ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2006--NOVA Information Systems
(NOVA), a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), today
announced that it has appointed Christopher S. Kenyon as executive
vice president and general manager of its First Horizon Merchant
Services (FHMS) division, based in Englewood, Colorado. In his role,
Kenyon will report directly to Stuart C. Harvey, Jr. at NOVA and will
be responsible for managing the business. In a related appointment,
Frank Jacobsen accepted the position of senior vice president,
business development, reporting to Kenyon and responsible for sales
and revenue initiatives.
Kenyon has been at FHMS since 1996 and most recently was chief
information officer, responsible for transaction processing,
information technology and vendor management. He has been in the
merchant processing industry since 1985.
Jacobsen joined FHMS in 2001 with responsibility for business
development, leading the sales and client management efforts for all
channels including national accounts, healthcare and affiliate bank
sales. He has been in the transaction processing industry for more
than 25 years.
"These appointments demonstrate our commitment to further
strengthening the FHMS business," said Harvey. "As we continue to
deliver on our aggressive growth strategy, it is essential that we
align our business to deliver excellent service across the globe.
Every part of the business must be focused on meeting client needs,
and Chris and Frank will play a key role in ensuring that NOVA
continues to deliver on its promises."
FHMS is the second largest acquirer of hospitality transactions in
the United States, and its portfolio also includes retail, restaurant,
healthcare and automotive businesses. NOVA closed on the asset
purchase of FHMS from First Horizon National Corporation on March 1,
NOVA Information Systems, a leader in the payment processing
industry is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB).
Combined, NOVA and its affiliates First Horizon Merchant Services,
euroConex and Elan provide global merchant processing services to
financial institutions and clients in the United States, Canada, and
Europe. NOVA offers integrated payment processing services to more
than 1,000,000 merchants worldwide. For more information, visit
CONTACT: NOVA Information Systems
Michelle Graff, 678-731-5064
SOURCE: NOVA Information Systems