D. Hayford

Founder, Senior Advisor

Mike Hayford was a driving force behind the development of FIS, one of the most successful financial technology companies in history, having served in a wide range of technical, operational and executive capacities throughout his 25-year career.

Mike is President and Chief Executive Officer of NCR Corporation. Previously, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Executive Vice President of FIS, Fortune 500’s #1 financial technology company from 2009 until 2013. As the President and Chief Operating Officer of Metavante Technologies, Inc., Mike led the successful completion of Metavante’s merger with FIS to create the world’s largest financial technology company. Mike was instrumental in building Metavante from a $93 million annual revenue company into the global leader of financial technology—with over $6 billion of annual revenue.

Previously, he served as Metavante’s CIO, CFO, head of product development, and head of corporate development, and led the company’s successful carve-out from a bank holding company and IPO in 2007. During his tenure, Mike led a significant number of acquisitions, public offerings for equity sales and debt raising, and led teams to innovate and build technology.

Mike Hayford was a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business and a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.