Billing Revolution Appoints Mobile Payments Industry Veteran Todd Ablowitz to Advisory Board
Mobile payments company expands depth of advisory counsel with the addition of Double Diamond Group President
Seattle, Washington – October 14, 2009 – Billing Revolution, a leading mobile payments company, today announces the appointment of Todd Ablowitz to the company’s Board of Advisors. Ablowitz is a payments industry veteran and president of Double Diamond Group, a global payments consulting firm. As an advisor, Ablowitz will work with Billing Revolution’s management team to identify new product opportunities, and develop and execute a global business and marketing strategy based on trends and market demands.
“Todd has tremendous experience working with the payments industry’s top brands, and he has an extensive network of diverse industry contacts in every major region of the world,” said Andy Kleitsch, CEO of Billing Revolution. “He will be a great asset for us as we look to expand our relationships across a variety of industry sectors and prepare for what we expect to be an explosive increase in mobile payments revenue and transactions over the next three to five years.”
Prior to establishing Double Diamond Group in 2008, Ablowitz was Senior Vice
President of Sales for the leading contactless and mobile payments company, ViVOtech,
Inc. Ablowitz successfully built and led the ViVOtech sales team and facilitated the
acceptance of new technology to the world’s top retail brands, increasing sales of the
company’s card readers fourfold. Under his leadership, the company diversified sales
channels and launched new resellers, integrators, vertical market vendors, acquirers and
ISOs to boost incremental revenue and drive growth.
“Billing Revolution is a clear leader in advancing the mobile payments market, and I look forward to working with the executive management team to map out a strategy that continues to position the company for growth,” said Ablowitz.
Ablowitz currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). Prior to being elected to the Board, he served as a member, Vice Chairman, then Chairman of the ETA Technology Committee. During his last year as Chairman, the ETA Technology Committee was awarded 2008 Committee of the Year. Ablowitz has presented at numerous industry events and seminars where he is viewed as an authority on payment technology, and he has been quoted extensively as an expert in industry trade publications.
Ablowitz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado
at Boulder, and a certificate in negotiation from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard
Formed in 2008, Billing Revolution leads the charge in the global mobile payments market, forecasted by Informa Telecoms & Media to account for 300 billion transactions, and worth more than USD $860 billion by 2013, representing a twelve-fold increase in gross global transaction values in the next five years.
Double Diamond Group
Denver-based Double Diamond Group LLC provides expert consulting services to
the global electronic payments industry. Founded by industry veteran Todd
Ablowitz, a former ViVOtech and First Data senior executive and current ETA Board
Member, Double Diamond Group helps payments industry clients solve their most
critical business challenges with a unique blend of experience, connections and
know-how. From venerable leaders to promising start-ups, Double Diamond Group
works with companies of all sizes from around the world, including processors,
acquirers, ISOs, agents, vendors, suppliers, service providers and merchants. Visit
www.doublediamondgroup.net for more information.
About Billing Revolution
Billing Revolution provides technology to the credit card processing industry that enables secure transactions from any web-enabled mobile phone. Mobile users have the ability to conduct “single-click” credit card transactions, manage subscriptions and perform cancellations from the mobile handset. To learn more about Billing Revolution’s mobile commerce payment solutions, products and services, please visit www.billingrevolution.com.
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