SOURCE: AnywhereCommerce

September 22, 2014 14:12 ET

AnywhereCommerce Names William Nichols as President & CEO

Industry Veteran Will Be Charged With Propelling Growth Across Global Markets

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - AnywhereCommerce, Inc., a global payments technology provider, announced that William Nichols has been promoted to president and chief executive officer. In this capacity, he will oversee the company's strategy, product development, sales and marketing, and investor relations activities. Nichols previously served as AnywhereCommerce, Inc.'s executive vice president for international markets, where he was responsible for the company's international business development programs.

"We are delighted that Bill has accepted the challenge to lead AnywhereCommerce in a rapidly evolving global marketplace," said Mark Diamond, a board member with AnywhereCommerce. "His vast contacts, deep industry knowledge, and proven ability to execute have helped propel AnywhereCommerce to its leadership position in mobile payments technology. We are looking forward to working closely with Bill in continuing the company's upward trajectory as it unveils new offerings and strategies to serve this rapidly growing market."

Prior to joining AnywhereCommerce, Nichols served as senior vice president of international market development and sales for First Data Corporation, and held several senior-level positions with VeriFone, including senior vice president and general manager for the Asia-Pacific region, and vice president and general manager for emerging markets. He holds a Bachelor's in Finance from California State University, Los Angeles, an MBA from the University of Southern California, along with a Master of Science degree from its School of Engineering.

"Looking beyond mobile payment acceptance, AnywhereCommerce is uniquely positioned to deliver comprehensive mobile commerce solutions that improve retention, deliver value added solutions, and expand the value of the traditional point of sales footprint to bring a greater level of service to the merchant. The global market is accelerating the adoption of mobility for payments and commerce, which will offer many opportunities for growth," said Nichols. "I am looking forward to bringing my experience, vision and dedication to work with our talented team to ensure that our company continues to deliver unmatched solutions that represent the highest level of quality and innovation in each of the markets we serve."

About AnywhereCommerce
AnywhereCommerce is a global mobile payments technology provider with a portfolio of IP, including the defacto audio-jack patents. Currently selling to many of the top 20 merchant acquirers, AnywhereCommerce offers its proprietary 'AnywhereCommerce mSuite' which includes its global aCommerce Gateway, payment acceptance devices and software applications for secure mobile; card-present credit, debit, Chip (PIN or signature),and NFC transactions. The 'mSuite' is designed for iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone and offers end-to-end white label and customized hardware for retail line-busting and mobile field services. Our PCI and EMVCo certified ecosystem provides optimal security, reliability, convenience and return on investment for merchants, networks, issuers, processors and acquirers. For more information, please visit www.AnywhereCommerce.com

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