PA Swipes Industry Heavyweights to Join Mobile Payments Dream Team

By Brooke Tajer on

New managing directors bring credit card industry, global operations and business development acumen as PayAnywhere prepares for market expansion

TROY, Mich. – May 2, 2012 – PayAnywhere (, a leader in mobile point of sale solutions, today announced the addition of two payments industry titans to the company’s leadership team. Bringing decades of senior executive experience in credit card processing and payments, Carl Williams and Ed Myers are joining PayAnywhere as managing directors, advising the company on new acquisitions, partner development, domestic and international market expansion.

“PayAnywhere is the only ‘mobile payments’ company created and run by a true payments company; payments is our DNA,” said Marc Gardner, CEO of PayAnywhere. “PayAnywhere already possesses a deep understanding of merchant needs and the technology and services that best serve them. We are looking to Carl and Ed's expertise to help PayAnywhere expand into new markets and grow the business. Carl Williams and Ed Myers joining the PayAnywhere team further demonstrates our commitment to deliver the preeminent and most innovative merchant-focused mobile payments service.”

Carl Williams’ career in financial services spans 30 years and includes high profile industry positions, most notably as president of worldwide payment processing at Global Payments (GPN) in that role he led business operations in Europe, Russia and Asia Pacific. He also served as president of the merchant services division of National Processing Company (NPC). Carl serves as an advisor to Global Payments and Planet Payments.

Ed Myers also brings more than 30 years of financial services experience to PayAnywhere, most recently serving as president of U.S. operations at Global Payments. An advisor to executives and organizations across the payments and transactions industry, Ed has also served as chairman of the board at Comerica Merchant Services, on the advisory board of the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) and on the advisory board of Discover.

Although the parent company of PayAnywhere is a leader in credit card processing operating for two decades, PayAnywhere operates very much like a startup. Carl and Ed’s entrepreneurial insights bring energy and excitement as the company aggressively pursues its goals for 2012 and beyond.

About PayAnywhere
Created by a multi-billion dollar credit card processing company with more than two decades of merchant payment processing experience, PayAnywhere is powering a payments revolution with its enterprise-grade, "pay-as-you-go” mobile payments system. PayAnywhere's mobile point of sale (POS) technology combines the industry's most comprehensive enterprise-grade features with 24/7 customer support. From billion dollar enterprises to the neighborhood garage sale, merchants of all sizes turn to PayAnywhere for highly secure, feature-rich, affordable mobile payments systems that expand and enrich their ability to conduct business. For more information visit