- Over 40 years’ experience in the design, development, and deployment of payment systems
- Has worked for both issuing and acquiring companies, banks and processors
- Issuing work includes PIN debit, credit and prepaid.
- Has developed a reputation as one of the country’s foremost authorities on the development and implementation of stored value and prepaid programs for products.
Mansour A Karimzadeh
- 30 years’ experience in the financial verticals.
- Major roles in strategy, design and development of payment processing systems.
- Has worked with major credit card brands, banks, and financial institutions.
- Previously managed a smart card consultancy and software development company that was acquired by ACI Worldwide.
- Established SCI to provide system software and professional services for the US EMV migration. The company was merged with Aconite Technologies of London.
- Served on board of the EMV Migration Forum (now US Payments Forum) and co-chair of its Communications & Education Working committee since its
- Member of the ATMIA EMV Team
- Served as executive manager with technology development companies, banking institutions, and transit fare collection systems,
- Served as Chief Executive of three successful technology startups funded by venture firms;
- Chairman of the Board of PSB Bancorp; and Senior VP of Cubic Transportation providing public transit industry with fare collection payment systems in the U.S., UK and Australia.
- Payment industry expert on defining, developing and delivering state of the art software.
- Acted as Non Exec Advisor to several software firms, including two that progressed to successful strategic sales
- Served as executive manager within technology companies in retail banking and mobile payments
- Provided major roles deploying retail banking systems and mobile technology initiatives.
- Former CEO of Citishare, a proprietary payments processing switch for Citi, as well as Global Head of ATMs.
- Senior leader with extensive background in all aspects of payments including debit, remittances, rewards/loyalty and merchant acquiring.
- Currently active member of several advisory boards as well as former chairperson of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA) and Advisory Board of China Union Pay, NCR, Star and Mastercard Debit.