With the Spring 2013 Mobile Payments Conference underway in New York this week, a number of compelling aspects related to all facets of eCommerce, merchant services, and payments are coming into focus, among the most interesting of which is the growing role of female leadership throughout the thriving payments space.
Recently, the editors of Payments Source, Bank Technology News and ISO and Agent compiled the inaugural list of The 20 Most Influential Women in Payments.
The impact of these female leaders in the payments business is evident in the fact that the honorees represent a wide range of payments constituencies, including issuing banks, payments networks, merchant acquirers, and payments technology companies, among others.
Occupying a well deserved spot on list is Cynergy Data CEO Kim Fitzsimmons, who is celebrated as the first woman CEO of a major acquiring company, current president of the Electronic Transactions Association, past president of Women Networking in Electronic Transactions, and recipient of the Midwest Acquirers Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
As it turns out, women hold three of the top four positions within Cynergy Data. In addition to Fitzsimmons, Sheila G. Corvino serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Cynergy Data, and Nancy J. Disman is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Pipeline Cynergy Holdings.
Fitzsimmons and her colleages at Cynergy Data are among the most powerful and influential leaders in payments today – an achievement that is exponentially more impressive when one considers the traditionally male-dominated payments industry.
The inclusion of Fitzsimmons on the list of most influential women in payments is just the latest honor for an executive who is no stranger to praise in response to her “significant achievements, exceptional leadership, and promotion of innovation in the payments industry.”
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