George Schmelzel

Chief Payment Officer

George Schmelzel leads Zytara’s efforts in developing and advancing the company’s payments capabilities.

George brings to Zytara decades of payment experience with deep expertise in all payment forms including prepaid, debit and both consumer and commercial credit.  Prior to join Zytara, George served as EVP at Santander Consumer USA and held SVP positions at UMB Bank and First National Bank of Omaha. During his career George has developed and operated many co-branded partnerships.  His functional experience includes operations, technology and development and ownership of products and business lines.

George has served as an advisor on many industry committees including Visa’s Credit Issuer Council and the Pulse Network Advisory Group.