Executive Director Job Description

Executive Director Job Description

The Secure Technology Alliance and U.S. Payments Forum are recruiting the next executive director for the industry associations.  Randy Vanderhoof, the current executive director, is retiring at the end of 2020.  The Alliance Board has formed a search committee of senior payments and security industry leaders to interview and hire the next director.

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If you believe you have the skills for this position, submit a letter and your resume to [email protected].  To be considered, your submission must include a short response that discusses why you are qualified for this senior leadership position and how your business experience would apply to this executive director position.

About the Secure Technology Alliance

The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. The Alliance brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in payments, mobile, identity and access, healthcare, transportation, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

The Alliance’s mission is to stimulate understanding, adoption, and widespread application of connected digital solutions based on secure chip and other technologies and systems needed to protect data, enable secure authentication and facilitate commerce.

The Alliance is driven by its U.S.-focused member companies. They collaborate by sharing expertise and industry best practices through industry and technology councils, focused events, educational resources, industry outreach, advocacy, training, and certification programs. Through participation in the breadth of Alliance activities, members strengthen personal and organizational networks and take away the insights to build the business strategies needed to commercialize secure products and services in this dynamic environment.

About the U.S. Payments Forum

The U.S. Payments Forum (the “Forum”) is a cross-industry body focused on addressing issues that require broad cooperation and coordination across many constituents in the payments industry. This cooperation and coordination is vital to promote the efficient, timely, and effective introduction of EMV chip technology and other new and emerging payments technologies in the United States that protect the security of, and enhance opportunities for payment transactions within the U.S. Topic areas the Forum engages in include EMV implementation, tokenization, card-not-present transactions, encryption, and mobile and contactless payments.

The U.S. Payments Forum resulted from the expansion of the charter and activities of the EMV Migration Forum, which was formed by the Smart Card Alliance (now known as the Secure Technology Alliance) in 2012 to support the industry cooperation and alignment of the move from magnetic stripe technology to more secure EMV contact and contactless technology. The transition of the organization to the U.S. Payments Forum took place in August 2016.

The U.S. Payments Forum membership includes global payments networks, financial institutions, merchants, processors, acquirers, domestic debit networks, industry associations and industry suppliers.

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