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Robel Gugsa

As CEO of FCTI, Mr. Gugsa has the overall responsibility for planning, leading and implementing FCTI’s long and short term strategic direction. As such, he oversees all company operations – encouraging an emphasis on customer relationships and technological development. Mr. Gugsa has extensive experience in transaction payment processing, ATM manufacturing, and building partnerships with major financial institutions. Prior to FCTI, he co-founded and was CTO at Select-A-Branch Network (SAB). He was instrumental in developing SAB’s intellectual property and patent. SAB was acquired by FCTI in 2013. Mr. Gugsa holds a MIS from Steven Institute of Technology and a BS from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Recent Posts

Retail ATM Innovation: When Push Comes to Shove

Posted by Robel Gugsa on Dec 12, 2018 6:03:00 AM

The ATM is a key touchpoint for financial services and cash access. But it is often one of the most neglected access points.

Banks and credit unions have been satisfied with allowing their machines to provide an added convenience to cardholders – and gain them added dividends on foreign card use. ATM operators and retailers have been happy to provide simple off-site cash access – and earn revenues from surcharge fees and interchange.

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Topics: retail ATMs, credit union ATMs, bank ATMs, ATM users, mobile banking