Allen Friedman is Director of Payment Solutions at Ingenico, North America where he is responsible for Ingenico’s EMV Payment Solutions and the EMV implementation strategy in the United States.
Prior to joining Ingenico, Allen worked for Vital Processing Services (now TSYS Acquiring Solutions) in Tempe, Arizona beginning in 1999 and during his fifteen year tenure held a variety of management positions in technical support, solutions implementation, and Product Management.
Most recently as Associate Business Development Director, Allen was responsible for the core authorization and capture platforms, payment forms and connectivity solutions, and led the EMV implementation strategy for the merchant segment of TSYS.
Allen has been a member and active participant in the U.S. Payments Forum since its founding, and he continues to serve on several committees and working groups. Also, he is an active contributing member of the Smart Card Alliance Payments Council.