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PYMTNS.com brings RAMP’s Shawn Jeffcoat on board as Business Development Director; Launches Retail Events Series.

PYMTNS.com is pleased to announce that Shawn Jeffcoat, has joined the firm as Business Development Director responsible for launching a series of retailer-centric events that carry on the focus, content and community of the RAMP franchise that he started as a principal of The Morrissey Group. Jeffcoat and his partner, the late Melissa Morrissey, launched RAMP as a forum for retailers to better understand the potential of advanced mobile commerce and retail services and to network with the innovators who were delivering that innovation to the sector.

Jeffcoat is an accomplished sales and business development executive with 15 years’ experience in cultivating and developing relationships and integrated event content.

“We are thrilled to have Shawn join the PYMNTS.com team,” said Karen Webster, President of PYMNTS.com. “PYMNTS respected greatly the RAMP franchise that he and Melissa built and supported RAMP as a media partner and content contributor over the years. We look forward to having Shawn bring his expertise and knowledge of the space as we sharpen our focus on content and events that address the merchant community specifically and work with him to carry on the RAMP legacy.”

In addition to its Summer School program on August 12 – 14 at Harvard University on the reinvention of retail via mobile and digital payments, PYMNTS.com will host two new events directed to the retail community and focused on innovation in retail. The first will be in mid-October and the second in May 2015, both in Chicago.

“Melissa always felt that PYMNTS.com shared our passion for content and for producing the highest quality experience for our clients,” remarked Jeffcoat. “I know that Melissa would be extremely pleased to know that we will carry on the RAMP tradition in the spirit it was created.”

The October event will include a program called The Morrissey Scholars, a scholarship program that will provide free access to selected startups with an innovation that is relevant to conference delegates.

More information about PYMNTS Summer School can be found here!

About PYMNTS

PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of payments and commerce and make news. The powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments and broader commerce ecosystem by traffic and the premier source of information about “What’s Next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives turn to it daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision makers. PYMNTS.com…where the best minds and best content meet on the web to learn “What’s Next” in Payments and Commerce.

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