Managing Principal, Reef Karson Consulting, LLC
Rod is a global payment business consultant. His work covers payments strategy, faster payments, money transfer, EMV and contactless cards, retail POS systems, prepaid cards, global ACH, ecommerce payments and fraud control, and best practices for debit and credit card processing. Rod is the former Chairman and CEO of Citishare Corporation, a global payments subsidiary of Citigroup. During his tenure, Citishare expanded to more than 50 countries, FX income became an important revenue stream, volume increased significantly, unit costs were reduced more than 50%, and several innovative products were introduced including real-time money transfers, mobile phone payments, pre-paid card access, etc He participates in the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments and Secure Payments Task Forces.