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- Norcross is current President and Chief Operating Officer and a 25-year veteran of FIS.
- FIS Chief Executive Officer Frank Martire was re-elected to his role as Chairman of the Board.
Jacksonville, FL (Profitable.com) FIS (NYSE: FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, today named 25-year FIS veteran and current President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Gary A. Norcross to its board.
Norcross, a highly respected industry executive, assumed the role of President and COO on March 30, 2012, and is responsible for the steering and execution of the company’s global business strategy. Prior to his current role, Norcross held several leadership positions within the company and was instrumental in the 2009 acquisition and integration of Metavante Technologies, Inc. He was also instrumental in the acquisition of leading organizations such as Certegy and eFunds and more than 15 other companies, helping to grow FIS to more than 35,000 employees with over $5.8 billion in annual revenue.
“Gary has been a tremendous leader at FIS for many years and has guided our company through impressive global growth, large and complex acquisitions and an ever-changing regulatory and competitive environment. He will bring the same level of thoughtfulness and rigor to our board that he brings every day in his leadership role at FIS,” said FIS Chairman and CEO Frank Martire.
In addition to Norcross’s election to the board, Martire was re-elected to his role as Chairman of the Board. Martire joined FIS after its acquisition of Metavante Technologies, Inc., where he served as President and CEO.
Stephen James, former COO and International Chairman of Accenture, Ltd., was re-elected to his position on the board and former IBM executive James Stallings was elected to his first full-year term.
Norcross is active in the local North Florida community and serves on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board for the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas. He is also on the board of the Knowledge is Power Program’s (KIPP) Impact School in Jacksonville, Fla.
FIS (NYSE: FIS) is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 35,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 434 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.