First Atlantic Commerce announces new CEO, COO

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a global, online payment solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Christopher Burns to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Ronnie Viera to Chief Operating Officer.

Effective immediately, the promotions are in line with FAC’s strategic plans to further expand market presence and continue to deliver bespoke online payment solutions to merchants and banks.

Mr. Burns, who worked in the UK prior to joining FAC seven years ago, has been promoted from his most recent post as Senior Vice President, Business Development, where he was responsible for all aspects of client relationship management, bank acquirer relationships and strategic partnerships.

He said: “I am truly excited to take on this challenge and lead FAC through another phase of success. Over the last 13 years, we have provided innovative solutions to the global ecommerce payments market and our talented team is well positioned to take advantage of the current surge in payment technology. There are some exciting growth opportunities ahead for FAC and we will continue to provide unique solutions combined with a superior level of service.”

Ronnie Viera, formerly CIO and Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Capital G Bank, has moved from Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Operations at FAC to COO. Mr. Viera is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and has experience across various industry sectors including Banking, Insurance and E-Commerce.

Staff in the company’s accounts department have also been promoted with Nathelee Simons moving from the post of Accounts and Reconciliation Officer to Manager, Accounting. Beverly Hayward has been promoted from Accounts and Assistant Reconciliations Officer to Accountant.

About First Atlantic Commerce
First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider. Headquartered in Bermuda, and established in 1998 to create secure card-based payment solutions for e-businesses, FAC’s cGate® technology offers service, flexibility and security to adapt to many business and bank acquirer requirements. FAC provides merchants with multi-currency payment solutions in addition to fraud and data management services including AVS-only, CVV2/CVC2/CID verification, and 3-D Secure™ in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Latin American Caribbean Region. For more information, please visit

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