President and Chief Executive Officer
Cameron Bready – president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Global Payments – is an experienced global business leader who has served in a variety of top leadership roles at public companies over his nearly 30-year career. Most recently, he was president and chief operating officer for Global Payments, overseeing the company’s worldwide merchant solutions businesses across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, along with worldwide operations, risk management, product and real estate. From 2014 to 2019, Cameron served as the company’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Prior to joining Global Payments in 2014, Cameron served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for ITC Holdings Corp., a publicly-traded electric transmission utility, where he was responsible for the company's accounting, finance, treasury and other related financial functions, as well as its corporate development initiatives. Cameron joined ITC Holdings in April 2009 after serving as vice president of finance at Northeast Utilities and, prior to that, senior vice president at Mirant Corporation.
Cameron has been recognized by Institutional Investor as one of "America's Best CFOs" multiple times, by Crain's Detroit Business as "CFO of the Year" and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as “CFO of the Year” in the large public company category. He is a member of the board of directors of Crawford & Company®, the world’s largest publicly-listed independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions. Cameron also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Electronic Transactions Association, the leading trade association for the payments industry; chairman of the board of trustees of Oglethorpe University; member of the board of trustees of Pace Academy; and member of the board of directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Cameron holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. He and his wife, Mary, live in Atlanta with their three children.