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BayPay Event - Sept 20, 2010 - Hiring in The Payment Industry - Trends and Tips from Headhunters, Start-ups and Corporate HR Executives

The BayPay Forum

Monday, September 20, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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On September 20, BayPay invites you to one of its most unique events yet. We have assembled four highly experienced speakers to co-present on hiring and staffing issues specific to the payments technology field, or




We have assembled a carefully selected and highly regarded cross section of panelists representing differing, yet vital insider perspectives on the importance of acquiring a company’s most vital asset: People.


This presentation will be heavy on the Q & A, with attendees encouraged to bring questions they’ve always wondered about, but did not have the right person to ask. Material will be made specific to trends and issues in the Bay Area, but can be applied to nearly any geography or employer. For example:


  • How can someone with large corporate experience make themself marketable to a start-up?
  • The impression you need to make on a corporate recruiter.
  • Why do interviewing processes seem to lead to black holes of information, time lapses and directional changes?
  • What qualities do CEO’s look for in a hire and what are their red flags when interviewing a candidate?
  • What are the subtle yet critical differences between a #1 and #2 candidate?
  • How can a candidate do diligence on a private company without ticking off the hiring manager?

......And anything else you can throw at the speakers.


The panel members bios will be publish shortly.

And Thanks again to our sponsor for this event:

Merchant eSolutions

The panelists are: (Bios to come shortly)

Margaret MacKenzie
SVP Operations & CFO
BOKU, Inc.

Margaret brings over 20 years of venture and corporate finance and operational management to the BOKU team. Most recently, Margaret co-founded Paymo and as CFO/COO, she was responsible for financial management of the company’s growth as well as for global operations. Prior to co-founding Paymo, Margaret was the CFO for mBlox, Inc, where she helped build the company into a leading mobile transaction network. Before her success in international mobile payments companies, Margaret was a Managing Director of SVB Securities, where she raised debt and equity capital, provided acquisition and divestiture advice, and underwrote structured financings for venture-backed clients. She began her career at Itel Corporation, a San Francisco-based equipment leasing company.

Erica Rainwater
Senior Recruiter
Blackhawk Network & Safeway

Erica has been a exempt level recruiter for 13+ years here in the bay area. I've recruited for all levels of positions within organizations. My background is both agency and in-house recruiting experience servicing a variety of industries. In addition, I help coach and mentor exempt level staff.

Larry Lebofsky
Topgrading Solutions

Larry is a Partner in TopGrading Solutions, a 30 year-old search firm focused on payments and retail technology companies. Larry manages the Payments area of the practice, with emphasis on small to medium size, high growth companies.
Larry started with a San Francisco-based search firm in 1997 before moving to Florida in 2002 and joining Topgrading Solutions as a Group Manager. He holds a BA in Psychology from George Washington University and has written numerous articles on talent acquisition and career planning.
Larry is ranked in the Top percentile of recruiters in Management Recruiters International, the world’s largest search organization. His bio and testimonials may be viewed at www.topgradingsolutions.com and his linkedin profile. He may be reached at larry@topgradingsolutions.com

Glenn Hunter
SVP of Global Human Resources
Obopay, Inc.

Glenn serves as the Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at Obopay and is responsible for all human resources activities worldwide. Glenn brings 25 years of experience in the banking and technology sectors to Obopay, including 15 years in the payments space, with assignments in the card issuing sector and the payment processing arena.  Obopay provides consumers an interoperable mobile payments service by transforming any mobile phone into a convenient and easy way to send and receive money, get paid or pay small businesses, top-up accounts, buy via mobile and pay bills. 

Prior to Obopay, Glenn led the global HR and Corporate Administration functions at TSYS Acquiring Services; before that, he held a senior level role at HSBC Credit Services, HSBC’s issuing business.
Glenn’s background includes working in start-up and high-growth environments where he has been responsible for the rapid ramp-up of the work force to meet the growth needs of the business. Glenn’s experience in large financial services enterprises, where he has been a part of the technology evolution, has provided him a broad perspective and expertise on the changes in the financial services marketplace.

Daniel Chatelain
VP Operations & Strategic Alliances
QSecure, Inc.

Daniel started his career more than twenty years ago as a pioneer of the Minitel, focusing on banking, telecommunication and media services. He is a serial entrepreneur and has launched several technology ventures within the EADS Group (Airbus, Ariane Espace, Eurocopter) and the Lagardere Group (Elle, Woman's Day, Car & Driver, Hachette, Canal Satellite).

Daniel graduated in 1982 from the University of France with master's degrees in physics and mathematics, and a specialty in semiconductors. He is on the advisory boards of several start-ups in the Silicon Valley and Europe. He is also a founder of BayPay, a Silicon Valley networking group specializing in payments.


We will also have ample time for networking as it is one of the objectives of BayPay and we hope you will enjoy the session.

Don’t forget, if it is not already done, to register to the BayPay group on LinkedIn where you will be able to network with other payment professionals and exchange on our exciting and evolving industry. As of today, 1089 executives have already registered (976 before our last event) and the number is growing as word of mouth is spreading about our organization. Our mailing list has over 2,500 people from the payment industry.

The link to register to BayPay is: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/21250/63142B72B34B

Other BayPay events

Don't forget we have also a 40% discount for BayPay members for the "Alternative Payment Systems Innovations" on October 20 & 21. Check our other events.

We are also sold out for the September 15 event. Sorry.

Have questions about BayPay Event - Sept 20, 2010 - Hiring in The Payment Industry - Trends and Tips from Headhunters, Start-ups and Corporate HR Executives? Contact The BayPay Forum

When & Where

Merchant eSolutions
1300 Island Drive, Boardroom II,
Second Floor Conference Room
Redwood Shores, CA

Monday, September 20, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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The BayPay Forum



If you are a member of the payment industry, you are invited to join BayPay, a networking group of the Silicon Valley focused on payments and composed exclusively of members in the payment community or investors in this area. If you are not yet a member and would like to join, reply to this email to get your free membership with a quick description on how you fit in the payment industry. Even after all these years, the payments industry is still expanding in both mature and emerging markets worldwide as the industry adapts to new market opportunities. New technologies including contactless cards, cell phone integration, biometrics, RFID and strong authentication are emerging and potentially creating new challenges for both financial institutions and their customers. Prepaid cards, gift cards, new forms of payment like PayPal, are all vivid demonstrations of the vibrancy of new thinking in the payments industry. With wireless ubiquity now essentially a reality, transaction aggregation and micro payments become a necessity. As the financial industry and merchants provide more and more services online, phishing emerges as a problem that requires more education and communication with consumers.

Objective BayPay's primary goal is to provide a face-to-face professional networking forum for the regular exchange of views on these issues among active professionals within the payments industry who are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. An online BayPay group on Yahoo! provides opportunities for members to interact among themselves between regular face-to-face meetings.

BayPay Is a joint initiative of Glenbrook, Edgar Dunn & Company and Daniel Chatelain from QSecure, Inc. that is open to other companies or individuals contributions.

Membership To ensure an appropriate level of professional participation, membership in BayPay group is by invitation only. BayPay members invite others to join based upon their own judgment as to who could best contribute to the group. To subscribe please go here.


Code of Conduct All information shared by BayPay members is considered their own personal opinion and does not represent the official position of any company. All member comments are not for attribution in any form whatsoever outside of the BayPay membership. While we would like any information exchanged in this forum or in our events remain private, members must understand that this is a semi-public group and there can be no assurance of confidentiality.

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