, for issuers, processors, and merchants at Gemalto. At Chase Paymentech, he directed payments industry research, competitive analysis, and thought leadership programs to drive marketing, innovation, and product development. Mr. Press also worked in corporate development at Alliance Data, directing strategic analysis of new innovations in payments and loyalty services. He holds a Master's Degree from George Mason University, and a BA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Melissa Rabasco
Manager, Customer Success
Vantiv/Litle & Co.

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Melissa brings to Litle an extensive background in account management, specifically in the financial services and card-not-present environment, working with merchants to conceptualize, interpret, and analyze their requirements.  As Manager, Customer Success at Litle & Co., Melissa works with merchants to understand their payments acceptance needs, reveal opportunities for further efficiencies and cost effective solutions, and recommend technical and operational solutions in support of the merchant's business growth.

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Greg Raiz
Founder
Raizlabs

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Greg Raiz, founded Raizlabs in 2003 with a vision to create awesome software. Greg is a leader in the Boston technology and mobile community and has worked on a wide range of problems. He got his start at Microsoft as a program manager on Windows XP. After XP Greg moved back to Boston and founded Raizlabs with a focus on user experience. For the first four years Raizlabs concentrated on designing interfaces for web applications. In 2007 when Apple released the iPhone:

The iPhone was the perfect platform for us. We had spent years crafting experiences and designing software. Here was a platform that not only made it easy, but made it fun.

Our first app was launched within a month of the AppStore unveiling. One soon became two, and two soon became dozens. Greg is active in the mobile and design community, in Boston and beyond. He founded DrinksOnTap.org and has spoken on mobile tech at many universities and events including: MIT, MobileMonday, Harvard Business School, Bentley, Olin as well as for companies like Microsoft, Fidelity, Staples and others. He has served as vice chair BostonCHI and secretary of the usability group, UPA Boston. He is currently growing the company and launching a new service called AppBlade.com. Gregory Raiz can be contacted at graiz@raizlabs.com. His personal blog called Greg’s Head covers interface design, mobile technology and user experience topics. He can also be found on Twitter as @graiz.

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Michael Roche
Vice President of Sales Engineering
CardinalCommerce

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Michael Roche is the Vice President of Sales Engineering at CardinalCommerce where he focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with enterprise partners in order to provide them with ecommerce solutions tailored to their needs.

Mr. Roche has been with CardinalCommerce since 2003, and is the founding member of the sales force and merchant support teams, where he has had the opportunity to contribute and lead the development of all of Cardinal’s Consumer Authentication programs.He is a member of The Payments Committee with the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) and is active with other industry organizations such as the Direct Response Forum, Electronic Transaction Association, Secure Remote Payments Council, and Cardholder Not Present Forum. He is frequently invited to speak at industry events on various payments- and fraud-related topics, in the U.S. and internationally.

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Doug Rodewald
Associate Partner
W. Capra

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Doug has spent his career working with clients spanning QSR, Convenience and Fuel Retail, education, daily deal and

publications to identify, design and implement payment and technology solutions to improve their businesses. With the

emergence and ongoing maturation of mobile commerce, Doug has been focused on providing industry-leading retailers the

knowledge and skills necessary to define and implement mobile consumer engagement strategies.

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Chad Roll
President
PayVisors

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Chad is President of PayVisors, as Consulting Company that specializes in Sales Process Optimization for Companies with Recurring Revenue.

With over 30 years’ experience in Technology, his career started in 1981 with Texas Instruments and quickly moved into Direct Telesales of Software.  Often referred to as one of the Founders of Software Telesales, Chad’s first exposure to Card Not Present Transactions was processing Phone Orders for Software in the Mid 80’s.

In the 90’s Chad was involved in 2 Nasdaq IPO’s both of which exceeded $50 Million in Direct Sales Revenues.  The second of those IPO’s was Keynote Systems which was the First SAAS Company to reach $50M in Recurring Revenue.  Many of the principles used today in SAAS Metrics and Reporting were pioneered by the executive team at Keynote.

Over the past 10 years Chad has been consulting with technology companies in the areas of Sales Processes, Inbound Marketing, Ecommerce, Web Development and Translations Services, as well as Merchant Services Integration.

Most recently with PayVisors his focus has been Software Companies, Enterprise Merchants and Payment Service Providers.

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Bob Russo
General Manager
PCI Security Standards Council

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Bob Russo, the General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council, works with representatives from American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. to drive awareness and adoption of the PCI Data Security Standard. Mr. Russo is responsible for driving the organization's growth and development, as well as meeting its goals to create educational programs, establish pools of certified Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Internal Security Assessors (ISAs), PCI Forensic Investigators (PFIs), and Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), and incorporate feedback from all stakeholders across the payment chain into the work of the Council and the development of new standards. In addition, Mr. Russo oversees the PCI Security Standards Council's training, testing, and certification programs for QSAs, ISAs, PFIs, and ASVs.

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Luke Salinas
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Adyen

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Luke Salinas is a relative newcomer to Adyen, where he manages strategic partnerships for North America.  He got his start with payments and risk at Uber, where he helped the company reduce fraud and rapidly expand into more than 15 new countries.  He specializes in mobile and international payments strategy, and frequently works with clients looking to expand their payment acceptance capabilities into new and challenging markets.

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Shaunt Sarkissian
Founder
Cortex MCP

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Shaunt is a seasoned payment industry veteran, and founder and visionary of Cortex MCP. Prior to Cortex, Shaunt was the VP, Strategic Business Development for ROAM Data, Inc. - the industry leader in Mobile Commerce and Mobile POS. At ROAM, Shaunt drove all key client acquisition and strategy opportunities for ROAM with key clients including PayPal, Groupon, Google and others. Shaunt was also the Founder and CEO of Sarkcom Corporation, where he drove the drafting of four innovative US patents which form the basis for the Cortex platform. He has also served in various Sales, Business Development, and Strategy roles with CyberSource, and FEI Company.

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Jimmy Scarborough
VP of Business Development
Bank of America Merchant Services

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Jimmy has been in the Electronic Payments Industry for over 15 years. He joined Bank of America Merchant Services in 2010 with a primary focus on topics such as the Durbin Amendment and International. Prior roles include 3 years at RBS WorldPay , 7 years at Chase Merchant Services / Paymentech and 3 years at GE Capital where he held multiple roles including managing some of the largest retailers in the world.

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Don Seba
Global Payment Strategy Supervisor
UPS

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Don Seba is a Global Payment Strategy Supervisor for UPS and is responsible for the development of processes for acceptance of global electronic payments. Don has worked for UPS for 29 years and has been in a support role for credit card payment processing for the last 10 years. Don has also held supervisor positions in Payroll, Billing, Accounts Receivable and Collections.  Don was instrumental in the development of RFPs for billing and payment processes.

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Nuno Sebastiao
Chairman & CEO
Feedzai

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Nuno Sebastiao, CEO at Feedzai, formerly led large systems development for the European Space Agency. Nuno was a co-founder at Evolve Space Solutions. Presently, Nuno and his top team of data scientists at Feedzai are using artificial intelligence to deliver fraud prevention software at Big Data scale in order to “Make Commerce Safe”.

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Jim Shanahan
CEO
Prepaidian

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Jim Shanahan is the CEO of Prepaidian, a provider of  prepaid debit cards. His breadth of experience within the payment industry is exceptional, having worked on virtually every type of payment product for  leading card issuers, acquirers and processors in 16 countries as an executive,  consultant and entrepreneur. Jim was the founder and CEO of Maverick Network Solutions, a provider of prepaid debit cards that was acquired by Fiserv and the founder and the CEO of the first card processor in China.  He has worked for several industry leaders, including American Express, Chemical Bank,   MasterCard, and MBNA America. Jim was a Managing Partner of two prominent consulting firms serving  the card industry, Business Dynamics and Market Platform Dynamics. He is a Board member of NYPAY, the leading professional organization for payment executives in New York, a former Board member of the American Marketing Association and chaired MasterCard’s Commercial Card and Acquiring Committees. He  holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Nandan Sheth
President and COO
Acculynk

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Nandan Sheth serves as President and COO of Acculynk. Mr. Sheth’s responsibilities cover corporate development, business development, alliances, product strategy and operations. Before joining Acculynk, Mr. Sheth co-founded Harbor Payments where he served as the Chief Operating Officer. Harbor Payments was sold to American Express in December 2006 where Mr. Sheth served as a Vice President & General Manager within the Global Commercial Card group.

Prior to Harbor Payments, Mr. Sheth started a payment technology company which served the credit and receivables industry. Mr. Sheth has also worked at major banks, professional service firms and Fortune 1000 corporations across North America and Europe. Mr. Sheth has held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, Deloitte & Touche, AT&T, IBM and has worked with clients such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, HSBC, LloydsTSB and National Westminster Bank.Mr. Sheth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Computing Science from City University (London, UK) as well as an MBA from Cass Business School (London, UK).

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Jackie Shinfield
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon

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Jacqueline Shinfield is a Partner in the Financial Services Group. Jacqueline's practice focuses on all aspects of regulatory compliance in the retail financial services and payments industry at both the federal and provincial level with a special emphasis on payment card and payment system compliance.

Jacqueline has particular expertise in the payment industry and is a frequent speaker on the Canadian payment landscape and regulatory compliance in the payments arena. She provides advice to those involved in all aspects of the card industry, including credit card and gift card issuers, prepaid card issuers, card networks, as well as to credit card and other card and bill processors and merchant acquirers. As a provider of services to these industries, Jacqueline provides a wide range of advice on regulatory issues with respect to the development of new products and distribution networks and on regulatory compliance with respect to payment systems legislation and consumer protection legislation, including advice with respect to cost of credit disclosure, credit reporting requirements, collection matters, privacy, Internet contracting, escheatment, unfair trade practices, the Payment Card Networks Act, and the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry in Canada. She also provides advice to issuers of gift cards and stored value products on provincial gift card legislation across Canada.Jacqueline is recognized as a leading banking and financial services lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 and 2014.

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Tracy Stack
International Sales/Order Risk Manager
Crutchfield Corporation

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Tracy has 18 years with Crutchfield Corporation with 10 years managing the risk review team.  Under her leadership the company has revamped manual review process to increase efficiency, provided agents with systematic workflow, reduced chargeback rates for 8 consecutive years increasing revenue targets and reducing fraud exposure.  Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Florida State University.  She is actively involved with her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, currently working with new chapters and finance.

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Jack Stephenson
Senior Vice President, Digital Commerce
First Data

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 Jack Stephenson joined First Data in January 2014 and is responsible for strategy, partnerships and client solutions in the digital commerce and emerging payments space.  Jack oversees First Data’s Mobile and Advanced Solutions teams, and partners closely with Global eCommerce, Merchant Solutions and Financial Services teams to build and commercialize digital products and solutions.  Based in Palo Alto, Jack’s is charged with building partnerships with Silicon Valley-based companies, payments networks and alternative distribution channels
Prior to joining First Data, he was Managing Director of Mobile, E-Commerce and Payments for JPMorgan Chase, where he oversaw mobile banking, Internet payments, and payments innovation.  Before that, Jack was Senior Vice President of Strategy, Partnerships, Analytics and New Ventures at PayPal. He ran PayPal's mobile and co-branded card businesses, built their business intelligence and analytics unit, and helped lead PayPal’s expansion into consumer credit with the acquisition of Bill Me Later. Stephenson spent the majority of his career McKinsey & Company, where he rose from a temp worker to senior partner in the Financial Institutions Group.  Jack co-founded and led McKinsey’s Payments Practice, serving banks, credit card companies, processors, telecom operators and technology companies around the world on strategy, technology and operational issues. Jack is a recognized expert in payments, and has been a frequent speaker and author on topics related to digital commerce.
Jack has served on the boards of the San Francisco Aids Foundation, GoPago, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Center for Market Innovation at the Natural Resources Defense Council Jack also has two decades experience working with leading environmental NGOs focused on international biodiversity conservation and climate change issues.

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Rich L. Stuppy
Vice President of Operations
Kount

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For more than a decade Rich has been involved in developing fraud mitigation, compliance and big data strategies. Rich came to Kount after 14 years with a fortune 50 retailer. His background in enterprise-class systems has helped shape Kount's into an industry leading platform that helps clients boost sales and beat fraud. Kount has been recognized as an award winning, reliable and highly-scalable platform.

In his role as VP of Operations, Rich oversees the product roadmap, patent portfolio, technical sales, service delivery and compliance. He works with executives from all areas of the payments ecosystem including, merchants, acquirers, payment service providers, gateways, card brands and compliance officers to monitor trends, develop best practices and review policy.

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Connie Theien
Vice President of Industry Relations
Federal Reserve Financial Services

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Connie Theien, Vice President of Industry Relations for Federal Reserve Financial Services, is responsible for coordinating engagement with payment industry stakeholders to advance the Fed’s strategic direction for payments system improvement. Prior to establishing the Industry Relations function in 2013, she oversaw the marketing and communications function for first the Minneapolis Fed and then nationally for Federal Reserve Financial Services. In addition to her Fed experience, her career has included stints in agency, nonprofit and consulting environments. Connie holds an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

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Eric Thompson
IT Threat Strategist
RSA

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Eric Thompson is an IT Threat Strategist for RSA, advising clients on fraud control management and implementation keys to success.  Prior to his role at RSA, Eric led Capital One's customer-facing Digital Security Strategy and Roadmap team, where he designed and implemented alayered security strategy delivering risk-based controls for their enterprise-level servicing applications used by over 30 millioncustomers.  He is also an active thought leader and visionary partnering on security efforts across the Financial Services industry incross-functional working groups, e.g., eFraud Global Forum and FS-ISAC.

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Paul Tomasofsky
President
Secure Remote Payment Council

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Paul is a well-known payment systems executive with over 29 years experience in retail financial services. He is also the president of Two Sparrows Consulting which specializes in all aspects of small- value payment systems. During the past eight years he has consulted extensively on prepaid cards, debit cards, merchant acquiring, bill payment and presentment, reward programs, payments risk management, product positioning, outsourced procurement and operational topics. In December, 2009 Tomasofsky became the founding President of the Secure Remote Payment Council. He has served in various roles in the payments industry including positions with NYCE Corporation, Visa, NACHA and the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association.

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Stephen Ufford
Founder
Trulioo

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Stephen has founded and successfully sold several consumer data focused start-ups over the last decade. As a serial entrepreneur, Stephen likes to challenge the status quo and if it’s broken, he likes to fix it. In 2009, the identity veteran started his most recent start-up, Trulioo, to help build a trust layer into the Internet, and fix the problem of broken identity that today effects so many online businesses.

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Alphonse Voigt
CEO
EBANX

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Alphonse Voigt is a Brazilian lawyer and entrepreneur.  He co-founded EBANX in 2011 - the market leader in cross-border payment processing for International Merchants selling online to Brazil.  EBANX has paved the way for international merchants to expand their business to reach the 200 million Brazilian consumers.  Alphonse also sits on the Board of BEXS Bank, a Brazilian bank specialized in foreign exchange solutions.

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Jeremy Waxman
Vice President of Product Development
Verifi

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Jeremy Waxman is Vice President of Product Development for Verifi, Inc. Mr. Waxman is the primary solutions architect of Verifi’s global electronic payment and risk management platform for card-not-present merchants – including transaction risk management and mitigation, business optimization solutions,cardholder fraud detection and authentication for major credit card brands.

Mr. Waxman brings extensive software product management and payments experience to Verifi. With input from merchants and partners, he is building innovative solutions that help CNP merchants of all sizes compete more effectively while managing complex regulatory compliance standards. He is also a member of The Payments Committee with the Merchant Risk Council (MRC).

Prior to Verifi, Mr. Waxman held product development and technology leadership positions at eBay, Dell, and other software organizations where he managed online, mobile e-commerce and payments products.

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Svante Westerberg
CEO/Co-Founder
maxiPago!

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Svante Westerberg is a multi-lingual executive/entrepreneur with a degree in Strategic Marketing and 18+ years of international experience in payments, internet/eCommerce and media. Born and raised in Sweden, Svante moved to the US in -92, started working in the Internet/eCommerce industry in -96 and in 2000 specifically focused on international payments processing for eCommerce as VP Netgiro US.

In 2004, Svante moved to Brazil and in 2006, Svante became part-owner and Sr VP heading up international business and product development at Braspag, the Brazil-based leader in Payments Processor/Gateway for e-Commerce in Latin America. After Braspag was acquired by Cielo, the biggest card acquirer in Latin America, in 2011, Svante left the company and is currently the CEO/co-founder of maxiPago!

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Ryan Wilk
Manager of Trust and Safety
StubHub

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Ryan Wilk is the Manager, Trust and Safety at StubHub, an ebay company. In his role at StubHub Ryan manages the order review team and is responsible for the operation and optimization of StubHub’s fraud management tools. Prior to joining StubHub Ryan spent 8 years with Universal Parks & Resorts in various eCommerce roles. During his tenure at UPR Ryan established and implemented the eCommerce Loss Prevention teams at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood. Ryan has also been active in the industry at large founding and chairing the MRC’s Ticket Affinity Group as well as creating the Theme Park Round Table.

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Giles Witherspoon-Boyd
Enterprise Account Manger
SecurityMetrics

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Giles is an Enterprise Account Manger at SecurityMetrics and has worked in the security industry for six years. As a certified PCIP, he has experience applying security both technically and physically and currently assists customers in defining their PCI DSS scope to direct them to PCI related services and products. Giles’ prior history includes employment at HIT Web Design, Vialog Group Communication, Comcast, and Amtec. Giles enjoys researching network security.

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