Executive bio


Marc Gardner

Founder, President and CEO of North American Bancard

Marc Gardner is founder, president, and CEO of North American Bancard (NAB), a multi-faceted payment solutions provider dedicated to delivering the latest payments technology with the highest level of customer service. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, North American Bancard ranks as one of the industry’s top 30 acquirers and was also named 2014 ISO of the Year at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Star Awards. 

From a small office in Michigan in 1992, to an established ISO, NAB processed over $16 billion in 2013. Under Gardner’s leadership, NAB now employs over 900 people at his corporate office and other locations with an additional 3,000 plus independent agents located across the country.  Today, North American Bancard continues to expand both organically and through strategic acquisitions. 

Ernst & Young recognized Gardner as the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Central Great Lakes region. This award is considered the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs and it is recognized globally. An active philanthropist and avid supporter of the arts, Gardner serves on the Board of Directors at MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) and provides philanthropic support to numerous organizations, including: AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Friendship Circle, Detroit Public Television, Cranbrook and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. 

Gardner received his economics degree from University of Wisconsin. He is married and lives in Troy, Michigan. 

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