management team

Management Team

Management Team

Morgan M. "Mac" Schuessler
Morgan M. "Mac" Schuessler
President & Chief Executive Officer
Morgan M. "Mac" Schuessler Morgan M. “Mac” Schuessler, Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Evertec since April 2015. Schuessler has over 20 years of payment industry leadership experience. He has served as President of International for Global Payments Inc., overseeing business in 23 countries throughout Europe and Asia.

From 2008 to 2012, Schuessler served as Global Payments’ Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Global Payments, Schuessler served in several leadership positions with American Express, Inc. including Vice President, Global Purchasing Solutions with responsibility for managing the company's purchasing card business globally.

Schuessler was previously a member of Visa's Senior Client Council and the UnionPay International Member, the international division of China UnionPay (CUP). He holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School where he currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Dean’s Advisory Board. Additionally, Schuessler serves on the Advisory Board of the Puerto Rico Open, the Island's annual PGA tournament, and is also a member of both Young President's organization (YPO) and Consejo Empresarial de América Latina (CEAL).
Peter J.S. Smith
Peter J.S. Smith
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Peter J.S. Smith Peter J.S. Smith is the Chief Financial Officer of Evertec Prior to joining Evertec in 2015, he served as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) from May 2013 to May 2015. In this role, Smith was FIS’ principal accounting officer responsible for enterprise-wide accounting operations and systems, financial controls and external reporting. From October 2009 to May 2013 Smith served as Senior Vice President and Segment Controller.

Before joining FIS, Smith held finance roles of increasing responsibility at Metavante Corporation from 2005 to 2009 and served as Segment Chief Financial Officer of the Payments Solutions Group of Metavante Corporation from 2008 to 2009.

Prior to joining Metavante, Smith spent seven years in Silicon Valley and served as the Worldwide Sales Controller of Openwave Systems Inc., beginning in June 2002. Before this role he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the San Jose, CA offices.

Smith received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree in taxation from San Jose State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Enrique Candanoza
Enrique Candanoza
President of Processa
Enrique Candanoza Enrique Candanoza is the President of Processa, 65% owned by Evertec, based in Bogotá, Colombia. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing payment methods, electronic channels and financial products. He has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and technology companies.

Candanoza was co-founder of Processa. Previously to his current role, Candanoza was the Technology Vice-president of various financial institutions in Colombia, such as Megabanco (part of Banco de Bogotá) and Cupocrédito.

He obtained his bachelor in Systems Engineering in the Universidad Incca of Colombia and after he studied Public Accounting at Universidad Javeriana. Candanoza was also a finance professor in Universidad Javeriana and currently teaches at CESA.
Rodrigo Del Castillo
Rodrigo Del Castillo
Senior Vice President of Payment Services, Latin America
Rodrigo Del Castillo Rodrigo Del Castillo is the Senior Vice President of Payment Services, Latin America of Evertec As part of this role he is responsible for the business development and commercial management for this region. He has more than 30 years of experience in the development and commercialization of products, information technology services and transactional financial solutions.

Del Castillo is the co-founder of EFT Group. He led the integration of different companies, which concluded with the creation of PayGroup, company with headquarters in Chile, and acquired by Evertec in July 2017.

He has a degree in industrial engineering from Universidad de Santiago and a master degree in business management from the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.
María Gois
María Gois
Senior Vice President of Information Technology (IT)
María Gois María Gois is the Senior Vice President of Information Technology (IT) of Evertec She has more than 25 years of experience in Operating Systems, Capacity Planning, System Development, Project Management and Process Improvement.

Prior to joining Evertec in 2005, Gois worked in Venezuela’s largest Oil and Telephone Companies, PDVSA and CANTV, where she held different IT positions.

Gois was born in Venezuela. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences at Universidad Central de Venezuela, in Caracas.
Paola Pérez
Paola Pérez
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Paola Pérez Paola Pérez is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources of Evertec Previously, she was the Internal Audit Director of Evertec.

She has a strong background in financial and internal audits, internal controls, project management and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. On December 2011, commenced in Evertec with the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Program and coordination of the Internal Audit function. In 2013, Pérez was named Evertec’s Internal Audit Director by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

She obtained her bachelor of science in accounting from Fairfield University in May 2005 and is a Certified Public Accountant since February 2009. She worked in Chartis as an External Reporting Manager of the Latin America Region and in PriceWaterHouseCoopers where she worked as a senior auditor. During her time in PriceWaterHouseCoopers she worked with different public clients from the financial services and healthcare industries. In 2015 she was recognized by Caribbean Business with the 40 Under 40 award.
Carlos J. Ramírez
Carlos J. Ramírez
Executive Vice President Of Sales
Carlos J. Ramírez Carlos J. Ramírez is the Executive Vice President of Sales for Puerto Rico of Evertec Previously, he was the Executive Vice President of Business Solutions of Evertec.

Prior to joining Evertec in 2004, Ramírez was with GM Group. During his 21-year tenure at GM, Ramírez held various senior positions in product and sales management, ultimately serving as the Senior Executive Vice President of Business Development in Puerto Rico.

Ramírez received his Bachelor of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He is a member of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce and the Puerto Rico Sales and Marketing Association. He has received numerous commendations including the Top Management Award in Sales from the Puerto Rico Sales & Marketing Association; the Service Manager of the Year, Metro Region award from the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association; the People to Watch award in 2009 from Caribbean Business.
Juan Rego
Juan Rego
Senior Vice President of Internal Audit
Juan Rego Juan Rego is the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit of Evertec Before assuming this responsibility at Evertec in 2017, Rego worked as Director of Enterprise Risk Management.

Prior to joining Evertec in 2015, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) over 13 years in the Risk Assurance practice, being his last role as Senior Manager in the practice responsible for Risk Management, Business Processes and Internal Control Environment assurance activities within various industries, including Financial Services, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical.

Rego earned a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering at Universidad Tecnologica del Centro (UNITEC) in Venezuela, followed by a Master degree in Networking at Instituto Cibernos in Spain. He holds Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC).
Luis A. Rodríguez
Luis A. Rodríguez
General Counsel Executive Vice President of Corporate Development Strategy
Luis A. Rodríguez Luis A. Rodríguez is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, and General Counsel of Evertec Prior to joining Evertec in May 2015, Rodriguez served as Executive Director at J.P. Morgan’s Emerging Markets Credit Desk in New York.

During his more than 10 years of professional experience in the Puerto Rico, United States and Latin America markets, Rodríguez also served as Assistant Secretary for the Department of Economic Development and Commerce of Puerto Rico, Vice President of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.’s Distressed Products Group and Emerging Markets Latin America Credit Trading Group in New York, and as an associate at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.

Rodriguez possesses a Bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He also holds a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School. In 2016 he was recognized by Caribbean Business with the 40 Under 40 award.
Guillermo Rospigliosi
Guillermo Rospigliosi
Executive Vice President Product, Marketing and Innovation
Guillermo Rospigliosi Guillermo Rospigliosi is the Executive Vice President of Product, Marketing and Innovation of Evertec He has 20 years of experience in the Payments, Financial Services, Innovation, and Technology sectors and is passionate about the connection of commerce and technology.

Rospigliosi held regional Latin American roles in Visa for 11 years. Previous to joining Evertec, Rospigliosi was the Managing Director for Latin America at CyberSource, a Visa subsidiary, where he was responsible for establishing and growing the business. Before Visa, he had previous experiences in Citibank in New York and Banco de Credito in Peru.

Rospigliosi was born in Perú. He graduated from University of Lima with a bachelor degree in Business Administration and holds an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin.
Philip E. Steurer
Philip E. Steurer
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Philip E. Steurer Philip E. Steurer is the Chief Operating Officer of Evertec, in charge of Operations, Transaction Processing, Quality and IT Project Management. He joined Evertec in 2012. Beginning in 2001, Steurer served as Vice President and General Manager at PaySys International. In 1999 he was Unit Manager, Credit Services at Sears Roebuck & Company. In 1995 he joined Electronic Data Systems as Manager, Contract Administration and later as Senior Manager, Card Processing Center, at their African division. Prior to this he was a Bank Examiner at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for four years.

Steurer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance at Notre Dame University in Indiana, followed by a Masters in Finance at Indiana University.
Miguel Vizcarrondo
Miguel Vizcarrondo
Executive Vice President of Payment Services – Puerto Rico and Caribbean, Business Solutions and Merchant Acquiring
Miguel Vizcarrondo Miguel Vizcarrondo is the Executive Vice President of Payment Services – Puerto Rico and Caribbean, Business Solutions and Merchant Acquiring of Evertec. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President of Merchant Acquiring and Payment Processing of Evertec.

Before assuming these responsibilities at Evertec in 2010, Vizcarrondo worked at Banco Popular of Puerto Rico as Vice President of Corporate Banking and as a Portfolio Manager in the Treasury Division of the Bank.

Vizcarrondo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management, with a concentration in Finance, from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is a member of the Puerto Rico Association for Financial Professionals where he is President Emeritus. Vizcarrondo has received numerous acknowledgements including People to Watch 2011 and 40 Under 40 award in 2012, both recognitions from Caribbean Business.