FIS - Female Employee of the Year
Company: FIS, Jacksonville, FL
Company Description: FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.,
Nomination Category: Individual Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Employee of the Year – Business
Nomination Title: Kim Bynan, Banking and Payments IFS Exec Admin
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated employee since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words): Text Redacted For Publication
Serving as a divisional controller for the Emerging Commerce Department and managing capital and development for the FIS Payments Division, Kim Bynan is one of FIS Payments most valuable employees. In the last year, Kim has negotiated vendor agreements and saved more than $5M annually, while reinventing the capital & development process for capital spend - giving executive management transparency into strategic purchases and better tools to manage project selection. She has also contributed to the successful launch of multiple products including the national roll out of real-time rewards redemption at BP stations nationwide, GenNow 2.0, BizNow, Coalition Rewards and Enterprise Interactive Voice Recognition.
Because of her leadership with both the recourse and Strategic Investment Review Board (SIRB) processes, Kim’s team successfully redefined how FIS Payments manages capital expenditure. These efforts significantly reduced confusion and armed FIS executives with data to make informed capex decisions, increased transparency and developed a system to review top-30 reporting. The 2017 SIRB process effectively managed a list of capex requests down to the top 48%. Kim and her team are known for meeting every corporate deadline and consistently exceeding expectations.
Kim also helped facilitate the creation of a prepaid operations book, oversaw decisions made by the capital committee and provided a recommendation for consolidation regarding decisions for APEX, a revolutionary interface being developed to connect multiple payments platforms. Overall, these projects aided in the compilation of key metrics needed to run the business, two capital committee case approvals in round 1 totaling ~$8M in capex spending and valuable insights on the introduction of new and innovative FIS solutions.
Outside of her daily responsibilities, Kim places plenty of importance on mentorship and team development. Kim often says, “It takes a village,” and strongly believes that she would not be able to achieve the success she has without her team. By developing her team to have expertise and confidence to make decisions, it allows Kim to take on more within the organization. She develops her team in many ways including giving them projects that could be a stretch and guiding them along the way. To Kim, there is no better feeling than accomplishing something you thought was out of reach. That feeling of accomplishment is addictive: once she got a taste, she wanted more. Kim wants her team to desire challenge and to reward them for their accomplishments. She has a proven track record of promoting talented individuals. Kim always leads by example, allows team members to join in on meetings and provides experiences for employees to learn how to handle executive conversations.
Overall, Kim Bynan is a model employee. She meets and exceeds tasks set forth by upper management and strives to create opportunities and growth within the organization.
Provide a brief biography of the nominated employee (up to 125 words):
Kim Bynan has a dual role as divisional controller for the Emerging Commerce Department, and manages capital and development for the FIS Payments Division. Kim is an energetic and results-oriented leader with a proven record of execution. She began her career at GE Healthcare as a member of the Financial Management Program which grooms high-potential managers. She graduated that program with honors; one of 7 individuals nationwide to do so. She’s spent the last 11 years at FIS Payments in varying capacity including acquisition integration, financial planning and analysis and divisional controller. She’s a strategic business partner, collaborating with multiple functions to drive results.