Nov. 19, 2012 — AnywhereCommerce, today announced the appointment of Dickson Chu to the company’s Board of Advisory. Mr. Chu brings more than 25 years’ experience in payments and technology, and is an active advisor to a number of emerging companies who are working to define the next generation of mobile commerce and advertising. Most recently Dickson was SVP Merchant Solutions at LivingSocial where he was charged with creating a new business unit to go beyond the ‘daily deal’. Prior to LivingSocial, he was Managing Director, Digital Networks in the newly created Citi business unit. In this role, he had global responsibility for leading the development of new digital payments capabilities for mobile network operators and Internet companies delivering e-Commerce, m-Commerce and P2P payment services; he led Citi’s efforts to create and launch Google Wallet. Prior to joining Citi, Dickson held several positions at PayPal including VP of Global Product and Experience as well as General Manager of Global Merchant Services. In these roles, he led product strategy, development and user experience. Prior to PayPal, he was General Manager for Yahoo! PayDirect. Additionally, Dickson has held various senior management roles at companies such as I-Impact, Wells Fargo, and CSC Index.
Dickson stated; “Commerce is moving rapidly to mobile devices and Anywhere Commerce is well positioned to be a market leader in providing secured mobile commerce solutions. They have a great product set and strong team. It is my privilege to be an advisor to help them accelerate growth.”
Dickson joins a board with established industry thought leaders including; OB Rawls IV of First Data, Des Docherty formerly of Visa, currently at Apriva, Jesse Adams, Former Executive Vice Chairman at VeriFone, Christopher Justice , former President of Ingenico North America and Najeeb Khalid, Chairman of Escher-Grad. Commenting on the Board’s addition, Mitchell Cobrin , CEO of AnywhereCommerce, “AnywhereCommerce is pleased with the addition of Mr. Chu to our Board. We are fortunate to have access to experts such as Dickson.”
AnywhereCommerce is a global eCommerce and mCommerce payments technology engineering and solutions provider with patented and proprietary suites of hardware, software and gateway solutions for secure online and mobile, card-present credit card, PIN debit, Chip and PIN- EMV and NFC transactions. The universal “aCommerce” platform designed for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile, provides white label and customized application services for retail line-busting as well as traditional field services such as repairman, delivery or taxi services. Our PCI and EMV approved devices and bank grade secure end–to-end ecosystem provide greater security, reliability, convenience and return on investment for consumers, merchants, networks, issuers and acquirers.