Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and a leading global payments provider, today announced that Thomas Phillips, formerly of Citigroup-Singapore, has joined the company as chief information officer. He will report to Simon Haslam, Elavon’s President and CEO.
Based in Atlanta, Phillips will maintain global responsibility for all aspects of Global Systems and Technology at Elavon. His portfolio includes application development, infrastructure, systems operations, systems security, and the processing network.
“Phillips brings to Elavon over 20 years of experience artfully leading IT teams to build advanced, global technology systems that achieve business goals,” said Simon Haslam, Elavon’s President and CEO. “His extensive international experience coupled with his work in the digital space is critical to us as Elavon continues to expand.”
Prior to joining Elavon, Phillips worked at Citigroup as the Technology Product Management Head for Global Cards and Personal Lending in Singapore. As part of a global consumer technology team, Tom led the transformation of Citi’s card systems to encompass a more product-centric capability model. With his team, Tom also led efforts to redefine the global cards platform convergence strategy.
Before assuming his role in Product Management, Tom served as Citigroup’s Asia Regional Consumer Technology Head with responsibility for consumer technology across the Asia Pacific Region, based in Singapore. With direct oversight of the heads of Information Technology for all countries in Asia, Tom successfully implemented a regional technology process standardization and governance, and led the deployment of market-leading capabilities across key Asian markets.
Prior to his roles in Singapore, Tom was based in Japan where he was the Technology Head for Citigroup’s Retail Banking, Credit Card and Consumer Finance divisions. During this period, Tom played a major role in the introduction of innovative branch banking touch points and customer experiences as well as other key market-leading initiatives. Before that, Tom was based in Brussels, London and Singapore where he held a variety of technology leadership roles in the consumer banking domain.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Tom worked at Alltel, later renamed Fidelity Information Services, a global provider of financial services technology.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ.
“I’m looking forward to maximizing and advancing Elavon’s strategic offerings to drive customer results,” said Phillips. “I am excited to be joining Elavon at a time when the company is clearly poised to leverage technology to be a dominant force in the payment industry space.”