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With evolving shopping habits, regulatory and legal hurdles, and the drive to deliver on omni-channel, this panel will discuss partnership models that provide a map to success in global eCommerce. Panelists from across the payments ecosystem will take a deep dive into how partnerships are the key to cross-border success by enabling the shifting payments needs of global merchants.
Associate Director, Research Services
Mercator Advisory Group
Raymond Pucci, Associate Director, Research Services, Mercator Advisory Group; Boston, MA
Raymond Pucci is Associate Director of Research Services at Mercator Advisory Group, a Payments Industry Research and Management Consulting firm in Boston. Raymond focuses on merchant services and related payments topics including e-commerce, mobile, security, and loyalty. His most recent research publication is “Making Merchant Mobile Pay Apps More Engaging.”
Prior to Mercator, Raymond was Director of Market Research & Analysis at Lexington Research Group, specializing in market strategy and competitive intelligence, delivering strategic analysis and guidance to corporate management and decision-makers on changing market dynamics and industry forces. Previously, he was Strategic Planning Manager at Honeywell Information Systems.
Raymond has extensive experience and consultative work across industries including financial services, technology, healthcare, retail, consumer products, and private equity groups, producing actionable results to business clients seeking new and growing market opportunities.
He has been a speaker at trade shows and conferences, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell School of Business. Raymond has an MBA from the Boston College Graduate School of Management, as well as an undergraduate degree in Economics from Syracuse University.
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
Sandra Feinberg - Business Development - ACI Worldwide
Sandra is a global ecommerce expert with expertise in helping Merchants and Partners expand their businesses internationally. Her focus over the last 10 years has been in Alternative Payment Methods with overall experience in the payments industry spanning over 25 years. Sandra attended California State University of Long Beach and has a proven track record of creating/leading successful Sales Teams while maintaining positive executive level relationships. Sandra lives in Florida with her husband. She has two adult children and enjoys life on the beach as an empty nester and is looking forward to adopting a puppy.
Vice President of Global Commerce
Planet Payment Solutions
Morgan Hill, California
Gus Perez is Vice President of Global Commerce. He has over 15 years’ experience in business development within the payment services industry. Prior to joining Planet Payment, Gus was Vice President of Sales & Business Development at Worldpay, and held several other executive positions with leading players in the payments field, including Visa and CyberSource. At Planet Payment Gus focuses on driving Global eCommerce by enabling merchants to accept cross-border payments from around the world, China being one of our key markets.
Payment Services Specialist
arvato Financial Solutions
Los Gatos, California
Steve Wecksler is a Sales Executive, Payment Services Specialist for Arvato Financial Solutions (AFS). Steve joined arvato in January 2017 with over 15 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. Steve’s areas of expertise include traditional and alternative Card-Not-Present payments and eCommerce Consumer Authentication fraud solutions for Global Enterprise Merchants.
Steve is responsible for business development in North America, and serves as the primary contact for AFS payment, fraud and risk management solutions to merchants based in the US and Canada. Steve is based in Atlanta, Georgia.