Payments veteran Buffy Duke joins Carta

PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has hired Elizabeth “Buffy” Duke as its vice president of business development.

Elizabeth 'Buffy' Duke
NEW VP: Elizabeth ‘Buffy’ Duke

Duke’s 25 year career has included senior positions at MasterCard, C-Sam and Network for Electronic Transfers Singapore (Nets) and she has worked on mobile payment projects in Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and Latin America.

“The market is at a real inflection point,” Duke told NFC World. “My role coming onboard right now is to really capitalise on the tremendous opportunities in the market and to reinforce that business development effort within Carta so that it can realise its full potential in this space. I think where I’m going to bring most value is my understanding and experiences within the mobile payments space.

“I’ve done two stints at MasterCard where I had some level of focus on ecommerce and mcommerce solutions and then, with Nets, I was additionally very much involved in a government-sponsored project related to bringing NFC services and infrastructure to the Singapore market. With C-Sam, I was involved in some very interesting projects with mobile payment, mobile wallets, NFC etc, and across multiple markets.

The full press release is below:

Carta Worldwide Appoints New Vice President of Business Development, Elizabeth (Buffy) Duke

With 25 years’ experience, former MasterCard VP joins the Carta Worldwide Business Development team

Award-winning leader in next-generation transaction processing and mobile payment technologies, Carta Worldwide, has announced a new Vice President of Business Development.

Elizabeth Duke joins Carta as a cultivated sales and marketing executive, bringing more than 25 years of experience in both corporate and consulting environments covering strategic sales management, product management and business development.

Ms. Duke is a highly respected expert in mobile payments and mobile wallets with direct experience on distinguished projects in Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, US and Latin America.

Ms. Duke has held senior level positions at MasterCard, C-SAM and Network for Electronic Transfers Singapore (NETS). She has developed expertise in business development, strategic planning and project delivery, e-commerce issues and solutions, mobile and NFC payments, cross-border transactions, card program development and business acquisition.

Prior to joining Carta, Ms. Duke was Vice President at MasterCard’s Mobile Transaction Solutions (MTS) group, where she was responsible for a team of expert sales managers and pre-sales technicians focused on driving new business opportunities while growing existing relationships for MTS, covering USA, Canada and Latin America.

Brian Semkiw, CEO of Carta Worldwide commented, “We are at an inflection point in our business; a seasoned business development leader like Ms. Duke, who has such a depth of experience in the payments industry is the perfect addition to our team.”

About Carta Worldwide

Carta is an award-winning leader in digital transaction processing and enablement technologies, delivering new and innovative financial products for the digital world. Carta empowers banks, MNOs, OEMs, merchants and others to enable existing cardholder accounts or issue new financial products for proximity and cloud-based transactions quickly and easily.

Carta is the only platform in the world that offers end-to-end issuance, processing and enablement for digital accounts, including tokenization, digital credential management and provisioning. Carta simplifies payments, delivering fastest time to market, agile product development, and lowest total cost of ownership.

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