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Mercury’s executive leadership team is comprised of top industry experts committed to nurturing the Mercury Network, thereby fostering success for our merchants as well as our reseller and developer partners.





Matt Taylor

Integrated Payments President

Matt became president of our integrated payments business in 2014 after five years as the CEO of Mercury Payment Systems, which Vantiv... read more

Matt Downs

SVP Channel - Integrated Payments

Matt has responsibility over Vantiv’s Integrated Card Present and Card Not Present developers and technology reseller channel partners (Mercury... read more

Steve Wilson

SVP, Merchant Sales & Strategy

Steve Wilson heads Vantiv’s Integrated Payments Merchant Sales organization (Mercury® and Element®), which focuses on merchant boarding... read more

Navneet Singh

SVP, Product

Navneet Singh is SVP of Product at Vantiv, Inc. where he leads Integrated Payments and Platform product. He has previously been VP of Product and head... read more

Bob Bartlett

Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Payments

Bob was given the opportunity to serve as interim Chief Technology Officer of the Integrated Payments business unit in October of 2014. Bob’s primary... read more

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Matt Taylor

Integrated Payments President


Integrated Payments President



Matt became president of our integrated payments business in 2014 after five years as the CEO of Mercury Payment Systems, which Vantiv acquired in June 2014. Matt joined Mercury in 2003 and held various positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, prior to becoming Mercury’s CEO. Matt was an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner in 2012, and was named by ColoradoBiz Magazine as one of the top 5 Most Influential Young Professionals.



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Andrew Patterson

Chief Technology Officer


Chief Technology Officer



Andrew is a seasoned product, systems and information technology veteran with more than 16 years experience managing product, IT, and software development teams, spending more than 14 years in the payment processing industry. His most recent position at Canada’s largest acquirer, Moneris Solutions, was as Vice President of Payment Systems and Emerging Products. His mandate was to lead the emerging product and platform development functions to further strengthen and position Moneris’ products and services as leading edge, high-value, and innovative solutions for the North American market.

Previous experience includes his role as Director of Software Development at Paradata Systems in Vancouver where he was responsible for architecting, designing and developing POS Internet gateway systems. He previously held software engineering positions at the National Research Council in Ottawa and at Quest Software in Halifax. Andrew also shares a patent pertaining to the design and implementation of ecommerce systems.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Computer Science from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Queens University.



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Matt Downs

SVP Channel - Integrated Payments


SVP Channel - Integrated Payments



Matt has responsibility over Vantiv’s Integrated Card Present and Card Not Present developers and technology reseller channel partners (Mercury, Element, and PayFac TM – Aggregation). He leads the Program and strategy, business development and channel management functions Previously he was the SVP of Sales Operations managing Vantiv’s growth across the merchant services distribution. Prior to joining Vantiv, Matt was the Co-Founder and President of Sales for Century Payments, Worldpay’s largest ISO in partnership with NCR. In this role he constructed a dedicated sales force for Radiant Systems, an agent and bank referral channel. Previous to that Matt spent 9 years with First Data as a Senior Vice President of Sales working with national, regional bank and community banks. Matt served in the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer Aviation Electronics Technician with VAW-120 based out of Norfolk, VA . Matt has a B.S. in Business Management from the State University of New York. He resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife Shannon and their two sons.



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John Berkley

SVP, Product


Senior Vice President, Product



John Berkley joined Mercury in the spring of 2012 to oversee product strategy and management. He has more than 15 years of senior-level product experience with such companies as Oracle, Responsys and Tealeaf. At Mercury, John is responsible for the strategic development, delivery to market, and adoption of innovative products. Prior to joining Mercury, John held the position of Senior Vice President, Product at Responsys, a best-in-class software and solutions provider in the online marketing industry. There he led the roadmap, design, development, and launch of the company’s award winning suite of applications, and served as product and technology spokesperson throughout their successful IPO process. John graduated cum laude from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received a Master of Business Administration degree, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.



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Steve Wilson

SVP, Merchant Sales & Strategy


Senior Vice President, Merchant Sales & Strategy



Steve Wilson heads Vantiv’s Integrated Payments Merchant Sales organization (Mercury® and Element®), which focuses on merchant boarding, cross‐sales, merchant retention and product sales. Wilson is also responsible for the strategy and programs that drive Mercury’s dealer and developer partnerships and merchant acquisitions. Since joining Mercury in 2004, Wilson has held key leadership roles, contributing to the company’s rapid growth and successful acquisition by Vantiv. He regularly participates in industry panels and workgroups and represents Vantiv’s Integrated Payments division at industry leading conferences including Retail Solutions Providers AssociationTM, Electronic Transaction AssociationTM, and many other strategic software developer and partner events. Wilson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Lewis College. He resides in Durango, Colorado with his wife Elise and their three children.



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Brett Narlinger

SVP, Enterprise Sales


Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales



Brett Narlinger heads Mercury’s sales organization, which focuses on creating new partnerships with point-of-sale (POS) developers and resellers, and completing the sales and boarding process for their referred merchants. He was most recently the executive vice president of sales and a founding executive of Bank of America Merchant Services, the largest merchant acquirer in the United States today. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with First Data in various leadership roles, overseeing all enterprise and national portfolio accounts. Today he oversees sales operations, large account acquisition, partner recruitment, and partner and merchant retention. His specialty is the development of new markets that allow for Mercury’s continuation of its double-digit growth. Narlinger received his bachelor of science from Colorado State University.



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Ross Agre

General Counsel


General Counsel



Ross Agre became Mercury’s General Counsel in April of 2012. He has more than 19 years of law firm and in-house counsel experience leading large deal teams in complex international and domestic transactions. His specialties include finance, capital markets, M&A, commercial transactions and intellectual property. Ross began his legal career as an associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP in the firm’s offices in New York, London and Washington. He then moved on to in-house legal roles, as General Counsel for Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc., the fourth largest owner/operator of ski resorts in North America, General Counsel of Remonov Capital, Inc., a private investment and real estate development firm, and Deputy General Counsel for West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-driven communication solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Dartmouth College, and received his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. For more than seven years, Ross served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOS Outreach, a Vail Valley based nonprofit, serving at risk youth through physical and character development.



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Navneet Singh

SVP, Product


Senior Vice President, Product



Navneet Singh is SVP of Product at Vantiv, Inc. where he leads Integrated Payments and Platform product. He has previously been VP of Product and head of mobile commerce at SK Planet Inc. as well as CPO at GoPago Inc, a mobile payments company which was acquired by Amazon. Prior to GoPago, Navneet spent 6 years at Google, where he led product and engineering in Google's Mobile division. Navneet has also spent a decade in the Enterprise software world at companies like Oracle and Trilogy. He holds BS & M.Eng degrees in Computer Science from MIT, as well as a BS in Business Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.



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Bob Bartlett

Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Payments


Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Payments



Bob was given the opportunity to serve as interim Chief Technology Officer of the Integrated Payments business unit in October of 2014. Bob’s primary responsibilities are ensuring that the technology organization continues to serve the strategic needs of its clients while ensuring a seamless integration into the Vantiv core. Bob has significant leadership experience in the payments technology sector, having served in both the CIO and CTO roles for Vantiv. He led the technical stand-up of the Vantiv business as it separated from Fifth Third Bank, and has extensive experience in all aspects of technology, from architecture through implementation and support.



 
 
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