PR: GlobalCollect’s Stephen Buechner, Greg Leos join MRC Advisory Boards in Europe and US

Two of GlobalCollect’s Senior executives have joined the Merchant Risk Council (MRC). Chief Credit and Risk Officer Stephen Buechner will

Two of GlobalCollect’s Senior executives have joined the Merchant Risk Council (MRC).

Chief Credit and Risk Officer Stephen Buechner will join the MRC’s European advisory board, while General Manager of North American operations Greg Leos will join the MRC’s American advisory board.

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Below is the official press release from GlobalCollect:

GlobalCollect, the world’s most knowledgeable payment service provider, today announced that two of its most senior executives have joined the MRC in key advisory roles. Stephen Buechner, Chief Credit & Risk Officer at GlobalCollect, will join the European Advisory Board. At the same time, Greg Leos, who heads up GlobalCollect’s North American operations as General Manager, will take a seat on the MRC’s Americas Advisory Board. The appointments continue a long-standing relationship between the two organizations, and underline GlobalCollect’s ongoing commitment to support the MRC and its members across the world.

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The MRC is the foremost global non-profit organization that fully supports and promotes operational excellence for fraud, payments and risk professionals within eCommerce.  The MRC’s Advisory Boards are made up of industry leaders and merchants who are tasked with providing MRC staff with strategic advice on positioning and growing the organization within their regions.

“GlobalCollect is a trusted payments service provider and we are pleased to welcome both Stephen and Greg to our regional advisory boards, said MRC CEO Joe O’Konek. Their breadth of experience will help advance MRC’s vision to make commerce safe and profitable everywhere.”

GlobalCollect processes international eCommerce payments for more than 600 of the world’s most recognized eCommerce brands. The company’s relationship with the MRC dates back to 2006.

“At GlobalCollect, we recognize the need for an independent repository of knowledge around payments and risk, and we’re long-time supporters of the MRC because of it,” said GlobalCollect’s Stephen Buechner. “With two decades of international payments experience, we have some very relevant knowledge to contribute and share with MRC members and I look forward to continuing our long-standing advisory role in Europe.”

Added Leos: “As global electronic commerce continues to grow in size and complexity, deep regional expertise becomes increasingly important for merchants. I’m proud to join the MRC Americas Advisory Board in helping North American merchants navigate the risks and opportunities of international eCommerce.”


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