COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, today announced that Perry Beberman has been named executive vice president and CFO, effective July 6, 2021. Mr. Beberman joins Alliance Data from Bank of America, where he most recently served as SVP and Finance Executive for the company's Consumer and Wealth Management Lending Products. He succeeds Tim King, who served as Alliance Data's chief financial officer since 2019. In the interim, Ralph Andretta, along with the Company's seasoned financial team, will oversee the Company's financials and investor relations, and ensure a smooth transition pending commencement of Mr. Beberman's appointment in July.
"I am pleased that Perry Beberman will be joining Alliance Data as its chief financial officer, particularly during a pivotal time when our business is undergoing an exciting strategic transformation," said Andretta. "Perry's proven leadership, strong financial acumen and consumer lending expertise will be instrumental in driving Alliance Data's continued financial performance, strengthening our balance sheet, and managing risk to deliver long-term sustainable growth for our shareholders. His extensive experience, enterprise-wide thinking and deep expertise in large, international financial services organizations, paired with his leadership qualities make him an excellent addition to our experienced leadership team.
"On behalf of our leadership team and associates, I would like to thank Tim King for his commitment and contributions to building our Card Services business over the past ten years, and most recently for serving as CFO for Alliance Data," said Andretta.
In his 15+ years with Bank of America, Mr. Beberman has served in leading roles for several business units, including Consumer and Wealth Management Lending Products; U.S. Consumer and GWIM Credit Card; and Personal Loans / Consumer Lending. He joined Bank of America following its acquisition of MBNA, where he had spent more than 17 years in finance leadership roles across strategic planning, forecasting and P&L reporting.
"I am thrilled to join Alliance Data and am both energized and humbled by the opportunity," said Perry Beberman. "As Alliance Data continues on its transformation journey, I look forward to working with the team to deliver on the Company's strategic priorities and oversee our commitment to driving shareholder value."
About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions that measurably change consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its partners create and increase customer loyalty across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. A FORTUNE 500 and S&P MidCap 400 company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Alliance Data consists of businesses that together employ nearly 8,000 associates at 45 locations worldwide.
Alliance Data's Card Services business is a comprehensive provider of market-leading private label, co-brand, general purpose and business credit card programs, digital payments, including Bread®, and Comenity-branded financial services. LoyaltyOne® owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's most recognized loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers. More information about Alliance Data can be found at www.AllianceData.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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We believe that our expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. Forward-looking statements, however, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release, and no assurances can be given that our expectations will prove to have been correct. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors set forth in the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year, which may be updated in Item 1A of, or elsewhere in, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed for periods subsequent to such Form 10-K. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation, other than as required by applicable law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events, anticipated or unanticipated circumstances or otherwise.
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