Chairman, President and chief executive officer of FIS, Gary Norcross is highly focused on steering and executing FIS’ global business strategy.
Highly respected throughout the industry, Norcross has experience serving financial institutions large and small, domestic and global. He joined FIS in 2003 through the acquisition of ALLTEL Information Services, where he served as president of the Integrated Financial Solutions division in addition to other key leadership roles. He was elected Chairman of the FIS Board in May 2018.
Using a client-focused approach, Norcross has overseen significant growth of FIS’ product portfolio and global footprint. He was critical to the company’s acquisition and integration of Metavante Technologies, Inc., and was heavily involved in FIS’ merger with Certegy and its acquisitions of a large number of companies, including Aurum Technology, BankWare, InterCept and eFunds. More recently he drove the acquisition of SunGard, adding complementary technology solutions and services to the FIS portfolio, including: retail and institutional (or wholesale) banking, payments, risk management, asset solutions and insurance.
Under Norcross’ leadership, FIS has grown to more than 52,000 employees and $9.43 billion in revenue on a pro forma basis. FIS also ranks consistently among the industry’s leading financial technology providers, including topping the FinTech 100 six times within the last 10 years.
Norcross also holds a variety of leadership and board of directors’ roles. He serves on the dean’s executive advisory board for the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, and is board member of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and the Knowledge is Power Program’s (KIPP) Impact School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Norcross holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas.