ETA | Electronic Transactions Association

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2017 Attendees

as of June 19, 2017

Name Title Company
Glen Sarvady Managing Principal 154 Advisors
Seth Pelletier Sr. Product Manager, Payment Solutions Aaron's, Inc.
Tommy Marshall Fintech Lead - North America Accenture
Brett Stahura Senior Manager Accenture - Financial Services Accenture
Peter Fitzpatrick Account Executive Agreement Express
Melanie Morgan Senior Account Executive 154 Advisors
Chris Baugher Partner Alston & Bird
Mark Hayward Vice President, Sales Aperia Solutions, Inc.
Morgan Morrison Attorney Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Jeff Gapusan FinTech Catalyst ATDC at Georgia Tech
Pamela Martinsek Client Relationship Manager Avangate - 2CO
Rhonda Hargens Vice President Global Product Marketing BBPOS Corp
Barton Bright General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer BillingTree
Mark Fraker VP of Marketing BlueStar
Michael Mertz Chief Sales Officer CardConnect
Robert Nathan SVP Product CardConnect
Rich Wheeler Director of Integrated Sales CardConnect
Natalia Leonardis Director of Business Development CardFlight
Jaime Arroyo Sales Support Director Castles Technology International Corp.
Lauren Beal Director of Business Development CardFlight
Jim Cain Sales Engineer Castles Technology International Corp.
Geoffrey Cooper Marketing Operations Specialist Castles Technology International Corp.
Andrei Hangan App Developer Castles Technology International Corp.
Kathleen Houseman SVP Sales & Marketing Castles Technology International Corp.
Tara Walker Certification Manager Castles Technology International Corp.
Harry Hargens VP, Business Development Cayan
Peter Scharnell Director, Product Management Cayan
Tom Womble VP of Account Services Cedar Document Technologies
German Gonzalez CTO CenPOS
German Gonzalez-Rivas Head of Technology CenPOS
Christopher Justice CEO CenPOS
Jeremiah Smith VP of Sales
William Dawsey Director of Finance & Payment Services CHETU INC.
Patrick Bragg Senior Lead, Emerging Digital & Social Trends Chick-fil-A
Derek Maxwell Chief Technical Officer Chosen Payments
Richard Scalesse Partner Chosen Payments
James Brown Sr. Business Development Manager CompliancePoint
Megan Garner Business Development Rep CompliancePoint
Mark Carl CEO ControlScan
Jethro Felton EVP, Sales & Business Development ControlScan
Stacey Holleran Director, Corporate Communications ControlScan
Matt Loos Vice President - Strategic Sales ControlScan
Steve Robb President, Managed Compliance Services ControlScan
Jimmy Diaz Product Specialist Credomatic Merchant Services
Jorge Moreno Territory Manager Credomatic Merchant Services
Rod Katzfey VP Sales & Business Development - NA Credorax Bank North America, MALPB
Julius Alexander Head of PayFac and Emerging Markets, Digital Acceptance N.A. Discover Financial Services
Michael Cornell General Manager, Integrated Payments Discover Financial Services
Judy Deuster General Manager, Acquirer Relations Discover Financial Services
Michele Fischthal General Manager Discover Financial Services
Joseph Passareli Senior Manager, Acquirer Relations Discover Financial Services
Sean Arietta Founder & CEO DotDashPay
Joey Mucha Co Founder DotDashPay
Claude Epps VP, North America POS Solutions Elavon
Tom Phillips CIO Elavon
Sandra Blair CEO ellisBlair
Dean Giancola Principle enCharge Consulting, LLC
Stephanie DeLeve VP Sales Major Accounts Equinox Payments
Steven Fortt IT Manager eVance Processing Inc.
Patrick Smith VP & General Manager eVance Processing Inc.
Daniel Suppes IT Consultant eVance Processing Inc.
Dinah Suppes Director of Operations eVance Processing Inc.
Sharolyn Stanton Administration Director EVO Payments International
Carl Cotto Sales Manager ExaDigm, Inc.
Diane Freeman RPO Marketing & Education Manager Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
David Lott Payments Risk Expert Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Keith Melton Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Ernest Rolfson CEO Finexio
Sean Donovan Co-Founder Finix Payments, Inc
Ben Hawksworth CIO, Global Business Solutions First Data
Esther Pigg SVP Product Strategy, FIS FIS
Ernie Buday Vice President, Product Strategy FIS Payments
Lorena Harris VP-Marketing Consultant Fiserv
Scott Greenhut VP, Business Development Forter
Kasia Wichrowska Sr Product Manager Global Payments
Ikela Braggs Senior Project Manager, Mobile Global Payments Inc.
Farrell Bull Global Payments Inc.
Amy Corn SVP of Marketing & Corporate Communications Global Payments Inc.
Zehra Mehdi-Barlas Manager, Public Relations Global Payments Inc.
Tom Randklev Sr. Director, Corporate Product Global Payments Inc.
Gloria Rismondo Senior Product Manager Global Payments Inc.
Karen Rowe Director, Mobile Product and Innovation Global Payments Inc.
Guido Sacchi EVP and CIO Global Payments Inc.
Jeffrey Sloan CEO Global Payments
Dan Schroeder Partner, Information Assurance HA+W / Aprio LLP
Rushi Patel Co-Founder Homebase
George Rice Director HPE
Leza Dabit Sr Business Development Manager HUNTER
Clint Bailey Managing Partner HUNTER Technical
Britt Peeples Account Executive HUNTER Technical
Marc Badalucco Director of Sales IMPACT Payments Recruiting
Nicole Ibbotson General Counsel InComm
Robert Skiba EVP InComm
Naomi Frias Business Development Manager Infinite Peripherals, Inc.
Tom McCole Mobile Commerce Strategy Infinite Peripherals, Inc.
Sabrina Adika Marketing Programs Manager Ingenico Group
Mark Bunney Account Executive Ingenico Group
Gregory Burch Director, Financial Solutions Ingenico Group
Melissa Morris Field & Channel Marketing Manager Ingenico Group
Bob Hudson Regional Applications Mgr Intel Corporation
Kevin Bannon International Payments Processing
Bob Berger Program Management International Payments Processing
Jaclyn Parrott International Payments Processing
Christophe Choquart VP Business Development & Strategic Partnerships IOU Financial Inc
Garry ONeil Owner Iso1st, LLC
Chris Akin VP, National Strategic Accounts JP Morgan Chase
Miriam Blase Vice President, Global Corporate & Investment Bank Sales JP Morgan Chase
Daniel Grijnsztein Executive Director Global Corporate Bank Sales JP Morgan Chase
James Marotta Business Development JP Morgan Chase
Keith Olson Executive Director JP Morgan Chase
Drew Soinski Executive Director - Global Enterprise Solutions JP Morgan Chase
Peter Strickland Executive Director JP Morgan Chase
Paul Tom Vice President, Client Consulting JP Morgan Chase
Garry Turner Vice President, Strategic Technology Alliances JP Morgan Chase
Ryan Allen Intern Kabbage, Inc.
Sam Taussig Kabbage, Inc.
Alexander Kennedy Associate KeyBanc Capital Markets
Thomas Steve Intern KeyBanc Capital Markets
Adam Robinson Chief Growth Officer Level 12
Randy Syring Chief Executive Developer Level 12
Scott Harkey Global Payments Lead Levvel
Kylan Swank Software Developer Living Spaces
Jeff Carrick Director of Sales Mainstream Merchant Services, Inc.
Marce Duran VP of Finance Mainstream Merchant Services, Inc.
Andy Glover VP of Sales Mainstream Merchant Services, Inc.
David Noel Vice President of Technology Mainstream Merchant Services, Inc.
Dana Sills Director of Sales Development Mainstream Merchant Services, Inc.
Jeffrey White Vice President Mastercard Worldwide
Sarah Tourville CEO Media Frenzy Global
Gergory Jacobs Sales Specialist Merchant Cash Group
Tom Bell CEO Merchant e-Solutions
Marcelo Bernal CFO Merchant e-Solutions
Eric Haru EVP of Risk and Compliance Merchant e-Solutions
Bruce Kirst EVP - Sales Merchant e-Solutions
Jorge Lozano VP Credit Merchant e-Solutions
Tchnavia Marie VP Regulatory Oversight and Risk Assurance Merchant e-Solutions
Reese Porter EVP, General Counsel Merchant e-Solutions
Jeff Simko Director, Risk Merchant e-Solutions
Chris Regehr Sales Director Mobile Labs, Inc.
John Morgan Director, Client Integrations Moneris Solutions
Sonny Wooten VP Business Development National Benefit Programs, Inc
Chris Baily Software Engineering Manager National Merchants Association
Michael Farley Product Manager Nationwide Payment
Nick Reising Director - Strategy and M&A NCR
Justin Clay Director, Government Relations North America NCR
Bill VanCuren SVP and CIO NCR
Steven Arthur VP & GM, Payments and Security Industry Solutions Group – Retail & Hospitality NCR
Carrie Staut Director of Business Development NetSpend, a TSYS company
John Grebe SVP - Product Development Newtek Merchant Solutions
Robert Howe AVP Opus Consulting Solutions
Praveen Talapan Manikoth Vice President Opus Consulting Solutions Inc
Bird Blitch CEO Patientco
Devon Chalmers Security Consultant Payment Software Company, Inc.
Alex Morgan Director of Marketing Payscape
Zachary Wing Product Manager Payscape Advisors
Rahul Jain Sr. Director - Services Sales Persistent Systems Inc
Gregg Aamoth Co Founder & CEO
Chris Mills Agent Priority Payment Systems North Atlanta
Michael LeBreux AE PURE
David Durovy Director - Payments Advisory PwC
Jim Russell Partner PwC - PricewaterhouseCoopers
Robert Blair CEO & Founder R W Blair Group
Scott Wells Director - Business Development (Southeast) RCG Global Services
Bob Czaplicki Senior Software Engineer Red Oak Payment Solutions
Jake Moore Vice President of Corporate Development REPAY REALTIME ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS
Amit Chhabra President RevChip
Anand Goel CEO RevealSoft
Chris Hirst Director of Sales RS Software
Leroy Herman Jr. Senior Manager, Assurance Services RSM US LLP
Danny Neal Channel Account Executive Sage Payment Solutions
Damien Balsan Sales Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC
Ron Herman CEO Sionic Mobile
Garrett Land Associate Stanley, Esrey & Buckley, LLP
Greg Michell Attorney Stanley, Esrey & Buckley, LLP
Stephen Kane Senior Executive Officer, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions Sterling Payment Technologies, Inc.
Bill Pittman Sterling Payment Technologies, Inc.
Tony Cooper VP, Strategic Communications Technology Association of Georgia
Larry Williams President/CEO Technology Association of Georgia
Jayme Danielson Program Manager TekStream Solutions
Robby Thayer Sr. Client Manager The Intersect Group
Jim Hilley Vice President ThoughtFocusABC
Logan Driskell Director, Product Management Transaction Network Services, Inc.(TNSI)
George Zirkel Senior Vice President Transaction Network Services, Inc.(TNSI)
Michel Fontaine CEO TransacXion Technologies Inc.
Terrence Crowley CEO TranSEND IT, Inc.
Dennis Hamilton Director of Business Development TransFirst LLC, a TSYS Company
Daniel Sherron Member Tried & True Consulting
Georgina Nelson CEO & Founder TruRating
Derek Schultz Director, Payment Partner Programs Trustwave
Louis Kovacs Senior Terminal Developer TrxServices LLC D/B/A Transaction Services
Loren Sorensen Database Administrator TrxServices LLC D/B/A Transaction Services
Manning Smith Corporate Strategy and Planning Director TSYS
Stephen Kennedy Vice Consul UK Department for International Trade
Francis Limousy Principal Advisor UL
Ali Raza TS Lead Principal Advisor – North America UL
Sherif Samy Managing Director, North America UL
Todd Christensen Director of Channel Management Value Payment Systems, LLC
Ty Hardison Strategy & Partner Development Vantage
Christine Lee President NA Vantiv
Tom Reichart VP Business Development Vantiv
Todd Stone Business Development Executive Vantiv
Blake Rouse Principal Business Development Manager Vantiv Integrated Payments
D. Edward Wilson, Jr. Partner Venable LLP
Tracey Cunningham Sales Coordinator VeriCheck, Inc.
Kwiyoung Baumgarten Director of Public Relations Verifone
Matt Beaty Sales Representative Verifone
Lori Breitzke Consultant Verifone
Chris Cooper Content Manager, Global Communications Verifone
Michele Curtis Verifone
Devika Goel Communications Manager Verifone
Skip Hinshaw VP. Global Relationship Management Verifone
Rebekah Howerton Social Media Manager Verifone
Joe Mach President, North America Verifone
Monica Mitjans Manager North America Tradeshows & Events Verifone
Andy Payment Vice President, Global Communications and Events Verifone
Brent Phillips Director, Product Marketing Payment Services Verifone
Liz Smith Verifone
Michele Herron Vice President, Small Business Solutions Visa, Inc.
Baonhan Pham Customer Service Manager VN-Systems
Kelly Chau Duong Owner VN-Systems
Tuong Vo ISO VN-Systems
Jeff Mankoff CEO vPromos
Jay Shaffer COO VQ Holdings
Harold Florence Jr eReceivables Consultant Wells Fargo & Company
Kaylin Tabb VP / Team Lead Wells Fargo Technology, Media & Telecom Group
Barry Davis VP of Business Development Worldpay
Rafael DiCarlo Director Womply
Peter Forbes EVP and Head of Corporate Business Unit Worldpay
Kim Goodman Chief Executive Officer Worldpay
Reggie Kimble VP, Solution Consulting Worldpay
Scott Kimsey VP, National Sales Worldpay
Chad Lane Director, National Sales Worldpay
Marco Mabante Director Product Strategy PCI-Security Solutions Worldpay
Julie Schwartz Director, Compliance Risk Management Worldpay US, Inc.
Davi Hjerped Senior Sales Executive Zayo Group
Kevin Shamoun CEO Zeamster
Tres Carpenter ZWJ  Investment Counsel
Ernie Buday
Elizabeth Maiellaro

Sponsorship / Membership

Del Baker Robertson at or call 202.677.7404.

Press Inquries

Meghan Cieslak at or call 202.677.7406.

Event Inquiries

Jessica Mosley at or call 202.677.7405.

The ETA CPP™ certification program sets the standard for professional performance in the payments industry and is a symbol of excellence. It signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment.

TRANSACT Tech is approved for up to 5 ETA CPP™ Continuing Education (CE) 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.

EVENTS / Where the electronic payment industry connects

Strategic Leadership Forum

October 3-5, 2017 • Dana Point, CA

Curated for the top level of payments executive, SLF is the optimal intimate setting for networking with and learning from the visionaries making waves in the industry.

Save the Date

October 3-5, 2017
Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa
Dana Point, CA

November 9, 2017
Terra Gallery & Events

March 13, 2018
American Express Tower

April 17-19, 2018
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

June 19, 2018
Georgia Tech Student Center

Upcoming Industry Events

September 27-28, 2017
Rancho Mirage, CA

December 6-7, 2017
Excel London, UK

February 2018


ETA is hosting our annual Payments Fly-In for ETA members on September 13 in Washington, DC.

This is a great opportunity for ETA members to meet with Members of Congress who serve on the two Congressional Payments Caucuses as well as federal regulators to discuss issues facing our industry and providing insight into how our industry works.