Payments & Retail
Pete Bartolik is one of the foremost experts in the U.S. when it comes to communications programs involving retail payment technologies.
He worked, at different times, with both Hypercom and VeriFone to publicize the launch and utilization of new payment processing equipment and services, including secure identity, countering identify theft and card fraud.
He advised Indivos Corp. on formulating a launch strategy for a biometrics-based payment service that was publicized coast-to-coast in daily newspapers and local broadcasts and even got a “thumbs up” from Katie Couric on NBC’s Today Show.
He publicized the emerging alternative payments services of Tempo, an innovator in affinity debit cards that are "decoupled" from direct deposit accounts, so that consumers can leverage their checking accounts with cards from issuers other than their depository institution.
He helped the Americas Division of France-based Gemplus to popularize smart card technology and educate the market about Java-based development of SIM cards that drive new wireless handsets.