PULSE Promotes Mike Urquizu to Lead Sales and Account Management

Wed Jan 9, 2013 9:45am EST

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HOUSTON--(Business Wire)--
PULSE, one of the nation`s leading debit/ATM networks, promoted Mike Urquizu to
Senior Vice President, Sales and Account Management. Urquizu`s new
responsibilities involve managing and directing the company`s sales and business
development activities. He reports directly to PULSE President Dave Schneider. 

Prior to this promotion, Urquizu was responsible for PULSE`s national financial
institution sales program and managed a team of PULSE sales executives. Urquizu
joined PULSE in 2001 as a sales executive. 

"Mike has played a key role during the past several years in helping to achieve
unprecedented growth for our network and successfully navigating tremendous
change in our industry," said Schneider. "We anticipate a seamless transition as
Mike assumes his new duties." 

The move follows the decision of Leah Henderson to transition from her position
as PULSE Executive Vice President, Sales and Account Management to a special
advisor role also reporting directly to Schneider. 

Urquizu began his career in the payments industry in 1995 with Electronic Data
System`s Consumer Network Services, where he was responsible for sales of EFT
processing and business process outsourcing services in the Midwest region.
Prior to joining EDS, Urquizu worked in Financial Analysis and Bank Operations
for First Chicago`s credit card division. 


PULSE, a Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) company, is a leading debit/ATM
network, serving more than 6,300 financial institutions across the United
States. This includes 4,300 issuers with which PULSE has direct relationships
and more than 2,000 additional issuers through agreements PULSE has with other
debit networks. PULSE links cardholders with ATMs and POS terminals at retail
locations nationwide. Through its global ATM network, PULSE provides worldwide
cash access for Diners Club and Discover cardholders through more than 850,000
ATM locations. The company also is a source of electronic payments research and
is committed to providing its participants with education on emerging products,
services and trends in the payments industry. For more information, visit

Patty Sendelbach, 832-214-0395
DPK Public Relations
Daniel Keeney, 832-467-2904

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