Vice President, International Acceptance, Discover Financial Services
Amy Parsons is currently Head of International Acceptance at Discover Financial Services and is responsible for Global Expansion on behalf of Diners Club and Discover branded cards.
has 24 years experience in Payment Services with expertise in developing business opportunities and partnerships in the acquiring community.
has responsibility for the International 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 and then ensured delivery starting from the business development efforts and through to live implementation.
The extension of this now worldwide network was activated within 12 months of conception.
Throughout her 19 years of service with Discover Financial Services, Ms. Parsons has served in numerous capacities such as opening the Phoenix Network Services Center in 1994, member of the PULSE acquisition team and lead for integration at DFS in 2005, strategic input for the Merchant Acquiring Program and lead for Business Development in 2006.
Ms. Parsons has also spent time at TSYS Acquiring providing strategic direction for new and existing products.
currently reside and manages the business from the London office.
She 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.