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Merchant Risk Council

August 14, 2012 03:00 ET

Merchant Risk Council's Board Election Results

Merchant Risk Council's 2012 Board Election Results Pave Way for Continued Growth and Success

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a global, merchant-led trade association focused on e-Commerce payments, and fraud, has announced the results of its 2012 Global Board of Directors and Advisory Board elections. 

The members of the MRC Global Board and its Americas and European Advisory Boards represent a broad cross-section of its members. The MRC's membership brings together an impressive group of professionals from key online and multi-channel merchants, solution providers, law enforcement agencies, credit card issuers, credit card brands and national e-commerce associations, collaborating to make electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable.

Rossini Zumwalt, MRC's newly elected Treasurer, and Senior Director, WW eCommerce Payment and Risk Strategy at Symantec, shared the following thoughts on being a long-time member of the MRC and taking on her newest role. "I believe that our members shape the success of the MRC, whether it is attending a conference, contributing on committees, volunteering to speak and much more. As part of the Global Board, European Advisory Board, and now, as Treasurer, I can directly influence the strategy for the MRC as it relates to our four pillars -- Networking, Education, Benchmarking and Advocacy."

"The breadth, depth and talent represented on MRC's various boards in unparalleled," said Tom Donlea, MRC's Managing Director of the Americas. "As we prepare for our upcoming 'Members Only' conferences in Rome (September 12-14) and Seattle (Oct 1-3), we look forward to a productive year guided by our gifted and motivated board members and officers."

Tom Sullivan, MRC Board Chair, Senior Director, Global Payments and Risk, Expedia, Inc. 
Pete Pouridis, MRC Secretary, Vice President, Loss Prevention, Neiman Marcus Direct
Rossini Zumwalt, MRC Treasurer, Senior Director, WW eCommerce Payment and Risk Strategy, Symantec

Board of Directors
Mia Shernoff, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Chase Paymentech
Tom Sullivan, Senior Director, Global Payments and Risk, Expedia, Inc.
Ronda Sifford, Principal Group Manager, Risk and Fraud, Microsoft
Pete Pouridis, Vice President, Loss Prevention, Neiman Marcus Group
Kevin Sprake, President, North America, Retail Decisions
Rossini Zumwalt, Senior Director, WW eCommerce Payment and Risk Strategy, Symantec
Andy Bokor, Executive Vice President, Global Services, Trustwave
Paul Funari, Vice President, Corporate Security, UPS
Floris de Kort, CEO eCommerce, WorldPay

Americas Advisory Board
Ori Eisen, Founder, 41st Parameter
Kristin Hoyne Gomes, Senior Vice President, Account Management, Accertify, Inc.
Therman Wheeler, Vice President, Product Development, Digital River World Payments
Rob Tourt, Chief Risk Management Officer, Discover
Tim Murphy, Vice President and Treasurer, Getty Images
Doug Lambert, General Manager of North America, GlobalCollect
Ken Guerrini, Head of Global Risk Management, GSI 
David Bledsoe, Global eCommerce Payment Risk Senior Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Jason Pavona, Executive Vice President, Product, Sales and Marketing, Litle & Co.
Johan Gerber, Group Head of Global Network Products, MasterCard
Min Kim, Vice President of Live Games, Nexon America 
Scott Engel, Director of e-Commerce Payments, Rhapsody
Robert Capps, Senior Manager, Global Trust and Safety, StubHub
Danielle Nagao, Vice President, Financial Operations,
Nancy Hilgers, Head Global Risk and Authentication Products, Visa, Inc. 
Jamie Henry, Senior Director, Payment Services, Wal-Mart 

European Advisory Board
Mike Long, Vice President/General Manager, EMEA, Accertify 
Philip Mead, Head of Fraud and Loss Prevention, Carphone Warehouse 
Gabe McGloin, Vice President, Product and Payment Relations, Chase Paymentech
Akif Khan, Director, Products and Services, CyberSource
Josep Bernat, Vice President of Revenue and PMO, eDreams 
Pieter Stal, Executive Vice President, Global Account Management, GlobalCollect 
Michaela Verstraeten, Industry Expert 
Torsten Koerner, Lead Payment and Fraud Manager, Infernum Productions, AG
Kieran Macey, Head of Risk, Retail Decisions
Diarmuid Considine, Fraud Manager, Skype
Philippe Depautex, General Manager, Sales and Operations, Sony Store Europe 
Rossini Zumwalt, Senior Director, WW eCommerce Payment & Risk Strategy, Symantec
Simon Rushforth, Senior IT Consultant (Payment Systems), TUI Travel PLC
Peter Bayley, Senior Vice President, Fraud Management, Visa Europe
Mark Fleming, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, WorldPay

For more information about the MRC's Global Board of Directors and Advisory Board members or information about the MRC's upcoming conferences, please visit the MRC website at

About the Merchant Risk Council
The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) is a merchant-led trade association focused on electronic commerce risk and payments globally. The MRC leads industry networking, education, benchmarking and advocacy programs to make electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable.

The MRC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and maintains a European office in Madrid, Spain.

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