Larry Stone joined Mercury in June, 2006, adding high-level industry experience to the executive formula fueling Mercury’s growth. With more than 18 years business management experience in the payment processing arena, he provides strategic insight to Mercury’s reseller-centric initiatives. Stone started out with Citicorp Card Acceptance Services in 1988. In 1992 he became Chief Executive Officer of Card Payment Services, an Independent Sales Organization for United Jersey Bank, a position he held until 1996. Then, after six years as CEO of Card Payment Systems, a merchant payment processing company in New York City servicing more than 70,000 merchants and over 350 Independent Sales Organizations, he sold his company to Concord EFS, which is now a part of First Data Corporation. Stone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.