TNS is committed to delivering superior service and world-leading payments, financial services and telecommunications solutions to many of the most prestigious companies in the world.
Since 1990, TNS has been a preferred supplier of networking and integrated data services to many leading organizations in the global payments and financial communities, as well as a provider of extensive telecommunications network solutions to service providers.
TNS manages some of the largest real-time data communication networks in the world, enabling industry participants to simply, securely and reliably interact and transact with other businesses, to access the data and applications they need, over managed and secure communications platforms. TNS’ existing footprint supports millions of connections and provides access to critical databases. TNS’ network securely blends private and public networking to enable customers to utilize a single connection for “one-to-many” and “many-to-many” connections over a global platform.
TNS is a privately held company with a healthy balance sheet and a loyal customer base that includes some of the largest global blue-chip companies in the world. Many of the world’s leading companies continue to count on TNS as their primary provider of a range of managed infrastructure, networking and communication services, enabling them to expand regionally, nationally and globally.
Since its launch, TNS has helped the customers and communities of interest connected to its networks to evolve from legacy to leading-edge technologies. Today the company provides a full range of services from dedicated connections to managed IP network solutions, providing local support and global reach to medium and large enterprises and service providers.
We provide services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions with our reach extending to many more.
We monitor our network 24x7x365 through Network Operating Centers in the USA, UK and Australia and maintain additional network management capabilities and operations in many other countries around the world.
We operate some of the largest real-time, mission critical global networks in the payments, telecommunications and financial services industries.
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Transaction Network Services is led by a team of world-class executives, chosen for their experience and ability to adapt our products and services as well as execute strategies to meet the unique needs of our customers around the globe.
Mike Keegan is TNS’ Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for setting the global direction for the company and for making strategic decisions to ensure sustainable growth. In his role, he oversees the network, operations, sales, development and product groups which deliver solutions to thousands of financial organizations, telecommunications providers and retailers in over 60 countries. Mike’s broad remit also includes responsibility for the administrative functions at TNS, including finance, legal, HR and compliance.
Dennis Randolph is TNS’ Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and oversees TNS' financial operations teams around the world. He is responsible for ensuring financial compliance in the countries TNS operates in and setting the organization’s financial strategy, including long-term investments, internal control processes and budgeting. He also supports larger structured contracts.
As Chief Network Officer, Mark Cole leads a global team responsible for the network and services provided to TNS' customers around the world. His group ensures the design, planning, implementation, maintenance and customer service for TNS' global payments, financial and telecommunications networks.
Jim McLaughlin is TNS’ General Counsel and Secretary. He oversees a team providing legal advice to TNS globally in areas such as contracts, employment, regulatory, intellectual property and acquisitions. In addition he is responsible for the corporate secretary function.
His role also includes leadership of TNS' HR functions, including coordination of recruiting, benefits, performance management, training and employment policies and procedures.
Bill Versen is President of the Communications Market business as well as TNS’ Chief Marketing Officer. As global head of the Communications Market he is responsible for sales, product development, product management and the go-to-market strategy. In his role as Chief Marketing Officer, Bill oversees TNS’ marketing, public relations, digital efforts and brand presence.
Kristen Lenz is the Chief People Officer at TNS. Kristen is responsible for TNS’ global HR organization including HR business partners, compensation, recruitment, benefits, performance management, talent development, and training. Additionally, Kristen and her team partner closely with business leaders to enhance and build leadership and organizational capabilities and drive transformational change initiatives.
As Global Managing Director of TNS’ Payments market, John Tait is responsible for identifying and driving growth across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. He works closely with the senior regional management teams, as well as TNS’ corporate leadership group, to set the company’s Payments strategy. He is focused on working to meet the unique requirements of TNS customers, employees and shareholders.
Tom Lazenga is the General Manager for TNS’ Financial Markets business and is tasked with setting strategy and driving growth for that business which is relied on by financial market participants globally. Tom has held responsibilities across finance, operations, product, sales and strategy, and this extensive cross functional experience ensures he can provide a unique perspective on TNS and the financial markets industry as a whole.
Umer Ayub is the Chief Risk Officer at TNS. Reporting to the CEO, Umer manages the company’s compliance and operational risk functions at a global level. He is based in London and has designed and implemented TNS’ global framework to manage compliance with PCI DSS, SSAE18, ATM scheme and ISO standards, and the applicable privacy regulations including GDPR and CCPA.
Kent Kling is the Chief Security Officer for TNS and is based at the company’s headquarters in Reston, US. Within his role, Kent is responsible for the development, implementation and management of TNS’ security strategy and programs. He leads a global, results-oriented team of security professionals who are entrusted with various processes to reduce risks, respond to incidents and limit exposure to security vulnerabilities.
TNS founded in the USA to provide services to the POS industry
TNS Telecom Services Division launched
International offices launched in the UK, Canada & Ireland & TNS' Financial Services Division launched
Acquired AT&T's Transaction Access Service (USA)
Offices opened in Australia, France and Japan. Processing Services launched in the UK. Acquired by PSINet
Office opened in Spain
Management, in conjunction with GTCR Golder Rauner LLC, bought back TNS from PSINet
Office opened up in Italy
Acquired Openet (Italy) and Transpoll Offline (UK)
NYSE listing of TNS Inc
Acquired Connect Ro (Romania)
Offices opened in India, Thailand and South Korea. Acquired Comms XL (UK), InfiniRoute Networks Inc. (USA), Sonic Inc. (USA) and JPG Telecom SAS (France)
Dialect Payment Technologies acquired (Australia)
Offices opened in Hong Kong and Singapore
Acquired Verisign's Communication Services Group (USA) and Calypso (Canada)
TNS acquires Cequint (USA)
Office opened in Taiwan. TNS acquired by Siris Capital Group LLC in a take-private transaction
Received investment from KOCH Equity Development LLC
Offices opened in Malaysia and Philippines
Acquired ADVAM (Australia)
TNS acquires Link Solutions (Brazil) NetXpress (Chicago) OpSiSe (France) R2G (Chicago)
TNS is acquired and becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries