Spencer Lewis joins Paragon Application Systems
Payments industry professional joins team as strategic accounts executive to address continuing testing revolution in financial services
HOLLY SPRINGS, NC (September 8, 2016) — Paragon Application Systems (Paragon), an independent testing services provider, has tapped Spencer Lewis for the position of strategic accounts executive. In his new role, Lewis manages Paragon’s large clients and prospects including leading financial institutions, major interchanges, software providers and payment processors. He helps each of these organizations to establish a next generation testing strategy based on automated, continuous testing solutions that improve efficiencies, lower costs and increase code coverage.
“Spencer is a knowledgeable and passionate professional, who brings an impressive amount of experience within the ATM and payments industry,” said Jim Perry, CEO of Paragon. “His addition to our team will enable us to support the growing number of clients and prospects who are revolutionizing their testing practices to address the dynamic conditions and continuing growth in the financial services industry. Proven strategists and relationship managers like Spencer provide the support we need to keep clients ahead of the curve as they seek to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”
Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in the payments industry. He built a strong reputation with several of his Paragon peers during twelve-year tenure at ACI Worldwide, where he was responsible for the sale of Electronic Financial Transaction (EFT) software throughout the central U.S. Lewis also was partner acquisition manager for WEX Inc. where he built new partner relationships for co-branded, MasterCard-issued fuel and trade credit programs. In addition, he was a channel manager of strategic alliances for Fleet One, where he worked with financial institutions, associations and Independent Sales Organizations to provide card, electronic payment authorization, billing and financial settlement support to businesses with fleet cars.
According to Lewis, “Paragon’s investment in providing its customers with industry-leading testing solutions instantly attracted me. The growing sophistication and level of functionality in the ATM and payments infrastructures that leading global organizations depend on to serve their customers is challenging the traditional ways of testing. While manual testing remains the norm, quality is at risk and time to market compromised. Paragon’s development of solutions that leverage automated, virtualized, continuous testing methodologies provides an edge in an industry in need of next gen testing solutions.”
About Paragon Application Systems
Paragon Application Systems is the leading independent provider of simulation, configuration, certification and end-to-end testing solutions for the payments industry. Paragon has enabled more than 600 financial institutions, major interchanges, software providers and payment processors across 90 countries to improve testing quality and reduce time to market. The company’s software and services empower financial services organizations to deliver the services their customers need, when they need them. Visit www.paragonedge.com for more information.