Jan Estep, President and CEO of NACHA on PAYMENTS 2010

Jan EstepPYMNTS.com asked industry expert and author of Paying with Plastic, David S. Evans to profile industry thought leaders and executives to find out what’s next in the world of payments.

In this exclusive NEXTcast interview, President and CEO of NACHA, Jan Estep weighs in on what’s in store for the ACH network and the payments industry.

NACHA is an electronic payment organization that supports the ACH network and the broader payments industry by engaging dialogue, education and facilitating the balance of risk and innovation. With almost 19 billion ACH transactions in 2009, accounting for more than $30 trillion, NACHA is doubling down on risk management and fraud protection for the coming years while keeping their reputation of a safe a secure place to pass payments.

Listen to this exclusive NEXTcast interview to find out more on ‘What’s Next’ with NACHA



Executive Bio: Jan Estep serves as president and chief executive officer of NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association, a not-for-profit trade association that oversees the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network, one of the largest electronic payments networks in the world. In this role, Estep oversees NACHA’s daily operations and rule-making processes, and works to promote the development, promotion, and use of electronic payment solutions to improve the payments system for the benefit of its members and their customers. Her responsibilities include ensuring that the ACH Network remains a safe, high-quality payments system with prudent risk management practices that allows financial institutions and other stakeholders to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by today’s ACH Network while protecting their financial interests and reputation.

Estep formerly served as executive vice president of U.S. Bank’s Transaction Services division, and was accountable for the general management of the division, which included Elan ATM & Debit Services, ATM Banking Product and Operational Support, ATM & Kiosk Services, and EFT Network support. She joined U.S. Bank in 1997 with responsibility for their Merchant Payment Services division, previously holding a variety of management positions in technology-intensive companies.

Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Estep was general manager of the Twin Cities laboratory and vice president of sales and marketing for Pace Analytical Services. She also spent 15 years at IBM in a variety of field and corporate positions.