Bill Clark has over 30 years’ experience in the payments industry and specializes in payment facilitation, integrated software verticals, issuing, and mobile. Additionally, Clark has an extensive background in business development, product development, and fintech, both in large corporate settings and as a de novo startup. Particularly relevant to his role at TSG, Clark was a pioneer in the payment facilitation space by developing and operating a full-service Payment Service Provider solution at Spindle. His platform was the first cloud-based platform to receive PCI Level 1 Service Provider certification.
Throughout his career Clark has been on the leading edge of new product development, sales, and channel development for fintech’s such as web-enabled banking, electronic billpay, chargebacks management, unattended, and transaction processing. Clark led the charge at First Data to migrate processing from dial to IP, and wirelessly enable POS and ATMs.
Clark’s previous positions include: Strux Systems as the managing partner of a fintech consulting and software development company, Spindle Inc, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the publicly traded fintech (payment facilitator) startup, Apriva LLC (payment gateway) as General Manager of North American Operations, Sales, and Marketing, First Data Merchant Services as GM Wireless Products and Senior Director of Emerging Products, First Data Resources as a New Business Development Consultant on the issuing side of the market.
Clark has a BS in Electronics and Management from Southern Illinois University and a MBA from University of Nebraska Omaha. Bill enjoys his weekend off-roading in the Arizona desert. He is also an avid mentor for fintech startups and serves on a number of advisory boards.