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Senior Manager, Strategic Planning
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Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States... more.
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Amy Parsons Senior Vice President, Head of Global Commerce at Discover Financial Service
Amy Parsons Vice President, Strategic Merchant Relations, Discover Financial Services Amy Parsons is Vice President of the Strategic Merchant Relations team at Discover Financial Services. She is responsible for sales engagement and partnership development with Discover's largest and most strategic merchant partners. Previously Ms. Parsons led Global Acceptance Business Development and Client Management with offices located in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. Shortly after the acquisition of Diners Club International, Ms. Parsons had responsibility for managing a team that created a new global program that was activated within 12 months of inception and is now a worldwide network in over 100 countries. Throughout her many years of service with Discover Financial Services, Ms. Parsons has served in numerous capacities in marketing, sales, operations, training and product development. She has been instrumental in opening the Phoenix Network Services Center in 1994, as a member of the PULSE acquisition team and lead for integration at DFS in 2005, strategic insights for the Merchant Acquiring Program and lead for Business Development in 2006. She has over 25 years experience in Payment Services with expertise in developing business opportunities and partnerships in the acquiring community. Ms. Parsons has also spent time at TSYS Acquiring Solutions providing strategic direction for new and existing products. She has recently relocated from London England to the Chicago area and manages the business from the headquarter office in Riverwoods. Ms. Parsons received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Arizona State University and her Masters in Business Administration through the Executive Program at the W.P. Carey School of Business.
"Having the ability to quickly identify customer service opportunities can really put retailers in a competitive spot," said Amy Parsons, Head of Global Commerce at Discover.
"Mobile devices are on the cusp of becoming the de facto platform for shopping and payment - consumers are quickly defaulting to their mobile devices for all aspects of the purchase journey, which has led to mobile revolutionizing commerce and marketing strategies," said Amy Parsons, Vice President of Global Commerce at Discover.
"For consumers, mobile devices have become an extension of the research and comparison phase of shopping, especially as they can quickly find products and reviews, as well as check their rewards through loyalty programs or credit cards via their mobile device," said Amy Parsons, Vice President of Global Commerce at Discover.