Tony Lista Joins CBORD as General Manager, CBORD Student Advantage

ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CBORD®, the leading provider of cashless card, access control, and food and nutrition management solutions, announced today the addition of Tony Lista to its management team. Mr. Lista will join CBORD as General Manager of CBORD's leading student discount program, Student Advantage. Student Advantage, based in Boston, Massachusetts, delivers value, convenience, and savings to thousands of students on the products and services they use every day.

Lista brings extensive experience in the higher education market to Student Advantage. Recently, he was General Manager for Ellucian, a provider of technology solutions that help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. Previously, Lista held several senior-level positions, improving performance and maximizing growth for a number of large companies including NBT Bank, Washington Trust Co., Staples, Verizon, IBM Global, JP Morgan, and Citibank.

As a member of CBORD's executive management team, Lista will be responsible for the strategic planning and daily operations of the Student Advantage business. "Tony's background and broad experience makes him a perfect fit for Student Advantage," said Larry Delaney, Vice President of CBORD Cashless Solutions. "Tony will further improve operations, provide a greater overall customer experience for our Student Advantage cardholders, and further align the business for continued growth in the college and university space."

"Helping students save money on food, travel, school supplies, and other purchases around campus, online, and nationwide is critical with today's rising higher education costs. I couldn't be more excited about joining Student Advantage and finding more ways to better serve our university customers and their students," commented Lista.

About The CBORD Group, Inc.

CBORD serves colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, corporations, senior living facilities, supermarkets, and a host of other market segments. CBORD's products are used in campus ID card privilege control, access control, integrated security, housing services, food service, catering, nutrition services, online ordering, and other institution-wide activities. Founded in 1975, The CBORD Group serves more than 6,000 clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia. To learn more about CBORD, visit

The CBORD Group, Inc. operates as a unit of Roper Industries, Inc., a diversified growth company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, transportation, medical, education, and SaaS-based information networks.

CONTACT: Cindy McCall Vice President of Marketing T: 607.330.7557 F: 607.257.1902 Email: clm2@cbord.comSource:The CBORD Group, Inc.