Addition of well-known payments industry veterans signals company’s aggressive growth plan
RESTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sage Payment Solutions (SPS), a leading provider of payment processing and merchant acquiring solutions in North America, today announced strategic additions to its executive leadership team. Gregory “Greg” Cohen, with an impressive 22-year career leading payments and commerce organizations, has joined the company as chief operating officer. Darrell Winfield, a recognized industry technology leader having built payment platforms and IT based solutions for organizations globally, is announced as SPS’s new chief information officer.
Most recently, Cohen was the president and chief operating officer of iPayment with responsibility for all operational functions for the top 20 processors. Previously, he led numerous successful payments and technology organizations having held senior positions at companies such as Cayan, VeriFone, Moneris and Global Payments. Cohen is a frequent writer and lecturer on payments trends and is an active investor and advisor for many of the payment industry’s fastest growing start-ups. In addition to his corporate roles, Cohen is the immediate past president of the Electronic Transactions Association, and a former member of the Discover Acquirer’s Council, MasterCard’s Acquirer Forum and NACHA’s Electronic Check Council.
Winfield joins the company with decades of experience in the fintech industry, where he led successful large-scale IT transformation initiatives for global implementations. He has served in leadership roles for top fintech and payments companies such as Vantiv, Global Payments and InComm. An Agile methodologies evangelist, Winfield has an established record of bringing new products and services to the marketplace, implementing efficient and streamlined processes and retiring legacy platforms. Before his financial technology roles, Winfield served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force, and was an assistant program manager for large-scale NASA projects.
“I’m proud to be able to work with both of these proven industry veterans. Greg has a deep understanding of the commerce ecosystem as well as a unique ability to scale businesses and solutions both directly and indirectly,” says Joe Kaplan, CEO of Sage Payment Solutions. “Darrell has an industry reputation for highly effective leadership and for creating high performing IT organizations. I’m confident he will ensure the technology needs of SPS are met to the highest standard. With both of these gentlemen on our team, SPS is poised to build strong partnerships and accelerate the creation of new products and services.”
About Sage Payment Solution
Sage Payment Solutions (“SPS”) provides technology solutions to small and medium sized businesses that enable organizations to get paid, make payments and manage their money— simply and securely. SPS’ comprehensive suite of products and services deliver easy to use technology for every stage of a client’s lifecycle. For more than 20 years, SPS has been dedicated to the success of its clients, providing a seamless connection with business applications; offering valuable business insights that enable clients to run their businesses smarter, so they can run their businesses better. For more information, please visit www.sage.com/us/payment-processing.
Kari Walker, KWPR
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