Pete Korpady is general manager of the STAR Network, where he oversees a management team focused on STAR�s market leadership in innovation and quality customer experience, developing strategies to deliver the highest levels of acceptance and value for STAR members.Korpady also serves as head of global network management for First Data, where he is responsible for managing the company�s network and processor relationships, compliance activities, routing, and network optimization initiatives. In this role, he leads the team responsible for directing First Data�s interface with network, and processor endpoints for both compliance and new business opportunities including; issuing, acquiring and core switching functions.Prior to his current role, he led First Data�s Financial Services Sales and Relationship management group for North America.� Previous to First Data, Korpady was at Visa Inc., where he managed the global processing team, the VPS joint venture, and helped found Visa�s Debit Processing Service (DPS) operating unit leading its business development staff.� Korpady also had extensive experience supporting STAR and the Regional Debit Networks as a leader in Deluxe Data Systems business development group.� He has a track record in the payments industry of successfully building new ventures and finding new ways meet the needs of various payments stakeholders.Korpady holds a bachelor�s degree in business administration and finance from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.�����
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