Payments processor The Members Group recently announced the addition of Melanie Barker as the company’s COO and executive vice president, following the recent retirement of Cynde Urness.
Barker, whose career in the financial industry spans 25 years, will be responsible for supporting strategic planning and execution to boost the company’s profitability, efficiency and productivity. She will also advise senior management on future expansions into new markets.
“Melanie will be a great addition to TMG’s team of leaders,” TMG CEO Shazia Manus said. “She is a seasoned executive with experience from some of the world’s most recognized financial brands.”
In her most recent position, Barker served as the vice president and business manager of consumer credit cards at UMB Bank in Kansas City, before which she served as marketing director for Palo Alto-based Innovation Angel Rewards. She also previously worked in leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase, Prudential Insurance and Chase Manhattan Bank.