Steve Sievert serves as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications for PULSE, a Discover Financial Services company headquartered in Houston, Texas. PULSE is one of the nation�s leading debit/ATM networks. Financial institutions, merchants, processors and ATM deployers across the United States and around the world depend on PULSE�s comprehensive suite of products and services and its commitment to providing exceptional client service, flexibility, security and superior economics. PULSE also is a resource for debit education, research and knowledge drawn from more than three decades of industry experience.Sievert joined PULSE in 2007 and is responsible for managing marketing, communications and public relations activities for the company.� He also oversees the network�s professional development and training programs, and PULSE�s brand-development initiatives. Sievert has more than 25 years of communications and marketing experience, working for both publicly traded and private companies, including Compaq Computer Corporation, Texas Children�s Hospital, US Oncology and Baylor College of Medicine.He serves on the board of directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) Education Foundation and previously served on the board of directors of the Houston chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Sievert began his career as a broadcast journalist in radio and television, and was a sports reporter and columnist at the Houston Chronicle. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in journalism.
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