Brookfield, Wis. — CheckFreePay, now part of Fiserv Inc., a leading provider of information technology services to the financial industry, today announced the appointment of four new members to its walk-in bill payment leadership team. Tony Anthony and Mark McAlexander have joined CheckFreePay as national account executives, while Paul Cole has been named sales director and Francis Falino has been named service director.
“These four individuals bring an exceptional depth of financial and payments industry experience to CheckFreePay,” said Paul Harrison, CheckFreePay senior vice president and general manager. “I am confident that this team will draw on that experience to facilitate the delivery of CheckFreePay’s reliable and secure walk-in bill payment services to our 11,500 retail
agent locations nationwide.”
Tony Anthony, national account executive
Tony Anthony has more than 15 years of experience in sales and account management in the financial services and payments industries, having worked with companies such as MoneyGram, Western Union and First Data Corporation. Anthony’s previous experience in national account roles with both MoneyGram and Western Union included selling to and managing multiple national and regional strategic accounts. In his new role, Anthony will be responsible for sales of CheckFreePay products and services to national and regional retail chains in the Western United States. Anthony joins CheckFreePay from First Data Payment Services, where he was director of client relations.
Mark McAlexander, national account executive
As a national account executive, Mark McAlexander will be responsible for sales of CheckFreePay products and services
to national and regional retailers in the Eastern United States. McAlexander has 15 years of experience in sales, market
development and account management with companies such as Comdata Corporation and Western Union Financial Services. He spent nearly ten years with Western Union Financial Services, where, as senior director of market development, he oversaw marketing, sales and overall retail network performance for the company portfolio of services in Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, Huntsville and Birmingham. Most recently, McAlexander served as national account executive at Comdata Corporation and was responsible for business to business sales of a payroll pay card solution.
Paul Cole, director of sales
As director of sales, Paul Cole will manage the CheckFreePay retail sales team for the Eastern United States, leading his
managers to focus on recruitment of regional retail chains for the CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment service. Cole has
20 years of experience in sales, account management and marketing development in the financial services and payments
industries. Most recently, he served as vice president of national sales and vice president of new product development for
Purpose Solutions, a subsidiary of CompuCredit Corporation, where he oversaw the development and sale of financial products to retail locations. Cole was also directly responsible for the completion of new products developed and launched through company owned locations and marketed to external retail outlets. Previously, he served as president and general manager of Century II / Xpress Cash Advance, and as area vice president with Western Union Financial Services.
Francis Falino, service director
Francis Falino has more than 15 years of experience in sales, service, marketing and business development with companies such as Merrill Lynch and Orlandi Valuta. As service director at CheckFreePay, Falino will oversee the implementation of walk-in bill payment services at agent locations and will be responsible for product and compliance training and merchandising for a network of approximately 6,000 agent locations in the Western United States. He will also manage key biller relationships throughout the Western Region. Previously, Falino was the co-founder and president of CoDeX Group, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting money services businesses with anti-money laundering legislation compliance. Falino has also served as vice president of sales and service for Orlandi Valuta, a subsidiary of Western Union Financial Services.
With the hiring of these individuals, CheckFreePay reinforces its commitment to delivering reliable support and responsive
service to CheckFreePay agents and their customers. CheckFreePay is the leader in the walk-in bill payment market, processing payments for hundreds of billers at more than 11,500 retail agent sites across all 50 states. Retail agent sites include general merchandisers, convenience stores, grocery stores, drug stores and retail shipping and postal stores.