Andrew Siden is Chief Executive Office and Founder of Prepaid Ventures, a next generation cloud based payments processor as well as parent of several Prepaid card brands including Nexscard. Mr. Siden brings 25 years of financial Services and electronic payment processing experience to the company. Before starting Prepaid Ventures, Mr. Siden began his career at Smith Barney in 1991, where he worked as a Guided Portfolio Manager and ultimately became an Equity Trader with Knight Capital Group. In 2003 Mr. Siden left Wall St. to peruse the fast changing Alternative Financial Services (AFS) industry where he joined a leading New York based Check Cashing company. Once there, Mr. Siden implemented new corporate strategies, leveraged technology, and updated compliance & operational procedures. All the while gaining a broad understanding of the AFS landscape and ultimately launching Prepaid Ventures and developing its initial product, the NexisCard Prepaid Visa Card. Now distributed across the country, NexisCard propelled Prepaid Ventures into the payments technologies space where Mr. Siden’s investments in financial technology, program management, and electronic payment processing, has accelerated the growth of Prepaid Ventures. The company now offers a suite of electronic payment options across multiple payments products and distribution channels. In 2016 Prepaid Ventures also entered the Merchant Processing space, to add to its full suite of Processing, Payments, and Program Management services. Mr. Siden serves on the board of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NPBCA) the national trade group serving the prepaid card industry.