Chief Performance Officer
Kelly Beatty serves as chief performance officer at FIS, where she leads the implementation of the company’s strategy, driving accountability for growth, cost and operational efficiencies to achieve enterprise performance success. In her previous role, Kelly served as head of FIS’ Payment Solutions business, overseeing the company’s strategy for credit, debit, prepaid, business-to-business (B2B) and cross-border payments. During her tenure at FIS, Kelly also served as chief transformation officer and was responsible for building out new transformational capabilities for the company, including leading the efforts to integrate FIS’ 2019 acquisition of Worldpay, the largest fintech transaction in history (valued at $43 billion).
Kelly has over 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, where 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). Kelly has also led large-scale conversions, merger/acquisition integrations, and strategic program and product implementations.
Kelly currently serves on the PayTech Women (formerly Wnet – Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions) board of directors and was named president-elect for 2022, becoming president of the board in 2023. She is a founding member of the Women to Self-Sufficiency initiative of the Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and also 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, Kelly 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.
Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, with a concentration in finance, from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.