is an independent voice generating original news, information, education and inspiration for and about the companies and people operating in the card-not-present space—one of the only sources of content focused solely on this growing segment of the payments industry. Our only product is information. Our only goal is to provide it in an unbiased manner to our subscribers.

The company’s media platforms include the portal, the hub for news, information and analysis about the payments issues that most affect merchants operating in the space; the CNP Report, an e-newsletter delivering that focused information directly to your email inbox twice a week with no extraneous clutter; the CNP Expo, an annual gathering of the leading companies in the space from the smallest e-commerce Websites and technology providers to global retailers and payment processors; and the CNP Awards, an annual event honoring the products and solutions CNP merchants rely on most to increase sales. & The CNP Expo are owned by Reed Exhibition Companies, a member of the RELX Group.

Steve Casco

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

For more than five years he has led and the CNP Expo as they have evolved into disruptive catalysts in the card-not-present industry, bringing a fiercely and refreshingly independent attitude to news and information in the space. He continues to create an environment and foster partnerships that are lifting the entire industry as e-commerce and m-commerce experience explosive growth.

Prior to and the CNP Expo, Casco founded or co-founded @eaze Productions, Prepaid Media, and the Prepaid Expo. In each case, he helped engineer successful acquisitions by global companies including German software firm Conceptware AG and global knowledge provider Informa.

In his spare time, Casco published a book in the field of Internet and Software Security and joined the faculty of Northeastern University in Boston. He has also been invited to serve as a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Casco received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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

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DJ Murphy

Editor-in-Chief: As editor-in-chief of, D.J. Murphy has day-to-day control of the editorial content on the Website and serves as the publication’s main reporter and writer. He brings more than 15 years of media and corporate experience to the company.

Prior to, Murphy served as Associate Editor for Paybefore—a family of primarily electronic publications focused on the prepaid card industry—where he wrote, edited and produced its most-read publication, Paybefore News and created its non-U.S. counterpart Paybefore News International. He also contributed heavily to Paybefore’s other publications: Paybefore Update, Paybefore Magazine and Paybefore Legal.

During his career, Murphy has served in a variety of roles in both new and traditional media including as an internal publications writer/editor and corporate communications manager at Sovereign Bank, a producer at ABC’s Enhanced Television, an editor and writer at and in ESPN’s television programming department. He has also worked as a freelance writer and columnist.

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

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Juliana Sherwood

Event Director: Juliana Sherwood is the Event Director and will overseeing the CNP Expo and in all aspects – sales, marketing, conference and overall show management. She will be working closely with the exhibitors and attendees, focusing on matching up the needs of the industry with solutions that can be provided through exhibitors and content at CNP Expo.  She will also be focused on acquiring new attendees and exhibitors to grow with the industry.

 Juliana is the newest member of the CNP team, but certainly not new to the trade show and conference space. She has been with Reed Exhibitions for over 13 years, and spent the last 7 years as the Sales Director for the National Hardware Show, the largest Reed event.  She managed the sales and sponsorship sales for over 2500 exhibitors, focusing on keeping many long-term customers happy while constantly acquiring new business as well.  She has worked with every department in her years at Reed and is very excited to be part of another exciting and growing industry with CNP.

You can contact Juliana by email via JSherwood (at) CardNotPresent (dot) com and her direct phone is 203.840.5566.

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Jaime McAuley

Marketing Director: Jaime McAuley has been in the events industry for nearly 13 years and joined Reed Exhibitions, the leading global exhibition organizer, in 2006. Jaime recently joined the CardNotPresent team in August 2017 and is eager to drive the overall marketing strategy and execution of the CNP brands. Jaime’s journey with Reed Exhibitions began when she joined its North America central marketing team working across multiple events including the PGA Merchandise Show and ReedPop’s New York Comic Con. It was a role Jaime considered pivotal to building her knowledge of the exhibitions market and resulted in her move to Reed’s ibtm events portfolio in 2012, becoming Marketing Director of AIBTM (the America’s Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Expo) now known as ibtm Americas.

Throughout Jaime’s career, she was able to lead successful marketing campaigns for major events in the travel, retail and digital space. Jaime is enthusiastic to share her learnings and trade show expertise and experience with the CNP team.

Jaime can be reached directly at and her direct phone is 203.840.5435

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Brian Bernstein

Sales Director: Brian Bernstein joined the CardNotPresent team as the sales director, where he serves as a trusted advisor, helping to connect vendors with their ideal clientele through and The CNP Expo.

Brian has been serving his clients in the security space for over 14 years. Recently coming from ISC West, which is the largest security event in the Americas. He is excited to help CNP vendors brand themselves and build quality connections with their ideal clientele.

Brian can be reached directly at bbernstein (at) reedexpo (dot) com and his direct phone is

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Michael Mersha

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

Mersha is expert in Adobe Creative Suite and contributes significantly not only to the evolving look of and the CNP Expo, but to overall marketing strategy and execution. In addition to founding his own design company to work with corporate clients, Mik served as marketing manager for The Real School of Music in Burlington, Mass. and senior designer at Woburn, Mass.-based Coptech Digital.

At each of his stops, he collaborated with various corporate functions to design award-winning web, email, direct mail and print marketing campaigns. Mik can be reached directly at mik (at) cardnotpresent (dot) com and his direct phone is 617.633.1642.

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Karisse Hendrick

Editor-At-Large: Karisse Hendrick,’s editor-at-large, has become a passionate advocate for merchants as they navigate the online payments world. She contributes content and thought leadership to and the CNP Expo and also conceives and executes special projects, all with the wants and needs of merchants firmly in mind.

Most recently, Hendrick served as program manager for the Americas and in-house industry expert at the Merchant Risk Council, where she worked closely with leading merchants, developing proprietary training programs, shaping content for the group’s annual conference, writing articles on news and best practices and representing merchant interests with the major card brands and federal law enforcement.

Previously, she built and managed the fraud and payments department for high-end retail rental company Bag Borrow or Steal that lowered its overall fraud rate by 97 percent in 18 months.  She has also served as an industry consultant, creating fraud and chargeback processes for Expedia and other online merchants.

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

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