Head of Acceptance, Central Europe, Discover Financial Services
Keeping Up with the Dynamic Changes in the Payment Ecosystem

About Stephen Dawes
Stephen joined Discover Financial Services in early 2011. He is responsible for expanding acceptance of the Discover Global Network range of cards across all payment channels in the Western European region. This has included the concluding of over 25 agreements with the Region’s largest Acquirers, and resulted in over 250,000 new merchants being enabled.
This focus on building a global acceptance network continues unabated with increasing focus on the Ecommerce channel. Prior to joining Discover, Stephen spent more than ten years in card processing with Barclaycard, Worldpay and Elavon Merchant Services where he worked with some of the largest international cross-border merchant brands in the Region.