Paul R. Garcia

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Global Payments Inc.

Paul R. Garcia

Paul R. Garcia

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Global Payments Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

First Data Card Solutions, Inc.
Sadhana Equity Investment, Inc.
Global Payments Inc.

RelSci Relationships

1679

Primary Location

Atlanta, GA, United States

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

1952

Age

69

Number of Awards

5

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Future Chief Executive Officer at Truist Financial Corp. (Effective 09/2021)

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President at Sands Partners, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Truist Financial Corp.

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Treasurer & Director at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Chief Executive Officer at Global Payments Inc.

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Secretary & Director at World Wildlife Fund

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Faculty Member at Woodward Academy, Inc.

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Director at Brown & Brown of California, Inc.

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Former Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group, Inc.

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Philanthropic Services Executive at Community Foundation of Broward

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Paul R. Garcia
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Global Payments Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree

To provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning, Ithaca College is dedicated to fostering intellectual growth, aesthetic appreciation, and character development in our students. The Ithaca College community thrives on the principles that knowledge is acquired through discipline, competence is established when knowledge is tempered by experience, and character is developed when competence is exercised for the benefit of others.A comprehensive college that since its founding has recognized the value of combining theory and performance, Ithaca provides a rigorous education blending liberal arts and professional programs of study. Our teaching and scholarship are motivated by the need to be informed by, and to contribute to, the world's scientific and humanistic enterprises. Learning at Ithaca extends beyond the classroom to encompass a broad range of residential, professional, and extracurricular opportunities. Our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni all contribute to the learning process.Ithaca College is committed to attracting a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. All members of the College community are encouraged to achieve excellence in their chosen fields and to share the responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1913, Atlanta Rotary has been frequently honored by Rotary International as one of its truly outstanding affiliates. In fact, its members refer to it, with some justification, as "the world's greatest Rotary Club." With 500+ members, Atlanta Rotary is one of the largest Rotary Clubs. It has been a long tradition that a member of the Club must be a key leader in his or her field, a person of integrity whose sense of values includes an obligation of community service. The Club is pleased that not one week goes by that does not bring recognition of one — and usually several — of its members for significant leadership of a major civic enterprise.

Career History
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary & Treasurer
2008 - 2009

Sadhana Equity Investment, Inc. operates as a development stage company. It intends to serve as a vehicle to effect asset acquisition, merger, exchange of capital stock or other type of business combination with a domestic or foreign business. The company was founded in July, 2006 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2000 - 2014

Global Payments, Inc. engages in the provision of payment technology and software solutions. It operates through the following segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions and Business & Consumer Solutions. The Merchant Solutions segment provides payments technology and software solutions to customers globally. It also provides a variety of value-added services, including specialty point-of-sale solutions, analytic and engagement tools, payroll services and reporting that assist customers with driving demand. The Issuer Solutions segment provides solutions that enable financial institutions and other financial service providers to manage their card portfolios, reduce technical complexity and overhead and offer a seamless experience for cardholders on a single platform. It also provides commercial payments and e Payables solutions that support business-to-business payment processes for businesses and governments. The Business and Consumer Solutions segment provides general purpose reloadable prepaid debit and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts and other financial service solutions to the under banked and other consumers and businesses in the United States through Netspend brand. The company was founded in 1967 by George W. Thorpe and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2001

NDC eCommerce is a transaction processor and electronic payments company.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2006

Verso Technologies, Inc. provides next generation network solutions offering a core-to-edge product portfolio for telecommunications service providers and enterprise organizations. The company operates its business through two segments: Technologies Group and Verso Outsourcing Group. The Technologies Group segment develops softswitch, software and hardware-based converged packet solutions that use next generation protocols such as VoIP, VoIP based access products, VoIP based applications and server devices that provide multiplexing and transport of voice and data services, as well as other advanced protocols for specialized applications such as a global system for mobile communication and code division multiple access backhaul and voice/data over satellite transmissions. The Verso Outsourcing segment consists of its technical assistance center, providing support for its technical applications and services to outside customers. Verso Technologies was founded on March 20, 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Director
Prior

MasterCard International, Inc. provides credit card services. It provides access to round-trip bill payment and presentment for industry providers. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K - $150K
2016

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

$25K - $50K
2015

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

$10K - $15K
2014

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

Political Donations
$1,000
2014

President & Chief Executive Officer at CARE

$2,500
2013

Former Governor of Georgia

$2,400
2013

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

Transactions
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Adams Street Partners LLC, Palladium Equity Partners Advisor LLC, Sewanee Ventures LLC purchase DolEx Dollar Express, Inc. from Global Payments Inc.

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Global Payments Inc. purchases GPUK LLP from HSBC Bank Plc

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KyckGlobal, Inc. operates as a cloud-based platform, which designs to streamline and simplify the complexities of managing, paying and reporting for contract workforces. The company was founded by Jill Peters in 2018 and is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, GA.

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Awards & Honors
2012
Technology Association of Georgia - Lifetime Achievement Award
2009
Electronic Transactions Association - Distinguished Payments Professional Award
2008
Electronic Transactions Association - Distinguished Payments Professional Award
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