CheckVelocity serves corporations that receive millions of payments each month, and our clients rely on our consistent speed and accuracy. We earn the trust and confidence of each client with solutions customized for each unique opportunity. Clients with high volumes of recurring monthly payments turn to CheckVelocity to mitigate risk in their payment acceptance. The majority of U.S. pay television providers utilize CheckVelocity to reduce fraud within their combined customer base initiating over 70 million monthly payments.
CheckVelocity brings years of industry experience to every project.
Richard J. Pilkington, Founder, Chairman & CEO
Mr. Pilkington has an extensive management, technology and sales background in the Electronic Payments and Telecommunications industries. He gained the bulk of his experience at MCI Telecommunications Corporation where he was instrumental in the successful launch of the campus MCI Internet project.
Prior to MCI, he was with Nortel’s Transmission Networks Division and was responsible for marketing Nortel’s RBOC and IXC transmission products. He also led the team that launched Nortel’s SONET standards compatible fiber-optic transmission systems. Richard is a graduate of the DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
David Newman, Executive Vice President
Mr. Newman serves as Executive Vice President of the Company and is responsible for sales to both financial institutions and national accounts. With over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, he also is involved with investor relations and strategic financial planning of the corporation.
Before joining CheckVelocity, Mr. Newman spent 5 years as an officer within the Midsouth Commercial Banking group of Bank of America where he earned President’s Club recognition and the Nashville Business Journal Award for Distinguished Sales and Marketing. Mr. Newman started his banking career in Memphis with First Tennessee Bank, serving the financial needs of a large portfolio of commercial clients.
Mr. Newman graduated with honors from the Southeastern School of Banking at Vanderbilt University. He received his BBA degree from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Melissa Gray Vincent, Executive Vice President and CFO
Ms. Vincent joined CheckVelocity in 2004 as the company Controller. In that capacity, Ms Vincent was responsible for implementing and overseeing the financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems of the company. Today, as Executive Vice President and CFO, Ms. Vincent is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial management, planning and program execution. Additionally, she is responsible for establishing company compliance standards for ACH processing, as well as Human Resource policies and benefits. Ms. Vincent is a key member of the Executive team. She sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer.
Prior to joining CheckVelocity, Ms Vincent held related positions with Gaither, Rutherford and Company, LLP, as well as Peterbilt, Inc. Ms. Vincent graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, as well as her MBA from Middle Tennessee State University. Ms. Vincent is active in several nonprofits and civic organizations in Nashville.
Loni Walters, Senior Vice President
Ms. Walters joined CheckVelocity in 2003 after graduating from Lipscomb University with a double major in Marketing and Project Management. As Senior Vice President of Customer Care, she is responsible for overseeing daily operations and customer relations; in addition to working closely with clients, strategic partners, and technology teams to manage data automation and integration projects, ensure industry compliance, and improve process efficiency. Ms. Walters acts as the liaison between Executive, Technology, Operational, and Customer Service teams; accomplishing objectives by establishing cross functional relationships, removing impediments, and maintaining customer expectations.