When John Beahn started his career in the technology business, he developed an interest in banking because of the stability of the jobs that could be found in the industry.

The 49-year-old Mr. Beahn, who will head up the network data services unit that Electronic Payment Services Inc. bought from Mellon Bank Corp. last week, said his first jobs with International Business Machines Corp. were making his still-young family feel like a group of nomads.

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