SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V)
today announced the appointment of Bill Sheedy as President, North America.
In his new role, Sheedy will oversee Visa Inc.'s relationships with card
issuers, merchants, merchant acquirers and third-party processors in the
United States and Canada. He will report to Hans Morris, President of Visa
"In his more than 15 years at Visa, Bill has demonstrated tremendous
passion for our business and our clients," said Joe Saunders, Chairman and CEO
of Visa Inc. "Bill brings the ideal blend of payments expertise, strong
client relationships and management skills required to grow Visa's leadership
position in North America to the benefit of our clients and shareholders."
Tim Wilson, Head of Visa Canada will report to Sheedy.
Sheedy has served as Visa Inc.'s Global Head of Corporate Strategy and
Business Development since October 2007. In this role, he has overseen
strategic and new business initiatives for Visa Inc., including marketplace
intelligence, mergers and acquisition activities, and cross-regional and
cross-functional strategic projects. Prior to that, Sheedy led Visa U.S.A.'s
interchange strategy group and played a leadership role in Visa's recent
reorganization and IPO.
Sheedy joined Visa U.S.A. in May 1993. Prior to joining, Sheedy spent
three years with Ford Motor Company's First Nationwide Bank.
Sheedy holds a B.S. from West Virginia University and an M.B.A. from the
University of Notre Dame.
About Visa Inc.
Visa Inc. operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network
providing processing services and payment product platforms. This includes
consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are offered
under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys
unsurpassed acceptance around the world, and Visa/PLUS is one of the world's
largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more
than 170 countries. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.
SOURCE Visa Inc.
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