Wilmington, Del., June 24, 2015 - Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, has appointed Curt Hess as Interim CEO. Hess will report to Barclaycard Interim CEO Amer Sajed, providing leadership and direction to the U.S. team and representing the business on the Barclaycard Executive Committee.
Hess, a well-respected financial industry leader, has more than 25 years of experience in credit cards, finance, treasury, retail banking, consumer lending, risk and control.
"Curt brings a wealth of experience to our U.S. operations," said Amer Sajed, who stepped up as Barclaycard Interim CEO in May, having been CEO for Barclaycard US since 2010. "Under his interim leadership, Barclaycard US will further strengthen its ability to support Barclaycard's global strategy and deliver continued success in serving our customers' and partners' needs."
Hess has been with Barclays for eight years, most recently holding the position of Chief Financial Officer for Personal and Corporate Banking in London. He has also served as CEO and CFO for Barclays Europe Retail and Business Banking, CFO for Barclays Africa Retail and Business Banking and CFO for Barclaycard. Prior to joining Barclays, Hess held executive positions in the U.S. at Citi and Bank of America.
"Barclaycard US is an innovator in the global payments industry and I am thrilled to be using my breadth of expertise to lead the team as we expand and create new lending and credit card businesses," said Hess. "I look forward to working closely with Amer and the Barclaycard Executive Committee to continue the strong momentum of the business."
About Barclaycard US
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US is the fastest-growing top 10 U.S. credit card issuer. The company creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the nation's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. The business also issues its own Barclaycard branded credit cards: Barclaycard Ring, Barclaycard Rewards, and the Barclaycard Arrival product series. For more information on Barclaycard please visit BarclaycardUS.com