As the Electronic Transaction Association embarks on a new chapter under new leadership, the global trade association is honoring 40 payments executives under 40 years of age whose leadership and contributions are reshaping technology and commerce. The 2019 award recipients, chosen from more than 100 nominations in multiple industry sectors, were selected for their professional character and impact on the payments industry, ETA representatives stated.
The ETA Forty Under 40 provides a platform for innovative leaders to engage with ETA members and payments industry stakeholders. This year's honorees will be recognized in the ETA's Transaction Trends magazine and at Transact, the association's annual convention and expo to be held in Las Vegas April 30 to May 2, 2019.
"ETA launched the Forty Under 40 last year to highlight the next generation of payments professionals who are moving the industry forward," said ETA interim CEO Amy Zirkle, noting that the program was instrumental in introducing industry leaders from across the payments ecosystem. "Discover Global Network joined us this year as the sponsor of the program and will help us honor the 2019 class on the evening of May 1st during a special Young Payments Professionals and Forty Under 40 networking reception at TRANSACT," she added.
Kevin Jones, president and chairman of the board at ETA and CEO of Celero Commerce, called 2019's honorees "the leaders who will power the next-generation of payments technology and merchant services."
In thanking the ETA Awards and Recognition Committee, 2019 award recipient Lane Conner, founder and CEO at Fuzse, noted the ETA's second annual Forty Under 40 list showcases leaders who "are game changers, disruptors, and outside-the-box thinkers. This is a group that we are going to look to take us into the next evolution of payments."
Cory Capoccia, president at Womply, complimented the ETA for keeping in step with the ever-changing payments sphere. "Having spent a decade and a half in the payments industry, I've always had a special admiration for ETA as an organization and am humbled to be a Forty Under 40 honoree," he stated. "The payments industry is facing unprecedented change, which brings new challenges and opportunities every day. I'm excited to continue working with our industry partners to make payment data more valuable for small merchants trying to find a level playing field in our increasingly digital world."
"What a prominent group of individuals," said Peter Fitzpatrick, vice president, payment networks, at Agreement Express. "It means a lot to me to be included, and it means a lot to Agreement Express. We're working hard to provide the best toolset in the industry for automating the application process. For me, this honor is evidence that our customers feel we're on the right track."
This year's ETA Forty Under 40 honorees are all listed in this story's electronic version at www.greensheet.com/breakingnews.php?flag=breaking_news&id=2219.
In addition to honoring the ETA's Forty Under 40, the ETA has plenty in store for attendees at Transact 2019 coming up April 30 through May 2 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The opening keynote will be by Jennifer Bailey, vice president internet services at Apple, who was also named one of 2018's Most Creative People in Business. Other special sessions will cover risk, fraud and security, integrated payments, payment facilitators, 22nd century payments, and issues pertaining to the law, as well as startup programming.
"Equip your business with the tools to grow, thrive and survive in the evolving and competitive acquiring space," the ETA stated. "Small merchants are revolutionizing the merchant acquiring industry as they adopt new tools to accept payments and integrated software solutions that bring speed and efficiency to their business operations. This must-attend conference within a conference explores opportunities to define payment products and services that support SMB players."
This is in addition to access to more than 4,000 attendees, 1,000 C-level and senior executives, representatives from more than 500 companies, and seven distinct educational tracks. In addition, Transact is approved for ETA CPP continuing education credits. Credit is earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of electronic transactions industry-related session time, including questions and answers, excluding lunches and breaks. For more information, visit www.electran.org.
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