CPI Card Group names EMV and technologies product director
With more than 17 years of payments experience, Mr. Bernard most recently served as director of Digital Payments for Discover Financial Services.
From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Bernard was director of Discover’s Chip Center of Excellence, responsible for the global EMV and NFC payment product strategy, deployment, and technology across the Discover and Diners Club payment networks.
Mr. Bernard created and led a chip technology IP licensing strategy to leverage EMV and mobile assets to win new partnerships.
He also led the partnership with the PULSE debit network and several international payment networks to roll out D-PAS across their respective ecosystems.
Mr. Bernard has also held prominent industry positions and led Discover’s efforts to become the 1/6th shareowner of EMVCo, a consortium comprised of Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, China UnionPay, and Discover that is responsible to manage EMV standards globally. ■