FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Aug. 21, 2014 – WaveCrest Group Limited, a multi-currency digital payments platform that offers full-service, global solutions, has named Lance Taschner as vice president products and business development for the organization’s US operations.
Taschner comes to WaveCrest from mobile payments provider Wipit. As chief technology officer, he led the product design and software development of the Sprint, Boost, and Wipit mobile wallets. Wipit’s platform was one of the first to allow customers to load cash into their wallet to pay for alternate financials services and participate in ecommerce activities.
“With deep expertise in the payments and mobile industries, Lance will play a central role in expanding and enhancing WaveCrest’s innovative payment solutions across key markets,” said Miles Paschini, WaveCrest group president. “His experience will further our technology-enabled delivery of full-service payment solutions to business and government.”
Taschner’s experience includes leadership roles at Blackhawk Networks, where he was responsible for managing the company’s prepaid card issuance and technology divisions; and VHA Wireless where, as a key member of the leadership team, he built and managed all aspects of the technology organization.
“I’m thrilled to join the WaveCrest team, and collaborate with some of the industry’s best innovators, customers and business partners,” Taschner said.
Taschner is co-creator of a patented mobile security solution and studied computer science at the University of California at San Diego.
WaveCrest provides award-winning digital payment solutions to corporations and governments worldwide. Programs include employee, student and taxpayer disbursements, mobile wallets, prepaid cards, lottery payments, pre-defined and custom offerings. WaveCrest Holdings Limited in Europe is a regulated e-money issuer and a principal member of MasterCard and Visa EU. WaveCrest Payment Services of the Americas, Inc. is a FinCEN-registered prepaid access provider, and an issuer of Discover Network prepaid cards. Visit us at www.WaveCrest.gi