Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Carr founded Heartland Payment Systems, the nation’s fifth largest payments processor, in 1997.
Under Bob's guidance, Heartland has been named a FORTUNE 1000 company; climbed the rankings from #62 to #5 in the nation and #9 in the world; from 25 to 3,400 employees; from 2,500 to 250,000 business locations and from a portfolio of $0.4 billion in bankcard volume to more than $80 billion.
Bob spearheaded The Merchant Bill of Rights ― a revolutionary public advocacy initiative to promote fair card processing practices on behalf of all business owners. He has been a driving force in the enhancement of payment card security and at the helm of the development of “E3™,” Heartland’s end-to-end encryption technology that is designed to protect cardholder data at rest and in motion throughout the lifecycle of card transactions.
Bob received his Master of Science degree in computer science and his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), as well as an honorary PhD from Lewis University. Bob resides in Princeton, NJ with his wife, Jill.