“Nothing to Something” is the topic Wayne Chatham ’90 will speak on at the Entrepreneurship Week capstone luncheon on Friday, March 23. Wayne started his career as a banker and became an entrepreneur in 1996 when he co-founded Stored Value Solutions, a provider of magnetic stripe gift cards. He later co-founded Card Compliant, a company in Kansas City that provides regulatory compliance solutions for prepaid card programs. Wayne is currently its vice chairman. In May 2017, he co-founded nthCard, a prepaid gift card processing and distribution company headquartered in Salt Lake City, and he is nthCard’s chairman.
Wayne also served as an executive in two ventures with National Processing Company and Discover Card in his career.
His community service includes a tenure as vice chairman of the board at Store Financial in Overland Park, Kansas, and he is currently a member of the Missouri Western Foundation Board of Directors. Wayne received the Missouri Western Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016.
Although Wayne lives in Parkville Missouri, he can often be seen in St Joseph and campus. Wayne grew up in the Kansas City area, came to Missouri Western to play basketball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Wayne’s parents, grandparents and wife, Nanette Modis Chatham, went to Benton High School in St Joseph. His father-in-law, Jim Modis, coached basketball at Benton for 30 years, and Wayne’s father was the Zimmerman Sports Trophy winner at Benton in 1954. He and his wife, Nanette, who Wayne met during his sophomore year at Missouri Western, have a son and a daughter. To register for the luncheon, click here