EVP, Head of Payment Solutions
Kelly Beatty serves as head of Payment Solutions at FIS, where she oversees the company’s strategy for credit, debit, prepaid, business-to-business (B2B) and cross-border payments. In her current role, she is responsible for enabling the transformation of global commerce by delivering innovative, seamless payment experiences for a broad range of clients. In her previous role, Beatty served as FIS’ chief transformation officer where she was responsible for building out new transformational capabilities for the company, including leading the efforts to integrate FIS’ 2019 acquisition of Worldpay, fintech’s largest transaction in history (valued at $43 billion).
In total, Beatty has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. Prior to FIS, she served as senior vice president and general manager of merchant solutions for financial institutions at Worldpay. She had direct responsibility for sales, business development, channel management and relationship management for banks offering merchant services through Worldpay and its predecessor, Vantiv (previously Fifth Third Processing Solutions). She has also led large-scale conversions, merger/acquisition integrations, and strategic program and product implementations.
Beatty currently serves on the Wnet (Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions) board of directors. She is also a founding member of the Women to Self-Sufficiency initiative of the Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Furthermore, she established Cincinnati’s first Blessings in a Backpack program, which provides food to underprivileged children.
In recognition of her achievements in the financial services industry and for her contributions in the community, Beatty was named to the 2021 PaymentsSource Most Influential Women in Payments list and was honored with an “Excellence in Fintech” award at the 2019 Markets Media Choice Women in Finance Awards.
Beatty earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, with a concentration in finance, from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.