Paul Waltz

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Paul Waltz

President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul’s involvement with SHAZAM began in 1999 when he joined the SHAZAM / ITS, Inc. board of directors. He participated on the board’s executive committee for 10 years and served as board chairman from 2009 to 2012. In 2014, Paul was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of SHAZAM / ITS, Inc. He’s since been named president and chief executive officer.

Prior to joining SHAZAM, Paul was chief operating officer at First American Bank in Clive, Iowa, from 1999 to 2014 and was senior vice president at AmerUs Bank in Des Moines from 1996 to 1999. He served in several positions, including vice president, at Council Bluffs Savings Bank in Council Bluffs, Iowa, from 1980 to 1996.

Paul has served on industry boards for the Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation and Southwest Iowa AIB. He was also the founding president of the Progressive Bankers of Southwest Iowa. Paul has served on the boards of several civic organizations, such as Johnston Dollars for Scholars, Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines and the Sertoma Club. He’s been active with Habitat for Humanity, United Way and Boy Scouts of America. Paul is also an alumnus of Leadership Council Bluffs and Leadership Des Moines.

Paul majored in finance at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Posted By This Team Member

  • Regulation II has a direct bearing on your transaction costs and net interchange income. Changes may be coming!

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    SHAZAM has long advocated for dual-routing requirements because they keep the playing field level and foster an environment where community financial institutions can compete and thrive. A message from Paul Waltz, SHAZAM president and CEO, about proposed changes to Reg II.

  • SHAZAM's 45th anniversary highlights the importance of membership

    posted by Paul Waltz on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    As president and CEO of SHAZAM, I'm proud to share with you that we're celebrating our 45th year in the financial services industry. What began as a small company with just a few employees in 1976, has grown into a well-respected team of more than 500 professionals.

  • SHAZAM celebrates Community Banking Month and the many relationships we've built

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    April is Community Banking Month, and a time SHAZAM reflects on and celebrates the personal, long-term relationships we've built nationwide. We're a full-service provider dedicated to our clients. Since the beginning of the year, we've welcomed 20 financial institutions to the SHAZAM circle of products and services.

  • SHAZAM Acquires Digital Filing Solutions, Adds FileX Solution To Enhance Core Product Suite

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    Exciting SHAZAM news to share with you as we add to our portfolio of services. On March 1, SHAZAM acquired software company Digital Filing Solutions (DFS), developer of FileX, an all-in-one software solution for document imaging and management.

  • The value of membership at SHAZAM

    posted by Paul Waltz on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    We've all been told membership has its advantages, and at SHAZAM it really does. As the nation's only independent, member-owned and controlled financial services provider, that makes us different. Let me tell you how and then you'll understand why your financial institution should consider membership at SHAZAM.

  • SHAZAM's core values set us apart: integrity and commitment. Committed to you.

    posted by Paul Waltz on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    As we're still coming to grips with the impact COVID-19 is having on our personal and business lives, let's stop and remember we're all in this together. While that phrase may seem a little overused, at SHAZAM we mean it. Our message is clear - we are here to help!

  • Federal Reserve's FedNow Service will offer faster payments solutions

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    In August, the Federal Reserve announced it will develop a new round-the-clock real-time payment and gross settlement service. FedNow Service will enable financial institutions of every size to offer their accountholders a way to move money in real time between other people and businesses.

  • The value of membership

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    SHAZAM is a member-owned and controlled financial services provider. That makes us different — but how? And, who cares?

  • April is Community Banking Month

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    During April, the Independent Community Bankers Association recognizes community banking. At SHAZAM, our mission is to strengthen community banks and this month we celebrate the relationships we've built.

  • Welcome to SHAZAM Blog

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    The SHAZAM Blog will provide insights and offer advice to maximize the profitability of your card program, protect sensitive information, leverage your core platform more productively and share innovative ways to market your products and services to your community.