Petroleum Card Services Announces Key Addition to Leadership Team

March 21, 2017         By: Mike Dautner

PCS has some more news on hand as it has made headway with a new recruit, putting them in a prime position to succeed.

The company, known as a premier provider of payment processing solutions geared specifically for independent petroleum and convenience store owners recently announced the addition of an industry veteran. Pete Embs has been selected as VP and Business Unit Head. He boasts a decorated resume in payments with over 14 years of experience. Pete will be tasked with the business, overseeing sales, operations, and day-to-day management and will report directly to Robert Purcell, CFO of iPayment, Inc., PCS’ 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 Robert Purcell, CFO, iPayment, Inc. “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 Pete Embs, Vice President and Business Unit Head, PCS. “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.”

Pete had formerly served as Director of Revenue and Financial Planning for iPayment, a role he had retained for five years. While in that role, he was responsible for a wide range of business management analyses, performance based reporting and special projects. Some of these assignments included working with PCS as it happens. He spent his first nine years in the industry with WorldPay, retaining several positions revolving sales management and finance-including VP, Planning and Productivity Management.