TROY, Mich., July 25, 2013 - North American Bancard (NAB), a leading electronic payment solutions company, announced today its Founder and CEO, Marc Gardner, has been named the silver winner in the Executive of the Year category of the 2013 International Best in Biz Awards, a prestigious independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

With a mission to level the playing field for businesses of all sizes in regard to their ability to accept and process payments and gain access to critical business intelligence at the point of sale, Marc drove the evolution of NAB’s product and service offerings, delivering the industry’s most aggressive rates and most inclusive programs for merchants of all sizes. With the founding of NAB subsidiary, PayAnywhere, in 2011, Marc ushered in the mobile revolution, bringing to market the most comprehensive mobile point of sale solution available, backed by the 24/7 customer support that NAB is known for. With consistent year over year revenue growth, despite a down economy, Marc has shown that investment in new technologies to help American businesses succeed is a winning bet.

More than 150 public and private companies representing all sectors of the economy from more than 25 countries competed in this year’s International Best in Biz Awards program. Winners were determined based on scoring from a panel of 43 judges drawn from top-tier news, business, finance, and technology publications and media outlets from 18 countries, with all continents represented.

“It is an honor to have been named a winner in the Executive of the Year category of the 2013 International Best in Biz Awards,” said Marc Gardner. “It’s truly been a team effort to develop North American Bancard over the past 20 years as the industry’s most innovative merchant payment provider, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. As the mobile economy continues to gain steam and challenges the systems and services that payment providers offer, NAB has enormous opportunity to lead the evolution of our industry, driving incredible, positive changes for the entire payment ecosystem. I am personally thrilled with this opportunity for continued growth and change and look forward to what the next 20 years will bring.”

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, visit

About North American Bancard

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, North American Bancard is a multi-faceted payment solutions provider dedicated to providing the latest technology as well as the highest service levels to non-profit organizations and businesses of all sizes with round-the-clock technical and customer service support. As a registered MSP/ISO since 1992, North American Bancard provides its clients with a full suite of products and services. North American Bancard processes more than $12 billion in electronic transactions annually for more than 155,000 merchants nationwide. For more information, visit

About PayAnywhere

Created by a multi-billion dollar credit card processing company with more than two decades of merchant payment processing experience, PayAnywhere is powering a payments revolution with its enterprise-grade, “pay-as-you-go” mobile payments system. PayAnywhere’s mobile point of sale (POS) technology combines the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise-grade features with 24/7 customer support. For more information visit

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. For more information about the International program, visit