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Merchant Risk

The Nuances of Staying in Card Brand Compliance

Is your merchant portfolio truly in card brand compliance? How do you know? Each card brand has its own rules, oversight procedures, and penalty structure—making staying in compliance tricky and risky.

Join us for a candid discussion with industry veterans as we discuss the challenges and pitfalls of growing a payments business in this increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Topics will include:
  • Understanding how compliance requirements differ between the card brands.
  • Proactively finding and managing non-obvious red flags that the card brands often detect.
  • Expanding your compliance toolkit with proven risk mitigation strategies.
  • Merchant Risk

Webinar recording



Shari Savlick
Vice President, Merchant Compliance
Merrick Bank

Shari has 23 years industry experience— 19 with Merrick Bank on the acquiring side— heading the Merchant Compliance department, she is responsible for regulatory merchant compliance and operational integrity for the Merchant Services business unit of Merrick Bank. She has been a member of the Association of Payment Professionals (previously known as MAC) for 15 years, currently serving as President of the Board.


Shari has extensive experience in matters related to regulatory compliance, PCI DSS compliance, underwriting and risk analysis of registered high-risk merchants, third-party diligence, oversight, and registration requirements, project management, section 6050W of the IRS code, data integrity, CPP/breach/suspected breach events, and enterprise risk management.

David Press
Global Head of Card Brand Relationships, Card Brand Compliance

With over 30 years of experience in the bankcard industry, David is a seasoned leader and strategist in card brand compliance, risk management, fraud detection, dispute resolution, and operational assessment. He has a proven track record of building and maintaining strong relationships with card brands, customers, service providers, and regulators, as well as delivering innovative and effective solutions to complex and dynamic challenges.


As the Global Head of Card Brand Relationships and Card Brand Compliance at Paysafe, he oversees and directs a global team responsible for ensuring compliance with all card brand requirements and standards, as well as providing expert guidance and support to the various Paysafe divisions.

Will Seitz
Director of Sales, Americas
G2 Risk Solutions

Will Seitz, Director of Sales, Americas, at G2 Risk Solutions (G2RS), brings over six years of expertise in helping banks and payment processors navigate merchant risk. Based in Denver, Colorado, Will is known for his commitment to delivering tailored solutions and tangible results, making him a key player in the field of financial risk management.


Beyond his professional achievements, Will is recognized for building strong client relationships and fostering strategic partnerships. Actively contributing to G2RS’ success, Will collaborates with clients to provide top-tier service and innovative strategies that enhance their risk management capabilities.