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STAN GROSS
Retired


Stan's Arizona Work History
Upon arriving in Arizona in August of 2001, Stan almost immediately went to work for Desert Hills High School (a charter school) in Gilbert, taking on different positions at various times. He had titles of Security Guard, Athletic Director, and Admin Assistant throughout his time there, and also acted as a substitute teacher on occasion, until he left Desert Hills in June of 2003.

After about a one-year break, Stan then went to work for the Chandler Unified School District as an In-School Suspension Monitor for Chandler High, Hamilton High, and Basha High from August of 2004 until May of 2005. On May 31, 2005, he officially retired from the Chandler School District and State of Arizona.

What does he do in his free time?
Stan plays a lot of golf and plans to do some traveling with Carol in the near future.


CAROL GROSS
Retired


Carol's Arizona Work History
Upon arriving in Arizona in August of 2001, Carol almost immediately went to work for the Chandler Unified School District as an Administrative Assistant to the Director of Staff Development and Instructional Services at the Instructional Resource Center in Chandler. She spent over four years in this position before unofficially retiring from the Chandler School District and State of Arizona on December 23, 2005. Her official retirement (because of built-up vacation/sick time) was actually February 1, 2006.

What does she do in her free time?
Carol likes to read and relax, and also plans to do some traveling with Stan in the near future.


JEFF GROSS
Director of Business Integration, Element Payment Services


Jeff's Arizona Work History
Upon arriving in Arizona in August of 2001, Jeff initially found a position with Concord EFS in Tempe as a Pre-Sales Technical Consultant, and started work in September of 2001. EFSnet Web Payment Services allow merchants to take advantage of Internet access as an evolutionary, state-of-the-art communication avenue for both POS and e-commerce payments, processing directly on Concord platforms. In April of 2002, the EFSnet office moved a couple miles down the road to Mesa.

Concord EFS and First Data finalized a merger in February of 2004, and in August of 2004, Jeff's title was changed to Certification Analyst, and then in March of 2005, he was promoted to a Business Analyst.

On April 1, 2006, Jeff transferred to the Primary Payment Systems (PPS) division, a First Data company, in Chandler as a Sr. Business Analyst. PPS offers a suite of Early Warning services used to mitigate losses associated with payment and identity fraud.

On May 22, 2006, five of the nation's leading retail banks, Bank of America, BB&T Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo together with First Data announced they have agreed to form Early Warning Services, LLC. Primary Payment Systems will now be known as Early Warning Services, LLC.

On April 1, 2007, Jeff began a new position as the Director of Business Integration with Element Payment Services for the Element Express IP payment processing platform.

How far is his workplace from his home?
It is approximately 16 miles from his home.

Where did he go to college, and what did he major in?
He attended K-State at Salina in Salina, KS, graduating in May 2001 with an Associates Degree in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems, and a Bachelors Degree in Technology Management.


MICHAEL GROSS
Business Process Engineer, Early Warning Services, LLC


Michael's Arizona Work History
Upon arriving in Arizona in December of 2001, Mike initially found a position with Concord EFS in Tempe as a Technical Writer, and started work in February of 2002. EFSnet Web Payment Services allow merchants to take advantage of Internet access as an evolutionary, state-of-the-art communication avenue for both POS and e-commerce payments, processing directly on Concord platforms. In April of 2002, the EFSnet office moved a couple miles down the road to Mesa.

Concord EFS and First Data finalized a merger in February of 2004, and in July of 2004, Mike transferred to the Primary Payment Systems (PPS) division, a First Data company, in Scottsdale as a Project Manager. PPS offers a suite of Early Warning services used to mitigate losses associated with payment and identity fraud.

In March of 2005, Mike was promoted to a Product Manager II position at PPS.

On May 22, 2006, five of the nation's leading retail banks, Bank of America, BB&T Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo together with First Data announced they have agreed to form Early Warning Services, LLC. Primary Payment Systems will now be known as Early Warning Services, LLC.

In December of 2006, Mike moved into a Relationship Manager role within the organization.

A promotion on March 23, 2008 moved Mike into a new role of Business Process Engineer at Early Warning.

How far is his workplace from his home?
It is approximately 25 miles from his home.

Where did he go to college, and what did he major in?
He attended K-State at Salina in Salina, KS, graduating in December 2001 with an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems, and a Bachelors Degree in Technology Management.