In an announcement on Tuesday (Aug. 7), integrated commerce and smart payments firm i2c said it had appointed Ted Dargan to the role of vice president and head of global strategic partnerships. He will be responsible for generating new business opportunities through strategic partner channels.
Those channels stretch across card networks, BIN sponsor banks and systems integrators, among others, the company said in a statement.
The appointment comes as affirmation, said the firm, of its commitment to “deepening its strategic relationships with partner organizations in the payments ecosystem and accelerating demand” for the company’s products and services.
Dargan comes to i2c from The Macaluso Group, where he had previously served as executive vice president and managing director of payment solutions. Before that stint, Dargan was vice president of global strategic partnerships and product management at Mastercard Worldwide, and also held positions with American Express in the past.
In the same statement, Dargan said that “for our partners across the payments industry, i2c’s technology and solutions present a unique opportunity to get to market quickly with high-value payments solutions. I am thrilled to join i2c and look forward to expanding our partner relationships across the globe.”
In other recent hiring and expansion details, the company said earlier this year that it had opened an operations center in Omaha, Nebraska. The company said at the time that the expanded operations would boost account management, operations and client services division headcounts, and would also be the setting of a network operations center.
As the company has said in its materials, i2c offers a single, global cloud-based platform that can support any card payment program, spanning offerings across plastic, virtual and mobile cards. The companies deploying that solution, the firm has noted, in turn offer credit, debit and prepaid solutions across 216 countries and territories.