First Data’s O.B. Rawls, IV to Join NorseCorp™ Board of Directors

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Banking and financial services veteran to join fast-growing Internet security provider focused on reducing eCommerce fraud.


There are few people who can match Mr. Rawls' payments and eCommerce knowledge and experience at the executive level. We look forward to working with him.

NorseCorp, a provider of Internet security intelligence services for eCommerce, today announced that it has named O.B. Rawls, IV of First Data™ Corporation to its board of directors.

Mr. Rawls is a long-time executive in financial services and payment technology companies. He has held numerous executive leadership positions with First Data and has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and electronic transaction payments business. He also has led First Data’s international partnerships and merchant services divisions.

Mr. Rawls currently leads the entire direct merchant acquisition sales channel serving banks, national merchants and revenue sharing alliances for First Data North America. His responsibilities include leading First Data’s Strategic Account Sales team for all industry verticals as well as managing relationships with banks’ and merchant services’ organizations and resellers.

“It is an honor to welcome Mr. Rawls to our board of directors,” said Sam Glines, chief executive officer for NorseCorp. “There are few people who can match his payments and eCommerce knowledge and experience at the executive level. We look forward to working with him.”

In addition to his leadership positions at First Data, Mr. Rawls has held executive sales and operations roles with Hypercom Corporation and He has also held executive management positions with NationsBank and its predecessor, NCNB National Bank.

Rawls will be formally elected to the NorseCorp board during the company’s annual meeting this spring.

About NorseCorp
NorseCorp, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri is driven by our mission to “leave the Internet better than we found it”. Our patent-pending IPViking™ service provides payment processors and their merchants with critical, real-time intelligence on the risk level of an IP address attempting an eCommerce payment transaction, significantly reducing online payment fraud. IPViking is delivered as a service (SaaS), runs on NorseCorp’s private cloud network, and easily integrates with third-party platforms through IPViking API. For more information about NorseCorp or IPViking, please visit


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