ACI Worldwide Strengthens Americas Leadership Team with Key Appointments
Company also announces Sao Paolo as Latin America headquarters
NAPLES, Fla. -- December 3, 2013
In response to increasing demand across the Americas for its electronic
payment and banking systems, ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) has bolstered its
Americas leadership team and established a new Latin America headquarters in
Sao Paolo, Brazil.
ACI’s new executive appointments include: Andreas Suma, vice president &
general manager for Latin America; Jonathan Lerner, vice president & general
manager for US Banks; and Cliff Elam, vice president of Americas operations
and planning. They join recent appointments Rob Cameron, vice president and
general manager for US retail, US processors & Canada; and Erik Golz, vice
president of solution consulting. They will report to Jeremy Wilmot, senior
vice president and managing director of Americas, ACI Worldwide.
Sao Paolo: Latin America Headquarters
Stemming from its rapid growth within Latin and South America, the company has
announced its regional headquarters in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Brazil is the
largest payments market in this broader region in which ACI already counts
many of the leading banks and retailers as customers. This announcement comes
on the heels of substantial regional investment, including the acquisitions of
distributors North Data and PTESA.
“With an established management team and five major office locations across
Latin and South America, we believe we understand the needs of this lucrative
market better than any other vendor,” said Wilmot. “We have a ‘customer-first’
mantra and our expanded presence not only ensures our customers receive
optimal service and support, but also positions us for greater regional
Americas Leadership Appointments
With more than twenty years of senior sales and consulting experience in
financial services and technology, Andreas Suma leads ACI’s Latin America
business. Suma joins ACI from IBM Global Business Services, where he worked
with financial services companies on business analytics and optimization.
Previously, he spent eight years at FICO, serving most recently as senior
director of Latin America for the global software and services provider.
Jonathan Lerner joins ACI from SAP, where he spent the last ten years in
senior sales positions, most recently as North American vice president,
database and technology, leading this $220 million business unit. Previously,
he served as vice president, large enterprise sales for SAP America’s
southeast region. Earlier in his career, he held senior enterprise sales roles
With more than ten years of senior sales operations experience at Oracle,
Cliff Elam leads Americas operations and planning at ACI. At Oracle, he held
numerous leadership roles, including vice president of the North American
proposal response group, vice president of business development for North
America sales and vice president of North America and global sales operations.
“We are excited to add to our world-class team. Andreas, Jonathan and Cliff
are established leaders who, with Rob Cameron and Erik Golz, will play key
roles in further accelerating our momentum and success in the Americas. Each
brings a great track record and deep functional expertise that will help us to
deliver on our Universal Payment strategy, an industry game-changer providing
a complete set of end-to-end payment services,” Wilmot continued. “As our
Americas business has expanded, it has evolved from being transaction-led to
customer-centric. We pride our company on developing long-term and value-based
relationships, helping customers increase share in a rapidly growing market.”
About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments and banking for more than 5,000
financial institutions, retailers, billers and processors around the world.
ACI software enables $13 trillion in payments each day, processing
transactions for more than 250 of the leading global retailers, and 18 of the
world’s 20 largest banks. Through our comprehensive suite of software products
and hosted services, we deliver a broad range of solutions for payments
processing; card and merchant management; online banking; mobile, branch and
voice banking; fraud detection; trade finance; and electronic bill presentment
and payment. To learn more about ACI, please visit www.aciworldwide.com. You
can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.
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