Petroleum Card Services (PCS), a premier provider of payment processing solutions geared specifically for independent petroleum and convenience store owners, announced the addition of industry veteran, Pete Embs, as Vice President and Business Unit Head. A seasoned payments professional with more than 14 years of experience, Embs will have overall responsibility for the business, overseeing sales, operations and day-to-day management. He will report to Robert Purcell, CFO, iPayment, Inc., PCS’s parent company.
“PCS is coming off a record sales year in 2016, and we must ensure that we continue to support this important business unit with the best resources to fuel growth,” said Purcell. “Adding Pete as Business Unit Head compliments the incredible team of dedicated professionals already in place and positions PCS for accelerated growth and ongoing scalability.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with the PCS team for the past five years, and I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to now lead this business unit and help drive incremental growth and overall success,” said Embs. “We have incredible momentum right now, and we are all confident that we will continue to capitalize on our key differentiators and personalized service and support to attract new partners and customers.”
Embs previously served as Director of Revenue and Financial Planning for iPayment, a role he had held since 2012. In that position, he was responsible for a broad array of business management analyses, performance-based reporting and special projects, including working with PCS. He spent the first nine years of his career with WorldPay, holding several positions in and around sales management and finance, including Vice President, Planning and Productivity Management. Embs earned his MBA from Georgia State University and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Virginia Tech.