Chief Administrative Officer
Stephanie Ferris serves FIS as chief administrative officer (CAO). In this role, she leads a global team that drives the FIS enterprise strategy, finance, mergers and acquisitions, legal, marketing and communications, and Risk, Information Security and Compliance (RISC).
She is an experienced global business executive with expertise leading payments and technology platform businesses driving digital transformation, front-line customer engagement and inclusive growth.
Prior to her current role, Ferris served as COO of FIS where she led a team of 15,000 colleagues with responsibility for driving technology transformation as well as the global integration of FIS and Worldpay.
She came to FIS as the chief financial officer of Worldpay, Inc., which was acquired by FIS in July 2019. Worldpay, Inc. was formed in 2018 when Cincinnati-based Vantiv, Inc. acquired Worldpay Group plc, a London-based leader in global eCommerce and technology-led payment solutions.
As CFO of Worldpay, Ferris was responsible for leading the global public company's 325-person finance department and its overall financial strategy. Her responsibilities included overseeing accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. She also served as CFO of Vantiv.
The multiple award-winning finance leader also held a general manager role which transformed an underperforming business unit into the highest growth portfolio within the company, was CFO of the payments processing division of Fifth Third Bancorp, which was later spun out and became Vantiv, and held multiple progressive financial leadership roles at Fifth Third. Ferris began her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is also a certified public accountant and graduate of Miami University.
In 2019, Stephanie joined the Board of Directors of lululemon athletica, inc., where she serves on the Company’s audit committee. She is also a 2019 YWCA Career Women of Achievement honoree; a 2018 PaymentsSource Most Influential Women in Payments winner; and a 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business silver honoree (Female Executive of the Year – Business Services – More Than 2,500 Employees – Services Industries).