Bala Janakiraman Appointed to lead First Data Partner Solutions

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling
technology, today announced that it has appointed Bala Janakiraman as
head of the Company’s Partner Solutions business, effective immediately.
The role reports to Frank Bisignano, Chairman and CEO.

Janakiraman has more than 20 years of operational experience, including
significant depth in integrated payments and ecommerce, most recently as
CEO of BluePay. In his time at BluePay, Janakiraman drove growth by
implementing a software driven payments strategy across a variety of
fast growing distribution channels. Prior to BluePay, Janakiraman held
senior roles at Vantiv and Litle & Co., where he launched innovative
ecommerce solutions for enterprise clients.

“Bala is an experienced executive with a track record of driving
growth,” said Frank Bisignano. “His deep focus on product innovation
will allow First Data’s Partner Solutions business to continue to lead
the industry.”

Partner Solutions provides powerful payment technology and related
services to integrated software providers, agents and ISOs.

“It’s a privilege to lead the Partner Solutions business for First
Data,” said Bala Janakiraman. “The incredibly talented Partner Solutions
team, leveraging the full complement of First Data’s assets, is focused
on delivering innovation that drives significant growth for all of our
ISV, Agent and ISO partners.”

First Data acquired BluePay and CardConnect in 2017 and has since
successfully integrated both companies into its Partner Solutions
business, which is part of First Data’s GBS segment.

About First Data

First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling
technology, serving approximately six million business locations and
4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the
world. The company’s 22,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping
companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct
commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000
transactions per second and $2.4 trillion per year. For more
information, visit and
follow us on Twitter at @FirstData.


Peter Poillon
Investor Relations
Public Relations
First Data

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