Nitro Mobile Solutions Welcomes Cathy Pettis as Vice President, Financial Services

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Nitro Mobile Solutions announced today its new Vice President of Financial Services, who will continue Nitro's growth in the financial services industry.

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"Having Cathy onboard as part of the Nitro team not only signals our deep commitment to the credit union industry, but also to the broader financial services industry as a whole." -Pete Slade, CEO

Nitro Mobile Solutions, a leader in mobile banking solutions, announced today that Cathy Pettis, a well-regarded financial services industry professional, has joined the team as Vice President of Financial Services.

Pettis brings more than 40 years of experience, leadership and knowledge in the financial services industry and as a member of the executive management team, she will help further accelerate Nitro’s growth in the financial services sector. Most recently, Pettis was senior vice president at League and Service Corporation.

“Nitro experienced tremendous growth in 2013, specifically in the number of credit union customers and partners we’ve attracted. Having Cathy onboard as part of the Nitro team not only signals our deep commitment to the credit union industry, but also to the broader financial services industry as a whole,” said Pete Slade, CEO of Nitro Mobile Solutions.

Pettis has extensive knowledge of financial innovation and its applicability to banking. She joins Nitro after 17 years at LSC, where she served as SVP of Operations, Product Development and Innovations. Pettis has also spearheaded many of LSC’s strategic and technology initiatives, including the recent decision to provide mobile pre-paid debit card services to LSC’s 3,000 credit union customers.

“While working at LSC, we partnered with Nitro because we recognized that their mobile technology platform, expert staff and vision for mobile products were exactly what we needed to bring mobile products to our credit union customers,” said Pettis. “Now, as part of the team, I’m very excited to contribute directly to Nitro’s success and mission to provide best-in-class mobile banking and financial services solutions.”

While at LSC, Pettis led technology and operation teams in process improvement and efficiency, vendor selection and management, compliance audits, and fraud mitigation programs. She also employed item processing image capture, data warehousing services, ATM switch services, PCI compliance and certification, card operations and compliance. LSC achieved a customer satisfaction rating of 98.9% in 2013.

In addition to her tenure at LSC, Pettis served as a credit union representative on the CUNA’s Payments Committee, NBPCA’s Prepaid Card Association, EMV card association groups, FRB’s Payments and Routing Number Rules Committee, CSCU’s Advisory Committee, and numerous partner advisory groups.

Pettis has previously served as a CUSO liaison to the NCUA and Card Association (Visa and MasterCard) Fraud, and Risk and Security auditors. She also established an Indirect Lending Program and ezLaunch credit card receivables program. Furthermore, she expanded LSC’s footprint of offering credit and debit cards from Illinois into 42 partner states as LSC remained the top service organization in revenues and customer satisfaction.

Pettis is often called upon as an industry expert in payments, EMV, and fraud mitigation. She has testified before the Illinois Financial Services Committee and the Attorney General on behalf of ICUL, and before the Payments Coalition on EFT, PrePaid Card Fees and Disclosures, AFD legislation, and PIN Security. Additionally, Pettis was an active member on CUNA’s Payments Committee.

About Nitro Mobile Solutions    

Nitro Mobile Solutions is a company that specializes in providing mobile banking solutions for regional and community financial institutions, including banks and credit unions. Nitro Mobile Solutions has the innovative technology and industry expertise to get an affordable, turnkey mobile banking solution to customers in less than 30-60 days. The company began with a focus on delivering mobile applications for businesses and still provides mission critical, custom mobile applications for Fortune 50 enterprises. For more information on Nitro, visit

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