EVO Payments, Inc., a leading global provider of payment technology integrations and acquiring solutions (“EVO” or the “Company”), announced that Tom Panther has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 18, 2019.
Mr. Panther joins EVO after working for over 19 years at SunTrust Banks, Inc. where he served in numerous leadership roles including Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller, Director of Corporate Finance, and Head of Capital Planning & Analysis. Mr. Panther also has experience executing transformational initiatives, including M&A integration, business process offshoring, organizational redesign, and large-scale system implementations. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, delivering accounting and advisory services to financial institutions for 9 years. Mr. Panther is a certified public accountant and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond.
“Our business is performing well, and I’m pleased with EVO’s growth trajectory as we continue to expand our global footprint. Tom’s financial expertise and large public company experience in the financial services industry will further allow us to deliver market leading financial performance,” said James G. Kelly, EVO’s Chief Executive Officer. “I’m excited to welcome Tom to EVO’s executive management team.”
Mr. Panther succeeds Kevin Hodges, who will transition to an operational leadership role at the Company, initially directing strategic integration projects, and will continue to report to Mr. Kelly. “I have been fortunate to work with Kevin over the past 7 years as he built EVO’s finance organization. Kevin was integral to the Company’s IPO and international expansion, and I look forward to his continued contributions in his new role,” said Mr. Kelly.