Merchant Risk Council Elects Leading Online Retailer to Chairman of the Board

Press Release

February 09, 2015

SEATTLE, WA -- The MRC, leading association for professionals within eCommerce payments and fraud, announced today that Pete Pouridis, vice president, loss prevention of The Neiman Marcus Group, has been appointed to Chairman of MRC's Global Board of Directors. Mr. Pouridis has been elected to chairman after 15 years of dedicated volunteering with the MRC, ten of which he spent on the Global and Regional Boards in various capacities.

"The MRC is proud to see Mr. Pouridis selected as Chairman of the Board. His perseverance and dedication will help drive the association into 2015," said Danielle Nagao, chief executive officer of the MRC.

In addition to the appointment of Mr. Pouridis, The MRC would like to welcome Diarmuid Considine, commerce platform manager at Skype; Paul Kuykendall, senior director of product/ticketing at Ticketmaster; and Gabe McGloin, vice president of client services at Chase Paymentech; to the Global Board of Directors. They will be joining the existing board members including distinguished professionals from Accertify, Inc., Getty Images, Starbucks, Visa Europe, and WorldPay.

"I have seen the MRC come a long way within my tenure, and am anticipating the organization to continue to flourish in the next year," said Mr. Pouridis. "As the world globalizes and fraud becomes more apparent, it is important for the MRC to continue to drive excellence within the realm of eCommerce. Consumers and merchants would not be as safe without the likes of the MRC."