ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Data Corporation, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, today announced the formation of its International Advisory Board and named former Senator Bill Bradley as the Board’s chairman. The International Advisory Board will be comprised of outstanding leaders of the global business community dedicated to expanding the company’s growth in new and existing markets and advising company management on issues related to products, services and programs designed to help First Data clients grow their business.
“Bill Bradley distinguished himself throughout his remarkable career as a dedicated public servant, an icon in the world of athletic competition and continues to stand out as a global business leader,” said First Data Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano. “We are honored to have Senator Bradley leading our International Advisory Board to help First Data expand our presence and influence in the markets we serve and promote our products and business solutions with our global clients,” Bisignano added.
Bill Bradley represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1979 to 1997 and was a candidate for President of the United States in 2000. A graduate of Princeton University and a Rhodes Scholar, Bradley won a gold medal as part of the Men’s Basketball Team at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo and was part of two NBA championship teams with the New York Knicks. Today, he is a Managing Director of investment bank Allen & Company LLC and serves on the Board of Directors of Starbucks Corporation.
“First Data occupies a unique and indispensable place in the heart of the trillion-dollar global payments industry, helping to move money faster, easier, and safer from point to point,” said Bill Bradley. “I’m proud to be a part of First Data as Frank Bisignano and his management team bring to market their next generation products and solutions to merchants and financial institutions around the world,” Bradley added.
More information about the First Data International Advisory Board is available at the company’s Website, www.firstdata.com.
About First Data
First Data is the global leader in payment technology and services solutions. With 23,000 owner-associates and operations in 34 countries, the company provides secure and innovative payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions around the world, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. Today, businesses in nearly 70 countries trust First Data to secure and process over 2,000 financial transactions per second. First Data’s unparalleled infrastructure and partnerships go “beyond the transaction” with next-generation point-of-sale technology fueled by powerful analytics to detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending, and strengthen customer loyalty. All day, every day, First Data helps its clients thrive in the evolving world of commerce.