Tom Bell, Board Member
Tom joined Merchant e-Solutions from Capellas Partners, a strategic advisory firm working with technology-driven companies, where he served as a managing partner.
Prior to joining Capellas Partners, Tom served as CEO of Bank of America Merchant Services (a joint venture between First Data and Bank of America). In this role he lead the formation of the joint venture creating the 2nd largest merchant acquirer in the US. Prior to this role, he served as Executive Vice President of strategy and business development for First Data and member of the Executive Committee.
Tom joined First Data from Accenture, where he served as a managing partner in the communications and high tech practice and spearheaded the company’s media and entertainment practice in North America. Throughout his career at Accenture he managed many of Accenture’s largest relationships including BellSouth, Compaq Computer, Samsung Electronics, Nokia, NFL, and Harrah’s Casinos.
Tom possesses extensive industry and professional experience, including mergers and acquisitions, business transformation/supply chain reengineering, electronic commerce, sales force effectiveness, relationship marketing, enterprise applications development, off-shoring and business process management.
Tom is also a board member of the American Transaction Processors Coalition and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Auburn University.