April marks the beginning of a new period in the history of TASC. On April 6, our new President, Cliff Mason, joined the corporation. I can’t begin to express how excited we are to add the talent and experience of Cliff to the TASC leadership team. He brings additional capacity and different capabilities to TASC, which will help us continue to grow as we set the course for our next 40 years.
Mason comes to TASC from Swift Exchange, LLC. As Executive Vice President of Payment Technologies, Mason led multiple teams focused on facilitating Swift’s strategy for in-store payments with enterprise merchants in North America. Mason brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services, including payments networks and services. He has extensive expertise in ACH, card, check, credit, debit, prepaid, and alternative systems of payment such as via internet/mobile.
In addition, Mason’s experience includes working in sales for an emerging payments technology company (that was acquired by Google), and helping to create and manage a company with revenues that grew from $5 million to over $70 million today.
It was evident during the interview process, and continues to be so for his first few weeks at TASC, that Cliff and I have great chemistry. We see a future of working in concert with each other to drive both operational excellence AND our strategic course. Cliff is in the process of settling in; these first 100 days will be fast paced for him. Having moved from Columbus, GA, he and his wife, Marsha, are also settling into the Madison community.
Please help me welcome Cliff Mason to TASC! I hope many of you will have the opportunity to work with Cliff in the near and ongoing future.