Bisys Group Inc. named automated teller industry veteran Neil P. Marcous group president of marketing and information services.
Mr. Marcous, who spent the last nine years with Electronic Data Systems Corp., effectively succeeds Paul H. Bourke, who steps down this week as president and chief operating officer of Bisys to become head of an energy software company.
In the changeover, the company will not name a president, said chairman and chief executive officer Lynn J. Mangum.
An advocate of expanding the services and features of automated teller machines, kiosks, and other remote terminals, Mr. Marcous was executive vice president of and group manager of EDS consumer network services. He oversaw the expansion of its ATM and debit card processing service from 60 million transactions annually to more than 1.6 billion.
"Neil is a proven builder of businesses," said Mr. Mangum.
At EDS, Mr. Marcous spearheaded such introductions as Z Cash, a cardless wire-transfer system that has been licensed by Western Union; Transaction Alliance, a West Coast electronic funds transfer network; and a home banking and bill payment system used by more than 60 financial institutions.
He oversaw the addition of full-motion video, instant lending, and postage stamps to ATMs.
Mr. Marcous will have responsibility for five Bisys divisions: the TotalPlus core banking system in Cherry Hill, N.J.; Document Solutions, the check imaging unit in Birmingham, Ala.; the networking division in Boston; and two marketing divisions, Creative Solutions in Atlanta and Research Services in the Los Angeles area.
Mr. Marcous joined the board of Little Falls, N.J.-based Bisys in 1994 and shared some corporate history with its executives. In 1977 Bisys' former owner, Automatic Data Processing Corp., acquired a consulting and transaction processing company founded by Mr. Marcous, Massachusetts Automated Transfer System.