Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Newcomer serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer and has served in this capacity and as a director since March 2006. Mr. Newcomer served as Chairman from March 2006 to May 2018 at which point he was elected Vice Chairman. From February of 2001 to present, Mr. Newcomer served as chairman and CEO of 3PEA Technologies, Inc., a payment solutions company he co-founded in 2001 with Mr. Spence. Mr. Newcomer continues to be a driving force in guiding the company’s growth through technology investments, acquisitions, new product lines, and strategic partnerships. Mr. Newcomer attended Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo where he majored in Bio-Science.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Attinger serves as our Chief Financial Officer, being appointed on December 7, 2018. Mr. Attinger brings 30 years of significant leadership, finance and operations experience to 3PEA, Mr. Attinger began his career at American Express and spent 12 years in various positions in Finance, Performance and Quality Management, and Operations. Subsequently, he held positions as Vice President of Operations at NextCard, Chief Operating Officer at Prudential and Chief Executive Officer of Affina (a business process outsourcer). At Affina, he led the company through a management buy-out and a successful sale to a foreign conglomerate. More recently, Mr. Attinger served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of start-up Zxerex, and has experience leading companies with both a domestic and international presence. Mr. Attinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with a minor in Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Brigham Young University.
Co-Founder, Director, Chief Information Officer/CTO
Mr. Spence serves as our Chief Information Officer and has served as a director since March 2006. Mr. Spence is responsible for the design and architecture of the PaySign® payments platform. Prior to founding 3PEA Technologies, Inc. with co-founder Mark Newcomer, Mr. Spence was Director of Technology Planning at The Associated Press, the world’s largest news gathering organization with over 4000 employees in 227 countries. In 2007-2008, he was Project Manager for the implementation of Medicare Easyclaim for ANZ Bank in Australia. Easyclaim allows patients and medical practitioners to lodge Medicare claims using the existing EFTPOS infrastructure. In 2010-2011 he was Business Analyst on the EFT and Banking Stream that was responsible for the upgrade of POS Terminals to EMV capability for Australia Post. From 1984-1994, Mr. Spence was with Coca-Cola in Australia implementing financial and line of business systems for Coca-Cola operations worldwide. During his time at 3PEA he has designed and developed EFTPOS terminals, Secure Key Injection Systems, EFT Processing Systems, Card Management Systems and Web Services for the company. He has certified several financial interchanges in the ISO8583 and AS2805 standards to various EFT networks in the United States and Australia. He has been employed in senior IT roles for over 30 years with more than a decade in payments processing.
General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary
Mr. Strobo serves as our General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary since October 2018. Prior to joining 3PEA International, Inc., from 2005 to 2018, Mr. Strobo served as Deputy General Counsel and Vice President for Republic Bank & Trust Company, a state-charted financial institution out of Louisville, Kentucky. He specializes in prepaid card issuance and non-traditional banking, which includes small-dollar consumer lending, commercial lending, payments and tax-related financial products. In addition, Mr. Strobo served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Commonwealth Theatre Center, a non-profit youth conservatory and outreach program serving all of Kentucky and southern Indiana. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois.
Joan M. Herman
Director and Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Herman serves as our Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for executing and implementing the daily operations of the organization. Prior to joining 3PEA International, Ms. Herman was Senior Vice President, Payments Division at Sunrise Banks. Ms. Herman begin her career in payments almost 30 years ago holding various management positions in operations, product development and sales and marketing on both the issuing and acquiring sides of the card business. She has worked at UMB Bank in Kansas City MO, Boatmen’s Bank (now Bank of America), Heartland Bank and has served as a Director at Heartland Payment Systems from 1997 to 2006. Ms. Herman is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) and serves as its Treasurer. Ms. Herman earned her B.A. and M.A. in business and marketing from Webster University, St. Louis MO.