Company Name: FIS
Industry Sector: Financial Services
Company Profile: FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital market firms globally, is a Fortune 500® company and a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. The company’s 55,000 people are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests by applying its scale, deep expertise and data-driven insights.
Company Website: http://www.fisglobal.com/
On July 31, 2019, FIS acquired Worldpay, a payment processing company. The current FIS campus in Governors Hill, in Symmes Township, Ohio, previously served as Worldpay’s corporate headquarters. The company considered assimilating the location to benefit growth.
“Our significant presence in the Cincinnati market and the state of Ohio is integral to our long-term growth plans and goals to deepen our global leadership in financial technology innovation. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Cincinnati region and the state as we focus on our mission to advance the way the world pays, banks and invests. We would particularly like to acknowledge JobsOhio and REDI Cincinnati for their leadership and assistance with this agreement.” – Gary Norcross, chairman, president and CEO, FIS
With established Ohio partnerships and roots due to the Worldpay acquisition, FIS plans to solidify the Cincinnati location as a Strategic Technology and Innovation Campus. Ohio is home to the sixth largest financial services industry in the U.S., and FIS will leverage that industry to remain a global leader.
“We have a rich history in Cincinnati and are excited about the future impact our Ohio colleagues will have in innovating and advancing the customer experience for our clients all over the world,” FIS COO Stephanie Ferris said. “This is all part of a new chapter for us in the Cincinnati region, as we continue to hire the region’s top tech talent and will be seeking new ways to collaborate with this community.”
FIS will continue to work with surrounding universities to build the pipeline of high-quality fintech talent. FIS will invest in its location at the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub with plans to employ students to work on fintech applications. The company also plans to continue to work with the University of Cincinnati and Miami University through its initiative to increase the number of students—especially women and underrepresented minorities—who are pursuing financial services related degrees.
REDI Cincinnati and JobsOhio