ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- InComm, a leading prepaid product and transaction services company, today announced that Matt Lanford will be named the Senior Vice President and General Manager over its Financial Services team, effective Oct. 31. He will take the lead in expanding InComm's consumer-facing VanillaTM brand, which produces prepaid consumer solutions like Vanilla Gift and OneVanilla.
Lanford comes to InComm from MasterCard Worldwide, where he was Senior Vice President – ESS, Processing and Network Solutions Lead, North America.
"I am very excited to hit the ground running with the team here at InComm," Lanford said. "I've always looked to InComm as a leader in the prepaid and payments industry, and the Financial Services team here is doing some of the most ground-breaking work in that space. Being able to lead that team and be at the forefront of this new evolution in financial technology products was a great opportunity to take that next step in my career."
Lanford has more than 25 years of experience in the payments industry. He joined MasterCard in 2006 and held a variety of different roles in the organization in both product management and strategy development. Before his latest role as Senior Vice President, he was a Vice President and Prepaid Product Lead in Europe and later joined the Investor Relations team.
Prior to MasterCard Worldwide, he worked for Citigroup, first as a Vice President of Business Development in its global ATM and PIN POS debit transaction processing business and later as Director of Corporate Investment Bank Global Transaction Services. He has also worked internationally with Euronet Worldwide, Inc., holding positions in Budapest, Hungary and the U.S.
He was named the Most Influential Figure in the European Prepaid Industry in 2012 and 2013, holding the top spot in the Prepaid Power 10 for consecutive years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
"Adding Matt to our team here at InComm was a no-brainer," said Phil Graves, President, InComm. "His experience in the industry is unparalleled, especially internationally. The value he brings to Financial Services will be apparent immediately as that team continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that are changing the way consumers pay for everyday expenses."
Leveraging deep integrations into retailers' point-of-sale systems, InComm provides connectivity to a variety of service providers that allow consumers to conduct everyday business at more than 500,000 points of retail distribution. Whether those consumers are activating prepaid products, paying bills, enjoying real-time discounts through a membership card, purchasing digital goods in-store or adding funds to an online account, InComm is there to provide unique gift-gifting opportunities, cater to on-the-go shoppers, deliver added value through loyalty programs and serve cash-based consumers. With 206 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with a presence in 31 countries. Learn more at www.incomm.com or connect with us on www.twitter.com/incomm, www.facebook.com/incomm, www.linkedin.com/company/incomm or www.incomm.com/blog.