Meet the Team
Michael Kron, President
Michael is an accomplished, results-driven senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in accounting, negotiations, corporate finance, business development, and strategy. Michael has led and motivated start-up teams through challenges, resulting in many successful outcomes.
Prior to joining AnywhereCommerce, Michael was the Founder/CFO for a number of technology start-ups including mamma.com, a Meta search engine popular in the late nineties, which became NASDAQ listed.
Michael graduated from both McGill University and Concordia University with a bachelor degree in accounting and a CPA degree. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and currently sits as an independent director for two public companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Mitchell Cobrin, Founder & Chief Catalyst
Mitchell is a co-founder of AnywhereCommerce and serves to support the overall expansion of the organization. He has nearly 20 years of sales, marketing and high growth experience, with the last decade focused on the electronic and secure payment processing industry. Since the late 90’s, his entrepreneurial drive has seen him start up, incubate, grow, sell and consult for a variety of technology companies.
Prior to AnywhereCommerce, Mitchell held the position of VP Sales and Marketing Americas at Keystone Industries until 2000, when he began to pursue his own entrepreneurial objectives by starting MNC Publications (MNCP). MNCP specialized in web marketing and data mining geared for SMBs. In 2005, Mitchell sold MNCP and began laying the groundwork for the company which ultimately became AnywhereCommerce.
Mitchell is a graduate of McGill University, where he majored in industrial relations and business management. Mitchell has twice been nominated for the YE Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Mark Diamond, VP Strategy
Mark has over 30 years of starting, building, advising, growing and selling companies. Mark is a co-founder of companies that have reached a cumulative public market capitalization of over $800 million. Mark’s portfolio includes such leading companies as Gage Applied Sciences, MVS Modular Vision Systems, and Eicon Technologies.
Mark’s focus is on business development, product marketing, team building, and financial structuring. He also emphasizes forward thinking in order to see problems and opportunities before they are obvious. His role at AnywhereCommerce is in strategic financial planning as well as taking on special projects ranging from business development to investor relations.
Mark is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, The Wharton School and Choate. Mark lives in Montreal, is married and has one child.
Jeff Park, Senior Director, Partner Sales
Jeff is an accomplished business development and sales executive with nearly 20 years’ experience in the payments industry. At AnywhereCommerce, he is responsible for delivery of the companies’ leading mobile payment acceptance solutions to acquirers, ISOs and software integrators across North America.
Prior to joining AnywhereCommerce, Jeff was a partner at COMRC, a provider of integrated POS and mobile commerce solutions. He was a sales leader in Verifone’s North America Financial Group for more than 12 years, focused on delivering hardware, software, services and integrated solutions to resellers supporting the needs of small and mid-sized merchant businesses.
Jeff holds a BS degree in Accounting and Finance from Miami University.
Jim Poulson, Vice President, Product Strategy & Business Development
Jim is a payment industry veteran, with more than 25 years’ experience working for leading hardware, ecommerce, software and enterprise information systems companies.
As VP of Product Strategy, Jim oversees all product development for AnywhereCommerce. This includes managing strategic initiatives related to the company’s card readers, mobile software applications, POS systems, and gateway processing platform.
Prior to joining AnywhereCommerce, Jim held senior marketing and business development positions at Verifone, First Data, VivoTech, CyberCash and NCR.
He holds a BS degree in Marketing and Computer Science from Drexel University and a Master of Science in Technology Management degree from Pepperdine University.
Daniel McCann, Chief Technology Officer
Daniel is a seasoned technology executive, investor and entrepreneur, with a 25 year career spanning all aspects of the software ecosystem.
He was the founder and CEO of NetSecure, a mobile payment service provider and pioneer in the field, which sold to AnywhereCommerce in 2017.
He holds a Bachelors of Computer Science from the University of Regina.
Michelle Wagner, Head of Marketing
Michelle manages all aspects of AnywhereCommerce’s Marketing activities in her role as an independent contractor. She is a Marketing leader with extensive strategic and hands-on experience in the electronic payments industry. Michelle’s knowledge spans all aspects of the business; she has worked for leading companies that deliver terminals and hardware solutions, software and mobile commerce solutions, gateway and e-commerce solutions, and acquiring/processing services.
Prior to working with AnywhereCommerce, she was Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at Elavon where she managed all aspects of Marketing, including the global corporate rebrand that replaced 6 disparate brands.
Michelle was also Director of Global Marketing at Verifone where she defined all aspects of VeriFone’s product leadership initiatives and campaigns: positioning, branding, public relations and global launch activities.
Her experience in payments harkens back to the era of early innovators in the payments space, including National Transaction Network (NTN). Michelle managed the product line development and marketing of multi-lane retail electronic payment systems, taking the product from inception to its position as a leading solution for the supermarket industry.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from St. Bonaventure University.
Amy Gray, Financial Controller
Amy has five years of experience in the payments industry and nearly 20 years in office and financial administration. At AnywhereCommerce, she manages logistics and the financial health of the company.
Prior to AnywhereCommerce, Amy’s experience was in the back offices of many varied industries including restaurants, manufacturing, insurance and travel agencies.
Amy currently lives in Fresno, CA. She has a BA in Art History from the University of New Mexico
Vicki McWeeney, Senior Director of Product Management
Vicki has worked in the electronic payments industry for 25 years and has been focused on mobile payments since 2010. Her industry experience includes product roles at Cardservice International, First Data and Apriva.
In addition to working with mobile payments hardware, she has also managed a mobile payments application. Vicki understands the needs and challenges faced by processors, ISOs and sales agents to launch and support products.
Vicki currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations from California State University, Northridge.
Kim Adams, Technical Sales and Customer Support Manager
Kim has been in the Payments Industry for 23 years spending the majority of that time working directly with Product.
As the Technical Sales and Customer Support Manager, Kim is in contact with almost every client making sure that they are set up and trained on the Mobile Payment Application, the Gateway Processing Platform, POS Systems and the Mobile Card Readers. Kim helps to create, update, maintain and distribute documentation to clients and merchants on all aspects of the AnywhereCommerce offerings. She answers and troubleshoots Help Desk emails and phone calls from clients, merchants and vendors as well.
Kim also acts as a Project Manager, working with Sales and newly signed clients that are looking to integrate the AnywhereCommerce Processing Platform into their system.
Prior to joining AnywhereCommerce, Kim worked in various Product Management/Development/Support positions at Vantiv, Ingenico and First Data.
Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Human Resources Management from Bellevue University.
Gerardo Mercado, Director of Sales: South America and Caribbean
Gerardo has more than 20 years of experience working with electronic payments solutions. He has led delivery of solutions including Mobile, POS, ATM, ecommerce, gift cards, and others. He has worked with customers in multiple geographical markets including US, Brazil, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean. Gerardo has played multiple roles including Product Management, Business Development, Marketing and Sales.
Prior to his current role, Gerardo worked for VeriFone as Director of Integrated Systems where he managed delivery of multiple payments systems for customers in Latin America. He served as Business Development Manager and Project Manager at Trintech. Gerardo worked for Hewlett Packard where he managed a Professional Services group that helped deliver payments infrastructure solutions for Banks and Processors.
Gerardo has lived in Austin Texas since the late 1990s. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and currently studies Portuguese. He holds a PMP credential and received his Bachelor degree in Informatics from IPN in Mexico City.
Mauricio Navarro, Director of Sales: Mexico and Central America
Mauricio has more than 17 years of experience in the payment industry in sales and business development. His expertise is focused on the opening of new business markets for the products and services utilized in the payments industry, supporting the growth and positioning of our brand in these regions.
Prior to joining AnywhereCommerce, Mauricio led the Gateway Services division for Mexico at Verifone; worked at First Data in the Business Development department specializing in acquirer and correspondent banking; and at eGlobal with the Operations audit team dealing with its partner banks – Banamex and Bancomer.
Mauricio is a graduate of the University Escuela Bancara y Comercial, where he specialized in Accounting and Business Administration.
Cesar Huerta, Senior Developer & QA: Latin America
Cesar has more than 10 years’ experience in the payment industry specializing in development and quality analysis. His efforts as a solution architect and QA manager ensure consistent quality of our products.
Prior to AnywhereCommerce, he worked as QA Manager at the following firms: Verifone, Prosa and Ingenico, where he took the lead on many product roll-outs.
Cesar has a degree in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Guadalupe Miravete, Sales Representative: Mexico
Guadalupe has more than 30 years of experience in the banking environment.
Before joining AnywhereCommerce, she worked at Verifone in Sales; First Data in Business Development, and 25 years at Banamex, mainly focusing on their Acquirer business.
Guadalupe followed the Technical & Commercial path in her studies at Escuela Bancaria y Comercial.