Chief Executive Officer
As chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Global Payments, Jeff Sloan is a decisive leader with deep industry knowledge and over 25 years of experience in financial technology. Jeff joined Global Payments as president in 2010 and became chief executive officer in 2013.
Prior to joining Global Payments, Jeff was a partner and the worldwide head of the Financial Technology Group in New York for Goldman, Sachs & Co. He pioneered the development of the payments practice in investment banking, where he led many of the industry’s landmark transactions over two decades.
He earned dual BA and BS degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 (summa cum laude) and a JD from New York University School of Law in 1992 (magna cum laude). Jeff and his wife, Vicky, have three children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jeff has been recognized by Institutional Investor as one of “America’s Best CEOs” and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of “Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs”. He serves on the executive committees and the boards of directors of Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; on the undergraduate executive board of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; and on the board of the Atlanta Committee for Progress. In 2017 and 2018, Jeff was the president and chairman of the board of directors of the Electronic Transactions Association.
President and Chief Operating Officer
As the president and chief operating officer of Global Payments, Cameron Bready oversees the company’s worldwide merchant solutions businesses across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America along with worldwide operations, risk management, product and real estate. From 2014 to 2019, Cameron served as our senior executive vice president and chief financial officer and was responsible for the company’s global financial operations, including finance, treasury, accounting, tax, investor relations, internal audit, corporate development, worldwide operations, global real estate and corporate affairs.
Prior to joining Global Payments in 2014, Cameron served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for ITC Holdings Corp., a publicly-traded electric transmission utility, where he was responsible for the company's accounting, finance, treasury and other related financial functions, as well as its corporate development initiatives. Cameron joined ITC Holdings in April 2009 after serving as vice president of finance at Northeast Utilities and, prior to that, senior vice president of Mirant Corporation.
Cameron has been recognized by Institutional Investor as one of "America's Best CFOs" multiple times, by Crain's Detroit Business as "CFO of the Year" and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as “CFO of the Year” in the large public company category. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Transactions Association, the leading trade association for the payments industry. Cameron also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe University and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Pace Academy.
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
As senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of Global Payments, Paul Todd is responsible for all global financial operations including finance, treasury, accounting and tax as well as investor relations and internal audit. Paul served as senior EVP and chief financial officer of TSYS from 2014 until the closing of the company’s merger with Global Payments in September 2019.
Prior to becoming CFO at TSYS, Paul served the company as executive vice president with responsibility for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and product and marketing. During his time in that role, Paul directed TSYS’ diversification strategy that included the acquisition of TransFirst, NetSpend, and Cayan among others.
Paul joined TSYS in 2008, moving from Synovus Financial Corp, where he was previously the president and chief executive officer of the Synovus Financial Management (FMS) family of companies that included Synovus Securities, Synovus Trust Company, Synovus Insurance Services, Synovus Mortgage Corp., Creative Financial Group and Globalt. From 2002 to 2007, Paul served in various capacities at Synovus to include corporate mergers and acquisitions, and serving as CFO and COO of Synovus FMS. Paul began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company in Finance.
Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University. He currently serves on the Board of the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts as well as the Board of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley. In 2017, Paul was named CFO of the Year by the CFO Roundtable.
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
As senior EVP and CIO of Global Payments, Guido Sacchi’s responsibilities include IT and digital business strategies, worldwide technology infrastructure and operations management, application development and support, information security, customer experience, project portfolio management, platform integration, analytics and artificial intelligence. He is a recognized leader in Information Technology and delivery of business value from IT, with a unique combination of strategic thinking and focus on results.
Prior to joining Global Payments, Guido was a managing director for Slalom Consulting, leading the firm's Digital Commerce practice. Between 2008 and 2010, he served as CEO of Moneta, an innovative online payments company, establishing it as a leader in the alternative payment space. He led the company in building its customer base, revenue streams, service offerings and technology platform. From 2002 to 2008, Guido was the CIO of CompuCredit, an information and technology driven financial services company, where his responsibilities included setting and executing the company’s IT strategies, delivering business value from technology, managing innovation and running the company’s worldwide IT operations. He enabled the business to deliver unprecedented results through the execution of acquisitions, technology architectures and IT solutions.
Guido’s experience includes senior management positions at Deloitte Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers, international experience across industries, degrees in engineering from the University of Rome (Italy) and appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is a frequent speaker and media contributor on the topics of technology management, payments and financial technologies, leadership, innovation and organizational change. Guido is the previous chairman of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association and served on the Technology Association of Georgia's Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) board of directors. He was recognized as one of Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders” in 2008 and as the 2004 GCLA National CIO of the Year, in addition to receiving multiple awards for excellence in technology management. Guido is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2008.
He and his wife, Ellen, enjoy living in Atlanta with their two children.
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
As executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Global Payments, Andréa Carter is responsible for developing and leading all aspects of the company’s people and talent organization. In this role, she is responsible for human capital strategies, performance standards, enhancements to corporate culture and full engagement of a global, diverse workforce. With more than 20 years of experience in human resources, Andréa’s focus is on developing initiatives and executing strategies and programs that focus on building a world-class people and talent function.
Andréa joined the company in 2017 as senior vice president, human resources - corporate, international and talent management. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, human resources – merchant, supporting Global Payments’ worldwide merchant solutions businesses across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America along with worldwide operations, risk management, product and real estate.
Prior to joining Global Payments, Andréa served as chief human resources officer for Habitat for Humanity. She has held various HR leadership roles in multiple industries and organizations such as Ralph Lauren, Newell Rubbermaid and The Home Depot.
Andréa holds a B.B.A. from Tennessee State University. She has served as a board member for Girls, Inc., an organization whose mission is to empower and mentor young girls through direct service and advocacy.
Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
David Green is the senior executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Global Payments and has served in that position since 2013. David is responsible for all of the company’s legal matters worldwide, as well as regulatory and data privacy compliance. David is also the executive sponsor of the company’s Pride network.
Since joining in 2003, David has provided legal support across the company’s corporate landscape. He previously served as senior vice president and division general counsel, with primary responsibility for worldwide mergers and acquisitions as well as the company’s operations in the Americas. Over his tenure at the company, David has led negotiations for the company’s transformational acquisitions, including the Heartland merger in 2016 and the TSYS merger in 2019.
Prior to joining Global Payments, David was an attorney at the law firm of King & Spalding LLP. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and earned his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law. David and his wife, Laura, reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their two daughters.
Gaylon Jowers, Jr.
Senior Executive Vice President and President, TSYS Issuer Solutions
Gaylon Jowers currently serves as senior executive vice president and president of the TSYS Issuer Solutions business, a Global Payments company. Issuer Solutions serves close to 200 clients in nearly 80 countries around the world with its services and products. The business services more than 638 million traditional accounts on file.
Gaylon is a 28-year veteran of TSYS that has held several key management positions since 1991, including leadership roles in which he was responsible for the company’s international business, debit, prepaid, loyalty, debt management, e-commerce, global account management and sales, corporate strategy and marketing initiatives.
He serves on the board of directors for China UnionPay Data Services, Ltd. (CUP Data), TSYS' joint venture with China UnionPay (CUP).
Gaylon holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in management from Troy State University. He is an active member of the local Columbus, Georgia community through the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce by serving on the Columbus 2025 Committee.
Senior Executive Vice President and President, NetSpend
As senior executive vice president and president of Netspend, Kelley Knutson is responsible for the strategic direction, growth and performance of the Consumer Solutions business segment. He has served in this senior executive leadership role since February 2018.
Previously, beginning in 2003 Kelley served as executive vice president of TSYS and president of International Issuer Solutions, based in London. In that role, he was responsible for TSYS’ strategic execution, global sales, business development, relationship management, vendor and product partnerships, joint venture management and new growth initiatives across multiple global markets.
Prior to TSYS, Kelley served as CEO and acting chairman of Clear Money Ltd. (Clear); SVP of GE Capital's Global Consumer Finance (GCF) cards business, and SVP at Visa International.
Kelley holds a B.S. in accountancy from Northern Arizona University and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. He currently sits on the boards of directors for the ATC (Austin Technology Council), China UnionPay Data Services, Ltd. (CUP Data), the Austin Gives Committee of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and is a business mentor at the Capital Factory.
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Enterprise Risk Officer
As senior executive vice president and chief strategy and enterprise risk officer for Global Payments, Josh Whipple is responsible for the development and execution of Global Payments’ worldwide strategy and ensuring that its initiatives, at all levels of the organization, align with the company’s standards and objectives. He oversees strategic planning and analysis as well as sourcing, evaluation, execution and integration of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and similar transactions. Additionally, Josh has responsibility for enterprise risk management, business resiliency, business & enterprise compliance and government relations on a global basis.
Since joining Global Payments in 2015, Josh has executed numerous transactions totaling more than $30 billion in value, and he has played a key role in driving the company’s strategic transformation to a technology-enabled and software-driven enterprise. Notably, he helped lead Global Payments’ merger with TSYS and the integration of the businesses, which created the leading pure-play payments technology company. He also helped lead the acquisition and integration of Heartland Payment Systems, the second largest transaction in Global Payments’ history.
Prior to joining Global Payments, Josh spent more than a decade in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns. During his tenure, he assisted management teams, boards of directors and special committees on a wide range of advisory and financing assignments.
Josh holds a B.B.A. in finance from The College of William & Mary and earned his M.Sc. in finance from London Business School. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two children.