Pay by Touch appoints Davies Beller EVP and CFO

Source: Pay By Touch

Pay By Touch today announced that Davies Beller has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Beller, who has been a member of the Pay By Touch Board of Directors since early 2004, will remain active on the Board as he moves into this new role with Pay By Touch, effective immediately.

"We've spent the past several months looking for someone who embodies the Pay By Touch vision and culture, as well as solid knowledge of the payment processing industry," said John Rogers, founder, chairman, and CEO of Pay By Touch. "Davies is an excellent fit. His vast industry knowledge and extensive experience in taking companies public will be invaluable for Pay By Touch."

Beller has been an investment banker for the past 17 years, the last 11 of which were at Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for managing Bear Stearns' Information Technology/Services Investment Banking practice. Under Beller's leadership, Bear Stearns was among the most active financial advisors to leading companies in the payment services and financial institution technology industries.

"Pay By Touch is one of the industry's most exciting, innovative companies, and I'm looking forward to the many growth opportunities we have throughout the next several years," Beller said. "Biometric payments are right on the cusp of a national shift toward a safer, more cost-effective way to pay, and Pay By Touch is paving the way for some major changes for both consumers and retailers."

Beller is an active member of the Napa Valley Reserve and a board member for CoachArt, a non-profit organization that facilitates free lessons in the arts and athletics for underprivileged, chronically ill children. He is also a member of the President's Leadership Council at Dartmouth College.

A member of the California Bar Association, Beller earned his juris doctorate from Stanford University Law School, while simultaneously completing an MBA from Stanford. He received undergraduate degrees in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College.

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