Barclaycard US Expands Leadership Team With New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

Gerald Pavelich joins Barclaycard US as CFO, Peggy Maher to lead marketing efforts

Sep 26, 2012, 11:24 ET from Barclaycard US

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, today announced the appointment of Gerald (Jerry) Pavelich as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Peggy Maher as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).


Mr. Pavelich will report to Barclaycard US Chief Executive Amer Sajed and Barclaycard Chief Financial Officer Philip McHugh and joins the global Barclaycard CFO Operating Committee and the Barclaycard US Executive Committee.  Ms. Maher will report to Mr. Sajed and Barclaycard's global CMO, Nina Bibby, in London.  She also joins the US Executive Committee and Barclaycard Global Marketing Leadership Team.

Mr. Pavelich's professional background encompasses a broad range of credit card lending, insurance, banking and leasing experience.  Prior to joining Barclaycard US, he served as CFO with CUNA Mutual Group and was responsible for rebuilding the company's capital to record levels through aggressive capital management and discipline.  Before CUNA, he spent eight years with Citigroup – most recently as CFO for Citibank North America.  Before joining Citibank, Mr. Pavelich spent 21 years at GE Capital where he held several executive-level finance positions.

As CFO, Mr. Pavelich will be responsible for assisting Barclaycard US in achieving its growth objectives by partnering with and advising the company's chief executive and business leadership on all areas of financial management.  His responsibilities include business and financial planning, investment/expense optimization, corporate development, financial reporting, business operations risk and accounting. 

Ms. Maher joins Barclaycard US after 25 years with American Express.  During her tenure there, she held different roles of increasing responsibility in customer lifecycle management, product development, loyalty offerings, acquisition and customer engagement, strategy, online experience and product line general management.  Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President - International Marketing Capabilities & Customer Advocacy, where she was responsible for consumer and business card marketing capabilities in 22 international markets.  In this role, she led the delivery of digital acquisitions, customer relationship development, customer advocacy insights and programs, and business analytics.  Prior to American Express, Ms. Maher worked at CBS in New York, and Professional Computer Resources in Larkspur, California. 

As CMO, Ms. Maher will oversee the company's marketing and communications functions in the U.S., including brand management, customer communications, digital marketing, marketing analytics, marketing compliance, corporate communications, new product development, customer loyalty, and consumer insights.

"We are delighted to welcome Jerry Pavelich and Peggy Maher to the management team at Barclaycard US, where their broad expertise and unique talents will help fuel our company's growth and create new products and services for our partners and customers," said Amer Sajed, Chief Executive Officer-Barclaycard US. 

"Jerry brings an incredible depth of financial expertise to Barclaycard at a time when our business is growing and expanding and Peggy's outstanding reputation and track record of success make her the ideal person to lead our U.S. marketing and product development efforts," Mr. Sajed said.  "Both Jerry and Peggy are tremendous assets to Barclaycard and I'm confident that our business will see an immediate and positive benefit from their contributions."

About Barclaycard US

Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail and financial institutions.  The company employs 1,300 associates and was named a Top Workplace in Delaware in 2012.  For more information please visit

Barclaycard, part of Barclays Retail and Business Banking division, is a leading global payment business that helps consumers, retailers and businesses to make and accept payments flexibly, and to access short-term credit when needed.

The company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments, and is at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment options for today and cutting edge forms of payment for the future.  It also issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers and the British Government. Barclaycard partners with a wide range of organizations across the globe to offer their customers or members payment options and credit.

Barclaycard operates in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle and Far East.

For further information about Barclays, please visit


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