London 07 November 2016 – In a significant move, MYPINPAD, an enabler of multi-factor authentication for unsecured touchscreen devices such as mobile phones and tablets, is proud to announce that renowned payments pioneer, Dr Steve Perry, has joined the Company’s Board as a Non-Executive Director.
Founder & CEO of Visa Europe Collab (Visa’s Innovation Centre) and with a PhD in econometrics, Steve has enjoyed a 25 year career at Visa Europe which saw the business grow to €1.5 tn, and achieve near 100% market share in debit cards in the UK.
With this extensive global experience in payments, Steve served on the Payment Services Regulator as an expert in 2014-16 and sits on the board of a number of leading Fintech companies.
His acceptance of the position on the MYPINPAD board demonstrates the immediate relevance, and long term potential of the business, as it continues to attract endorsement from payment and technology leaders.
Steve Perry said: “MYPINPAD brings a solution to ID&V and authentication issues that continue to hinder the security of financial technology. It is a company with a winning combination; unique simplicity and an experienced team that knows how to succeed. I am pleased to be joining the Board and look forward to adding my knowledge of the payments and innovation landscape, into what I am know, will be a successful future.”
Philip King, Chairman and CEO of MYPINPAD, said: “We are delighted to appoint Dr Steve Perry as a Non-Executive Director to the MYPINPAD Board. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to improving and innovating the FinTech landscape… Steve’s unrivalled understanding of payments and his industry leading track record of success make him a huge asset to our team. His experience and insight will be vital in our strategic direction as we look to successfully promote our vision and solutions in the global marketplace.”
MYPINPAD is poised to make announcements about new product partnerships soon with products shortly to come to market.
MYPINPAD (MPP) is an enabler of secure multi-factor authentication for unsecured touchscreen devices such as smartphones and tablets. MYPINPAD provides a modular PaaS or customer-hosted platform that delivers security with familiar and friendly user authentication interfaces, including biometrics and cardholder PIN.
MPP operates throughout Europe and Asia. Simple integration with modern and legacy payment systems enables acquirers, issuers, card schemes, merchants and PSP’s around the world to better manage risk and fraud.