Global Summit

2019 | New York, US, United States

Your goal is to help your clients operate efficiently, optimize working capital, and gain access to better data. While this might be simply put, it’s not always easy. Doing so in an era of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, while keeping pace with a flood of technological advancements and regulatory requirements, is a tough assignment.

That’s why Commercial Payments International provides you with a forum to meet and learn with your peers, to discuss everything from virtual cards to blockchain to PSD2. We have assembled an expert panel to share data and analysis on the commercial payments landscape, and innovators have been invited to demonstrate use cases for the latest technologies in B2B payments, all with the goal of learning how you can meet client needs and grow your business.

CPI’s Global Commercial Cards & Payments Summit is the ONLY global event dedicated to commercial cards and payments. This means that every session is relevant to you and everyone you meet is someone you can learn from or collaborate with.

Previous speakers include

Alex Mifsud

Alex Mifsud

Founder and CEO Ixaris Technologies Ltd

Before founding Ixaris, Alex worked as a senior consultant in the Cambridge-based tech practice of Arthur D. Little, a global management consultancy providing technology and innovation advice to blue chip clients. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta – where he later headed the Computer Science department – as well as MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Edinburgh.

Arjun Mehta

Arjun Mehta

VP Bregal Sagemount
Ben Ellis

Ben Ellis

SVP Strategy Visa
Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes

SVP KAE Consulting

Chris is a Senior Vice President at KAE, the strategic marketing consultancy. Chris joined KAE in 2007 and during this time, he has managed multiple high profile global projects across the payments space (focusing on various issuing and acquiring topics across both the commercial and consumer payments sectors), banking, FinTech, AltFi and telco industries. His specialist skills are geared to NPD, market sizing and opportunity assessments, benchmarking, and best practice identification. He also heads KAE’s FinTech practice as well as KAE’s wider marketing and business development activity.

Cindy O’Neill

Cindy O’Neill

President, Commercial Payments Division Priority Technology Holdings
David Holmes

David Holmes

Chief Commercial Officer UATP
Dean M. Leavitt

Dean M. Leavitt

Founder & CEO Boost Payment Solutions

Mr. Leavitt is a well-respected veteran of the electronic payments industry with nearly 25 years’ experience in various leadership roles at both public and private companies. As founder and CEO of Boost Payment Solutions, the only acquirer and technology platform focused exclusively on the business-to-business marketplace, Mr. Leavitt oversees all day-to-day operations and the strategic direction of the company. Prior to forming Boost, Mr. Leavitt served as the court-appointed Interim President of Cynergy Data, one the largest payment processing companies in the US, during that company’s restructuring. In that capacity, Mr. Leavitt managed the company’s day-to-day operations on behalf of its creditors and oversaw the marketing and sale of the company’s assets to a private equity fund. Prior to his role at Cynergy Data, Mr. Leavitt served as Chairman and CEO of publicly traded US Wireless Data, a pioneering proprietary wireless payment gateway serving national soft drink bottlers for wireless vending initiatives and a host of other wireless payment solutions. Prior to US Wireless Data, Mr. Leavitt founded and, for ten years, served as President of US Data Capture, a New York based credit card processing company primarily serving the institutional marketplace. While at USDC, Mr. Leavitt entered into card acceptance agreements with many businesses and institutions that had not previously considered card acceptance as a form of payment, including hospitals, universities, municipalities and supermarkets. Mr. Leavitt has received numerous awards from his industry peers and he is regularly asked to speak at various electronic payments industry events. Mr. Leavitt currently serves as a member of Advisory Board of Commercial Payments International and of Piper, a digital receipt company. Mr. Leavitt previously served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Transaction Association. Mr. Leavitt and his family are involved in several charities and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Child Care Association. Mr. Leavitt holds a B.A. with high honors from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he served on the College’s Alumni Board of Trustees from 2002-2008.

Farhan Ahmad

Farhan Ahmad

Founder & CEO Bento for Business
Gina Taylor Cotter

Gina Taylor Cotter

General Manager, Global Commercial Financing American Express
Gonca Latif-Smith

Gonca Latif-Smith

MD, Global Commercial Card Business Head, Treasury & Trade Services Citi
Greg Fioriti

Greg Fioriti

VP, Money Movement FIS
James Anderson

James Anderson

EVP, Commercial Payments Mastercard
Jared Hecht

Jared Hecht

Co-Founder & CEO Fundera
Jeff Feuerstein

Jeff Feuerstein

SVP, Large Market Products & Platform Product Management Mastercard
Joel Feinberg

Joel Feinberg

Partner Sidley Austin
John Casanova

John Casanova

Partner Sidley Austin LLP

JOHN CASANOVA is a partner and resident in the firm’s London office. Prior to that, he practiced in the firm’s Singapore office from 2012 to 2016 and in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office from 1996 to 1999. He co-heads the firm’s EU Financial Services Regulatory group. He advises clients on a wide variety of U.S., English and EU financial services regulatory and transactional matters. He also advises on data protection and privacy matters. John works regularly with banks, investment managers, brokers/dealers, payment service providers, payment systems and other financial intermediaries in Asia, the UK, Europe and the United States. He has assisted clients with setting up and operating regulated businesses and financial services joint ventures in the UK, the EU and in Asia. He also works with clients in responding to regulatory investigations and examinations. He has handled commercial transactions for regulated entities and acquisitions and disposals of regulated businesses and asset portfolios. He is an editor of E-Finance and Payments Law and Policy. He has been a contributor to the Review of Banking and Financial Services and the Journal of International Banking Law. He is a contributing editor to Butterworths Financial Regulation Service for Payment Systems and Electronic Money. John is an English-qualified solicitor and a member of the District of Columbia bar in the U.S.

Justin Calvillo

Justin Calvillo

Founder & CEO PayBack
Kevin Petrasic

Kevin Petrasic

Partner White & Case LLP
Kevin Phalen

Kevin Phalen

Head of Global Business Solutions Visa
Linda Weston

Linda Weston

Product Management Director Barclaycard Commercial Payments
Lindsay Fitzgerald

Lindsay Fitzgerald

Managing Director American Express Ventures
Martha Salinas

Martha Salinas

SVP, Americas and Global Accounts MSTS
Mary Ann Francis

Mary Ann Francis

Global Head of Strategy & Product for Payments, Treasury & Blockchain DXC
Michael Carbone

Michael Carbone

Consultant Byram Consulting
Nicki Bisgaard

Nicki Bisgaard

Group Head PayTech Group

Nicki has more than 25 years behind him in the commercial cards industry, working across a wide variety of disciplines and business areas from brand building and marketing through product management to processing across all segments and product categories in the commercial cards market. Focusing on strategy development, product development, business planning, technical and commercial feasibility studies, program implementation and staff support and training, Nicki has been engaged in numerous projects for card issuers and acquirers, payment schemes, oil companies etc. globally.

Nicole Schrader Tackett

Nicole Schrader Tackett

Head of Strategy and Specialized Industries U.S. Bank

As the Head of Emerging Markets and Strategy, Nicole conducts the strategic assessment of markets, products, and initiatives through acquisitions, partnerships, and existing assets in order to meet the business’ profit and growth goals. In addition, Nicole leads the Virtual Pay business unit as well as leads a team focused on Customer Advocacy. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Nicole managed Global Product and Marketing at WEX Inc. leading the globalization of its commercial card product, building international brand awareness, creating lead generation strategies to sustain growth, and developing retention strategies for existing customers. Nicole also worked at First Annapolis Consulting assisting with the management of client engagements which include strategy development for major card associations, merchant services providers, and banks; support on payments-oriented M&A transactions; and analysis on payments trends for industry-leading companies in Europe, India, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Nicole earned a BBA from the University of Georgia, magna cum laude, and a MBA from the University of Maryland.

Obreahny O’Brien

Obreahny O’Brien

CEO Lenox Group
Prashant Kumar

Prashant Kumar

Chief Business Officer SpendLabs
Reza Satongar

Reza Satongar

CEO Dataflexnet

Reza Satongar is the founder and CEO of Dataflexnet Limited, which is based on the Staffordshire Technology Park in Stafford, UK. Dataflexnet has worked with blue chip companies for many years becoming involved in the design and development of online booking tools, expense management, PSP and T&E. Dataflexnet has been a leading provider of travel technology for over 22 years, with continuously developing solutions bringing new technology into the market to improve the quality of T&E. Recently Dataflexnet has brought a virtual card and expense reporting system to market, and provides enhanced data to over 45 countries for T&E reporting, serving three main sectors: travel agents, corporate travel managers and credit card companies.

Seth Goodman

Seth Goodman

Director, North American Product Head Citi Commercial Cards
Simon Barker

Simon Barker

CEO & Co-Founder Conferma
Tim Peters

Tim Peters

Head of Product, Commercial Cards National Australia Bank
Timothy Willi

Timothy Willi

MD & Senior Analyst Wells Fargo Securities
Tom Priore

Tom Priore

Executive Chairman Priority Technology Holdings
Vikas Panwar

Vikas Panwar

Chief Technology Officer SpendLabs

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