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Biography PhotoCharles Drucker
Executive Chairman and CEO

Charles was named Executive Chairman and CEO of Worldpay in January 2018. He joined the company in 2004 as President of Vantiv where he was named CEO in 2009. Previously, Charles served as executive vice president and COO of STAR Debit Services, a division of First Data Corporation. He also served as a director for MasterCard and as senior vice president and general manager of Commercial Services at Wells Fargo.

Biography PhotoStephanie Ferris
Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Worldpay in January 2018. Previously she served as CFO of Vantiv. Prior to her appointment as Vantiv’s CFO, she served as General Manager of Vantiv’s Merchant Bank line of business and as Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Earlier in her career, Stephanie was the CFO of the Payments Processing division of Fifth Third Bank. She also held multiple progressive financial leadership roles at Fifth Third Bank after beginning her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Biography PhotoMark Heimbouch
President and Chief Operating Officer

As President and Chief Operating Officer of Worldpay, Inc., Mark Heimbouch leads the company’s corporate strategy as well as mergers and acquisitions functions. He also is responsible for the centralized technology infrastructure, technology development, and security and operations teams. Mark was appointed COO of Vantiv, Inc. in April 2016 and remained in that role when the Cincinnati-based public company acquired Worldpay Group plc in January 2018. He previously served as CFO of Vantiv from 2009-2016. As CFO, Mark helped lead the company’s separation from Fifth Third Bancorp in 2009 and build its finance, accounting, audit and compliance departments. Prior to Vantiv, Mark was CFO of Trow Global Holdings and held senior positions at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Cendant Corporation, First Data Corporation, The Western Union Company and Deloitte.

Biography PhotoRoyal Cole
Executive Vice President, Head of the North American Region

Royal was appointed Executive Vice President, Head of the North American Region at Worldpay in January 2018. Prior to that, he was responsible for two of the largest business units in Vantiv, including Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. He joined the company in March 2010 from Western Union where he was Executive Vice President and General Manager, overseeing day-to-day operations and was responsible for strategic development of the Global Payment Services Group. While at Western Union, Royal also led the North American Distribution Network organization.

Biography PhotoShane Happach
Executive Vice President, Head of Global Enterprise eCommerce

Shane was appointed to his current role at Worldpay in January 2018 where he is responsible for the Global Enterprise eCommerce business and oversees Paymetric, the company’s B2B payments business. Previously, he served as Managing Director of Worldpay’s eCommerce division from 2016 after having joined the company in 2010. Shane has over 15 years’ experience in financial services and has significant experience in treasury, M&A and foreign exchange. He has held various management roles across international markets and developed key strengths in strategy, financial planning, and new market entry. Shane is a board member of Pazien, a data and analytics company.

Biography PhotoSteve Newton
Executive Vice President, Head of the U.K. & European Region

Since January 2018, Steve has served as Executive Vice President, Head of the U.K. & European region at Worldpay. In this role, Steve leads the company’s U.K. and European business and focuses on further growth and expansion into Europe. Steve has been with Worldpay since 2008 having served as interim COO before his current appointment. Prior to that, he spent several years in Worldpay’s Global eCommerce division responsible for the global Relationship Management teams across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Worldpay, Steve worked at General Electric in commercial leadership and general management roles in their insurance and consumer finance divisions.

Biography PhotoMatt Taylor
Executive Vice President, Global Integrated Payments and SMB eCommerce

In January 2018, Matt was named Executive Vice President, Global Integrated Payments and SMB eCommerce at Worldpay. Previously, Matt served as Group President, Integrated Payments and Emerging Channels at Vantiv after the company acquired Mercury Payment Systems. At Vantiv, he had direct responsibility for the company’s Integrated Payments business as well as Payment Facilitators (PayFacs) and the fast-growing Gaming and Entertainment line. At Mercury Payment Systems, Matt served in various positions from October 2003 until he became CEO in May 2009. He is a member of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) board of directors.

Biography PhotoNed Greene
Chief Business and Legal Services Officer and Corporate Secretary

Ned has served as Chief Business and Legal Services Officer and Corporate Secretary since January 2018. Previously, Ned led the legal and corporate services functions at Vantiv with responsibilities including the company’s legal affairs as well as regulatory compliance and government affairs, enterprise risk management, merchant risk and underwriting, strategic sourcing and facilities, and internal audit. Prior to joining Vantiv, Ned was a member of the NCR Corporation Legal Team from 1992 to 2010, ultimately serving as Deputy General Counsel. Ned brings a unique combination of financial services insight, technical and practical legal and business knowledge, and over 25 years of corporate law experience to Worldpay. Ned is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and Miami University.

Biography PhotoRon Kalifa, OBE
Executive Director

Ron was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Worldpay Group PLC for over 10 years. Prior to this, Ron held various executive roles within RBS and NatWest. Ron is regarded as an expert in the card and payments industry and was recognized as “Industry Personality of the Year” at the 2011 Card & Payments Awards for his commitment and contribution to the field. While Ron has significant experience as a CEO within the payments industry, he has also developed key strengths in mergers and acquisitions and strategy development. Ron also sits on the boards of Transport for London, QIWI PLC and Visa Europe. Ron was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year 2018 Honours List for services to financial services and technology.

Biography PhotoKim Martin
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kim has served as Chief Human Resources Officer since January 2018. Prior to that, she was the CHRO of Vantiv when she joined the company in January 2015 where she was responsible for all employee resources including talent development, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, and performance management. Prior to joining Vantiv, Kim was Vice President, Americas Human Resources and Corporate Functions, at Zimmer Holdings, Inc.; Executive Human Resources Leader, Monitoring Solutions & Diagnostic Cardiology, at General Electric Healthcare, a subsidiary of General Electric Company; as well as having positions of increasing responsibility in Human Resources at the General Electric Company from 1999-2010.

Biography PhotoAsif Ramji
Chief Product Officer

Asif was appointed Chief Product Officer at Worldpay in May 2018. Prior to this position, Asif was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Paymetric, Inc., a company providing electronic payment integration and data security solutions which was acquired by Vantiv, now Worldpay, in 2017. Asif served as Paymetric’s Chief Executive Officer since 2011 and Chief Revenue Officer from 2009 until 2011. Asif serves as a director of the State Bank Financial Corp. He also serves in board leadership positions for not-for-profit and civic organizations, including the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, the Atlanta Ballet, where he serves as Vice Chairman and director, and the Alliance Theatre, where he serves as a director. Asif was recently awarded the national 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young for Financial Services.