FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks, and capital markets firms globally. Their employees are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks, and invests by applying their scale, deep expertise, and data-driven insights. They help their clients use technology in innovative ways to solve business-critical challenges and deliver superior experiences for their customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS ranks #241 on the 2021 Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Eric Kraus
VP/GM of Fraud, Risk & Compliance Solutions
Site Executive, St. Petersburg

Eric Kraus is the Line of Business Executive responsible for fraud, risk and compliance solutions within the FIS Payment Solutions group. In this capacity he leads several teams focused on AML, transactional fraud monitoring and overall financial crime risk mitigation. Eric’s team includes risk/fraud analysts, practice managers, consultants, data scientists and industry subject matter experts, all focused on protecting the assets of FIS’ valued client partners.

Eric has been with FIS for more than 20 years and has held various leadership roles within Merchant, Product and Payment Business teams. Since June 2019, Eric has been the FIS Site Executive for the St Petersburg, Florida campus of over 2,000 associates. He has hosted and participated in numerous industry panels and focus groups throughout his career related to data analytics, risk management fundamentals, and strategy optimization.

Eric contributes regularly to industry trade publications and news outlets, is a member of the University of South Florida Advisory Committee for Executive Cyber Security Education and serves on Visa’s Industry Risk Executive Council.

He and the campus community are actively engaged with several local charities such as Feeding Tampa Bay, Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts.