TransFirst Appoints Paulette Sasso to Chief Human Resources Officer

Hauppauge, New York (June 23, 2015) – TransFirst®, a leading provider of transaction processing services, announces the addition of Paulette Sasso as Chief Human Resources Officer. 

In this role, Sasso will use her years of experience and proficiency in HR strategy and execution, talent acquisition and development, succession planning, organizational design and effectiveness, mergers and acquisition integration and culture alignment, rewards and compensation, and employee relations to expand and enhance TransFirst’s corporate development.

“This is an exciting time for TransFirst,” said Sasso. “We currently have many open positions for which we will be recruiting and training the best talent. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to support TransFirst’s vision to achieve our goals as a high-growth company.” said Sasso.

Prior to joining TransFirst in 2014 as Chief Human Resources Officer, Sasso led the human resources function for Vantiv and played a critical role in the company’s transition from a privately-held company to a public company with a market capitalization of approximately $4.5 billion. Sasso also spent over 12 years in senior executive human resources positions at First Data Corporation, including serving as the interim chief human resources officer for the overall corporation, which had approximately 35,000 employees.

Prior to First Data, Sasso led the HR integration efforts for the privately-held Card Establishment Services, which was purchased by First Data and became the foundation for First Data Merchant Services. Her efforts helped the business grow into a major player in the credit card processing and acquiring industry.

About TransFirst, LLC

A leading provider of secure transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies, TransFirst offers innovative products and services designed with financial institution, independent sales organization, healthcare, e-commerce, integrated partners, government and merchant customers’ unique needs in mind. By collaborating with our customers and utilizing strong industry knowledge, we can help them grow their businesses. Founded in 1995, TransFirst continues to attain significant market share and world-class expertise in growing and profitable industry segments. Built on a platform of personal service, customer commitment and flexible pricing, TransFirst is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, and has operations facilities in Aurora, Colorado; Broomfield, Colorado; Franklin, Tennessee; and Cypress, California. For additional information, please call 800.745.2659 or visit



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