Global Payments Appoints Senior Vice President, Total Rewards from Search by Hanold Associates

Global Payments Appoints Senior Vice President

Global Payments has appointed George Smith as Senior Vice President (SVP), Total Rewards. Hanold Associates’ Sandra Peña, Maisha Pearson and Eleanor Tetreault led the search.

Global Payments is transforming and aligning to the technology industry by creating software that supports businesses with innovative solutions for back-office functions. To enable this transition, as SVP, Total Rewards, George will be responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and management of global compensation, rewards and recognition programs; global benefits; and employee services programs. George will report directly to Executive Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer, Andréa Carter, and serve as a member of the HR leadership team. Prior to joining Global Payments, George served as Vice President, Total Rewards, HR Technology and HR M&A at Verisk.

Global Payments is a technology and software company that provides the world’s leading complete commerce ecosystem to businesses of every size. The company’s core business is processing more than 50 billion transactions per year, accepting 140 currencies from 680 million cards for more than 4 million customers, including some of the world’s biggest companies. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Global Payments leverages its scale and its 25,000 global employees to provide a simplified, connected system with a global footprint of operations in over 100 countries and local experts on the ground in almost 40. Global Payments is publicly traded (NYSE: GPN) with a market cap of more than $26 billion, and it is a member of both the Fortune 500 and S&P 500.