Dom Morea is Senior Vice President & Head of Gift Solutions at First Data where he is responsible for leading the transformation and growth of the industry’s leading provider of branded stored value solutions. Dom is a veteran of the payments industry where he has focused on the creation and growth of enterprise-level, strategic relationships with many of the world’s largest retail, banking and technology brands. Morea was formerly SVP, Advanced Solutions & Innovation where he was responsible for leading the company’s efforts in pioneering initiatives such as: Mobile Commerce, Loyalty Solutions and heading First Data’s Innovation Labs team. He has led the development of new partnerships and innovative commerce solutions with global companies ranging from iconic brands to start-ups, such as: Apple, Bank of America, Citibank, ExxonMobil, Foursquare, Google, Gyft, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Tim Horton’s, Unicredit Bank and Wells Fargo.
Morea has been with First Data since 2004, when he returned to the company as Senior Vice President of Product & Business Development overseeing product management for the Company’s acquiring business which serves millions of merchants globally.
Before rejoining First Data, Dom was SVP of Strategy & Business Development at Encorus, a mobile payments company. Prior to that, he spent six years with First Data, serving in key product and business development roles including the start-up and growth of First Data’s eCommerce business and leading the development & launch of major acquiring joint ventures with partners such as Chase Merchant Services.
Morea has also held management positions in the brokerage and financial service industry with Credit Suisse and Citibank.
Dom has served on the board of Cardlinx and has previously been a board member or advisor to companies such as: The Smart Card Alliance, ViVOtech, The Red Cross and PNC Merchant Services. Morea has been a featured speaker at a number of payment and mobile industry events, namely: CTIA, Cartes, Money 2020, Mobile Word Congress, NACHA and the NRF’s Big Show and a sought-after subject matter expert in the payments & electronic commerce space.
Dom is a cum laude graduate of Hofstra University and a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business.