ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluefin Payment Systems announced today the addition of Julie Counterman to their senior management team. Julie will serve as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Sales, overseeing the company’s Integrated Software Vendor (ISV), E-Commerce, Inside Sales and Relationship Management teams.
Ranked as the 6th fastest growing private company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2012, Bluefin is a leading payment processor in the U.S. and Canada, integrating their PayConexTM payment gateway with ISV, SaaS and enterprise management platforms, while serving major E-Commerce merchants directly.
“We are very excited that Julie has come onboard with Bluefin to lead our business development and sales teams," said John Perry, CEO. “She is the perfect candidate to fill this role – she has an impeccable track record as a leader of multiple high-level organizations within the payment sector. As Bluefin continues to grow our integrated software and E-Commerce partnerships and sales, Julie will undoubtedly bring increased momentum to our team.”
Prior to joining Bluefin, Julie served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Accelerated Payment Technologies (APT) where she was instrumental in increasing net revenues and EBITDA growth; Accelerated was acquired by Global Payments Inc. in October 2012.
Prior to Accelerated Payments, Julie was the SVP of Sales and Marketing at Recordant, VP of Sales and Marketing for Harland Financial Solutions (acquired by M&M Worldwide), Chief Marketing Officer at InterCept, Inc. (acquired by Pay By Touch) and Vice President of Marketing at Spectrum (acquired by Metavante). She has also held senior level positions at Elavon (formerly NOVA) and MCI WorldCom.
“I am very pleased to join the Bluefin team. Their proprietary payment gateway technology and security features, as well as their position as a leader in the integrated payments industry, provide a great platform for strategic ISV market expansion and organic growth,” said Ms. Counterman. “I am very much looking forward to adding my vision to the team.”
Bluefin Payment Systems is a leading provider of secure payment technologies to integrated software vendors (ISVs), SaaS providers and major U.S. and Canadian merchants. Through the company’s PayConex payment gateway, partners and merchants enjoy all major processing products, such as credit/debit/ACH, with the convenience of acceptance through the point-of-sale (POS), virtual terminal or hosted E-commerce pay page. Bluefin’s security suite supports the PayConex gateway and includes point-to-point encryption (P2PE), transparent redirection and tokenization. The company is partnered with over 100 software companies in verticals ranging from health/fitness, to non-profit, to legal, and serves 15,000 merchants in the U.S. and Canada. Bluefin Payment Systems is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in New York, Chicago and Tulsa. For more information, see www.bluefin.com.