For Immediate Release:

Date: November 1, 2002
Place: San Diego, California
Contact: Steve Eazell-Director National Sales and Marketing
Phone: 1-866-300-3376
Fax: 1-707-836-1979

Secure Payment Systems Adds Industry Veteran

Kristin Helbert to Manage and Grow Company’s Ever Expanding Product Development Needs

Linden (Lin) Fellerman, President & CEO and Secure Payment Systems, Inc. (SPS) one of the nation’s leading providers of check and gift card services and the only combination provider of both electronic check conversion and gift card services, is pleased to announce that it has named payment industry veteran Kristin Helbert as Director of Product Development & POS Systems. In this new role created specifically as a result of record-breaking growth, Kristin is responsible for:

  1. Analyzing market opportunities to broaden the current suite of service offerings.
  2. Expanding POS vendor third party alliances, including but not limited to driving anticipated SPS participation in the VISA POS Check program.
  3. Interfacing as the primary liaison with all terminal and check reader hardware providers, as well as
  4. Capitalizing on SPS’ proprietary gift card processing platform to generate software licensing opportunities that complement SPS’ unique software market strategies.

Formerly Vice President of Peak Card Services, a highly regarded independent sales organization with corporate headquarters in Colorado, Kristin brings to SPS a strong background in point-of-sale technical support and sales with significant industry experience in payments processing. Kristin will be based in the SPS corporate headquarters in San Diego, California and can now be reached at 888-243-5249 or at

"We are excited that Kristin has joined the team at Secure Payment Systems," said Lin Fellerman, chief executive officer and president, Secure Payment Systems, Inc. "Kristin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization. We are extremely confident in Kristin’s capabilities. Please join me in welcoming Kristin to the ever expanding lineup of payment professionals here at SPS.”

About Secure Payment Systems, Inc

Secure Payment Systems, Inc. (SPS) ( was founded over 6 years ago by Linden (Lin) Fellerman, former 20 year employee and 10 year President of the Telecredit / Equifax Check Services subsidiaries. With over 25 years of entrepreneurial achievement in transaction processing and risk management systems, Lin fosters a hands-on management philosophy resulting in what may arguably be the lowest merchant attrition rate in the industry. He attributes this success, and a 40% annual growth rate, to unprecedented customer service levels that begin and end with a philosophy that empowers sales agents and employees while rewarding and encouraging unusual attention to detail.

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