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With more than 30 years of industry experience, Senior Consultant Peter Palumbo began his career as a settlement agent at a large California Savings and Loan institution where he specialized in cards, ATMs and payments. Next, Peter spent 13 years at EDS’ Consumer Network Services Division (now part of Fiserv). There he was responsible for business development (domestically and globally), and client services management, working as an implementation project manager, account executive and conversion consultant.
Peter accepted the position of vice president of client relations at Concord EFS/Star Network (now First Data). He then transitioned into the home banking industry. He assisted many financial institutions to maximize wallet share, increase customers/members, retain best customers/members, and lower cost ratios via online channels.
At PULSE Network/Discover Financial Services, Peter’s business development responsibilities included bringing on new network and processing clients. He worked with international financial institutions and franchises throughout EMEA and APAC regions for global ATM acceptance of Discover, Diners International and PULSE ATM and debit cards. In 2009, Peter was awarded the prestigious Discover Presidents Plate.
Peter lives in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and gives back to his community, fighting for those he proudly represents. He is a Certified Trained Advocate for Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts Patient Advocacy Network. These nonprofit organizations provide hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Additionally, he serves on the Patient Advocacy Network working with state and congressional legislators.
Pointing to the ups and downs of the San Francisco 49ers as proof, Peter is not a fair-weather fan. If he needs a lift after a loss, he turns on The Eagles and sings along.Meet other consultants on the Samaha team