Phil Heasley retires from ACI Worldwide
After 15 years at the helm of ACI Worldwide, Phil Heasley has announced his retirement from the global paytech, according to the Payments Journal.
The announcement comes at a time when ACI is performing strongly and generating continued growth in the industry it entered in 1975.
“I announced that after an incredibly fulfilling 15 years with ACI […] that I plan to retire year-end as president, CEO and member of the board,” says Heasley.
Heasley adds that the board has been conducting a thorough search for his successor.
Before joining the company, he was chairman and CEO of Paypower. From 2000 to 2003, he was chairman and CEO of First USA Bank, the credit card subsidiary of Bank One. He spent 13 years in executive positions at US Bancorp, including six years as vice chairman and the last two years as president and chief operating officer.
Before joining US Bancorp, Heasley spent 13 years at Citicorp, including three years as president and COO of Diners Club. He served as chairman of the board of Visa USA from 1996 until November 2003 and was a member of the board of Visa International during the same period.
Heasley also serves/served, as a director of Fidelity National Financial, Ohio Casualty Corporation, Fair Isaac Corporation, Kintera, The Schwan Food Company and Public Radio International.
Phil would certainly be a member of the Credit Card Hall of Fame, a thought we mentioned several years ago. He impacted the payments industry from every perspective, from product design to operations and technology. He certainly left a lasting mark.
Now, he will be soon off to mastering marlin fishing in Naples, Florida, US.