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President and COO, Global Payments
As the president and chief operating officer of Global Payments, Cameron Bready oversees the company’s worldwide merchant solutions businesses across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America along with worldwide operations, risk management, product and real estate. From 2014 to 2019, Cameron served as our senior executive vice president and chief financial officer and was responsible for the company’s global financial operations, including finance, treasury, accounting, tax, investor relations, internal audit, corporate development, worldwide operations, global real estate and corporate affairs.
Prior to joining Global Payments in 2014, Cameron served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for ITC Holdings Corp., a publicly-traded electric transmission utility, where he was responsible for the company's accounting, finance, treasury and other related financial functions, as well as its corporate development initiatives. Cameron joined ITC Holdings in April 2009 after serving as vice president of finance at Northeast Utilities and, prior to that, senior vice president of Mirant Corporation.
Cameron has been recognized by Institutional Investor as one of "America's Best CFOs" multiple times, by Crain's Detroit Business as "CFO of the Year" and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as “CFO of the Year” in the large public company category. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Transactions Association, the leading trade association for the payments industry. Cameron also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe University and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Pace Academy.