The MRC and GlobalCollect Strengthen Ties with Two New Board Appointments

GlobalCollect's Stephen Buechner, Greg Leos join MRC Advisory Boards in Europe and US

GlobalCollect, the world's most knowledgeable payment service provider, today announced that two of its most senior executives have joined the MRC in key advisory roles. Stephen Buechner, Chief Credit & Risk Officer at GlobalCollect, will join the European Advisory Board. At the same time, Greg Leos, who heads up GlobalCollect's North American operations as General Manager, will take a seat on the MRC's Americas Advisory Board. The appointments continue a long-standing relationship between the two organizations, and underline GlobalCollect's ongoing commitment to support the MRC and its members across the world.

The MRC is the foremost global non-profit organization that fully supports and promotes operational excellence for fraud, payments and risk professionals within eCommerce. The MRC's Advisory Boards are made up of industry leaders and merchants who are tasked with providing MRC staff with strategic advice on positioning and growing the organization within their regions.

'GlobalCollect is a trusted payments service provider and we are pleased to welcome both Stephen and Greg to our regional advisory boards, said MRC CEO Joe O'Konek. Their breadth of experience will help advance MRC's vision to make commerce safe and profitable everywhere.'

GlobalCollect processes international eCommerce payments for more than 600 of the world's most recognized eCommerce brands. The company's relationship with the MRC dates back to 2006.

'At GlobalCollect, we recognize the need for an independent repository of knowledge around payments and risk, and we're long-time supporters of the MRC because of it,' said GlobalCollect's Stephen Buechner. 'With two decades of international payments experience, we have some very relevant knowledge to contribute and share with MRC members and I look forward to continuing our long-standing advisory role in Europe.'

Added Leos: 'As global electronic commerce continues to grow in size and complexity, deep regional expertise becomes increasingly important for merchants. I'm proud to join the MRC Americas Advisory Board in helping North American merchants navigate the risks and opportunities of international eCommerce.'

About GlobalCollect

GlobalCollect is the most knowledgeable global Payment Service Provider in the world, processing international eCommerce payments for more than 600 of the world's most recognized eCommerce brands in the digital goods and services, travel, retail and video gaming industries, among many others.

With two decades of payments experience, we enable our clients to efficiently and securely accept payments from more than 170 countries in more than 170 currencies. We offer in excess of 150 local payment methods, including all major credit cards, debit cards and alternative payment methods, giving unparalleled coverage throughout all global regions. Our robust and redundant systems guarantee our customers high availability and reliability. GlobalCollect's business intelligence tools, Managed Fraud Services and more than 400 payments experts help our clients elevate their payment strategies to become a strategic asset to their companies.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, GlobalCollect has regional offices in North America, Asia Pacific, South America and the EU focused on bringing local presence with global reach and services to our clients. For more information please visit:

About the MRC

The MRC is the foremost global not for profit organization that fully supports and promotes operational excellence for fraud, payments and risk professionals within ecommerce.

Membership includes nearly 400 of the world's most prominent merchants, to include 95 percent of the top 20 ecommerce companies in the world, over 82 percent of the top 50 and over 60 percent of the top 100, and more than 60 category leading solution providers. MRC members report 45% less revenue loss due to fraud than non-members, experience more than 50% less manual reviews and boast 50% less fraud related chargebacks.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the MRC's European office is located in Madrid, Spain. Learn more at

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