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FIS Names Veteran IBM Executive to Board

  • James Stallings brings more than 23 years of experience in the IT industry to the FIS board
  • Stallings served as general manager of Global Markets and general manager of Enterprise Systems in IBM’s Systems and Technology group and co-founded a leading healthy snack vending company

FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, today named James B. Stallings Jr. to its board, increasing the number of board members.

Prior to his retirement from IBM in January after 23 years, Stallings served in a variety of general management roles, including general manager of Enterprise Systems in the $20 billion-a-year Systems and Technology Group, before assuming the Global Markets post in 2009 for the hardware business unit. He also has worked at GE Company and ROLM Corp.; is managing partner of PS 27 Ventures, a private investment fund that focuses on technology companies in the healthy and sustainable living market; and co-founded SmartBox, Florida’s leading healthy snack vending company.

“We are very pleased to have Jim join our board. He brings significant global and technology expertise and experience to the board,” said FIS Chairman and CEO Frank Martire. “His strategic counsel will be invaluable as we continue to expand our global business.”

“I have always been excited about technology, which explains why I am so pleased to join the board of a company with FIS’ market leadership, industry reputation and high respect as a provider of financial technology,” Stallings said.

Stallings received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a U.S. Marine Corps officer.