Ethoca Hires E-Commerce Vet

Sept. 16, 2010

Ethoca, an anti-fraud technologies provider for e-commerce, announced the appointment of Julie Fergerson as vice president of emerging technologies. Fergerson, who held similar roles with Debix and ClearCommerce, has nearly 20 years of experience in the online payments and fraud management industry. At Ethoca she will help drive the adoption of Ethoca’s collaborative platform through identification and commercialization of the many ways it enables value creation for customers. “When I left the e-commerce industry, the one thing that I felt was left unfinished was formalizing a way for merchants to collaborate with each other and with card issuers to get organized like criminals have been doing for years,” said Fergerson. “If I hadn’t found and joined Ethoca, this is an idea I would have developed myself.” Fergerson is a co-founder and board member emeritus of the Merchant Risk Council, a trade association for managing payments, preventing online fraud and promoting secure e-commerce. She also serves as a board member of the Identity Theft Resource Center.