First Performance announces new Chief Revenue Officer

First Performance, a global provider of digital-first payments technology today announced that Ben Psillas has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer.  Ben has subsequently been promoted to President and CEO. Ben brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive with domain expertise in finance and payments. His track record of executive leadership success includes developing, establishing, and improving business performance in emerging markets and rapid growth environments. Prior to joining First Performance, Ben was a founder of Debx, the industry’s first daily credit card payments platform. Prior to Debx, Ben was EVP of the Financial Institution Group and Network Services at Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM) where he was responsible for overseeing the rapid growth of Allpoint, bank branding and managed services.

Commenting on Ben’s appointment, Gary Palmer, Chair of the Board said, “I’m excited to work with Ben, a proven leader of high-growth, transformational businesses, as we continue to innovate, deliver compelling value and delight clients with world-class digital engagement solutions around the globe.”

First Performance is an enterprise software company that developed an API Platform that delivers the next generation of card controls and digital engagement. We empower financial institutions and their cardholders to use, manage, and control their finances digitally and in real-time. The platform integrates with institutions ‘existing digital channels through a suite of APIs and works across all card portfolios.