Theresa Gongora is the senior vice president of North America Business Financial Service (BFS) for Global Payments. In this role, Theresa is responsible for business financial planning and portfolio management for Global Payments North American and Canadian merchant divisions, as well as worldwide pricing and analytics. Prior to her new role, she served as the senior vice president of finance for TSYS’ Merchant Solutions segment where she led all financial decision-making on strategic and tactical matters as they related to financial planning, portfolio management and funding growth for the merchant division.
Theresa previously served as the head of corporate strategy and development at TSYS, where she was responsible for leading the strategy development and strategic planning activities, at the enterprise and operating segment levels, to support the enterprise to deliver long-term shareholder returns and profitable growth. She was instrumental in executing on TSYS’s M&A activity over the past five years, including the $1B acquisition of Cayan.
Theresa is also a former president of the board of directors of WNET, a professional organization serving the most influential women in payments. Since joining the Wnet Board, Theresa has been a key stakeholder in the organization’s growth by helping grow its membership base to 1,800 women in payments and spearheading the launch of the Money 20/20 Rise Up mentorship program.
Theresa holds a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, a Juris Doctor Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Bachelor's Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is also a Member of the Ohio State Bar.