WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, has appointed Curt Hess as CEO. Hess, who has been covering the role on an interim basis since May of last year, will report to Barclaycard Interim CEO Amer Sajed.
Hess, a well-respected financial industry leader, has more than 25 years of experience in credit cards, finance, treasury, retail banking, consumer lending, risk and control.
"I have been hugely impressed with Curt's quick integration and rapid assimilation of the opportunities we have in the US," said Amer Sajed. "With a vision and strategy in place that aligns very clearly to Barclaycard's wider global mission, the business is well placed to press on with the execution of its ambitious growth plans."
Hess has been with Barclays for eight years, most recently holding the position of Chief Financial Officer for Personal and Corporate Banking in London. He has also served as CEO and CFO for Barclays Europe Retail and Business Banking, CFO for Barclays Africa Retail and Business Banking and CFO for Barclaycard. Prior to joining Barclays, Hess held executive positions in the U.S. at Citi and Bank of America.
"I'm excited to be leading Barclaycard US at a time when we are looking to take the business to another level of growth," said Hess. "We have a great team delivering a wide range of products and services both through high profile partners and direct to consumers. I look forward to continuing the strong momentum of the business."
About Barclaycard US
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US is one of the fastest growing top 10 credit card issuers in the nation. The company creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. The business also issues its own Barclaycard branded credit cards: Barclaycard Rewards, Barclaycard Ring, Barclaycard CashForward and the award winning Barclaycard Arrival product series. Additional information on Barclaycard can be found at BarclaycardUS.com.
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