New York, NY, April 25, 2011 – Reliant Security, a leading provider of data security software, hardware and services, recently selected Phil Stead as Vice President, Retail Systems. Mr. Stead brings over 15 years of experience in the leadership, development, integration and support for retail solutions. Mr. Stead most recently served as Director – Store Systems & Implementation for KWI – a SaaS retail technology solution provider – where he led all front end Point-Of-Sale development and implementation efforts spanning over 125 different global retail brands.
In this newly created role, Stead will be responsible for leading the expansion of Reliant’s security solutions for retail merchants. This includes the design of secure systems to process payments and meet PCI requirements in store systems, enhancement of Reliant’s products and services to meet emerging requirements, and direct client engagement.
Reliant’s Managing Partner Mark Weiner stated, “Phil Stead brings rich experience in the retail marketplace and his technical background in store systems will be an asset to our customers as they address the challenges of implementing PCI Compliance across their store locations.”
“Reliant Security has a truly innovative approach to delivering PCI Compliance solutions to retail merchants, and I am extremely excited to join their Executive Team” said Stead. “The MPS Redbox appliance is a versatile security device that comprehensively addresses the PCI requirements for merchants, and it also gives merchants numerous options to collapse down various hardware devices, servers, other peripheral store hardware and applications to run on one dedicated appliance. This is a cost-effective and sensible approach to in-store retail technology and allows our clients to gain even further ROI from their Redbox installations and capital investment in Reliant Security beyond PCI.”
Phil Stead – Vice President, Retail Systems