SOURCE: Ecount, a Citi company

September 06, 2007 09:00 ET

Ed Bates Appointed Vice President of Operations for Ecount

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - Ecount (, a Citi company, today announced the appointment of Ed Bates to Vice President of Operations. As Vice President of Operations, Bates will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of Ecount's client, vendor and cardholder services.

Bates has been with Citi since 2001, supporting key customer service, client delivery and business continuity operations. Most recently, Bates was in charge of Lockbox Operations, where he managed the production support, project and strategic management for multiple locations. Through his career, Bates has leveraged his technical background and expertise to innovate operations with leading-edge systems and progressive vision.

Prior to joining Citi, Bates served as an operational consultant for Fortune 100 companies. Bates received a B.A. from Grand View College, M.F.A. from the University of Delaware and is a certified MCSE.

"Ed has a terrific track record of streamlining and managing operational processes within sophisticated, financial companies," stated Matt Gillin, CEO of Ecount. "We are excited to bring him on board to leverage his vision and experience within our organization as we enter this thrilling chapter of exponential growth and international expansion."

About Ecount:

Ecount, a Citi company, provides customized prepaid programs for corporations looking for a simple, convenient and cost effective way to deliver payments. Leveraging Citi's extensive payment platform and Ecount's experience and proprietary prepaid technology, corporations have access to an unmatched solution that enables comprehensive communication and unique brand extension, coupled with more immediate, economical payment delivery. With solutions ranging from incentives to compensation to specialized rewards, Ecount programs empower corporations looking to influence and motivate consumers, employees and partners. Over 1,200 leading corporations, including more than one third of the Fortune 100, rely on Ecount's prepaid solutions to gain a strategic market advantage. For more information, please visit

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