HSBC Finance Corp. has promoted Patrick “Pat” Burke to CEO of the company’s U.S. consumer finance division. Burke also serves as senior vide president and CEO of HSBC’s credit card and retail business. He succeeds Niall Booker, who was recently promoted to CEO of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. 

The PCI Security Standards Council has named Jeremy King to the post of European director for the organization, to be based in the United Kingdom. King previously was vice president of the Payment System Integrity Group at MasterCard Worldwide. 

American Express Co’s India division has promoted Shailesh Baidwan to the new post of consumer cards operations lead in India. Before joining AmEx in 2004, Baidwan was an executive with Visa Inc. 

Total Card Inc. has named Connie Donohue vice president of business development for its new Total Support Solutions division. Donohue previously was a business development executive with Midcontinent Media’s Midco Connections call center division.

 National Payment Card Association has named Elliott Watts to the new position of petroleum products manager. Watts previously was sales manager at Mannatec Inc., a division of Fleetcor.

 First American Payment Systems has hired Cody Yanchak as manager of strategic partnerships. Yanchak previously was a sales leader at Century Payments Inc. and Chase Paymentech Solutions LLC.

 Payvision, the Amsterdam-based merchant-acquiring and processing company, has named Katsuhiko Shirasaki to oversee business development in Tokyo. Shirasaki previously was president and CEO of Tokyo-based iCrest Inc., a payments-consulting firm.

 Central 1 Credit Union has hired Paul Hollas as its major accounts executive, overseeing banking industry and other clients for the Ontario, Canada-based payment-processing company. Hollas previously was vice president of sales for the Western region of Environics Group’s Environics Analytics division.

 Allied Business Intelligence Inc.’s ABI Research has appointed John Devlin principal analyst for smart cards and embedded security. Devlin previously was a research director at Financial & I.D. Technologies Group. 

Comdata Corp. has promoted Ethon Stanford to vice president of sales for national accounts serving fleets. Stanford, a 26-year Comdata veteran, previously served as a sales and product management executive for the company.

 Barclaycard PLC has appointed David McCahon as general counsel, based in London. McCahon previously was managing director in the law division of London-based Morgan Stanley.

 Aite Group LLC has appointed Enrico Camerinelli to the post of senior analyst covering payments  and other wholesale and trade banking operations. He is based in Milan, Italy. Camerinelli previously was a senior analyst with Celent LLC specializing in European payments.

 Paysafecard Group has named Richard Knight as director of the company’s UK-based Prepaid Services Co. Ltd. subsidiary. Knight previously was head of compliance for Travelex UK Ltd.’s prepaid card and mobile payments division.

 Charge Anywhere LCC has hired Rosie Machado as sales director operating in the independent sales organization’s Northeast U.S. region. Machado previously was a business development executive forth MBF Leasing.

 Fleet One LLC has named several new executives within the fuel cards and fleet payment company’s sales and marketing division. New account executives include Montana Stewart, previously a sales executive with All My Sons Moving Co.; Michael Pearson, previously a counselor with the Small Business Development Center of Huntsville, Ala.; and Keith Adkins, previously a sales manager for Nashville-based Midwest Construction Co. Additional account executives include Jeannie Astorino, previously a licensing executive for Nashville-based Broadcast Music Inc., and Candice Lambert, previously a sales and finance manager with Bellsouth Telecommunications Inc.

 3Delta Systems has appointed Kirt Chronister product manager. Chronister previously was a manager with Fifth Third Processing Solutions LLC.



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