The processor Total System Services has named Tom Boyer as president of its direct acquiring business.

Boyer will be responsible for managing direct-to-merchant sales, operations and consumer support for both national and small business accounts at the Columbus, Ga., company.

He most recently served as senior vice president of portfolio management at Bank of America Merchant Services.  Boyer also previously held senior-level roles at U.S. Bancorp's Elavon, a merchant services business based in Atlanta.

"Tom brings a great depth of business development, sales and P&L experience to this role at TSYS Merchant Solutions," said Mark Pyke, president of the company's merchant services unit, in a Jan. 5 press release.

In his new role, Boyer will report directly to Pyke.

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