April 08, 2009

Aiming to take advantage of growth opportunities in the financial services industry, e-payment software and solutions provider ACI Worldwide (New York) has announced several senior-level executive appointments. The role of chief product officer has been filled by Louis Blatt, Ph.D., who joins ACI Worldwide from CA. Blatt will focus on ensuring ACI delivers the right products to the right markets at the right time.

David Nussenbaum has been named vice president for global risk solutions. Nussenbaum, who will report directly to Blatt, will manage ACI's risk management product line. He joins ACI from TransUnion, where he set strategy and managed the design and development of fraud and identity management solutions.

Bernard Delahaye joins ACI as vice president for strategy and planning in EMEA, following executive management roles at BIS, VeriFone and First Data. The new vice president of services for EMEA is Mike Pottinger, who previously held the role of services director for Europe at i2 Technologies Inc. He will focus on helping ACI to further develop its services capabilities across the region.

In Asia Pacific, the vice president of services is James Campbell-Grant, who joins from IBM where he was the Asia Pacific and Japan ECM services lead. Previously he has worked at FileNet Inc., EMC, Documentum and Unisys, following 15 years in both operations and IT at Barclays Bank Plc. John Northwood has taken on the role of vice president of operations for Asia Pacific, with responsibilities for strategic development and operations. He joins ACI from CSC with 20 years in IT services.

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