WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) today announced the 2019 Forty Under 40 honorees, which recognizes the gamechangers of the payments technology industry. The class includes individuals whose actions and leadership are driving the industry forward and represent payments from start to FinTech.
ETA solicited nominations from across the payments industry, seeking talented payments executives under 40. Over 100 nominations were submitted from ETA members, TRANSACT exhibitors and industry leaders. The final group was selected by the 2018 Forty Under 40 class and the ETA Awards and Recognition committee based on the nominees' impact on the payments industry and their professional character.
"The 2019 ETA Forty Under 40 leaders at top firms across the marketplace are driving the entire payments technology industry forward," said Amy Zirkle, interim CEO of ETA. "Each honoree has made significant contributions to the payments industry through entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. We are looking forward to honoring them at the upcoming TRANSACT, the world's largest payments technology event."
The impressive 2019 Forty Under 40 class includes founders, top executives, policy and risk experts, analysts, lawyers, bankers and investors. The class will be featured in the Spring issue of ETA's magazine, Transaction Trends, and honored at TRANSACT, April 30 – May 2, 2019 in Las Vegas.
"As the unified voice of the payments technology industry, I am thrilled ETA is giving these young leaders a platform to celebrate their contributions," said Kevin Jones, ETA's president and chairman of the board, and CEO of Celero Commerce. "ETA's 2019 Forty Under 40 class are the leaders that will power the next-generation of payments technology and merchant services."
Honorees from ETA's Forty Under 40 include:
Christopher Ackroyd, Director, Product Management, Early Warning
Sarah Adams, Vice President, Global Product, First American Payment Systems
Dimitri Akhrin, President, IRIS CRM
Brian Billingsley, Chief Revenue Officer, Modo
Jeff Brodsly, President/Chief Executive Officer, Chosen Payments
Kim Bynan, Senior Vice President, EBT & Valutec, FIS Global
Christina Camacho, Chief Executive Officer, Ivy Lender
Cory Capoccia, President, Womply
Ozge Celik, Business Development Senior Vice President, BKM
Christian Chmiel, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Web Shield
Peter Christodoulo, Partner, Francisco Partners
Sarah Conner, Project Manager – Director of HR, Sphere
TRANSACT provides 4,000 attendees with a robust exhibit hall with more than 200 exhibitors, extensive networking events, and forward-looking educational sessions on the groundbreaking technologies, trends and policies shaping the payments industry. To register, visit www.etatransact.com.
The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $21 trillion in purchases worldwide and deploying payments innovation to merchants and consumers.