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Keith J. Stone
BornNovember 17, 1962
Flint, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
OccupationBusinessman (Chairman)
Years active1986 – present

Keith J. Stone is an American FinTech entrepreneur known as the Founder & CEO of CSI Enterprises, Inc., a B2B payments automation company.[1][2] He is also the Founder & Chairman of CapStone Holdings, Inc.

Education and career[edit]

Stone was born in November 1962[2] in Flint, Michigan. He attended Oakland University for two years and later transferred and graduated from Eastern Michigan University in December 1985.[3]

In 1989, Stone founded CSI Enterprises as a fleet management company and has been the CEO and President of the organization since then.[4][5] He served as the President of GE Capital Fleet Services until late 2000 when he resigned to focus on U.S. operations of CSI Entreprises.[6] In 2011, he started the B2B electronic payments company called CSI GlobalVCard.[7][8] Through GlobalVCard, he helped companies lower costs, improve financial security and generate revenue through monthly cash back rewards.[9]

In November 2018, Stone sold CSI Enterprises to Edenred SA, a transactional solutions company for USD 600 million.[10][11] As of November 2018, he is the Founder & CEO of CapStone Holdings, Inc., a Florida-based business incubator organization.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Spending Innovations (CSI)". Crunchbase. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Gruss, Jean. "Technology entrepreneur Keith Stone says reinvesting profits into his company and encouraging employees to be entrepreneurial keeps CSI Enterprises growing fast". Business Observer. Observer Media. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Keith J. Stone on Bloomberg". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. ^ Rampton, John. "10 Steps to Marketing Your New Business More Effectively". Forbes. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Keith Stone in CIO Review". Travel Hospitality CIO Review.
  6. ^ "CSI Enterprises Inc: A Revolutionary Firm Changing the Way Businesses Pay". Insights Success.
  7. ^ "CSI CEO: Be Fast, Furious And Simple". PYMNTS.com. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Accounts Payable Solutions: The Electronic Shift". Pymnts. 25 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Global VCard (CSI)" (Page 164). Red Herring Magazine. 16 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Edenred acquires CSI". endenred.com. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Corporate Spending Innovations Announces Acquisition by Edenred SA". Business Insider. Retrieved 15 April 2019.

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