Payments veteran Alex Hart joins Orbiscom board

Payments veteran Alex Hart joins Orbiscom board

Alex 'Pete' Hart, a former MasterCard president and CEO has joined the advisory board of Orbiscom, the New York-based supplier of disposable card numbers for secure Internet payments.

Hart brings with him over 30 years of banking and technology services experience. He serves on the board of directors of HNC Software, Sanchez Computer Associates, Destiny Solutions, Ethentica, and Global Payments and is an advisor to the Internet Capital Group. Currently, he is engaged in a number of new technology ventures including eHarmony,, Qpass, Solspark and Zone28.

"I was attracted to Orbiscom as they are the only secure payment company currently supporting live implementations of Controlled Payment Number technology," says Hart.

Most recently, Hart served as the chief executive officer of Advanta Corporation, a diversified financial services company. Prior to Advanta, he was president and chief executive officer of MasterCard International from 1988 to 1994. Concurrently, he also served as chairman of the board of Maestro International, the worldwide debit system, and he was a member of the board of Europay International.

Before joining MasterCard, Hart spent 10 years at First Interstate Bancorp. While there, he became the founding chairman of the board of the Cirrus system, the global network of shared automated teller machines now owned by MasterCard International.

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