Whitney Stewart Russell Named a Most Influential Woman in Payments by American Banker

March 7, 2023

                    Stewart Russell recognized for enhancing consumer financial journeys through innovative technology

BROOKFIELD, Wis., March 7, 2023 – Whitney Stewart Russell, President, Digital Solutions at Fiserv, Inc., has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Payments by American Banker. Stewart Russell was recognized for her expertise in consumer payment behavior, segment strategy, and retail banking solutions that drive engagement and growth for thousands of financial institutions and fintech clients. 

For 25 years, Stewart Russell has focused on improving financial services experiences through technology. She is currently responsible for all digital banking assets within Fiserv, and recently led the effort to create a unified platform to help clients quickly accelerate their digital strategies. Prior to assuming her current role, Stewart Russell led the product management team responsible for building, enhancing and transforming the money movement platforms of most of the major banks in the U.S.

“Whitney has been instrumental in equipping our clients with the capabilities they need to deliver innovative and engaging experiences in what many financial institutions consider to be their most important channel – the digital channel,” said Todd Horvath, Co-Head of Banking at Fiserv. “This is a richly deserved accolade for Whitney, who is a not only a recognized industry leader, but a tremendous proponent of women in the payments industry and an excellent mentor to women considering the industry as a rewarding career.”

Prior to joining Fiserv, Stewart Russell held executive positions at Higher One, SunTrust Bank and Discover Financial Services. She has also held senior management positions at Carreker, Bank of America, eFunds Corporation and Deluxe Corporation. In January 2023, Stewart Russell was appointed to the Board of Directors of PayTech Women (PTW), formerly Wnet (Women's Network in Electronic Transactions), an organization that celebrates and champions women in the payments and fintech industries.

“PayTech Women congratulates Whitney on her recognition as a 2023 American Banker Most Influential Women in Payments recipient,” said Wendy Holliday, CEO of PayTech Women. “As a PTW Board Member, Whitney exemplifies an innovative mindset and helps us create a stronger and more diverse industry by empowering and investing in women.” 

In a world that is moving more quickly than ever before, Fiserv helps clients deliver solutions in step with the way people live and work today – financial services at the speed of life. Learn more at fiserv.com.

About Fiserv

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) aspires to move money and information in a way that moves the world. As a global leader in payments and financial technology, the company helps clients achieve best-in-class results through a commitment to innovation and excellence in areas including account processing and digital banking solutions; card issuer processing and network services; payments; e-commerce; merchant acquiring and processing; and the Clover® cloud-based point-of-sale and business management platform. Fiserv is a member of the S&P 500® Index and one of Fortune® World’s Most Admired Companies™. Visit fiserv.com and follow on social media for more information and the latest company news.