Petro Vet Joins First Data

Murtagh to serve as vertical market specialist

DENVER -- First Data Corp. said that it has hired Robert Murtagh as vice president and vertical market specialist for the petroleum industry.

Murtagh will provide strategic and client centric input into the products and services that are being developed and delivered by First Data, said Barry McCarthy, senior vice president of First Data's product portfolio. Our organization is focused on developing the right products and services that bring long-term value to our clients. Bob brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the petroleum industry [image-nocss] and as a former client of First Data, he brings a unique perspective.

Murtagh joins First Data from ConocoPhillips, where he was director of credit card operations and was responsible for credit policy, fraud prevention, strategic planning and vendor management. Prior to that, he spent more than 25 years with Unocal, Tosco and Phillips 66 in various management positions.

Denver-based First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Its portfolio of services and solutions includes credit, debit, private-label, smart and stored-value card issuing and merchant transaction processing services; money transfer services; money orders; fraud protection and authentication solutions; check guarantee and verification services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile solutions. Western Union and its subsidiary, Orlandi Valuta, together make up one of the world's largest money transfer networks with approximately 233,000 Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories. The company's STAR Network offers PIN-secured debit acceptance at 1.7 million ATM and retail locations.