Theresa Gongora

Theresa Gongora is the Head of Corporate Strategy & Planning for TSYS, a Fortune 1000 company and a global payments technology provider.� In her role, she is responsible for leading the strategy development and strategic planning activities, at the enterprise and operating segment levels, to support the enterprise with charting a course to deliver long-term shareholder returns and profitable growth.� �She has been instrumental in executing on TSYS’s acquisition activity over the past 5 year, the most recent transaction being the $2.35B acquisition of TransFirst, a Top 10 US merchant acquirer.� Since joining TSYS, Theresa has held a variety of positions in Corporate Strategy, Finance and Business Development.�Prior to joining TSYS, Theresa worked for OfficeMax, Inc. and was responsible for negotiating strategic alliances with business service partners.��Theresa is on the Board of Directors of W.Net, a professional organization serving the most influential women in payments.��Theresa holds a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, a Juris Doctor Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, a Bachelors Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.� She is a Member of the Ohio State Bar. �