Authors on Payments Leader
Chief Data Officer
For the past two decades, Bob has focused on products and services support for clients. He has spent 17 of those years in a leadership role with groups ranging from 5 to 200 employees. Bob’s unique experience allows him to efficiently operate at a level that exceeds the normal executive role of understanding and recognizing client and consumer needs in the payments space.
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Trevor’s expertise in product management, sales
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FIS | Chief Client Officer, IFS
Brian’s extensive experience in sales, marketing, operations
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FIS | Chief Operating Officer, IFS
Beginning his career as a certified public accountant, Bruce Lowthers now serves as
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FIS | Head of Financial Institution Payments
Jim is a results-driven executive with 21 years of experience at FIS, successfully leading businesses and serving his client’s needs in the financial, retail, government and insurance sectors. He oversees Business Operations, Information Technology, Development, Project Management and Implementations for Financial Institution Payments. Jim is heavily focused on implementing strategic planning and execution, focusing on talent and teamwork, and relying on metrics to measure success.
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FIS | Division Executive, Banking & Payments for Global Financial Solutions (GFS)
An award-winning executive and accomplished industry speaker with more than two decades of experience in financial technology, Serena serves as Division Executive of Open Payments and Global Head of International Banking & Payments Strategy and Product Management. In her Open Payments role, she has business and financial responsibility for the Real Time Payments and enterprise payments business. She also leads the $1 billion international banking & payments strategy, innovation and product organization.
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Senior Vice President
Since the founding of Cardpro Services Inc, Bastian has served as a leader in the card production business for over 20 years. Acquired by Metavante and, subsequently, FIS, Bastian has remained business leader of the CardPro™ division. Serving over 5,000 clients, FIS is a top three U.S. EMV chip card personalization provider.
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With over 20 years of experience in the financial and payments industry, Maria is the Group Executive for debit, credit, fraud operations and business management. Previously, she was a senior management team member for Metavante before its 2009 acquisition by FIS. Other areas of expertise include implementation management, account management, and professional services management.
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FIS | Head of Retail and Corporate Payments
Dan brings over 20 years of financial and payments industry experience to FIS through senior marketing and management roles. Most recently, he was a management team member at Valutec which was acquired by Metavante in 2007 and FIS in 2009.
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Senior Vice President
Esther leads the Product Strategy team for the FIS Payments division that spans debit, prepaid, credit card, merchant, network and loyalty programs. With extensive experience across the banking and payments technology industry, Esther focuses her team on developing long term product strategy for U.S. and international FIS payments products to effectively engage the markets FIS serves.
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Business Line Executive, Credit
With over 25 years of international payments experience, Kris was responsible for the launch of the first successful cobranded card program. A leader in risk-based pricing and target marketing using predictive data analytics, she specializes in merchant services, credit cards
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David Johnson (DJ)
Senior Vice President
DJ is the Product Division Lead over Loyalty, Prepaid, EBT – Government and Merchant Products. DJ joined FIS in 2007 and has over 20 years of payment industry experience with roles in product development, strategy, consulting and business development. Before FIS, DJ managed Online Banking and Bill Pay for a Top 15 US bank.
DJ earned his MBA from Emory University and a degree in Finance from the University of Florida.
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Vice President of Product Strategy
Dan’s a member of
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General Manager- Government Solutions/
Naveen Nukala brings over 20 years of financial and payments industry experience to FIS through product development, implementations, operations and management roles of which most of the experience in the area of Government Benefits (EBT – SNAP, WIC, TANF, Child Care). Currently, he is responsible for
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FIS | Vice President of Payment Strategy
Dondi brings creativity and more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to the FIS Payment Strategy team. Dondi leverages her experience in product development, portfolio management
FIS | Vice President, Product Strategy
Ernie drives growth initiatives that accelerate adoption and revenue for the FIS’ Emerging Commerce solutions, including Loyalty and Prepaid. With over 20 years of financial technology experience, Ernie joins FIS from Worldpay in Atlanta where he led brand and product marketing for their US business. Focused on optimizing their digital strategy, he launched the company’s new
FIS | Senior Vice President, Credit/Debit/Fraud
Jennifer is the Product division lead over Credit, Debit and Fraud products. With over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, she has held previous roles in accounting, finance, marketing
FIS | General Manager, Loyalty Services
Mladen Vladic has more than 15 years of experience in the Loyalty and Payment Card Industry. He has managed and headed both the Product Strategy and Operations organizations that support over 4,500 financial institutions and retailers. Mladen is responsible for developing and implementing loyalty solutions for multidimensional complex operational problems at FIS. To read articles written by Mladen Vladic, click here.
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FIS | Vice President Product Strategy
Sandra Blair has over 25 years of operational and consulting experience in Financial Services. She specializes in leading teams that provide technology solutions to the largest companies in the Fortune 500. Her experience spans the financial technology industry– primarily electronic payment processing and banking — with extensive experience in developing systems, call centers, and back-office operations for a number of industries. To read articles written by Sandra Blair, click here.
FIS | Vice
Leah Middlebrook is VP of Business Development for International Payments responsible for global market strategy with a focus on identifying future payments trends, FIS’ Payments Innovation Labs in Brazil, India and Thailand, partnership development and strategic opportunities across FIS’ global footprint. She joined FIS in 2003 and has over 25 years in the financial services and payments industry. In 2017, Leah was part of the award-winning CAO team receiving Gold for Women in Business Awards Management Team of the Year and Women in Payments USA Team of the Year. Leah leads the FIS Women in Payments Leadership Mentor Program team. To read articles by Leah Middlebrook, click here.
FIS | Line of Business Executive, Merchant Services
Sri Kothur is VP of Line of Business Executive for Merchant Services at FIS and has a strong background in p&l management, product management, corporate development, integration, risk management and mitigation, entrepreneurship, accounting
FIS | Payments Product Director, GFS division
Bruce Jennings is currently Payments Product Director at FIS’ GFS division where he is responsible for Payments propositions in our Global markets. He has extensive knowledge in Fintech market having worked in the sector for 20+ years as
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FIS | General Manager, Line of Business Executive Prepaid
Jerry Uffner is the General Manager, Prepaid for FIS™ Payments, heading up the Prepaid Line of Business at FIS. Previously, Jerry was the President and CEO of FirstView and TransCard, both prepaid program managers and processors. He has been in the payments industry since 1988, helping pioneer the prepaid payments industry in the
FIS |Head Of Development, Division Executive
Barbara Morgan is an accomplished information technology executive leader skilled in delivering complex solutions and driving organizational change. To read articles by Barbara Morgan, click here.
FIS |Division Executive – Money Movement & Lending
Mike Kresse is a proven senior executive, responsible for driving both the overall business and strategic direction of FIS Money Movement & Lending Solutions including Retail & Commercial Credit Solutions, Bill Pay, P2P/Zelle, Integrated Payables, Invoice to Pay, ACH & RTP. To read articles by Mike Kresse, click here.
FIS | SVP and Division Executive, Payment Networks and Loyalty Solutions at FIS
Bob Woodbury is a Senior Vice President, responsible for coordinating payment networks and developing loyalty solutions. To read articles by Bob Woodbury, click here.
FIS | SVP, Head of EBT and Valutec at FIS
Kim Bynan serves as FIS Group Executive over EBT, the nationwide Electronic Benefit Transfer program and Valutec, FIS’ gift and loyalty card solutions. As Senior Vice President of the line of business, Kim is responsible for day-to-day operations, ensuring operational excellence and developing strategic relationships. Under her leadership, Kim’s team has successfully managed over 30 states’ SNAP and WIC programs for over 12M United States households. With over 13 years of experience at FIS Global, Kim is viewed as a true thought leader in the payments industry. To read articles by Kim Bynan, click here.
FIS | SVP, General Manager of Client Enablement at FIS
Mike has been a member of the FIS team for more than 20 years. In his tenure with FIS he has served in a variety of roles from Implementations, Operations, and Account Management. Leveraging Mike’s passion for the industry, FIS, and clients we serve he has been asked to lead the formation of a team focused on deploying solutions more quickly for our customers. To read articles by Michael Tostrud, click here.