Jeffrey Shanahan, Executive Vice President, CardConnect

As Executive Vice President, Jeff manages the CardConnect business, providing payment solutions to more than 67,000 clients. He is a member of First Data’s Management Committee and reports to Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano.

Jeff previously served as President and CEO of CardConnect. He joined the company in 2006, and in 2014, Jeff was appointed CEO of CardConnect and worked toward the vision of turning the business into a payments technology company and moving beyond the resale of tech solutions, as had been done since its founding as an ISO. 

Jeff led CardConnect's growth through several acquisitions, the merger with FinTech Acquisition Corp., which made CardConnect a publicly traded company, and finally the 2017 acquisition by First Data. 

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, with a degree in Management Science and Information Systems, Jeff has more than 15 years of experience in managing operations, leading technology development and implementing business process automation. Prior to joining CardConnect, Jeff served as a Senior Manager at Capgemini and in the years preceding, worked as a Project Manager at Merck and as a Management Consultant for Booz Allen.