Our Board of Directors

Our board members come from all parts of the world and have worked at some of the world’s most recognizable companies. Our board believes that responsibility for the company and for the community is the anchor of how we do business.

Jack M. Greenberg

Non-Executive Chairman of our Board of Directors; Chair of the Compliance Committee

Jack M. Greenberg was chairman (from May 1999) and chief executive officer (from August 1998) of McDonald's Corporation until December 2002. Greenberg joined McDonald's Corporation as executive vice president and chief financial officer and as a member of the board of directors in 1982. He served as a director of First Data Corporation from 2003 to 2006 and as a director of Abbott Laboratories from 2001 to 2007. Greenberg is a director of The Allstate Corporation, Hasbro, Inc., Innerworkings, Inc., where he serves as chairman of the board, and Manpower Inc.

Dinyar S. Devitre

Director, Chair of the Corporate Governance and Public Policy Committee, Member of the Audit Committee, and Independent Member of the Compliance Committee

Dinyar S. Devitre has been a special adviser to General Atlantic LLC since June 2008. Devitre served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Altria Group, Inc. from March 2002 until March 2008. From 2001 to 2002, Devitre served as a private business consultant and from 1998 to 2001, he was executive vice president at Citibank in Europe. He started with the Altria Group companies in 1970 and served in a variety of positions, including president, Philip Morris, Asia, chairman and chief executive officer ,Philip Morris, Japan, and senior vice president, Corporate Planning, Philip Morris Companies, Inc. from 1995 to 1998. Devitre was a director of Kraft Foods Inc. from September 2002 to May 2007, and is a director of SABMiller plc and Altria Group, Inc.

Hikmet Ersek

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director; Non-Voting Member of the Compliance Committee

Hikmet Ersek is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a Fortune 500®-ranked global leader in payment services. Ersek has executive management responsibility for a global financial services network and powerful brand spread over 200 countries and territories. Western Union has a history encompassing more than 160 years of innovation and today is also one of the world's most diverse companies, with employees from more than 100 countries working in approximately 300 offices around the world.

During Ersek's tenure as CEO, which began on September 1, 2010, Western Union has successfully diversified its business mix. Besides growing its retail money transfer business to more than 500,000 Agent locations worldwide, the company has expanded into electronic and mobile channels, added a global cross-border business that serves small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs), and broadened its financial services product line to include stored-value cards.

Prior to becoming CEO, Ersek served as the company's Chief Operating Officer. He joined Western Union in September 1999, and held several international senior roles of increasing responsibility within the company.

Ersek began his career in financial services in 1986 at Europay/MasterCard in Austria. In 1996, he joined General Electric (GE) Capital, where he was responsible for retailer sales, finance and the card business. Ersek also represented the GE Corporation as National Executive in Austria and Slovenia.

Ersek has been recognized by Corporate Responsibility Magazine as 2012 Responsible CEO of the Year and by the American Advertising Federation as a Diversity Achievement Career Achiever.

Ersek has a Master's (Magister) degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Wirtschaftsuniversität (University of Economics) in Vienna, Austria. He is fluent in English, German and Turkish.

Richard A. Goodman

Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee

Richard A. Goodman served as executive vice president, operations of PepsiCo Inc. (“PepsiCo”) from March 2010 to December 2011. Prior to that, Goodman was PepsiCo’s chief financial officer from October 2006. From 2003 until October 2006, Goodman was senior vice president and chief financial officer of PepsiCo International. Goodman served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of PepsiCo Beverages International from 2001 to 2003, and as vice president and general auditor of PepsiCo from 2000 to 2001. Before joining PepsiCo in 1992, Goodman was with W.R. Grace & Co. in a variety of senior financial positions. Goodman is a director of Johnson Controls Inc. and Toys “R” Us, Inc.

Betsy D. Holden

Director, Chair of the Compensation and Benefits Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance and Public Policy Committee

Betsy D. Holden has been a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company since April 2007. Holden served as president, global marketing and category development of Kraft Foods Inc., a food business unit of Altria Group, Inc., from January 2004 through June 2005, co-chief executive officer of Kraft Foods Inc. from March 2001 until December 2003, and president and chief executive officer of Kraft Foods North America from May 2000 until December 2003. Holden began her career at General Foods in 1982. She currently serves as a director of the Catamaran Corporation and Diageo plc.

Linda Fayne Levinson

Director, Member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Public Policy Committee

Linda Fayne Levinson is an advisor to professionally funded, privately held ventures. Fayne Levinson was non-executive chair of the board of Connexus, Inc., formerly VendareNetblue, a privately held online marketing company until May 2010 when it was merged with Epic Advertising. From 1997 until May 2004, Fayne Levinson was a partner at GRP Partners, a venture capital firm, investing in early stage technology companies in the financial services, internet media and online retail sectors. Earlier in her career, Fayne Levinson was an executive at American Express and a partner at McKinsey & Company. She is a director of NCR Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Ingram Micro, Inc., and Hertz Global Holdings Inc.

Roberto G. Mendoza

Director, Member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Benefits Committee

Roberto G. Mendoza served as senior managing director of Atlas Advisors LLC, an independent global investment banking firm, since March 2010. Previously, Mendoza co-founded Deming Mendoza & Co., LLC, a corporate finance advisory firm, and served as one of its partners from February 2009 to March 2010. Mendoza served as non-executive chairman of Trinsum Group from February 2007 to November 2008. In January 2007, Trinsum Group was formed as a result of a merger of Marakon Associates and Integrated Finance Limited, a financial advisory company that Mendoza co-founded and of which he served as chairman of the board and managing director from 2002 to February 2007. He also served as managing director of Goldman Sachs from September 2000 to February 2001. From 1967 to 2000, Mendoza held positions at J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., serving from 1990 to 2000 as director and vice chairman of the Board. Mendoza served as chairman of Egg plc from May 2000 to February 2006, and as a director of Prudential plc from May 2000 to May 2007, and of PARIS RE Holdings Limited from January 2007 to September 2009. He currently serves as a director of PartnerRe Ltd. and Manpower Inc.

Michael A. Miles, Jr.

Director, Member of the Audit Committee and Independent Member of the Compliance Committee

Michael A. Miles, Jr. has served as an advisory director of Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm, since March 2013.  Previously, Miles was president of Staples, Inc. from January 2006 and chief operating officer from September 2003. Prior to that, Miles was chief operating officer, Pizza Hut for Yum! Brands, Inc. from January 2000 to August 2003. From 1996 to 1999 he served Pizza Hut as senior vice president of Concept Development & Franchise.

Wulf von Schimmelmann

Director, Member of the Corporate Governance and Public Policy Committee

Wulf von Schimmelmann was chief executive officer of Deutsche Postbank AG, a Germany-based financial services provider, from 1999 to June 2007. Before that, Von Schimmelmann was a member of the Board of Managing Directors at BHF-Bank in Frankfurt am Main, where he was responsible for investment banking, payment transactions, and corporate customers. Von Schimmelmann is chair of the Allianz Deutschland AG, and a director of Accenture Ltd. and Thomson Reuters International. Von Schimmelmann served as chair of the Supervisory Board of BAWAG P.S.K. from 2007 to 2009, and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG from 2006 to 2009.

Frances Fragos Townsend

Director, Member of the Compliance Committee

Frances Fragos Townsend has served as executive vice president of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. since January 2013, and previously served as senior vice president of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs from October 2010 to December 2012. Townsend was a corporate partner at the law firm of Baker Botts L.L.P. from April 2009 to October 2010. From February 2008 to April 2009, Townsend provided consulting services and advised corporate entities on global strategic risk and contingency planning. Prior to that, Townsend served as assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008. She also served as deputy assistant to the President and deputy national security advisor combating terrorism from May 2003 to May 2004. Townsend was the first assistant commandant for intelligence for the United States Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the United States Department of Justice in various senior positions. Townsend is a director of SIGA Technologies, Inc. and Scientific Games Corporation.

Solomon D. Trujillo

Director, Member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee

Solomon D. Trujillo founded Trujillo Group Investments, LLC, and has served as chairman since July 2003. Trujillo also served as the chief executive officer and director of Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s largest media-communications enterprise, from July 2005 to June 2009. From February 2003 to March 2004, Trujillo was Orange SA’s chief executive officer. Before that, Trujillo was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Graviton, Inc. from January 2001 until January 2003. Trujillo is a director of Target Corporation, WPP plc, and ProAmerica Bank. .