Meet the Payments University Team
Tony DeSanctis, Senior Director, Cornerstone Advisors
Tony is a 20+ year seasoned senior financial services executive with a track record of managing product, operational and analytical organizations, re-engineering processes, launching products, optimizing customer relationships and generating incremental revenue. He brings an extensive background in product management, sales strategies, existing customer marketing and customer retention.
His prior experience includes 6 years as SVP of Credit Card, Mobile Banking and Dealer Indirect Lending at Bank of Hawaii. Additionally, he held the role of Contact Center Transformation Executive, Consumer Bank and Card Marketing Operations Director, Customer Marketing.
Tony has a BS in Business Finance from the University of Maine and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
Kathy Pearson, PhD, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania; president, Enterprise Learning Solutions
Kathy is a strategist, systems thinking expert, and authority in decision making. She is president and founder of Enterprise Learning Solutions, a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and has served as an adjunct associate professor in the Operations and Information Management Department at the Wharton School, both at the University of Pennsylvania.
An award-winning educator, Kathy works extensively with mid- to senior level executives, including high potentials and executive teams, teaching on a variety of topics including Critical Thinking, Strategic Agility, Change Management and Strategic Execution.
Kathy received her BS degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her MS degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. in industrial engineering (concentration in statistics) from Northwestern University.