Jeff Foster


Board Member - Founder & CEO

For nearly two decades, Jeff Foster has worked with some of the world’s largest brands and financial institutions to define, design and implement e-commerce and retail payment processing and risk management solutions.


Jeff began his career by co-founding a payment gateway software company, which later was acquired by Retail Decisions, one of the largest fraud prevention companies in the world. Wanting to get back to his entrepreneurial roots, Jeff left Retail Decisions and founded Payventures, which specializes in credit card processing for merchants worldwide. As Payventures flourished, Jeff set off on a mission to bring premium financial services to the underserved with the founding of Cardplatforms.


As an innovator and evangelist in financial services, Jeff is a sought-after expert and speaker on topics including prepaid, payments and entrepreneurship. He has been quoted in numerous publications including; The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Financial Times and The Washington Post and has appeared on Bloomberg Television and ABC News. Jeff also speaks at countless tradeshows globally, where he advocates and educates on everything from strategy and trends to best practices.