SOURCE: Merchant Risk Council

Merchant Risk Council

July 28, 2011 17:28 ET

MRC Board Election Results

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a global, merchant-led trade association focused on e-Commerce payments, security and risk, has announced the results of its 2011 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. MRC membership brings together individuals 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 improve global online payments acceptance, to secure sensitive data related to online payments, and to fight against credit card payment fraud.

"We have big things planned for the MRC, and the talent represented by our Board members and Advisors is unmatched," said Tom Sullivan, MRC Board Chair. "We are energized with fresh ideas, and through the motivated and capable guidance of our Board and Advisors, I have no doubt that this next year will be one of the most exciting and productive in the history of the MRC," said MRC Executive Director Greg Goeckner.

Global Board of Directors:

Andy Bokor - Executive Vice President, Global Services, Trustwave
Mike Duffy - Chief Executive Officer, Chase Paymentech
Karl Hebert - Senior Director, Big Fish Games - MRC Treasurer and Chair of MRC Finance Committee
Pete Pouridis - Vice President, Loss Prevention, Neiman Marcus - MRC Secretary
Pam Schneider - General Counsel, Accertify, Inc.
Ronda Sifford - Risk & Fraud Operations Group Manager, Microsoft
Tom Sullivan - Senior Director, Global Payments & Risk, Expedia - MRC Board Chair
Gerry Sweeney - Global Head, e-Commerce & Authentication, Visa - Chair of MRC Executive Committee
Rossini Zumwalt - Senior Director, WW e-Commerce Payment & Risk Strategy, Symantec

Americas Advisory Board:

David Bledsoe - Global e-Commerce Payment Fraud Risk Manager, HP
Floris de Kort - Chief Executive Officer e-Commerce, WorldPay
Ori Eisen - Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, 41st Parameter
Paul Funari - Vice President, Corporate Security, UPS
Jamie Henry - Senior Director, Payment Services, Wal-Mart
Kristin Hoyne Gomes - Senior Vice President, Account Management, Accertify, Inc.
Steve Levy - Global Director of Publishing, NCsoft
Jason Pavona - Executive Vice President, Product, Sales & Marketing, Litle & Co.
James Pierson - Trust & Safety Program Manager, Linden Lab
Kevin Sprake - Regional Director, North America, Retail Decisions

European Advisory Board:

Josep Bernat - Vice President of Revenue & PMO, eDreams
Diarmuid Considine - Fraud Manager, Skype
Philippe Depautex - General Manager, Sales & Operations, SonyStyle Europe - Co-Chair of European Advisory Board
Mark Fleming - Senior Vice President, Business Development, WorldPay
Michael Long - Vice President /General Manager, Accertify-EMEA
Gabe McGloin - Vice President, Client Services, Chase Paymentech Europe
Phil Mead - Head of Fraud & Loss Prevention, Carphone Warehouse
Jerome Petit - Head of EMEA Business Development, Snapfish International
Pieter Stal - Executive Vice President, Global Account Management, Global Collect
Michaela Verstraeten - Industry Expert
Rossini Zumwalt - Senior Director, WW e-Commerce Payment & Risk Strategy, Symantec - Co-Chair of European Advisory Board

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

Contact Information

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