TUESDAY, APRIL 19 | 9:00am – 4:50pm

    Join the industry’s top, most innovative payment facilitators and subject matter experts in Las Vegas at TRANSACT 16’s Payment Facilitator Day – In Depth and On Target.



    Joni Floyd

This full day event of content-rich programming is focused solely on the payment facilitator model. We’ll explore the hottest topics, relevant solutions and best ideas shaping the payment facilitator industry.

This exclusive, invite-only event is targeted – in content, attendees and sponsors – for existing Payment Facilitators and those considering the solution. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, mingle and network at the industry’s preeminent Payment Facilitator event!



9:00am – 9:45am It’s All the Bottom Line: Why the PF Model
What’s happening around the world to grow the Payment Facilitator Model? Why is it so attractive? How big is this market? Why are more and more banks and processors sponsoring the model? What are the economics, and how do I determine whether to take liability or rely on my sponsor?
Todd Ablowitz, President, Double Diamond Group
9:45am – 10:30am New Verticals in Payments: Why the PF Model Makes it Happen
The PF model has enabled many new vertical markets to enter the electronic payments arena. This panel explores several of those verticals, including the specific needs of each verticals merchants and consumers. We’ll discuss how the PF model enables those verticals, including the marketplace phenomenon.
Todd Ablowitz, President, Double Diamond Group, Moderator
Jason Diaz, CEO, TaxiPass
Ryan Hamlin, CEO, Placefull
Dan Rogers, CFO, Simplee
11:00am – 11:45am What You Should Ask Your Payments Attorney: Yes, You Need an Attorney for This Stuff
It is imperative to know and understand the intricacies of the card brand rules and regulations for payment facilitators. This panel will go into detail on what questions every PF needs answered by a payments attorney and why.
Heather Mark, Director of Compliance, ProPay, Moderator
Holli Targan, Partner, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Marc Liner, SVP, Associate General Counsel, Bank of America Merchant Services
11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch
Opportunity to visit with and meet our sponsors and other attendees.
12:45pm – 1:30pm Emerging Threats Cage Match: Compliance vs. Fraud
Learn about the latest in compliance issues faced by PFs, not only based on potential and real fraud, but also from rapidly expanding regulatory scrutiny and oversight. Which one comes first?
Deana Rich, President, Rich Consulting, Moderator
Eric Haru, SVP, Risk Strategy, Merchant e-Solutions
Dan Frechtling, SVP of Marketing & Chief Product Officer, G2 Web Services
Mike McGirr, SVP, Compliance and Risk, Adyen
1:30pm – 2:15pm Launching a PF Isn’t Easy: Overcoming the Challenges by Companies Who’ve Been There
Business model? Check. Funding Source? In the bank. Team? In place. Policies and Procedures? Done. Sponsorship? Approved. Uh oh, now what? Hear stories of successes and challenges from companies who’ve launched into the PF world and those that support them.
Todd Ablowitz, President, Double Diamond Group, Moderator
John Arp, CIO/CTO, Nelnet Business Solutions
Nick Starai, VP of Product Development, NMI
Kevin Harris, CFOO, RunSignUp
David Weiss, President, Yapstone
2:45pm – 3:15pm The Much Anticipated . . . Huge ETA Announcement
Jason Oxman, CEO, ETA
3:15pm – 4:00pm To PF or Not to PF, That is the Question
When launching a payments business tied to your software or technology, there are a thousand decisions to make, but none is more important than IF you become a PF and HOW you implement. Learn the choices and options from the experts.
Deana Rich, President, Rich Consulting, Moderator
Laura Wagner, Founder and CEO, Digitzs
Mike Cottrell, SVP, ProPay
Kevin Jones, CEO, Anovia Payments
Mark Miller, CoFounder & President, TicketSocket
4:00pm – 5:00pm Toast by Digitzs
Join us for a live streaming toast as Digitzs launches its new global payments API for platforms and payment facilitators. The fun includes world-class entertainment and an open bar.