Purchase, N.Y.-based Aurora Financial Systems Inc. announced that Tom Britz has joined the firm as senior vice president and general manager of the new corporate services division. He will lead the business unit providing network branded payroll cards for distribution channel partners. Britz has been in the payments space for 27 years, most recently as vice president and general manager of corporate solutions for TransCard. He also served as CEO of PanAm Payment Systems, and he had been a nationally recognized co-brand/affinity card consultant for Fortune 500 clients for several years.
CardConnect, a Philadelphia-based payments technology company, announced that Jeffrey Shanahan, who has served as president of the company since 2008, has been appointed CEO. Founder and former CEO Brian Shanahan will become non-executive chairman of the board. A long-tenured executive in the payments industry, Brian founded CardConnect in 2006, and will continue to guide the company’s growth strategy.
Jeffrey has held a variety of leadership positions since joining the company in 2006, including chief operating officer, president and member of the board of directors. Previously, he served as an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and Capgemini.
Cryptomathic, an e-security solutions provider with offices in Europe and North America, has appointed Amru Kotb senior vice president. He will be responsible for leading Cryptomathic’s business in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), providing local support for the growing MEA client base, identifying and building strong relationships with regional partners and boosting corporate visibility and service offerings. Kotb has 20 years of expertise delivering large-scale ID and public key infrastructure projects to banks and governments.
Enacomm Inc., a Tulsa, Okla.-based provider of voice processing infrastructure, has hired David Anderson, who will serve as vice president and chief marketing officer. Previously, he provided marketing consulting and branding services to multibillion-dollar international companies in a variety of industries. He also worked with a host of financial institutions, ranging from community and midsize banks to national banks, investment houses and card companies. Anderson began his career in advertising, working his way to senior vice president of client services for a large advertising agency. He then became vice president of sales and promotions for a national floral wire service. In 1986, he launched his own marketing firm AMSI, where he served as president. He is the author of numerous marketing books.
Mercury Payment Systems LLC, Mercury Payment Systems, a Durango, Colo.-based payment processor, has appointed Andrew Patterson chief technology officer. He will be responsible for software engineering, technology infrastructure, business intelligence, quality assurance and architecture for the organization. Patterson, who has more than a decade of technology and management experience, previously served as director of software development at Moneris Solutions Inc., and later as the company’s vice president of payments software and emerging products.
Also, Mercury Payment Systems recently received the bronze award for in the “Frontline Customer Service Team” category at the eighth annual Stevie Awards for sales and customer Service.