October 15, 2013
Strategic appointment strengthens TNS payments team
VIRGINIA --Payments industry specialist, Lisa Shipley, is joining Transaction Network Services (TNS) as Head of Global Strategy for its Payments Division.
In the newly created role, Ms. Shipley will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the division. Ms Shipley, who will be based at the company’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia, will also work closely with TNS’ product, sales, development and operations teams across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions to ensure the consistent execution of the strategy worldwide.
Prior to joining TNS, Ms. Shipley was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Accounts at the First Data Corporation. As part of this role, Ms Shipley managed the company’s Money Network business and its alternative payment provider customers.
A seasoned industry professional, Ms. Shipley has more than 25 years of experience. She joined First Data from Ingenico where she served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and, prior to that, she held the same position at Hypercom North America for 12 years. Ms Shipley also spent 10 years with NationsBank where she was responsible for its terminal management business.
“We’re delighted to welcome Lisa to TNS,” said Mike Keegan, Co-Chief Executive Officer at TNS. “Lisa joins us at an exciting time as our teams around the world move nimbly in response to market opportunities. Lisa will help us formulate a global strategy which we will use to promote synergies across the business, govern our investments and position us for growth.
“Lisa’s extensive industry experience made her the perfect candidate for the role. She has an in-depth knowledge of the payments industry, including a good appreciation of the competitive landscape, which will enable her to bring unique insights to our business.”
At TNS, Ms. Shipley will also proactively develop relationships with key industry stakeholders, furthering the broad network of contacts she has already nurtured from her industry experience and through her role as President Elect of W-Net, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of women into senior positions in the payments industry.
Commenting on her appointment Ms Shipley said: “I am excited to be joining TNS and taking on such an inspiring position within the Payments Division. Creating and executing a strategy, which will bring together the regional plans into a cohesive targeted global approach, is an important responsibility and I’m looking forward to getting started.”
TNS was one of the first companies to introduce managed payments technology over 20 years ago and has grown significantly with its products and solutions now managing over 15 billion payment transactions across the world each year. It provides services and support to customers in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific region, with its reach extending to many more.