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Executive Profile: One on One with Joan Herman, Sunrise Banks

She witnessed the rise of electronic transactions and worked on the first shared ATM network card. Now this self-proclaimed pioneer woman has her sights set on prepaid and a mobile future.


Profile Series: Top People in the Industry

We polled Paybefore.com visitors to find out which leaders are setting the standard for excellence in the payments industry. Check out the stories below. Top 5 Payments Consultants (voting open through May 1, 2017) Top Payments Tech Gurus (coming soon) Compliance Titans of Payments Smartest People in Payments (fall 2016) Retail & Loyalty Pioneers (spring 2016) Women Driving […]


Q&A with Susanne Steidl, Wirecard

In late June, Germany-based payments solutions provider Wirecard AG made a major foray into the North American prepaid market, announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Pennsylvania-based Citi Prepaid Services. Paybefore recently spoke with Susanne Steidl, managing director, Wirecard Acquiring and Issuing GmbH, about the Citi deal and how the acquisition fits into Wirecard’s overall growth strategy.


Q&A with Ron Hynes, UniRush LLC

Ron Hynes has been on the job as the new CEO of UniRush LLC less than a month, but he’s already looking ahead. And, he’s not going to let the CFPB’s looming final prepaid rulemaking slow the company down when it comes to innovation and product development. Hynes spoke with Paybefore about what he brings to his new role and why UniRush’s cardholder settlement made him want the CEO job even more.


Nominate Your Favorite Payments Tech Guru

You weighed in on Women Driving Payments Change, Top 10 Payments Lawyers and the Smartest People in Payments. Now we want to know which chief technology officers deserve the title of Top Payments Tech Guru. Enter your picks by July 1. We’ll tally the top vote-getters and have final voting from the short list next month. The Top Payments Tech Gurus will be featured in our Spring issue of Pay Magazine.


Q&A with Steve Montross, CPI Card Group

For card manufacturers like CPI Card Group, the U.S. transition to EMV continues to be a top priority. But broader trends like the rise of e-commerce and wearables also are shaping a business that goes well beyond plastic.


Word from the Streit: Green Dot CEO Talks to Paybefore

In the midst of a contentious proxy fight leading up to the May 23 shareholders’ meeting, Green Dot Chairman and CEO Steve Streit spoke with Paybefore about Harvest Capital’s concerns, how he sees Green Dot’s position in the market and when he’d show himself the door.


Q&A: What’s the Big Deal about Blockchain?

Blockchain is one of the hottest trends in fintech. A payment fraud expert explains how the technology can make transactions safer and what its limits are.


Top Payments Lawyer Spotlight: Jacqueline Shinfield, Blakes, Cassels & Graydon

Jacqueline Shinfield, a partner at Blakes, Cassels & Graydon, and frequent contributor to Pay Gov, certainly has the respect of her peers. She’s been described as knowing “everything there is to know about the payment card space in Canada,” and the “go-to” lawyer for payments in Canada. But, her expertise extends well beyond her home country, making her one of Paybefore’s Top 10 Payments Lawyers.


Top Payments Lawyer Spotlight: Reed Luhtanen, Walmart

Being senior director of payments strategy at the world’s largest retailer is an exciting place to be. Just ask Reed Luhtanen, who began his payments tenure at Walmart focused on acceptance of government benefits cards and now looks to shape the convergence of digital and physical commerce.