Planet Group Taps Magwire for Chief Technology Officer Role.
Industry Veteran and Former First Data Executive to Provide First-Class IT Support to Planet Group Clients.

June 18, 2013

OMAHA, Neb., June 18, 2013 (Business Wire) Planet Group Inc., the leading provider of software and consulting services that turn technology into valuable business solutions for the electronic payments industry, announced today the appointment of payment industry veteran Sherry Magwire as chief technology officer. Magwire is responsible for all information technology functions, and for technically supporting the Company’s growing client base using Planet Group solutions for payment processing, gift and loyalty programs, customer e-correspondence, business process management and more. She brings more than 30 years of experience in information technology and payment processing to the company.   

"Sherry Magwire is a top-notch addition to the Planet Group team and I am pleased to welcome her aboard,” states Tom Nichting, president and chief executive officer for Planet Group. “We are taking our business to the next level and Sherry provides exactly the kind of technology and leadership expertise we need to drive significant growth and strengthen customer relationships."

 “I am excited about the opportunity that lies ahead,” says Magwire. “Providing first-class information technology support to Planet Group’s growing customer base will help put the Company on a path to rapid growth. I relish the opportunity to help clients enhance their businesses to save time and money, boost revenues and increase portfolio value.”   

Magwire has successfully built and managed several information technology organizations, while spearheading technology strategy, product design and implementation servicing. During Magwire’s 15-year tenure with First Data, she held a number of senior-level positions, including senior vice president of information technology. Magwire was also vice president of information technology for NMC, IT site leader for Cabela’s, plus held programmer and analyst positions with Commercial Federal Bank and American Charter Savings and Loan early in her career.  

About Planet Group, Inc. (

Planet Group, Inc. is the leading provider of software and consulting services, turning technology into valuable business solutions for the electronic payments industry. Founded in 1996, Planet Group offers a diverse portfolio of offerings such as merchant payment processing, gift and loyalty programs, customer e-correspondence solutions, business process management, technology managed services and more that help payments companies streamline business processes, reduce costs and enhance productivity. Planet Group is privately held and headquartered in Omaha, Neb., employing more than 150 payments professionals. The company is a member of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). For additional information, please visit


Trina Hoyt
Planet Group Inc.
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