Tim Kosiek, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer informs Brilliant Results magazine readers about the recent developments within BankFirst Stored Value Solutions. Click here to find out more about the leading prepaid card issuer.
Kevin A. Ackles Vice President Institutional Sales, Stored Value Solutions
Prior to joining BankFirst, Ackles served at The Cochlan Group, a national executive benefits consulting, design, finance, implementation and ongoing administration firm that focuses solely on executive benefit programs. He was responsible for creating new relationships with Fortune 500 executives, CFOs, Presidents and CEOs. He also served as Senior Vice President of Sales and New Business Development for Barrett Trade & Finance Group (BTFG) and Regional Director of Business Development at Camplink.com.
Ackles holds a bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of Kansas, a master's degree from Northwestern and is currently attending the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management Executive Program
Jeremy Kuiper Managing Director, Stored Value Solutions
Jeremy Kuiper is Managing Director within the Payments Systems division for BankFirst. Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he has more than 18 years of banking experience. Jeremy is responsible for managing BankFirst's prepaid card department, development and maintenance of partnerships, overseeing sales, operations and compliance, and developing new products and technologies
He most recently served as Director of Financial Management/Operations and Credit Risk Management at BankFirst where he was responsible for budgeting, financial forcasting, and determining account level profitability. Prior to that, Mr. Kuiper served as Senior Vice President for United Credit National Bank where he served on the Board of Directors.
Kuiper holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Augustana College.
Ryan Harris Vice President, Stored Value Solutions
Ryan Harris is a Vice President within the Stored Value Solutions division of BankFirst. He is responsible for relationship management of new and existing customers as well as developing business relationships with card associations, processors, stored value card marketers and other strategic partners in the stored value card marketplace.
Harris began his career with BankFirst within the Credit Card Operations department in early 1999 and moved to the Stored Value Solutions division in March of 2003. Prior to joining BankFirst, Harris worked for Citibank in their credit card division.
Harris holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Sioux Falls.
John Barbella Senior Vice President, Stored Value Solutions
John Barbella is Senior Vice President within the Payment Systems division of Marshall BankFirst. Based in Minneapolis, he is a veteran in the financial industry with more than 16 years of experience in the payments industry. In his role with BankFirst, he is responsible for developing and driving the pre-paid card business strategy for the organization.
In recent years, Barbella has focused heavily on the pre-paid card market. He has partnered with industry leaders to develop stored value solutions in the pre-paid arena to meet the growing needs of employers and consumers in this fledgling industry.
Prior to joining BankFirst, Barbella served in a variety of leadership positions in sales, marketing and business development with Deluxe Corporation.
Barbella holds a bachelor's degree in real estate and a master's degree in management from Penn State University.