WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, announced today the speakers for the first of two high-impact Executive Roundtables featured at "TRANSACT 14: Powered by ETA." Three top executives from the nation's largest acquirers, Debra Rossi, EVP of Wells Fargo and CEO of Wells Fargo Merchant Services, Donald Boeding, President of Vantiv, and Brian Mooney, CEO of Bank of America Merchant Services, LLC, will share their expertise with 4,000 payments technology and retail professionals. TRANSACT 14 will take place April 8 – 10, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and registration is open now at www.electran.org/transact14.
"We are thrilled to give TRANSACT 14 attendees the opportunity to gain insight directly from acquiring industry titans at this Executive Roundtable," said Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. "The nation's largest acquirers are vital business partners for every company in the payments ecosystem, and industry veterans and new entrants alike have a unique opportunity to learn how to succeed in our industry. With a 95% sold-out show floor, expanded educational opportunities, limitless industry networking, and speakers from every major global payments company, this show is a catalyst for payments and technology innovation and business."
Debra Rossi is Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo and Chief Executive Officer for the Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC that provides payment services for retail and corporate customers. She is responsible for the business strategy and management of one of the largest payment processing businesses in the United States. Rossi has spent more than 20 years in the payments industry and has been instrumental in defining its landscape. She currently serves as the President Elect of the ETA and is an advisor for Visa's North American Risk Forum and Discover Card's Advisory Council.
Donald Boeding is President of Merchant Services at Vantiv where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the merchant services business, including sales, relationship management and new product development. Since joining the company in September 2004, Boeding has helped lead the company's transformation from a business unit of Fifth Third Bank to a fast growing, independent public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. After Vantiv separated from Fifth Third in 2009, Boeding implemented successful strategies to broaden Vantiv's distribution channels, enter fast-growing merchant verticals, and form new technology partnerships enabling Vantiv to offer the latest payments products, all of which have facilitated Vantiv's rapid growth during the past several years. With more than 25 years of experience in merchant services, Boeding has taken important leadership roles within the industry, including serving as COO of Wells Fargo Merchant Services, Director of Merchant Services at Norwest Card Services and Merchant Services Manager at Commerce Bank of Kansas City. He currently serves on the board of directors of the ETA, and he is a member of the Visa® USA Acquirer Council and of the Discover Acquirer Advisory Council .
Brian Mooney is Chief Executive Officer at Bank of America Merchant Services. LLC. He oversees all aspects of Bank of America Merchant Services service delivery including client engagement, sales, operations, risk, and compliance. Prior to this position, Mooney served as a founding member of the Bank of America Merchant Services Management Committee until his appointment to the CEO role in February 2013. In 1998, he joined First Data and held various leadership positions, including President of First Data Merchant Services and Chief Financial Officer of First Data Merchant Services. He currently serves on the board of directors of the ETA. He also served as President of TeleCheck International Inc. and led various financial M & A efforts for First Data during his tenure.
With a newly expanded education and conference schedule, speakers from the world's top payments and technology companies, a near sold-out exhibit floor, and 4,000 attendees from 1,000 companies representing 24 countries, TRANSACT 14 is the world's gathering place to make connections with the biggest players in payments. TRANSACT 14 includes an expanded selection of educational opportunities with 7 conference tracks, increased trade show floor hours, and unlimited industry networking opportunities. TRANSACT 14 will offer three full days of programming, culminating in the biggest networking party in payments, the TRANSACT Party at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. These enhancements have been designed to showcase technical innovations in payments, provide ramp-up training for those new to payments, and provide a stage for networking and partnerships.
As the only organization leading and representing the payments technology industry, ETA offers cutting edge news and information, facilitates business connections and growth, provides a standard of industry certification, and advocates on issues critical to their members' success. ETA's more than 500 members represent over $4 trillion in annual payments processed in the U.S.