American Banker lists Cathy Beardsley as a Top Financial Services Leader.

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (February 28, 2024)–Segpay, a pioneer in digital payment processing, announced today that its CEO, Cathy Beardsley, has been named one of American Banker’s 2024 Most Influential Women in Payments. She and others selected will be recognized at the American Banker Payments Forum, which is taking place in Hollywood, Florida.  


Each year, American Banker recognizes and celebrates trailblazing women leaders in the payments sector with the Most Influential Women in Payments program. Since 2013, this initiative has recognized the professional achievements and influence of top-performing women executives who have significantly impacted their people, their businesses, and the industry.


“It is an honor to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the work my team has done to make Segpay the success it is over the past 19 years,” said Cathy Beardsley, Segpay CEO. “We always take challenges head on and go above and beyond to make sure we are there for our merchants All the Way to Paid ™.”


American Banker highlighted Beardsley’s ability to lead Segpay through last year’s economic storm by innovating new ideas to help the company reach its target goals. Segpay was also spotlighted for its ability to help its merchants strengthen their networks to fight against cybercriminals with additional safeguards and fraud gates. 


“The payments industry is intricate and dynamic. Successful leaders need more than a keen understanding of the current landscape — they need an eye for innovation and the ability to be agile in both thinking and execution,” says Daniel Wolfe, Content Director of Payments and Credit Unions at American Banker. “These women embody the resilience, savvy, and shrewdness it takes to lead, and their accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable.”


The honorees will be the focal point of a Women in Payments pre-conference leadership exchange on the first morning of PAYMENTS FORUM, which takes place March 27-28 at The Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. The dedicated sessions are open to all conference attendees. They will feature panels covering various topics, including paths to leadership, the hybrid office’s shifting dynamics, AI’s impacts, and more.


“AI is one of the biggest payment industry opportunities- love it or fear it. It is game-changing technology with many benefits that will help with risk modeling, fraud detection, and making fraud teams more efficient,” Beardsley added.


Beardsley was also named American Banker’s 2022 Most Influential Women in Payments. Click here to read the 2024 American Banker Most Influential Women in Payments list.


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