Comdata gets new president

Rodewald out, parent company recruits from competitor

Electronic payment services firm Comdata has named Steve Stevenson its new president, replacing long-time worker Brett Rodewald who left the company last week.

Stevenson joins Comdata from Louisville-based payment processing firm National Processing Co., where he was the chief financial officer. The Georgia State University graduate and Certified Public Accountant received his MBA from Dominican University in Illinois. He has also served as CFO for Elavon, a payment solutions subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp.

Rodewald left the company Feb. 16 to "pursue other opportunities," according to a Comdata spokesman. He had joined the company in 2002 and served as its president since 2007.

“We are extremely pleased that Steve has agreed to lead Comdata,” said Stuart C. Harvey, CEO and president of Comdata parent Ceridian Corp., which announced Stevenson’s new role this morning. “He brings a wealth of payment processing experience to Ceridian, with over 20 years of executive leadership experience in merchant acquiring, payment processing, financial services and banking. Steve’s ability to grow businesses and his experience in leading global payment operations will be important assets in his new role.”

Comdata, based in Brentwood, enables more than $23 billion in fleet card, credit card, pay card and virtual card transactions for more than 25,000 customers annually.