Merchant Risk Council Elects Leading Online Retailer to Chairman of the Board

SEATTLE, Feb. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MRC, leading association for professionals within ecommerce payments and fraud, announced today that Pete Pouridis, vice president, loss prevention of The Neiman Marcus Group has been appointed to Chairman of MRC's Global Board of Directors. Mr. Pouridis has been elected to chairman after 15 years of dedicated volunteering with the MRC, 10 of which he spent on the Global and Regional Boards in various capacities.

"The MRC is proud to see Mr. Pouridis selected as Chairman of the Board. His perseverance and dedication will help drive the association into 2015," said Danielle Nagao, chief executive officer of the MRC.

In addition to the appointment of Mr. Pouridis, The MRC would like to welcome Diarmuid Considine, commerce platform manager at Skype, Paul Kuykendall, senior director-product\ticketing at Ticketmaster, and Gabe McGloin, vice president of client services at Chase Paymentech to the Global Board of Directors. They will be joining the existing board members including distinguished professionals from Accertify, Inc., Getty Images, Starbucks, Visa Europe and WorldPay.

"I have seen the MRC come a long way within my tenure, and am anticipating the organization to continue to flourish in the next year," said Mr. Pouridis. "As the world globalizes and fraud becomes more apparent, it is important for the MRC to continue to drive excellence within the realm of ecommerce. Consumers and merchants would not be as safe without the likes of the MRC."

ABOUT THE MRC: The MRC is the foremost global not for profit organization that fully supports and promotes operational excellence for fraud, payments and risk professionals within ecommerce. MRC members report 45% less revenue loss due to fraud than non-members. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the MRC's European office is located in Madrid, Spain. Learn more at

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Bill Myers TELEPHONE: +1 206.364.2789 ext. 155 EMAIL: bill@merchantriskcouncil.orgSource:Merchant Risk Council