Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Elavon Evolves Executive Leadership Team

ATLANTA, September 18, 2013  … Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and a leading global payments provider, has announced an evolution of its organisational structure and executive leadership team. The changes are designed to position the company for future growth and enable it to more quickly capture market changes and deliver innovative solutions to its customers. The following changes position Elavon for speed, agility, alignment and growth:
  • Guy Harris is promoted to President of North America – comprised of USA and Canada. He previously served as Managing Director of Western, Central and Southern Europe (WCSE) at Elavon. Guy has been successful in driving phenomenal growth in Elavon’s WCSE region and has also been leading from the front with a customer-centric approach. As a result, not only has he achieved terrific revenue performance, he has been equally effective at improving the loyalty and retention of valuable customers.
  • Carlos Navarro is promoted to President of Latin America – comprised of Mexico, Brazil and Puerto-Rico. Prior to this role, Carlos served as Chief Marketing Officer, assuming global responsibility for Marketing, Business Innovation, and Professional Services at Elavon. Carlos has over 20 years of experience successfully leading business lines in previous roles. He serves on the Board of Directors for Elavon Mexico and Elavon do Brasil, and has been instrumental in building business partnerships to establish tremendous success in these high-growth markets.
  • Allison Bennett, who joined Elavon earlier in the year from SunTrust Banks, is promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, succeeding Carlos Navarro. Her team will include key staff dedicated to the establishment and improvement of Elavon’s end-to-end Customer Experience, as well as the Product Marketing and Marketing Communications necessary to firmly establish the brand and attract, expand, and build customer relationships in existing and new channels.
  • Thomas Phillips joins Elavon as the Chief Information Officer. Tom comes from Citigroup in Singapore where he was the Technology Product Management Head for Cards and Personal Lending in Singapore. As part of the global consumer technology team, Tom led the transformation of Citi’s card systems to encompass a more product-centric capability model. Previously, Tom served as Citigroup’s Asia Regional Consumer Technology Head, accountable for consumer technology across the Asia Pacific Region. Based in Atlanta, Tom will maintain global responsibility for all aspects of Elavon’s Global Systems and Technology. His portfolio includes application development, infrastructure, systems operations, systems security, and the processing network.

“After three months in my role as President and CEO at Elavon, I am ready to charge ahead with a keen focus on customers,” said Simon Haslam, President & CEO at Elavon. “With the changes we’re making at the top, I am confident we are well positioned to continue defining what it means to lead in this industry.”

About Elavon ( Elavon is a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. The #1 payment provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail and public sector markets, Elavon also supports small business customers with solutions designed to grow with their business.

Hallema Sharif
Phone: 678.731.5149

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