First of Omaha Merchant Processing announces the appointment of Nick Baxter to President of First of Omaha Merchant Processing, a wholly owned subsidiary of First National Bank of Omaha. Mr. Baxter has been with First of Omaha Merchant Processing since 1990 in several capacities including Risk Management Officer, Vice President and Sr. Vice President. Prior to joining First of Omaha Merchant Processing, Mr. Baxter’s experience included working as a lawyer in private practice and operating a small direct marketing catalog company.
He currently resides on the Visa Legal Issues Round Table Board and pursues credit card initiatives on several Visa and MasterCard operational and risk management ad hoc committees including the Visa U.S.A. Risk Identification Service Committee, Visa U.S.A. Key Entered Fraud Committee and the MasterCard Ad Hoc Midwest Regional Fraud Working Group — representing First of Omaha Merchant Processing’s client interests to the fullest extent. Mr. Baxter will report directly to Elias Eliopoulos, Executive Vice President, First National Bank of Omaha, who will maintain responsibility for all card related businesses at First National Bank and will retain the position of Chairman of First of Omaha Merchant Processing.
A native of Pattingham, England, Nick moved to the United States in 1987. He serves on the Board of the Omaha Theater Company for Young Children and is a graduate of the Leadership Omaha Program.
First of Omaha Merchant Processing is a premier processor in the direct marketing industry, and also processes bank card transactions for large and small retailers, restaurants, lodging merchants, petroleum marketers, associations/franchise groups and banks. Known for their superior customer service, First of Omaha specializes in providing clients the latest in card processing technologies. Through development of a diversified product line, First of Omaha has become a leader in the merchant processing industry, assisting clients in the reduction of chargebacks and fraud. First of Omaha is a wholly owned subsidiary of First National Bank of Omaha and is one of the few remaining in-house bank processors. First National Bank of Omaha, founded in 1863, is the 32nd oldest nationally chartered bank in existence. First of Omaha’s Internet address is [http://www.foomp.com].