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30 years of experience as an investment manager, entrepreneur, and strategic advisor. Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager for Varana Capital LLC; Director of CSS Industries (NYSE: CSS), until its sale (March 2020); and Co-Founder Cadence Distributors, LLC, a logistics and distribution company.
30 years as a senior executive in the payments industry at Visa, TSYS & MasterCard. Led Visa’s worldwide acquirer and merchant processing services and development of Visa’s encryption, tokenization and biometric identity services at the POS.
25 years engineering, global sales and operations management. President, CEO of ID Global Solutions Inc. COO, Innovation In Motion Inc., Inventor of IIM Global Corps HDR Intelligent Accessory product lines. 23 years with Motorola, Inc.
30 years information technology sales, business development and executive management; Computer Sciences Corporation; Group Managing Director , founding shareholder Square One Group, listed company on Johannesburg, South Africa Stock Exchange in 2000. Managing Director of Cards Plus South Africa since March 2014; Bachelor of Commerce degree, University of South Africa.
15 years of legal, financial and business development experience. President of CBC Global Capital, LLC, including responsibility for the company’s operations in the Republic of Colombia. Served on Board of Directors of Plus International Bank N.A. Currently on Board of Directors of Intercredit Bank N.A. BSBA Washington University, J.D. Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
15 years in international payments. Managing Director EMEA for Planet Payment, an international payment processor in over 24 countries expanding business in new markets including the United Arab Emirates, Russia, India, South Africa and Kenya. 20 years’ experience in European restaurant and hospitality industry, Managing Director of the restaurant group Prezzo.
25 years in international payments providing strategic operations, marketing and analytical expertise in various leadership positions; Director of Operations, Planet Payment, Inc. Senior Marketing Manager, Global Merchant Services, American Express.
15 years in Biometrics and Security. CTO ID Global, Inc. VP, Engineering, US & Russia high-tech companies. MS Science & Engineering. Cisco & Microsoft IT security certifications, INFOSEC CNSS 4011 & 4013 certification granted by Committee for National Systems Security & US National Security Agency.
30 years in international payments, technology and information security. Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific Planet Payment. Various C-level Asia Regional Head positions at Visa International, Citibank, EDS and American Express. Managed technology implementations in Panama, Chile and South Africa.
25 years in international business development, sales, marketing & product management of international payments and telecommunications. Vice President, Planet Payment Inc.; Director, Global Crossing, Inc. Director, AT&T.; Assistant to the Mayor, City of New York. BA Harvard University; MBA, Georgetown University.
International corporate and commercial lawyer admitted to practice in New York, England and the BVI. International business advisor and counsel to diverse businesses and investors, focusing on technology, cyber-security and start-ups. Previously co-founded and served for 15 years as General Counsel, Director of Planet Payment, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ-PLPM).
Experienced software engineering with expertise in in Payments, Security, and POS Systems. Prior positions include Vice President, Ingenico Group, Director, NCR, Director, Verifone, Director, LifeLock, Director, Hypercom.
35 years in strategy, finance, accounting, capital markets, systems and operations. CFO, Test America Laboratories, Associated Food Store, Sleep Innovations, Inc. SVP, The New York Times Company and Senior Vice President,CAO & Corporate Controller Macy’s, Inc. Auditor, Deloitte.
30 years in Fintech, international business, payments & law. Founder, Chairman and CEO, Planet Payment Inc. (Nasdaq: PLPM). Co-founder Beck & Arad, Parity Labs LLC. and BridgeWorks LLC. International banking and corporate attorney. NY Attorney; Solicitor England and Wales.