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Marc Gardner Guest Panelist at Mackinac Policy Conference
North American Bancard (NAB) founder, president, and CEO Marc Gardner was honored to be chosen as a guest speaker in the Detroit Regional Chamber 2009 Mackinac Policy Conference because of his notable entrepreneurial success.
The Mackinac Policy Conference is a platform for business, political, and community leaders from the state of Michigan to collaborate and address critical matters facing the region. On May 28, Mr. Gardner took part in a panel discussion on Michigan's economic future. The focus was centered on the topics of diversification and embracing a culture of innovation. Sharing the stage with Mr. Gardner were Ari Emanuel, founder of Endeavor Talent Agency and brother of President Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel; Dennis Archer Jr., president of Archer Corporate Services; and Edward Walker, CEO of W Industries. The panel, moderated by K.C. Crain of Crain Communications, discussed the reality of Michigan’s significant entrepreneurial opportunities being capitalized on every day. The panel agreed that Michigan’s future is directly tied to the entrepreneurial vigor of its citizens. Mr. Gardner said, “Through a dedicated work ethic and with a renewed entrepreneurial spirit we will move Michigan forward.”
Mr. Gardner spoke about how he built his credit card processing company, NAB, from scratch to one that processed more than $7 billion in transactions last year, producing more than $200 million in revenue. NAB employs 300 people at its new corporate headquarters in Troy, Michigan, and has more than 3,300 merchant-level salespeople selling its products and services to merchants nationwide. Mr. Gardner is a leader who believes in the great state of Michigan and the people who live here and is proud of North American Bancard’s contribution to the state’s economy.
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About North American Bancard:
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, North American Bancard provides electronic transaction processing and merchant account management services. Founded in 1992, North American Bancard leads the way in merchant account acquisition service and support, deploying its payment products, services, and acceptance strategies to more than 80,000 clients. These clients process more than $7 billion in credit card, debit card, EBT, check guarantee and conversion, pre-paid/gift, and ATM transactions annually.