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.
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.
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.