About Us

SECURE BANCARD was formed in 2011 by people with decades of leadership at major payment processors.
Individuals that wanted a return to a more service oriented processing solution for merchants.
Leaving behind the rules of rigidity, and poor customer service.

SECURE BANCARD was formed to change all that. To provide true payment processing support without heavy-handed sales, without gimmicks and without unnecessary expense. To give all our clients access to executives and managers who can make informed decisions on the spot. To give you just what you need when you need it; no more, no less.

Credit Card Processing should not be a burden for today’s merchants, it should be an ally!
Please feel free to contact any of us.

Kevin Smith

President & CEO

Kevin’s career in the bankcard industry was launched in 1990 as the Operations Manager for Bancard Systems. Within a few short years he joined Concord EFS, a public company with more than 1,000 employees nationwide. At Concord, Kevin quickly parlayed roles in operations and sales to become a Vice President and then Senior Vice President of the parent company, and General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of its processing division, Concord Payment Systems. In that capacity, he handled all functioning areas of the reseller channel, from sales and marketing to customer service and risk for over 100,000 Merchants.

Kevin left Concord in 2004 to take the helm of Pipeline Data as Chief Operating Officer. In Pioneering the acceptance of Internet Merchant Acquiring the company was able to grow its merchant portfolio member base to over 40,000 in just four short years.

In 2009 Pipeline’s owner, Comvest Partners, purchased the leading ISO Cynergy Data out of bankruptcy, and charged Kevin with getting that organization back on its feet. While managing sales, marketing, and operations, he re-energized the company, rebuilt its sales and marketing teams and successfully reemerged as an industry leader processing more than $10 billion annually.

Kevin remained as both COO of Pipeline Holdings and Executive Vice President of Cynergy Data until launching SECURE BANCARD.

Elaina Smith

Chief Finance Officer

Elaina Smith is responsible for the overall financial management of SECURE BANCARD. Elaina holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Florida. Elaina’s previous experience in public accounting, and compliance audits, included positions with both Ernst & Young and Pfizer.

John Claborn

Vice President of Information Technology

John Claborn is the face of the Information Technology department at SECURE BANCARD LLC.He has 25+ years continued experience within Information Technology, ranging a wide area between back-end networking, development and support of airline, transportation, restaurant,retail, medical and credit card processing environments.

Mr. Claborn joined SECURE BANCARD in February 2015 where is he responsible and spearheads all of the organizations infrastructure and security measures to maintain 99.9% reliability and availability to our customers and affiliated partners.

Linda Jacobs

Vice President of Operations.

Linda began her nearly twenty year career in merchant acquiring working for Concord EFS. She quickly established herself as a multitasking expert with a solid understanding of the complexities of risk and underwriting. Through the years she has held key management positions at Pipeline Data and Cynergy. Currently she is responsible for the overall day to day operations at SECURE BANCARD and implementation of best practices. In addition to providing operational leadership, Linda oversees SECURE BANCARD’s Underwriting Department and maintains frequent contact with SECURE BANCARD’s partner base.

Jamie Garfield

Director of Partner Services

Mrs. Garfield brings to SECURE BANCARD, 21 years of continued experience within the credit card payments industry, ranging from organizations such as Discover, NOVA (now Elavon), Global Payments, Cornerstone (a Verus subsidy), ComData, TransFirst, TNS and Pivotal Payments.

During Jamie's tenure, her continued growth, wide spectrum of knowledge and experience within the industry enabled her to spearhead relationship management, operations, interchange, commissions and back-office support. In addition, lead all initiatives and drive force behind ISO partnerships throughout the market place.

Mrs. Garfield has and continues to be responsible for recruiting, as well as, promoting and marketing programs in relation to suitable and sustainable sales channels for continued growth within the trade show environment.

Conrad Sanders

Risk Manager

Mr. Sanders joined SECURE BANCARD, as Risk Manager, in August 2017. Conrad comes to SECURE BANCARD with 4 years’ experience in Risk Management and Underwriting. He began his career with Trust One Payment Services, now known as i3 Verticals, in 2013. He has a broad range of Risk experience with multiple processing platforms, including First Data, Global Payments, Vantiv, and TSYS. Through his short time in the payments industry, Conrad has excelled with loss mitigation and general operations, managing 10,000+ merchant accounts in low, moderate, and high risk categories.

“The SECURE BANCARD Difference”
  • Trusted – Accredited A+ member of the BBB, INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and nationally recognized throughout the Payments Industry for our “partner approach”.
  • Transparency – Secure, low cost processing saving our merchants money and providing peace of mind.
  • Technology – SECURE BANCARD was one of the first merchant service providers to offer Internet Processing abilities. Our solutions based approach is based upon your needs not ours.
  • Team – Honesty, integrity and superior service are the principles that guide us. Over the years, our team has provided dedicated, superior service to more than 100,000 merchants across all industries.