In case the low-profile announcement slipped under your radar Friday, The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) Board of Managers just appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.
Dekkers L. Davidson, most recently Managing Director at Barclaycard US, is the new man in charge as CEO. Davidson has been a leader in the financial services and mobile industries for more than 25 years.
At Barclaycard, he launched the first cloud-based mobile commerce wallet in the U.S. specifically designed to be merchant friendly, creating deals and partnerships with more than 50 retailers, along with card issuers, processors, and technology partners.
Davidson joins MCX at a time when the organization is rapidly progressing toward bringing its customer-focused and securely-delivered mobile payments solution to market.
“The strength of the customer experience, the breadth of acceptance, and the quality and security of technology the MCX solution will offer provides MCX with a historic opportunity to improve the shopping and paying experience for customers,” Davidson said upon his ascension to CEO. “I’m excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead this initiative for such a prestigious group of merchants. Great things are ahead.”
In announcing MCX’s new leader, the Board released a joint statement saying “it was imperative for MCX to select a CEO who has a strong passion for the customer, who understands the emerging mobile payments industry, and who also aligns with the key objectives of MCX. In Dekkers, we have found someone uniquely qualified for this role.”