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Payments Strategy School

Faculty | Payments Strategy School

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Tony DeSanctis, Senior Director, Cornerstone Advisors

Tony DeSanctis brings more than 20 years of financial services experience to Cornerstone Advisors. As co-lead of the firm’s Payments practice, Tony helps financial institutions optimize their payments businesses. He created and facilitates Cornerstone’s Payments School and works directly with clients to develop custom payments plans and strategies.

Before joining Cornerstone, Tony was senior vice president at Bank of Hawaii, where he managed the relaunch of the bank’s credit card program. During his time at Bank of Hawaii, Tony managed numerous areas, including credit and debit card, dealer indirect lending and mobile banking. Prior to Bank of Hawaii Tony served in management roles at Bank of America and MBNA overseeing operations, technology, marketing, vendor management, call center and finance.

Lindsay Hooks, Director, Cornerstone Advisors

Lindsay Hooks is a director in the Payments and Contract Negotiations practice at Cornerstone Advisors. She employs her expertise to ensure Cornerstone clients gain consistently successful outcomes in their system selections, negotiations and implementations.

Lindsay has led cross-functional teams in retail branches, card implementations and core conversions for more than 14 years. Before joining Cornerstone, she was a principal implementation consultant at FIS, where she managed implementation projects with a concentration in EFT and ATM solutions and EMV issuing compliance for top-tier financial institutions. She started her banking career at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati in a Retail Banking Program.

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