Michael Hayford

Chief Executive Officer

Michael D. Hayford is Chief Executive Officer of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR). He is leading the enterprise technology provider’s transformation to a software-led, as a Service company.


Mike joined NCR in 2018 and launched the 138-year-old company’s digital transformation, establishing a customer-first culture focused on innovation. He has created a clear vision for the future of NCR, focusing on addressing the fundamentals of running stores, restaurants and self-directed banking. He values transparency, regularly sharing NCR’s strategy, vision and progress with the marketplace, with a focus on creating happy customers and engaged employees that fuel NCR’s success.


Prior to NCR, Mike served in several C-suite financial technology roles. He was Chief Financial Officer and corporate executive vice president of FIS, a Fortune 500 financial technology company, from 2009 until 2013. He served as president and Chief Operating Officer of Metavante Technologies, Inc., where he led a successful merger with FIS, creating the world’s largest financial technology company.


In August 2022, Mike was appointed to the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises the White House on how to reduce physical and cyber risks and improve the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors. He also serves on the Atlanta Police Foundation’s Public Safety First Cabinet, is campaign chair of Georgia Music Accord, sits on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and is a member of the Woodruff Arts Center Board of Trustees. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and a bachelor of science in accounting and computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.


Mike previously served as a director of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc., an IT services company specializing in web hosting; on the board of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, where he chaired the Audit Committee; and on the University of Wisconsin-La Cross Foundation.