Do payments companies demand a different kind of leader?
As payments industry companies increasingly are characterized by strategic and often brash moves in a fast-changing ecosystem, the stakes have risen for selecting their leaders.
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“I would argue that the attributes needed for a payments executive—appetite for risk, comfort with the speed of change and ability to negotiate partnerships—are just as important for modern banking as they are for those in the payments industry,” said Zil Bareisis, a senior analyst with Celent.