Troy Woods

President and COO, TSYS


Troy Woods, president and COO of TSYS, has guided
the company's diversification strategy into faster-growing
areas of payments as TSYS moved beyond its roots as a
third-party processor for a few hundred bank issuers and
merchant acquirers. This included the company’s entry into
the direct merchant acquiring business serving hundreds of
thousands of businesses and into a leading prepaid services
provider, supporting millions of underserved consumers who
do not have access to traditional financial services.

Woods has been the catalyst in TSYS' vision to be the leading global
payments solution provider by driving innovation to improve lives and
businesses across the world by putting people at the center of payments.
Under Woods leadership, the company introduced its brand promise,
People-Centered Payments
®
, which is based on the belief that payments
should revolve around people, not the other way around.

Woods started his career at Columbus Bank and Trust Company
®

(Columbus, Ga.) in 1970, working part-time in the bankcard department
and eventually becoming a vice president. He left the company in 1977
to become a senior vice president for consumer lending with AmSouth
Bank in Birmingham, Ala. He rejoined TSYS in 1987 and was involved
in directing the company's international expansion, strategic planning
activities, negotiations with major clients, and the continual improvement
of TS2, the company's core issuing payments engine.

Woods is a member of the TSYS Board of Directors, and also serves on
the Board of Directors for the companies of TSYS' Merchant Services
Segment. Woods serves on the Board of Directors for several civic
organizations as well, including the YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus (Ga.),
West Georgia Honor Flight and the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber
of Commerce. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Columbus
State University and the River Center for the Performing Arts in Columbus,
Georgia.

Woods earned a bachelor's degree from Columbus State University
(Columbus, Ga.), and also graduated from the University of Virginia's
Graduate School of Retail Bank Management and Louisiana State
University's School of Banking of the South.

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