Seasoned payments executive will oversee the growth of Bluefin’s technology and operational initiatives
March 26, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Bluefin, the leading provider in payment security technologies and PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, and higher education, today announced the addition of Kelley Castell as Chief Operating Officer (COO), based at the company’s Atlanta headquarters.
Kelley joins Bluefin after several years as the Chief Operating Officer of Oasis Outsourcing, a leading provider of innovative workforce and human resource solutions for small and medium size businesses. While at Oasis, Kelley helped to drive development of the company’s business strategy and execution in sales, marketing, client service, operations, technology, product, acquisition integration and business transformation. Previous to Oasis, Kelley spent sixteen years with First Data Corporation in various leadership roles, most recently as the company’s Senior Vice President of client service and portfolio management for First Data’s Global Business Solutions unit, where he helped develop and execute the strategy to grow and retain the company’s largest client portfolio.
Founded in 2007, Bluefin has experienced exponential growth in the last five years with the introduction of the company’s flagship payment security products, including PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) as both a stand-alone and integrated solution for point-of-sale (POS) credit card payment security, iFrame Encryption for Ecommerce security and the company’s P2PE Manager® for chain of custody and secure endpoint management. The company currently has over 100 connected partners enabled for its PCI certified P2PE products operating in 30 countries. Bluefin currently holds 14 patents across the U.S., EU and Japan, with an additional 18 payment security patents pending.
“I’m honored to join the great team of professionals at Bluefin,” said Castell. “The payment and security solutions we offer are leading edge in the industry and a big part of our growth. I look forward to helping Bluefin continue to exceed the expectations of our clients and partners while preparing for our mutual continued growth.”
John M. Perry, Bluefin’s CEO, said about Castell, “We are very excited to have Kelley join Bluefin. He brings a wealth of expertise in operations, technology and business development to the company.”
Bluefin has also welcomed Debbie Levine as Vice President, Human Resources. Debbie joins Bluefin from Brightstar Device Protection and Financial Services, where she led the HR function within the two highest growth and profitable lines of business providing insurance and diverse financial products to wireless carriers, retail and enterprise customers across 40 countries. Previous to Brightstar, Debbie held executive HR positions with AT&T Mobility, Southern Company and Global Payments.