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