MRC Announces its FY16 Board Members and Advisors

Press Release

August 04, 2015

SEATTLE, WA -- The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a global organization providing a platform for eCommerce fraud and payments professionals to come together and share information, has announced the results of their 2015 American Advisory Board and European Advisory Board elections today.

"As the MRC continues to grow and flourish, we look forward to new ideas, direction, and contributions from our Board Members and Advisors. We are fortunate to have a diverse, influential, and highly motivated group of individuals representing and guiding our organization. As we prepare to launch several innovative resources, including a new website, we're excited to continue building on that productivity for a successful year ahead," says Danielle Nagao, CEO.

The regional boards address emerging risks and questions of MRC's contingency within their respective geographic areas. The Global Board assesses the health of the organization and determines large scale initiatives. Each board member brings unique expertise and qualifications to the MRC to help the organization thrive. MRC Board members represent a broad cross-section of its members. MRC's membership is comprised of senior 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.

2015 Global Board of Directors

Floris de Kort (Co-Chair) -- Global eCom Managing Director, Worldpay
Ronda Pelloux (Co-Chair) -- Sr. Manager of Fraud Prevention, Starbucks

Peter Bayley -- SVP of Fraud Management, Visa Europe
Diarmuid Considine -- Commerce Platform Manager, Skype
Kristin Hoyne Gomes -- Director of Decision Services, Accertify
Paul Kuykendall -- Sr. Director of Product & Ticketing, Ticketmaster
Brad Mares -- Manager of Fraud Security & Tactics, Target
Gabe McGloin -- VP of Client Services, Chase Paymentech
Tim Murphy -- Treasurer, Square

2015 Americas Advisory Board

Scott Engel (Chair) -- Director of eCommerce Payments, Rhapsody

Sam Anson -- Commerce Relationship Manager, Microsoft
David Bledsoe -- Head of Global eCommerce Payment Risk, Hewlett-Packard
Katie Franklin -- Sr. Manager, Hotwire
Erika Gallo -- Director of Global Risk Management, ACI Worldwide
Michelle Hafner -- VP & Sr. Business Leader of Processing Products, MasterCard
Greg Leos -- General Manager of North America, Global Collect
Andre Machicao -- Sr. Vice President of Merchant Solutions, CyberSource
Bharathi Ramavarjula -- Payment Partnerships, Facebook
Tim Sherwin -- Co-founder and Executive Vice President, CardinalCommerce
Holly Spurlock -- VP of Risk Management and Legal Affairs, Vivid Seats
Suhil Srinivas -- Lead Product Manager of Payments Platform, LinkedIn
Adam Taylor -- Sr. Manager of Payments Security, Discover
Brodrick Williams -- Operating VP Fraud of Loss Prevention and Security, HSN
Kristine Woods -- VP of Customer Acquisition, Vantiv

2015 European Advisory Board

David Redmond (Co-Chair) -- Payments Manager, Inditex
Gill Wells (Co-Chair) -- Payments and Fraud Manager, Badoo

Edoardo Fiorentini -- Manager of Fraud Operations, eBay Enterprises
Mark Fleming -- Sr. Vice President of eCommerce Business Development, Worldpay
Christos Georgousis -- Director of Payment Solutions, Fraud Prevention, and Application Security, Travelplanet24
Richard Harris -- VP Commercial at Experian, 41st Parameter
Jacqueline Hart -- Director of Risk Management and Senior Risk Officer, Global Collect
Neil Hawkey -- Global Head of Corporate Governance and Compliance, Epoch
Akif Khan -- VP of Solution Strategy, Bitnet Technologies
Julia K├Ârffer -- Payment Business Development Lead, Zalando
Son Nguyen -- Program Director, Vente Privee
Catherine Tong -- Vice President and General Manager of EMEA, Accertify

For more information about MRC's Global and Advisory Board Members or events and membership, please visit