Executive Director, Conexxus
Taylor grew up in the convenience store industry. In the family business of 87 stores, Gray gained experience in all phases of convenience store and chain retail operations. Taylor has been involved on a variety of projects, including heading global product management for three of the world's largest retail petroleum equipment and systems suppliers and Vice President of Research & Technology for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). He managed product portfolios that included payment platforms for EMV migration markets from Malaysia to Canada, as well as mobile/RFID payments initiatives. Gray also established NACS' card payments program and currently serves over 1,500 stores, doing 100m transactions annually. Taylor is currently consulting with NACS (www.nacsonline.com) on card payment policy and serves as Executive Director for Conexxus (www.conexxus.org), a Washington-based non-profit focused on interoperability, card payment policy and data security issues.