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Gary Norcross

Gary Norcross

Formal First Name
Gary
Dates
1965 - present
Location

Gary Norcross is the Chairman, President and CEO of FIS, a global leader in financial services technology. In his role, Gary is highly focused on driving FIS' 12B global business strategy. Gary’s client-focused approach has allowed him to oversee significant growth of the firm’s portfolio and global footprint. Under his leadership, FIS has grown to more than 55,000 employees worldwide, serving over 20,000 clients in more than 130 countries. More recently, he drove the company’s 2019 acquisition of Worldpay, one of the world’s leading global eCommerce and payment technology companies, and largest ever in the financial technology industry. He is highly respected throughout the industry, with experience serving financial institutions large and small, domestic and global. Gary also holds a variety of leadership and board of directors’ roles. Prior to joining FIS, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Community Bank Market Segment at Alltel Information Services.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Gary was critical to FIS' acquisition and integration of Metavante Technologies, Inc. and SunGard.

  • He was also heavily involved in the firm's acquisitions of a large number of companies, including Certegy and eFunds.

  • He went on to serve in a variety of leadership roles prior to being named President and COO of FIS in 2012.

  • He started his career with FIS more than 30 years ago when he joined Systematics Inc. in 1988 as an entry-level programmer.


Under his leadership, FIS has:

  • Topped the FinTech 100 six times within the last 10 years

  • Came in first in the IDC FinTech rankings for 2020

  • Named one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in 2021

  • Won the Chartis RiskTech100 Award

  • Won the Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation


Gary Norcross' Affiliations

  • Dean's Executive Advisory Board, University of Arkansas

  • Board Member, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

  • Board Member, YMCA of Florida's First Coast

  • Board Member, Knowledge is Power Program's Impact School


Gary Norcross' Honors & Recognitions

  • Ultimate CEOs, Jacksonville Business Journal

  • Corporate Citizenship Award, Conference Board Committee for Economic Development