As FIS turns 50, CEO talks about the history and future of the Jax-based fintech leader

(courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) Jacksonville-based Fidelity National Information Systems (NYSE: FIS) is celebrating its 50th year in business. The financial technology company, founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, brought in $2.1 billion in its most recent fiscal year and boasts more than 20,000 clients across more than 130 countries. The Fortune 500 company moved from … Continue reading As FIS turns 50, CEO talks about the history and future of the Jax-based fintech leader

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Wells Fargo layoffs coming: Bank promises to cut 10 percent over 3 years

(Courtesy of cbsnews.com) Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank said, which will result in thousands of job losses at the nation's third-largest bank. Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Tim Sloan made the announcement to employees on Thursday. The bank currently employs … Continue reading Wells Fargo layoffs coming: Bank promises to cut 10 percent over 3 years

Vystar employee indicted for embezzlement of $5.4 million

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) A former Vystar Credit Union employee, Duane Allen Sikes, has been arrested and accused of perpetuating a "fraudulent scheme to misappropriate $5.4 million," according to an indictment filed Aug. 30 in U.S. District Court. Sikes was a mailroom employee in the credit union's Jacksonville headquarters from 1994 through 2017. He allegedly … Continue reading Vystar employee indicted for embezzlement of $5.4 million

Jax-owned company makes three acquisitions in Virginia

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) Meridian Waste, a non-hazardous solid waste services company, has acquired three Virginia-based companies. The acquisitions were fueled by Warren Equity Partners, a Jacksonville Beach-based private equity firm. Georgia-based Meridian acquired Bob's Refuse Service, New River Container and Resource Management Group, all of which will now operate under Meridian Waste/CFS Group … Continue reading Jax-owned company makes three acquisitions in Virginia

Ameris: Mentoring key to retention, engagement, development 

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business News) Jennifer Garizio, learning and development director at Ameris Bank At Ameris Bancorp (Nasdaq: ABCB), the most promising talent are nominated for a nine-month mentorship program with top executives. The program, MentorAmeris, is the top-level mentorship program of a bank that mentors employees from day one. “We want to attract and … Continue reading Ameris: Mentoring key to retention, engagement, development 