November 16, 2010, 8:33 AM

Merchant Risk Council Adds E-Commerce Leaders to its Board

Industry Experts from Trustwave, GlobalCollect, Visa Europe and Snapfish Join MRC.

(Seattle, Wash —November 9, 2010)  The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a merchant-led trade association focused on electronic commerce risk and payments globally, announces additions to their 2010/2011 board.

 Additions to MRC Global Board of Directors

  • Joining the MRC’s Global Board of Directors is Mike Petitti, Chief Marketing Officer at Trustwave. Mike has served on the MRC’s Americas Advisory Board since 2007.

 Additions to the MRC Advisory Boards

  • Joining the MRC’s Americas Advisory Board is Rik van ‘t Hof, Product Manager for GlobalCollect.
  • The MRC’s European Advisory Board has added Jerome Petit, Head of EMEA Business Development at Snapfish by HP, and Kevin Smith, Senior VP, Fraud Management for Visa Europe.

 These newly-elected members join a roster of leading e-Commerce brands, financial institutions and technology companies that lead the MRC and its 800-plus members on topics such as online fraud prevention, data security, payment strategies and performance benchmarking.

“We are very excited to strengthen our board as well as our ability to positively impact the industry,” said Tom Donlea, MRC Executive Director. “These changes will measurably help realize the MRC’s mission of making e-Commerce more efficient, safe and profitable.”


MRC Global Board Directors:

Chair, Tom Sullivan – Sr. Director, Global Payments & Risk, Expedia, Inc.

Secretary, Pete Pouridis – Vice President, Loss Prevention, Neiman Marcus Group Services

Treasurer, Karl Hebert – Director, Big Fish Games, Inc.

Pam Schneider – General Counsel, Accertify

Mike Duffy – CEO, Chase Paymentech

Ronda Sifford – Risk and Fraud Operations Group Manager, Microsoft

Rossini Zumwalt – Senior Director, e-Commerce Payment and Risk Strategy, Symantec

Mike Petitti – Chief Marketing Officer, Trustwave

Gerry Sweeney – Global Head, eCommerce & Authentication, Visa, Inc.

 Americas Advisory Board Members:

Kristin Hoyne Gomes – Director, Global Fraud and Risk Management, American ExpressRik van ‘t Hof – Product Manager, GlobalCollectDavid Bledsoe – Credit and Fraud Risk Manager, Hewlett-PackardJames Pierson – Trust and Safety Program Manager, Linden LabKevin Sprake – Regional Director, North America, Retail Decisions

Paul Funari – Vice President, Corporate Security, UPS

European Advisory Board Members:

Phil Mead – UK Head of Fraud and LP, Carphone Warehouse

Gabe McGloin – Vice President, Client Services and Association Relations, Chase Paymentech

Josep Bernat – Chief Revenue Officer and Project Management Officer, eDreams

Mark Fleming – Vice President, Business Development, EMEA, GlobalCollect

Michaela Verstraeten – Fraud and Payment Processing Manager, Digital e-Commerce, EU, Nike

James Quickfall – Head, Global partnerships, Retail Decisions

Jerome Petit – Head of EMEA Business Development, Snapfish

Philippe Depautex – General Manager, Sales and Operations, SonyStyle

Rossini Zumwalt – Senior Director, e-Commerce Payments and Risk Strategy, Symantec

Andy Bokor – Executive Director EMEA and APAC, Trustwave

Kevin Smith – Senior VP, Fraud Management, Visa Europe

 About the Merchant Risk Council

The Merchant Risk Council leads industry networking, education, benchmarking and advocacy programs designed to make electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable.

 Today, with the power of its member-base, the MRC is the leading trade association for managing payments, preventing online fraud and promoting secure e-Commerce. The MRC is dedicated to working with e-Commerce and multi-channel merchants, payment processors, credit card issuers, credit card brands, alternative payment providers, risk management leaders, and a variety of law enforcement agencies to improve the online shopping channel.

 The MRC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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