Everlink, a leader in the Canadian electronic payments services marketplace, has named Mark Ripplinger to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.
In this position, Ripplinger will be responsible for all Everlink operations, including client support, product strategy, and sales. He will report directly to the office of the chairman for Everlink Payment Services, Inc.
With over 28 years of business experience, Ripplinger joins Everlink from the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) where he was vice president of technology and chief information officer (CIO). At Ottawa-based CPA he was broadly responsible for all information technology functions, including the operational management, oversight and developmental evolution of domestic and foreign inter-institutional payment systems operated for CPA-member financial institutions. Prior to joining CPA, he was senior vice president for technology and CIO at ATB Financial; vice president and CIO at Crown Life; and vice president of systems for Co-operators. He has also provided management consulting services to such organizations as Cicso Systems, EDS and Sierra Systems. He earned a bachelor of administration degree, with distinction, from the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan.
As president of Everlink, Ripplinger will replace Mike Feliciano who has served in that capacity since January 2005. Feliciano has decided to pursue other interests outside the company.