MRC Elects New Class of Leaders


DATE: 11 July, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Steven Mandurano
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SEATTLE, WA (11 July, 2013) - The MRC, the foremost global organization that fully supports and promotes operational excellence for fraud, security, risk and payments professionals in eCommerce, today announced the election results of its 2013 Global Board of Directors and Advisory boards.

"The online space is evolving at a rapid pace with new technology, new risks and new opportunities," said Rossini Zumwalt, Symantec's senior director - eBusiness order and payment management, and MRC's new global chairperson. "As an industry, we must remain united and at the forefront to reduce fraud and optimize payments."

MRC's membership brings together a high-level group of professionals from key online and multi-channel merchants, solution providers, law enforcement agencies, issuers and credit card brands, all committed to making eCommerce more safe, efficient and profitable. Members of the MRC Global, Americas and European Advisory Boards represent a broad cross-section of its members.

"The breadth, depth and talent represented on MRC's various boards is unparalleled," said Tom Sullivan, MRC's interim executive director. "As we prepare for our upcoming members only conferences in Lisbon and Boston, we look forward to a productive, content-driven year guided by our new leaders."

Rossini Zumwalt, MRC Board Chair, Senior Director, eBusiness Order and Payment Management, Symantec
Pete Pouridis, MRC Secretary, VP - Loss Prevention, Neiman Marcus Direct
Tim Murphy, MRC Treasurer, VP & Treasurer, Getty Images

Board of Directors
Rossini Zumwalt, Senior Director - eBusiness Order and Payment Management, Symantec
Mia Shernoff, Executive VP, Marketing, Chase Paymentech
Philipe Depautex, eCommerce Director, Media Markt Saturn
Ronda Sifford, Principal Group Manager - Risk and Fraud, Microsoft
Pete Pouridis, VP - Loss Prevention, Neiman Marcus Group
Kevin Sprake, President, North America Retail Decisions
Andy Bokor, Executive VP - Global Services,Trustwave
Danielle Nagao, VP - Financial Operations,
Floris de Kort, CEO eCommerce, WorldPay

Americas Advisory Board
Alex Algard, CEO, WhitePages
Kristin Hoyne Gomes, Senior VP - Account Management, Accertify, Inc.
Souheil Badran, Senior VP & GM - World Payments, Digital River World Payments
Rob Tourt, Chief Risk Management Officer, Discover
Tim Murphy, VP & Treasurer, Getty Images
Carl Miller, Global Director-Retail, Global Collect
Ken Guerrini, Head of Global Risk Management, GSI
David Bledsoe, Global eCommerce Payment Risk Senior Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Kristine Woods, Director -Market Intelligence, Litle & Co.
Johan Gerber, Group Head of Global Network Products, MasterCard
Audrey Bourguet, Senior Director of Operations, Sephora
Scott Engel, Director of eCommerce Payments, Rhapsody
Robert Capps, Senior Manager - Global Trust & Safety, StubHub
Silvio Tavares, Head of Global Information Products, Visa, Inc.
Jamie Henry, Senior Director - Payment Services, Wal-Mart

European Advisory Board
David Redmond, Payment Solutions Manager, Inditex
Gabe McGloin, VP - Client Services, Chase Paymentech
Charles Damen, VP - Billing & Payments, Badoo
Pieter Stal, Executive VP- Global Account Management, Global Collect
Michaela Verstraeten, Industry Expert
Torsten Koerner, Lead Payments and Fraud Manager, Infernum Productions AG
Ronan Le Mestre, Head of Risk-EMEA, Retail Decisions
Diarmuid "Consi" Considine, Fraud Manager, Skype
Philippe Depautex, eCommerce Director, Media Markt Saturn
Rossini Zumwalt, Senior Director, eBusiness Order & Payment Management, Symantec
Simon Rushforth, Senior IT Consultant (Payments Systems), Tui Travel
Peter Bayley, Senior VP Fraud Management, Visa Europe
Mark Fleming, Senior VP -Global Business Development, WorldPay
Catherine Tong, Director - Professional Services, Accertify EMEA


ABOUT THE MRC: The MRC is the foremost global organization that fully supports and promotes operational excellence for fraud, security, risk and payments professionals within eCommerce. Membership includes nearly 400 of the world’s most prominent merchants and more than 50 category leading solution providers.  MRC members report 45% less revenue loss due to fraud than non-members, experience more than 50% less manual reviews and boast 50% less fraud related chargebacks.

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