Gary Norcross is president and chief operating officer (COO) of FIS, a position to which he was named in 2012. As COO, Norcross is focused on the steering and execution of the company’s global business strategy.
Highly respected throughout the industry, Norcross has experience serving financial institutions large and small, domestic and global. He joined FIS in 2003, through the acquisition of ALLTEL Information Services where he served as president of the Integrated Financial Solutions division. During his time with ALLTEL Information Services (and prior to that Systematics, Inc.), he has held various key leadership roles.
Norcross has overseen significant growth of the company’s product portfolio and global footprint with a client-focused approach to the business. In addition to playing a critical role in the company’s acquisition and integration of Metavante Technologies, Inc., Norcross was heavily involved in the merger with Certegy and the acquisitions of over 15 companies including Aurum Technology, BankWare, InterCept and eFunds. These strategic transactions helped the company grow to more than 30,000 employees with over $5 billion in annual revenue.
Under Norcross’ leadership, FIS has ranked consistently among the industry’s leading financial technology providers, including the No. 1 position in the 2011, 2008 and 2007 FinTech 100 rankings, an annual list of the top financial technology providers in the world, published by IDC Financial Insights, American Banker and Bank Technology News.
Norcross also holds a variety of leadership and board of directors roles. He is on the board of directors for mFoundry, serves on the dean’s executive advisory board for the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, and is on the board of the Knowledge is Power Program’s (KIPP) Impact School in Jacksonville.
Norcross holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas.