Vantiv CFO, Stephanie Ferris, Named as National Silver Medal Winner in 13th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

World's premier business awards recognize Ferris in
“Female Executive of the Year – Business Services Category”

CINCINNATI, Nov. 21 – Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that the company’s CFO, Stephanie Ferris, has been named as Silver Medalist in the Female Executive of the Year – Business Services category in the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women and Women Run Workplace of the Year.

Stephanie Ferris is a leader in the payments industry who has demonstrated an incredible diversity of competencies, which has resulted in significant positive business impact, as well as personal career success and advocacy for women. Leading a team of nearly 200 financial professionals, Stephanie helps ensure Vantiv is positioned for both short-term and long-term success.

Stephanie is also a hands-on, behind the scenes leader, helping women to find opportunities in management. She started two women’s networks – both founded as leadership forums that focused on developing female talent through a company’s executive ranks. In 2012, Stephanie started the Vantiv Women’s Business Network (VWBN). The VWBN is now more than 500 women strong, and is integral in helping women learn networking and leadership skills to advance in their careers.

“I am honored to be recognized by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to be in the company of so many inspirational female leaders from around the world,” said Stephanie Ferris. “It has been an amazing year at Vantiv and I am especially proud of my team for all of the hard work they have devoted to serving our partners and expanding Vantiv’s business lines. This is truly a team win.”

Finalists were chosen by more than 110 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at


Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevie’s recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the second largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, ecommerce, and merchant bank.

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