Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Charles Drucker is executive chairman and CEO of Worldpay, Inc.* He previously was CEO of Vantiv, Inc., joining that company in 2004 and leading its separation from Fifth Third Bancorp in 2009. Charles took Vantiv public through a well-received initial public offering in 2012. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Charles built Worldpay into the No. 1 global acquirer (Nilson Report). Prior to his appointment as Vantiv CEO, Charles was president of Fifth Third Processing Solutions; the division later became Vantiv. He also previously led Fifth Third’s investment advisors division, which included private bank, securities retail brokerage, asset management and institutional services. Preceding Fifth Third, Charles was with First Data Corporation and Wells Fargo.
President and Chief Operating Officer
As president and chief operating officer of Worldpay, Inc.,* Mark Heimbouch leads the company’s corporate strategy as well as mergers and acquisitions functions. He also is responsible for the technology infrastructure, technology development, and security and operations teams. Mark was appointed COO of Vantiv, Inc. in April 2016. He previously served as CFO of Vantiv from 2009-2016. As CFO, Mark helped lead the company’s separation from Fifth Third Bancorp in 2009 and build its finance, accounting, audit and compliance departments. Prior to Vantiv, Mark was CFO of Trow Global Holdings and held senior positions at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Cendant Corporation, First Data Corporation, The Western Union Company and Deloitte.
Chief Financial Officer
Stephanie Ferris is chief financial officer of Worldpay, Inc.* She was previously CFO of Vantiv, Inc. Stephanie is a transformative business leader with expertise in strategy formulation and execution, acquisitions, spinoffs and IPOs. She was named Worldpay CFO in 2018. Prior to becoming Vantiv CFO, Stephanie held a general manager role and transformed an underperforming business unit into the highest growth portfolio within the company. Earlier in her career, Stephanie was CFO of the payments processing division of Fifth Third Bancorp, which was later spun out and became Vantiv. She also held multiple progressive financial leadership roles at Fifth Third, after beginning her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Executive Vice President, Head of North American Region
Royal Cole is executive vice president, head of the North American region of Worldpay, Inc.* He focuses on further strengthening the company’s No. 1 position (Nilson Report) in the United States, directly and through channel partners. Royal joined Vantiv, Inc. in 2010 and initially had general management responsibility for the company's portfolio of debit, credit and prepaid services offered to banks and credit unions. Subsequently, he was asked to also lead Vantiv’s regional merchant sales and merchant solutions for financial institutions businesses. In 2015, Royal added the company’s core merchant acquiring segments to his list of responsibilities. Prior to joining Worldpay, he was executive vice president and general manager of payment services at The Western Union Company.
Executive Vice President, Head of Global Enterprise eCommerce
Shane Happach is executive vice president, head of global enterprise eCommerce at Worldpay, Inc.* He also is responsible for Paymetric, the company’s B2B payments business. Shane was appointed managing director of the eCommerce division at Worldpay plc in 2016, having joined the company in 2010. He has more than 15 years of expertise in financial services, as well as significant experience in treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign exchange. Shane has held various management roles across international markets and developed key strengths in strategy, financial planning and new market entry.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kim Martin has served as chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Worldpay, Inc.* since January 2018. She previously was the CHRO of Vantiv, Inc., joining the company in 2015. Kim is responsible for all employee resources, including talent development, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, and performance management. Prior to Vantiv, Kim was vice president of Americas, human resources and corporate functions at Zimmer Holdings, Inc. She formerly was executive human resources leader, monitoring solutions and diagnostic cardiology at General Electric Healthcare, a subsidiary of General Electric Company.
Executive Vice President, Head of U.K. and European Region
Steve Newton is executive vice president, head of the U.K. and European region of Worldpay, Inc.* He joined Worldpay plc in 2008 and was appointed chief operating officer in 2017, responsible for operations, revenue management, risk, compliance and strategic supplier management. Steve has nearly 20 years of experience in payments and financial services. He has spent the past seven years in Worldpay’s global eCommerce division, where he has been responsible for the global relationship management teams across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to Worldpay, Steve worked at GE Money/GE Capital in commercial leadership and general management roles within its insurance and consumer finance division.
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Asif Ramji is chief product and marketing officer of Worldpay, Inc.* He is responsible for the development of Worldpay’s innovative customer-centric product solutions, as well as its global product and marketing strategy. Asif also manages Worldpay’s worldwide card network relationships and data organization, which includes data science, machine learning and analytics. Asif was previously president and chief executive officer of Paymetric, Inc., a company providing electronic payment integration and data security solutions, which was acquired by Vantiv, Inc. in 2017. For his leadership at Paymetric, Asif was recognized by Ernst and Young in 2017 with their Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Financial Services) and has received multiple private equity industry awards for value creation and operational excellence. Asif also serves on several industry and community boards, including the Alliance Theater, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation and the Atlanta Fintech Taskforce.
Executive Vice President, Head of Global Integrated Payments and SMB eCommerce
Matt Taylor is executive vice president, head of global integrated payments and SMB eCommerce at Worldpay, Inc.* He previously was responsible for Vantiv, Inc.’s integrated payments business, as well as payment facilitators (PayFacs) and the emerging gaming and entertainment line. Matt joined Vantiv in 2014, when the company acquired Mercury Payment Systems, Inc. and he was its chief executive officer. During Matt’s tenure as CEO, Mercury’s revenues and earnings more than tripled and the company earned numerous accolades, including the Retail Solutions Providers Association’s top vendor award for five consecutive years and Business Solutions magazine’s best channel vendor award for six years in a row.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jared Warner is general counsel and corporate secretary of Worldpay, Inc.* Jared works closely with Worldpay’s board of directors and executive team while overseeing the entire global legal function, including all corporate, regulatory, litigation and line-of-business support. Jared is also responsible for the company’s global ethics program. Jared has been integral in more than $20 billion of mergers, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and other capital deployment initiatives since joining Vantiv, Inc. in 2012. Prior to Vantiv, Jared spent 10 years in private practice in Chicago. His varied clientele included private business owners, private equity firms and financial institutions.
*Worldpay, Inc. was formed in early 2018, when Cincinnati-based Vantiv, Inc. acquired Worldpay Group plc, a London-based leader in global eCommerce and technology-led payment solutions. It was considered one of the most significant acquisitions in payments history when first announced.