Senior Vice President, Sales and Strategy
Bill Nichols has spent most of his career in payments & technology. He is an accomplished, results driven, global sales and marketing executive with experience in strategic marketing, sales, operational leadership and new product initiatives in the highly competitive payment industry.
His broad base of experience extends to strategy development, general management and execution in high growth segments. Well versed across the payments segment, he has an extensive background both in the U.S. and international markets.
Currently serving as SVP Sales and Strategy at Sound Payments he has held several executive positions most recently as President & CEO for AnywhereCommerce.
Prior to his current role he also served as a SVP of International Market Development & Strategic Sales, with First Data. He held various positions at VeriFone as SVP & GM Asia Pacific, VP Global Product Marketing, VP & GM Emerging Markets, Latin American and the Caribbean. Other positions held include Senior Strategy Consultant at Gemini Consulting, Business Consultant at Shared Financial and Business Analyst at First Interstate Bancorp.
In his spare time Bill has served as a guest lecturer and board member for Junior Achievement of South Florida, a philanthropic organization dedicated to financial and entrepreneurial literacy to elementary and high school students.
During his tenure at Verifone, he served on the ETA Leadership Committee and has also advised boards at Valorem and CardProz two start-ups operating in the Latin American fintech sector.
Bill lives in South Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from California State University at Los Angeles; a Master of Science in Systems Management from the Viterbi School of Engineering, and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business both from the University of Southern California. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.