Joseph Saunders, designated executive chairman of Visa Inc.'s board of directors since February, in May was named Visa Inc. chairman and CEO. Visa plans to form Visa Inc. by merging Visa Canada, Visa USA and Visa International later this year.
  JPMorgan Chase & Co. has named Robert Paterson as Canada card executive for Chase Canada. Paterson most recently was senior expert at McKinsey & Co., where he led the financial-services group's Asia region.
  Chase Paymentech has appointed Shane Fitzpatrick as managing director, European Union. Fitzpatrick previously founded and led Zenith Financial International and is co-founder and co-chair of the European Direct Response Forum.
  First Data Corp. has named Kyle Thomas senior vice president of processing and product sales in its First Data Resources division. Thomas previously was executive vice president of market research at Abacus, a division of Internet advertiser Doubleclick.
  IXI Corp. has named Hugh Lloyd-Thomas as senior vice president of its credit services practice, where he will be in charge of developing relationships with credit card clients. He previously was director of major accounts at eFunds Corp.
  Chockstone Inc. has promoted Marc Edmondson to senior vice president of corporate development. Before joining the prepaid gift card provider in 2005, Edmondson was vice president and general manager of First Consumer's National Bank.
  Priority Payment Systems has named Ryan O'Connor as senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions. O'Connor previously was president of business development at TransFirst.
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