Heartland Payment Systems recently named Samir Zabaneh as its chief financial officer.
Zabaneh will be responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction for Heartland’s finance department, including reporting, treasury, taxation, and corporate planning and development, as well as investor relations.
Additionally, Zabaneh will worked directly with Heartland’s CEO and senior management in developing innovative business solutions and strategies to ensure that corporate objectives are achieved.
â€œSamir has proven his outstanding skills as a financial and business leader with many organizations, most recently in our industry,”Â Chairman and CEO of Heartland Robert O. Carr said. “Heartland is very pleased to welcome him to our company. We are confident that Samirâ€™s sound financial management skills will help drive Heartlandâ€™s business growth and success in the coming years.â€
Zabaneh served as chief financial and strategy officer and chief operating officer at Moneris Solutions Corporation prior to joining Heartland. He has also held various leadership roles with Fortress Investment Group, Q9 Networks, Inc., CIT/Newcourt Capital, Inc., PWC, and Ernst & Young.
He is a graduate of Boston’s Northeastern University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He also holds a meter of science degree in finance from Boston College and an MBA degree from Suffolk University.