Vital Processing Services, a leader in technology-based commerce enabling services, announced the appointment of Ron Carter, a seasoned senior leader in the merchant services industry, to serve as executive vice president of operations and technology. Carter will report to Jonathan Palmer, Vital’s president and CEO, and serve on Vital’s senior management committee.
As executive vice president of operations and technology, Carter will be responsible for Vital’s operations, client services and information technology functions. Carter will be based in Columbus, Ga., from where Vital’s merchant accounting and clearing and settlement services are delivered.
“For Vital to be the world’s recognized leader in technology-based commerce enabling services, we must attract recognized leaders in this industry to come work with us. Ron Carter is just such an individual. With more than two decades of experience in the merchant services industry, he brings valuable leadership to our company. I look forward to his contribution to Vital’s success,” said Jonathan Palmer.
Prior to joining Vital, Carter held senior positions at leading companies in the acquiring industry. Most recently, Carter served as president of Network Services for Alliance Data Systems and prior to that served as president of BUYPASS Corporation.
“I am proud to join Vital, a company uniquely positioned to be of service to its clients, who are the industry’s leading merchant acquirers. I look forward to helping our clients win,” said Carter.
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. Vital provides leading point-of-sale (POS) products and services, 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) U.S.A. and Total System Services, Inc.(R) (TSYS) (NYSE: TSS).