Lee A. Kennedy is the chairman of the board of directors for Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), which provides mortgage loan processing, as well as mortgage-related information products and outsourcing services for financial institutions, mortgage lenders and real estate professionals. LPS processes more than 50 percent of all U.S. residential mortgages. Lee assumed the role of LPS’ chairman in March 2009.
Lee is also president and chief executive officer of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE: FIS), named the world's number-one technology provider to the financial services industry in the 2007 Annual FinTech 100 rankings; and listed number 58 on Business Week’s Information Technology 100. FIS is a leading provider of outsourced products and services to clients in more than 80 countries worldwide. FIS has processing and technology relationships with 40 of the top 50 global banks, including nine of the top 10.
Mr. Kennedy joined FIS in February 2006 as a result of the merger between FIS and Certegy Inc. Prior to the merger, Mr. Kennedy was serving Certegy as its chairman and CEO and from July 2001 to February 2002 as its president and CEO. His previous position was president and chief operating officer of Equifax Inc. and prior to that he held the position of president of Equifax Payment Services, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
In 1972, Mr. Kennedy joined Telecredit and since then has served in numerous managerial positions. From 1990 until 1995, Mr. Kennedy was senior vice president and general manager for Equifax Card Services. Prior to that, he served as president of Telecredit Service Center in Tampa from 1981 until 1990. Telecredit, acquired by Equifax in 1990, became Equifax Check Services and Equifax Card Services. In 1995 the two were combined and Mr. Kennedy was named president of Equifax Payment Services, the new operating unit. During his tenure at Equifax Payment Services (formerly Certegy), Mr. Kennedy built a global services business and also helped pioneer card issuing to community banks and credit unions.
Mr. Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1972 from the University of Tampa. He and his wife, Pam, reside in Jacksonville, Florida. They have three children.