Gary Conroy

Gary Conroy, Managing Director, Realex Payments

Realex Payments, a division of Global Payments and one of Europe’s leading payment solution providers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Conroy as Managing Director. The announcement follows the recent acquisition of Realex Payments by Global Payments.

Gary joined Realex Payments in 2005 and he has been a key part of driving the success of Realex Payments. Most recently Gary served as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, where he managed all customer-facing aspects of the business across sales, marketing, and operations.

Speaking of his new appointment, Mr. Conroy commented,

“Realex Payments is now part of the Global Payments family, at the core of a truly international ecommerce strategy now extending across 29 countries.”

“I look forward to working with our customers and staff to realise the enormous opportunities that present themselves in the journey ahead.”

Colm Lyon, founder of Realex Payments said,

“Gary joined Realex Payments as employee number 14. Since then he has helped scale the company to 170 employees, growing the business from 500 to 12,500 customers during a period of 35% transaction volume growth year-on-year.”

“Now, with the opportunities afforded by Global Payments, there couldn’t be a better pair of hands to steer Realex Payments to even greater success.”

Gary will continue to work out of Realex Payments Dublin headquarters.

About Global Payments

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our partnerships, technologies and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 4,300 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 Company with merchants and partners in 29 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil.

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About Realex Payments

Realex Payments is one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing online payment gateways, processing in excess of €28bn per annum on behalf of 12,500 clients. Over the past decade, Realex Payments has have established a strong reputation amongst the industry and our customers for our expertise, payments knowledge and dedication to excellent customer service. Our clients include Virgin Atlantic, Paddy Power, The AA and Realex Payments was founded by award winning entrepreneur Colm Lyon in 2000.

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Realex Payments

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