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Discover Financial Services LLC

2500 Lake Cook Road

Riverwoods, Illinois 60015

United States

Company Description

About Discover: 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 ... more

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Employment History

Vice President of the Strategic Merchant Relations Team

Discover Magazine

Education

Bachelor of Science Degree

Marketing

Arizona State University

Masters

Business Administration

W.P. Carey School of Business

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Amy Parsons

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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.


"The payments environment is quickly ...

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"The payments environment is quickly evolving and offering new capabilities to consumers, allowing them to pay how they want, when they want," said Amy Parsons, Vice President of Strategic Merchants and Global Product Solutions.


As shopping has evolved into an ...

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As shopping has evolved into an omnichannel environment and smartphones are reaching critical mass among consumers, the mobile device has become a bridge between the physical and digital worlds, according to Amy Parsons, Vice President of Strategic Merchant Relations and Global Emerging Products at Discover.

"By enabling mobile wallets, merchants can tap into several key benefits, such as faster checkout times, reduced fraud losses, and a more seamless customer experience," said Parsons.
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"It's important for merchants to look internally and develop the right way to differentiate their business that creates more value for the customer in a frictionless commerce environment," Parsons said.


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Industry Voices: Amy Parsons, VP of Strategic Merchant Relations at Discover Financial Services, speaks about Mobile Point-of-Sale experiences.

Industry Voices: Amy Parsons, VP of Strategic Merchant Relations at Discover Financial Services, speaks about Mobile Point-of-Sale experiences. Read more


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Industry Voices: Amy Parsons, VP of Strategic Merchant Relations at Discover Financial Services, speaks about Mobile Point-of-Sale experiences. | Read more Industry Voices: Amy Parsons, VP of Strategic Merchant Relations at Discover Financial Services, speaks about Mobile Point-of-Sale experiences.

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Industry Voices: Amy Parsons, VP of Strategic Merchant Relations at Discover Financial Services, speaks about Mobile Point-of-Sale experiences.
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Industry Voices: Amy Parsons, VP of Strategic Merchant Relations at Discover Financial Services, speaks about Mobile Point-of-Sale experiences. Industry Voices: Amy Parsons, VP of Strategic Merchant Relations at Discover Financial Services, speaks about Mobile Point-of-Sale experiences
Amy Parsons, VP of Strategic Merchant Relations at Discover, was recently featured in Payment Week, a digital B2B news and information publication. Parsons spoke about how retailers can integrate mobile strategies at the point-of-sale for better engagement with consumers. Parsons explained that smartphones are allowing consumers to accomplish almost any task anywhere they are - which means customers shopping in stores could be looking for deals, comparing products and searching for lower prices among competitors all on their mobile device. She also explained that retailers should "evaluate their brick-and-mortar environment and think about the mobile point-of-sale environment that's starting to exist out there today."

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