Micro Merchants And Mobile: 12 Years In The Making
TSYS and ProPay have been working together for 12 years. As such, when TSYS sought to acquire a partner that could help them in the micro-merchant mobile payments sphere, their longtime client was an obvious choice. PYMNTS.com spoke with Mark Pyke, president of TSYS Merchant Services, and Greg Pesci, president and COO at ProPay, to discuss mobile payments’ future, why ProPay offers more than “just a dongle,” and TSYS’ mission to become a Top 10 global acquirer.
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Mark D. Pyke
President, TSYS Merchant Services; Executive Vice President, TSYS
As president of TSYS Merchant Services, Mark Pyke uses his extensive banking and financial expertise to generate strong business results. Serving on the TSYS management committee, he brings more than 25 years of payments and financial services experience to the company. Prior to joining TSYS, Pyke served as president of Bank of America Merchant Services. He also previously held the title of chief operating officer and executive vice president for National Processing Company, and served as vice president and chief credit officer of NaBANCO Merchant Services — a division of First Data Corporation — along with a variety of other positions in the payments and financial services industries. Pyke holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan.
President and Chief Operating Officer, ProPay
Mr. Pesci has over 12 years of experience in financial institution and payments law. Prior to joining ProPay in 2006, he served as Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Product Development for Merrick Bank Corporation. His responsibilities included both the issuing and acquiring activities of the bank. In addition, Mr. Pesci has served as Counsel in the Patent Division for Procter & Gamble. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations; a Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior; and a law degree with honors from Brigham Young University. Mr. Pesci is a member of the Utah and Ohio Bar Associations.