International Bancard – an industry-leading credit card processing and payment acceptance solutions company – announces the hiring of Steve Ventura as its Senior Vice President of Partner Development. Ventura brings 20 years of business, sales and partnership experience to International Bancard at its corporate headquarters just outside Detroit.

In his role, Ventura works with David Iafrate, Chairman and CEO and Joseph Valentic, Executive Vice President and CFO to advance the company’s strategic relationships, with the goal of driving lead generation opportunities.

“Ventura came to International Bancard with strong relationships within the sports and entertainment industries where he has held several leadership positions” said Iafrate. “His can-do work-ethic is exactly what we are looking for to grow our organization and our strategic partnerships throughout the United States.”

Ventura has worked with some of the most prestigious sports organizations throughout his career, such as the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Red Wings. Most recently he has helped successfully launch three startup companies, with the main focus of driving and increasing revenue through true partnerships.  


Ventura holds an MBA from New York University in Sports Administration, and a BS in Marketing from Ferris State University. Ventura resides in Northville, Mich., with his wife and two children.


About International Bancard

Whether our clients serve 50 customers or 50,000 fans, International Bancard helps businesses grow by providing payment acceptance solutions, including credit and debit card processing, ACH, check and gift cards. As a nationally recognized industry leader, businesses rely on our market insight, data security knowledge and client care to deliver exceptional service to more customers in more locations. To learn more, visit

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