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Hollywood, FL, United States, 2010/10/14 - CARD USA, Inc., a global leader in payment and telecom card production and its related technologies with more than 15 years of operation, has appointed payment industry veteran, Joaquin Zeledon, as its VP of Strategic Business Development.
In his new role, Zeledon will be responsible for market expansion, optimizing and strengthening partner and reseller relationships, enhancing customer satisfaction and developing new business opportunities.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the payment industry, Zeledon has extensive business experience at the executive level in operations, business development, finance, acquisitions and international business. Also, he has overseen international operations that have included card market development, project management, manufacturing and marketing. His work history has given him unique and broad exposure to essentially all segments of the industry, including credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, phone cards, mobile scratch cards, SIM cards, mobile top-up solutions and payment smart cards (Chip & PIN, EMV & Contactless).
Prior to joining Card USA, Zeledon was the principal and founder of Bamber Advisors, a strategy consulting services firm specialized in the payments industry with strong expertise improving performance, entrance into new markets, and products/processes and investments evaluations.
Zeledon, holds an MBA from Kansas State University and a B.S.E. degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Centroamerica, and he has also held various executive positions with Money Solutions, Credomatic Panama, Citibank, American Express and Motorola.
“The appointment of Joaquin to this important position is another step forward as we position Card USA Inc. to be a stronger player among international global card companies,” said Samuel Fridman, COO at Card USA. “His vast experience and strong contact base will immediately boost our sales efforts while also allowing us to explore new business opportunities.”
“I was first introduced to Card USA Inc as a Business Consultant and it didn’t take long for me to realize the great potential Card USA Inc. has moving forward. I’m excited to be part of a team that understands the industry and breathes innovation every day,” Zeledon said.”
Card USA Inc. (cardusa.com) is a card production management company and has been ranked as a top card manufacturer of telephone cards by Nilson Report and listed as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US by INC. Magazine. Card USA’s business has steadily expanded and specialized in the Smart Card, EMV, SIM / USIM Cards, Prepaid Cards, Retail Gift & Prepaid card packaging, Government cards, and Bank Card markets.