Tsys today announced that Paul Bridgewater, a 23-year veteran of the payments and financial services industry, has been named group executive of global product. Bridgewater will report to Paul Todd, executive vice president, TSYS.
"Paul brings a wealth of product and development knowledge in the payments industry to his new position at TSYS," said M. Troy Woods, president and chief operating officer, TSYS. "We are excited that he is joining our team, and look forward to him developing and harmonizing our global product suite as we continue to expand our business both in the U.S. and internationally."
Prior to joining TSYS, Bridgewater served as senior vice president, payments, of Digital River, Inc., in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where he managed all aspects of its multi-million dollar internal payment services business unit. Bridgewater's additional responsibilities at Digital River included product management and roadmap execution, third-party payment vendor relationships, payment services strategy, and real-time fraud and risk mitigation for its external payment services business.
Bridgewater also has extensive international payments experience, having worked extensively with Citibank International, NatWest Bank, PLC, and Anker Data Systems.