Derek Tanis is the Senior Vice President of Netspend’s Partner Channel, where he is responsible for a wide variety of strategic partnerships including ACE, Advance America, Axcess Financial, Moneytree and Liberty Tax. Tanis began his career at Netspend in 2009 in the Product Development team where he spearheaded the launch of several new card programs and features.  Later, he joined Netspend’s Retail Channel where he oversaw retail operations and managed a variety of key relationships including PayPal, HEB, 7-Eleven, CVS, Walgreens and Safeway. Prior to joining Netspend, Tanis worked at Skylight Financial as the Director of Product Management. Tanis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder.