Phil Tomlinson, Chairman of the Board and CEO | TSYS

With a finger on the pulse of the payments industry, Phil shares his positive outlook for 2010 and explains how TSYS will drive innovation through their diverse business model. With tightening regulations for issuers, TSYS is relying on creativity to come up with new and exciting products to stir consumer interest. Phil predicts the future for payments and TSYS in this exclusive interview.

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Executive Bio: Phil Tomlinson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of TSYS, has been the driving champion for excellence in client service for the company’s entire history. In his former role as president, Tomlinson directed the company’s strategy of technological growth and advancement. But among clients, colleagues and team members, he is better known for his tireless efforts to exceed clients’ expectations every day, most recently through the implementation of Six Sigma improvement strategies throughout the company.

Tomlinson joined Columbus Bank and Trust Company (CB&T) in 1974, after a successful management career with General Electric Corporation. Since TSYS was established as a spin-off in 1983, Tomlinson has played a key role in almost every major relationship that has shaped the company’s development. Tomlinson is a graduate of Louisiana State University’s School of Banking of the South.

In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board and CEO of TSYS, Tomlinson is a member of the TSYS Board of Directors, and also serves on the Board’s Executive Committee. He serves on the boards of directors for TSYS de Mexico, TSYS Acquiring Solutions and GP Network Corporation, a gateway for more than 120,000 merchants in Japan, in which TSYS owns a controlling interest. Tomlinson is also a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, American Cancer Society Board, the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation Board (MEEF), the Columbus State University Board of Trustees, the Columbus State Cunningham Center for Leadership Development Advisory Board, the United Way Board, the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus and the Financial Services Roundtable. He is also served as the 2006 Chairman of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce and remains on the Executive Committee.

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