TSYS Executive Honored by Commercial Payments International
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- March 21, 2013
TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today that Keith Pierce, group executive of
Commercial Services, has received the Most Influential Executive award at the
CPI Global Awards for Excellence in Commercial Cards & Payments. Pierce was
one of nine finalists for the award, which this year honors three exceptional
professionals in the commercial payments industry.
“TSYS is very proud of Keith and he is certainly deserving of this honor,”
said Philip W. Tomlinson, chairman and chief executive officer, TSYS. “He was
instrumental in creating and growing the commercial card division at TSYS,
which is now recognized around the world as the leading provider of commercial
payment services in the industry. This award is also a tribute to his team and
the work they do on behalf of TSYS every day.”
“We are delighted the judges selected Keith Pierce as one of the most
influential commercial cards and payments executives,” said Joanne Robinson,
founder and chief executive officer Commercial Payments International (CPI).
“Keith was one of the early pioneers in commercial payments, recognizing many
years ago that these customers have requirements that are different from
retail card issuers and customers. He has worked for many years to improve
products and services available in this sector and continues to carry the
banner for commercial cards and payments. CPI is grateful to have the support
of TSYS and Keith as key partners in the industry.”
Pierce is responsible for the overall strategic direction and profitability of
the commercial business at TSYS and has oversight of client relations,
day-to-day operations, financial performance and business strategy.
Pierce was honored on March 20 as part of The Global Commercial Cards &
Payments Summit 2013 in New York City.
At TSYS, (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people — not
the other way around. We call this belief "People-Centered Payments^SM." By
putting people at the center of every decision we make, with unmatched
customer service and industry insight, TSYS is able to support financial
institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Offering
merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit,
prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare and more, we make it possible for those in
the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with
trust and convenience.
TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices spread
across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides services to more
than half of the top 20 international banks, and has been named one of the
2012 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. For more
information, please visit us at www.tsys.com.
CPI is the thought leadership community of senior commercial payments
executives who are resolutely focused on driving the transformation to
automate payment processes. CPI hosts events in North America and Europe
throughout the year and posts thought leadership articles on its website
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