H. West Richards, founder and president of P20, has spent the last 25 years of his diverse career in both the public and private sector. In early 2014, he co-founded the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC), along with Robert Green. The mission of the Coalition is to protect, preserve and promote the interests and advancement of the Transaction Processing industry. This also includes working with both the private and public sector to create economic development opportunities for the industry which has a high concentration of enterprises in Georgia. West is responsible for federal, state and local government relations, public affairs, community affairs, university relations and economic development. West took courses at Youngstown State University and earned his B.S. in Public Policy and Management, with a minor in Information Systems, from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Peter brings decades of payments and banking experience to establishing P20. He has served as a senior executive with Lloyds Bank, Abbey National [now Santander], First Data Corp and NCR. He has also been on the main board of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Has lived in Hong Kong and had executive responsibility for JV’s in Asia Pacific, Indonesia, India and Turkey. Over the years he has served on multiple payment boards including APACS [now UK Finance], MasterCard UK, Visa UK and EuroCard. A serial entrepreneur aligned to the London Business School and a former President of their Enterprise 100 Club, who has chaired a fund facilitating Tech Spin-outs from UCL, Kings and St Mary’s London Universities for over 10 years. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Global Ambassador of Innovate Finance and a member of Imperial College London Mentors
Eileen Nebhut is vice president of P20. Based in Atlanta, she cultivates partnerships across payment and fintech companies plus the government and regulatory arenas, which includes frequent travel to London, P20’s sister city. Eileen has worked in business development for a variety of companies both in London and Atlanta. With a background that includes client development and engagement, sales to Fortune 500 companies as well as strategic planning, she brings extensive experience in leveraging resources and relationships to effect industry change and innovation. She has worked directly with senior executives managing projects including strategy and execution, resource management, event planning and board of director functions. Eileen earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and has a degree in contemporary art from Christies Education, London.
Michael is principal and founder of MWBT and provides strategic, finance and operational support for FinTechs. He has held executive positions in several Atlanta based companies as CFO of Ingenico N.A., Worldpay US and Vesta Corp. Michael began his career at one of the leading financial institutions in Germany where he worked until 2000. He serves as a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia FinTech Society and as Finance Director of ATPC. Michael holds an MBA and a PhD from Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen and is a Certified Public Accountant.
John serves in the capacity of chief of staff to P20’s founder and president, H. West Richards. Outside of managing calendars and organizing meetings, John is also responsible for much of the planning and logistics that goes into the annual conference – including coordinating efforts of the various team members and vendors. With an educational and professional background in public relations and communications, John has more than five years of experience with the FinTech and payments processing industry in Atlanta, serving him well in this executive management and operations role at the P20. John is a graduate of Florida State University, earning his B.A. in Public Relations and Sport Management, with a minor in Business.