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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 10, October 2012, Posted On: 10/4/2012

Spindle Taps Execs To Expand Mobile Payments Reach

Emily Jed
TAGS: Spindle Inc., vending machine, Brian Voigt, John A. Tharpe, cashless vending, vending machine payment system, RhinoPay payments, Bill Clark, unattended POS, electronic transactions, mobile payments

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- To ramp up its presence in the mobile payments arena, Spindle Inc. has named longtime payments industry experts Brian Voigt and John A. Tharpe senior vice-presidents of strategy and business development.

Spindle introduced its turnkey RhinoPay solution to the vending industry at the National Automatic Merchandising Association's OneShow in Las Vegas last spring. | SEE STORY

Brian Voigt has spent more than two decades in the financial services and electronic payments industries. Prior to joining Spindle, he served as vice-president of strategic partnerships for Bank of America Merchant Services, with a focus on defining mobile point of sale and unattended industry strategies. In addition to his work at BAMS, Voigt has held executive positions at several national companies, including First Data and Chase Paymentech.

Tharpe most recently served as vice-president of strategic partnerships at Bank of America Merchant Services, where he worked to establish BAMS's mobile wallet, third-party payment gateway, professional sports acquiring and mobile payments strategies. His two-decade career in the payments industry included helping build platforms for Official Payments Corp., TrustCommerce and Global Payments.

"We're delighted to bring these well-respected and highly-regarded executives onto our team," said Spindle president Bill Clark. "Their skills and market savvy will significantly contribute to our strategy to position Spindle as a ubiquitous provider of mobile payments solutions. We look forward to accelerating the growth of our 'frictionless finance' paradigm through their contributions."

In January, Spindle Inc. acquired Spindle Mobile, a developer and distributor of transactional technologies. It assumed development and distribution of all Spindle Mobile solutions, which include the RhinoPay platform. Clark was previously executive vice-president and general manager of Apriva's POS division. | SEE STORY

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