Global Alternative Payments Now Exceed Traditional Credit Card Use

Wednesday, May 10
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Islander E

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There are now over 330 payments that consumers prefer to use over traditional credit and debit cards. This growth has swiftly appeared through the past 15 years. There are many types of payments from bank transfers to direct debits to eWallets and eInvoices to local card schemes. Learn from how the largest global Acquirers are offering these payments to retailers and what you can to do offer them to your merchants as well.

Caroline Hometh

Managing Director
Rocketpay Group
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Caroline Hometh is the Managing Director for Rocketpay Group, a global payment advisory service to acquirers, ISO’s and payment service providers worldwide, specializing in establishing relationships that foster the growth of international payments. She is a long-time payment professional, with over twenty four years of acquiring experience. Beginning as an early adopter ISO, she has worked for companies such as CyberCash, E4X and Payvision. Rocketpay Group carefully considers global initiatives and provides both strategic recommendations and hands-on assistance and expertise.


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Joe Emig

VP Business Development
Lehi, Utah


Having previously worked as General Counsel for Utah-based Vision Bankcard for 10 years, Joe joined global acquirer Payvision in 2011 and leads the company's North America operations. His experience in the e-commerce sector, with emphasis on alternative payment methods and emerging markets, has been fundamental in leading the growth of Payvision's North American partner channel enabling worldwide merchant acquiring services.
Joe works closely with acquiring bank partners and ISOs/resellers to promote Payvision's "global domestic acquiring" platform. With the launch of Payvision's Acapture solution for alternative payments, Joe's focus is to bring world-class payments acceptance capabilities to a reseller channel with a diversity of merchant customers.

Joe holds a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law and a B.A. in International Relations from Brigham Young University. He enjoys being a husband and a father, playing golf, and competing vigorously in his fantasy baseball league.


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Shane Fitzpatrick

Senior Vice President
First Data
Dublin, Dublin

Shane Fitzpatrick joined First Data in May 2015 and is head of the firm’s Global eCommerce Business Unit. The organization supports more than 6 million merchant clients, processes over 74 billion transactions and $1.7 trillion USD in payment volume annually. First Data is one of the largest eCommerce providers in the world with technology that powers thousands of banks, payment service providers and merchants.

Based in Dublin, Shane is a prominent eCommerce industry expert and a highly regarded leader with over 25 years’ experience in the payments industry. Prior to joining First Data, Shane served as Chairman of the Board and President / Managing Director at Chase Paymentech Europe Limited, a JP Morgan firm, for eight years. Previous to that he held a number of board and senior management positions with AOL Time Warner and the Aer Lingus Group.

An accountant and MBA graduate from Manchester University, UK, Shane is spearheading First Data’s commitment to helping clients and Joint Venture partners grow their business globally.


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Andrew Monroe

Director of Business Development North America
Ingenico ePayments
San Francisco, California

Andrew Monroe currently leads the Business Development Team for the North America region of Ingenico ePayments, focusing on growing clients’ revenues and providing customers with a seamless payment experience. He has over 15 years of experience in e-commerce, driving Sales, Business Development and Account Management teams in Fin-Tech organizations in multiple continents around the globe including North America and Europe. Additionally, Andrew has an MBA in International Business from Tias School for Business and Society. His passion is combining intelligent payment strategies with data analysis to help merchants maximize their bottom line and user experience and to develop thought leadership and knowledge sharing initiatives that promote best-practices in e-Commerce.


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