Planet Payment is a leading provider of international payment and transaction processing and multi-currency processing services.
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Planet Payment delivers innovative payment processing solutions that solve many of the challenges facing today’s global electronic payments industry. We deliver our payment processing and multi-currency solutions to 60 financial services institutions around the world. Our services are currently deployed at 44,000 active merchant locations in 22 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
At the heart of Planet Payment is our centrally-hosted transaction platform which manages the global connectivity and interaction between consumers, merchants, banks, and the payment networks. Our platform provides the flexibility to deliver solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of banks and merchants in both established and dynamic emerging markets around the world.
We help merchants – whether a hotelier, retailer, restaurant or eCommerce merchant - sell more goods and services.
Banks & Sales Organizations
We help banks and their sales organizations sign and retain more merchants by providing new and innovative products - and help them expand into new markets.
We help consumers by providing choice and clarity at the point-of-sale - and improve the shopping experience in both the physical and eCommerce worlds.
One Partner. Since 1999, we have established an international reputation for providing best-in-class, secure payment services that deliver incremental value and revenue to our customers and their merchants. We work collaboratively with our clients to develop solutions that help them meet today’s business challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. Our team of skilled personnel, across the world, share one vision — to serve as a trusted partner, dedicated to helping our clients and their merchants grow their business.
One Platform. Our single, currency neutral payment platform, the keystone of our business, allows us and our clients to enter new markets and deliver new services quickly. We nimbly deliver state-of-the-art solutions to our clients, in a fraction of the time, effort and cost it might take for them to develop or enhance their own systems. Once connected to our platform in one country, our customers and their merchants can use the same interfaces and point-of-sale devices in all other countries in which we operate.
Planet Payment. We are committed to delivering innovative payment services that fulfill the promise of helping our customers and their merchants improve their business efficiencies and sell more goods and services.
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Philip Beck - Chairman
Philip Beck founded the Company in 1999, with the intention to solve the problems faced by multi-national Merchants in accepting multi-currency credit card payments where the Merchants’ banks, credit card Processors and payment networks were unable to provide effective payment solutions. Mr. Beck has led the Company since its inception, developing and refining the Company’s strategy, in particular, the Company’s approach to multi-currency processing and developing the Company’s business relationships. Mr. Beck has over 18 years’ experience as an international banking and corporate lawyer working with a range of businesses from start-ups to multinational corporates, practicing in New York from 1984 to 2001. As a partner in New York law firms, Mr. Beck represented a number of international banking institutions. Mr. Beck received his law degree from London University in 1981 and is admitted to practice law in New York USA, England and Wales and the British Virgin Islands.
Carl J. Williams - Chief Executive Officer
Carl Williams’ career in financial services spans 30 years and includes several high profile industry positions. He is currently CEO and founder of Baikal Group, LLC a consultancy and advisory company. From May 2012 until July 2013, he served as Managing Director of Pay Anywhere, LLC. Until recently he was also an advisor to Global Payments Inc. Previously, Mr. Williams was President of World Wide Payment Processing for Global Payments, a role that he held from 2004-2009, while living in Prague and Hong Kong. Mr. Williams also served as President of the Merchant Services Division of National Processing Company, one of the nation’s largest processors of credit card, debit and check transactions. Mr. Williams has served as an advisor to Planet Payment, Inc. since 2010. Mr. Williams holds a B.A. from La Salle University in Philadelphia
Graham Arad - Director, SVP and General Counsel
Graham Arad is an experienced international lawyer practising principally in the area of corporate and commercial law. Mr. Arad has served as Planet Payment’s General Counsel since its founding in 1999 and has throughout that time supervised the legal aspects of the Company’s business, which now encompasses operations in more than 10 countries. Mr. Arad obtained his law degree from London University’s LSE, was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1983, and has practiced as an attorney in New York since 1991, and in the British Virgin Islands since 1995. Mr. Arad was a partner in law firms in London, New York and the British Virgin Islands for over 20 years in total.
Cameron McColl - Non Executive Director
Cameron McColl has significant experience in setting up and developing new companies. An electronics engineer by training, Mr. McColl has worked for firms such as Medtel (pty) Limited, Ferranti Radar Limited, National Semiconductor Limited and Advanced Micro Devices Limited. In 1989, Mr. McColl founded McColl McGregor Limited, Scotland’s first high technology call centre operation, specialising in the technology and finance sectors. In 1993, Mr. McColl co-founded Memory Corporation plc, a high technology semiconductor design group, which was listed on AIM in 1995, and served as CEO until 1996. In 1994, Mr. McColl co-founded Telecom Service Centres Limited (‘‘TSC’’), which grew to over 2,000 employees, and served as Chairman until 1998. TSC was sold in 2004, at which time Mr. McColl resigned. Since 1996 Mr. McColl has been involved in commercial real estate investment, as an investor in and director of Shawhead Limited. Mr. McColl resides in the British Virgin Islands, and previously served as a non-executive director and the Chairman of the Board of the Company from 1999 to 2001. Mr. McColl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Edinburgh University.
Jon Kaiden - Non Executive Director
Jon Kaiden has been a principal and founding member of Sopris Capital Associates, LLC since 2003 (Sopris is principally owned by Andrew Paul, one of the holders of Preferred Shares). Mr. Kaiden has more than 20 years of private equity and investment banking experience, with a strong focus on healthcare and information technology. Prior to joining Sopris Capital, Mr. Kaiden served as an investment banker and securities attorney focusing on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. After beginning his investment banking career at S.G. Cowen, Mr. Kaiden became a vice president with The Seabury Group, a boutique merchant banking group geared toward helping middle market companies obtain private equity and venture capital. Mr. Kaiden then headed Josephthal & Co.’s healthcare investment banking practice. Prior to receiving his MBA, Mr. Kaiden practiced corporate and securities law for three years at the New York law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Mr. Kaiden holds an MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School (1996), and J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School (1991). Mr. Kaiden obtained his undergraduate degree, a B.A. in government, from Cornell University (1988).
Shane Kim - Non Executive Director
Shane Kim is a Managing Member of Camden Partners, where he focuses on investments in the Business Services and Healthcare sectors. He serves on the board of Santa Rosa Consulting, Inc. and was a director or observer of New Horizons Worldwide, Inc., Vantage Oncology, Inc., CardSystems Solutions, Inc. and COHR, Inc. Mr. Kim also served on the MBA Advisory Council for the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Mr. Kim graduated from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, with a B.S. degree in Finance.
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