Four Corner Network
The mission of Four Corner Network is to empower innovative payments companies in new and underserved sectors of business.
Four Corner Network’s founders are among a pioneering group of Prepaid industry game changers and thought leaders. They are known for the creative ways they have found to evolve prepaid Visa and MasterCard Gift Cards into prepaid cards designed for new purposes including payroll, business expenses, student disbursements, health and wellness programs and more. Many of these purposes have resulted in a direct, positive impact on the lives of card users.
The Four Corner Network Team
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Dwayne Jones leads Four Corner Network with entrepreneurial knowhow as well as over two decades of financial technology and prepaid payment industry leadership with Visa and MasterCard. As CEO of The Best Present Company (subsequently Springbok Services), which he founded in 1999, Dwayne guided the company into becoming a full-service prepaid processor and fulfillment company servicing over 7000 b2b program relationships. Dwayne and a handful of other pioneers essentially created a new industry through their work to establish the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (www.NBPCA.com), of which he served as a board officer and NBPCA Secretary in 2007-9. Dwayne has been instrumental in innovating many of the products, services and programs that have gone on to become mainstays of the industry today. In addition to his corporate roles, Dwayne serves as Executive Chairman and Chief Visionary Officer of Four Corner Networks’ three subsidiary companies. Dwayne received a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Pepperdine University and was a Producing Fellow at the American Film Institute (AFI).
Chief Financial Officer
Steve has over 25 years of experience in finance & accounting, strategy, financial operations and organizational effectiveness. Most recently a consulting CFO for Escalon, Steve was Vice President of Finance at Ellie Mae and Silicon Image. Prior to Silicon Image, Steve was Head of Finance for SC Investments Consulting LLC, an angel investment and consulting company focused on burgeoning startups. Steve has also served as Corporate Controller for several public and privately held companies and has extensive experience in operational accounting and financial matters companies of various development stages face regularly. Steve graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Accounting.
Network Company Leads
John W. James III
Founder and CEO, Four Corner Payments
John’s background includes nearly 30 years of creating and selling solutions that motivate people and move products. A pioneering payments industry business-builder, John has developed patented prepaid that help clients manage payment products and established himself as a sales leader through innovative prepaid program creation. He has also shaped the way prepaid is used to help organizations meet their business objectives. His extensive career has included creating programs focused on improving human performance for several of the world’s largest companies. John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications from Pepperdine University.
CEO John James has 35-year career managing companies focused on solutions that move products and motivate people, including 15 years in payments. In addition to his leadership of Four Corner Payments, John is a Co-Founder and Director of Four Corner Network
Eric La Brecque
Founder and CEO, VillageUp
A veteran brand-builder, Eric brings a strategic market perspective to his leadership of VillageUp. Skilled at introducing disruptive technologies and platforms to market, for more than 25 years Eric and his teams have helped organizations enter new markets and categories, increase their perceived value, compete more effectively, manage and grow their brand assets, and address technology, cultural and social change.
A significant amount of Eric’s career has also been dedicated to building strong, healthy communities through tourism and economic brand development. This includes ongoing efforts that have contributed to the economic turnaround in Detroit and the changing public perceptions that have accompanied it. Eric is excited by the promise of VillageUp to marry responsible technology with inclusive community engagement to measurably increase the quality of life.
Paul Bryant, a practicing attorney since 1986, has provided legal services to the prepaid industry since its inception nearly 20 years ago. During this time, he has drafted definitive, cutting edge agreements for key industry players. Possessing a deep appreciation for the ever-changing regulations governing Prepaid, he has developed many of the legal concepts and frameworks that have served as the industry’s underpinnings. His private practice also includes the representation of California businesses looking to navigate and comply with the complex laws governing cannabis commercialization. Awarded a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Paul has practiced law continuously for over 25 years.