Aptys Solutions, a payments network provider for financial institutions nationwide, has added Debbie Smart as senior vice president of Product Management.
In her role at Aptys, Debbie will be responsible for working with customers, prospects, market analysts and industry leaders to define the vision for the Aptys suite of products. She will analyze trends in the payments industry, including current payment types, emerging payments and new regulations, to guide Aptys' product development based on market needs.
"As Aptys Solutions continues to grow our product offering, we are committed to continuing to bridge legacy and emerging technology," said Sean Pennock, president of Aptys. "Debbie's wealth of proven expertise in product management and the banking industry will enable Aptys to quickly scale our product offering to meet the needs of financial institutions nationwide."
In her most recent position, Smart served as senior consultant at Omaha, Neb.-based ACI Worldwide, Inc. At ACI Worldwide, Smart's responsibilities included providing consulting services for financial institutions to facilitate the successful implementation, utilization and marketing of their online business banking products and services.
Prior to ACI, Smart served as general manager of the Community Bank Group of Global Payment Systems where she oversaw sales, marketing, customer service and product development for the group's payments and cash management products. Smart also spent many years at Wells Fargo Bank, where her responsibilities included running the cash management department for the state of Idaho, and managing operations for electronic payments and item processing.
Smart holds a Certified Treasury Professional certification from the Association for Financial Professionals.
"Aptys Solutions offers financial institutions the ability to eliminate payments silos by supporting all aspects of payment exchange and processing on one common platform," said Smart. "I look forward to working with Aptys in rolling out their product nationwide, enabling more customers to streamline operations and bod boost revenues."