Vital Processing Services, a leader in technology-based commerce enabling services, announced the appointments of two individuals to new leadership roles. Keith Smith was named executive vice president of sales and marketing and Denise Lewis was named executive vice president of product development.
Smith, formerly president and CEO of Vital Merchant Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vital Processing Services, will lead sales and marketing for both Vital Processing Services and Vital Merchant Services. Vital Merchant Services is an industry leading terminal management and point of sale support services company. Smith will continue to serve on Vital’s Management Committee and report to Jonathan Palmer, president and CEO of Vital Processing Services.
“Integrating sales and marketing in this way will help Vital focus on our clients. Under Keith’s leadership, our sales consultants will bring the full benefit of every Vital offering to every one of our clients,” said Palmer.
“I look forward to the opportunity to coordinate and lead Vital’s sales and marketing functions. Vital is client focused and market-driven; our success is measured by our clients’ success. I am more excited than ever about Vital’s future,” added Smith.
Denise Lewis has been named executive vice president of product development. In this role, Denise will be responsible for Vital’s product development and product management functions. Additionally, Denise will serve as a member of Vital’s Management Committee and will report to Palmer.
“Vital is committed to excellence in the breadth and strength of the products and services we deliver to our clients. I look forward to Denise providing dynamic leadership to our very capable Product Team,” said Palmer.
Lewis joins Vital with more than 20 years of diversified financial services industry experience, largely focused in retail delivery and payments.
Most recently, Lewis served as executive vice president and chief information and technology officer at Electronic Payment Services, Inc. (EPS), which is now part of Concord EFS. Before her stint at EPS, Lewis spent several years at BP, one of the largest oil companies in the world. Her last position at BP was general manager, National Credit Card Center, where she was responsible for all of the company’s credit card marketing, processing and collections activities.
Lewis commented, “I am eager to share my expertise and experience with the talented team at Vital. My objective is to help Vital differentiate itself in the market on the strength of its products. We aim to help our clients, the country’s leading merchant acquirers, win!”
About Vital Processing Services (http://www.vitalps.com )
Arizona-based Vital Processing Services(R) (Vital(R)) is a leader in technology-based commerce enabling services. Vital’s clients include acquirers and merchant service providers that offer electronic payment processing services to merchants, such as POS products, electronic authorization and data capture; VirtualNet(TM) Internet-commerce services; clearing, settlement and exception processing; accounting, billing and reporting; risk management; and customer service. Vital is a merchant processing joint venture of Visa(R) USA and TSYS(R) (NYSE: TSS). For more information, contact Vital Processing Services’ Sales Department at (480) 333-7799.
About Vital Merchant Services
Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., Vital Merchant Services is a leader in terminal management and point of sale support services. The variety of POS support services includes terminal equipment procurement and deployment, inventory management, replacement and repair services, merchant training and installation, merchant supplies replenishment and world-class help desk support. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vital Processing Services. For more information, contact Vital Merchant Services’ Sales Department at (800) 686-1999.Details