Ingenico announces the appointment of Christopher Justice to the position of Managing Director, North America, replacing Geoff Bowen who is retiring. Christopher Justice will report to Philippe Lazare, Ingenico Chief Executive Officer. Christopher Justice was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Merchant Link, an electronic payments gateway and services organization. He will be responsible for driving the development of Ingenico’s strategy in the US and Canada, leveraging on his recent achievements in both the banking sector and with independent sales organizations. Christopher Justice, 42, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, has held several executive positions in the electronic payment industry. Prior to being President and CEO of Merchant Link, an electronic payments gateway and services organization serving 120,000 merchants and processing over 2 billion payment transactions annually, Chris was Senior Vice President of First Data, where he led the National Accounts group for various banking relationships including CitiBank and SunTrust, delivering electronic payment services to national and medium sized businesses. Before joining First Data, he served as VP of National Accounts for Concord EFS, one of the country’s top electronic payments processors and a recent First Data acquisition. D Gallagher of D Gallagher LLc conducted this search.
Throughout the world, banks and retailers rely on Ingenico for secure and expedient electronic transaction acceptance. Ingenico solutions leverage proven technology, established standards and unparalleled ergonomics to provide optimal reliability, versatility and usability. This comprehensive range of products is complemented by a global array of services and partnerships, enabling businesses in a number of vertical sectors to accept transactions anywhere their business takes them.