Chris joined Verifi in 2012 and currently serves as Vice President of Business Development. Chris has been in the payment space for over a decade and has helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands mitigate CNP risk, recover revenue, reduce churn, and retain customers. As a seasoned payments industry expert, Chris has spent the past 10 years advising merchants on a diverse array of payment improvement options, including payment operations, card brand payment regulations and overcoming PCI compliance challenges. He has managed relationships for some of the largest most complex Global Merchants and has experience with both domestic and international merchant payment processing and e-Commerce, Retail, and Mobile payments ecosystems. In addition to his strategic business development and partnership responsibilities, Chris is a regular speaker at payment industry conferences and has educated thousands of merchants on payment fraud and risk mitigation, dispute and billing management, and customer retention strategies. Prior to joining Verifi, Chris managed the 3rd Party Vendor ecosystem at Chase Paymentech which included over 800 unique organizations. Responsibilities included negotiating/executing Referral Agreements/White Label Agreements to drive additional top and bottom line revenue to the organization.
At home, Chris is a father to two great kids and loves being outdoors, especially at the beach or the lake. He coached Little League baseball with his dad for 7 years in the town where he grew up and played Little League as a kid. Chris was a Division 1 baseball player and is currently an avid New England sports fan. He also has a Black Belt in Uechi-Ryu Karate.