LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shift4 Corporation today announced that it has made several strategic promotions within its sales team. Daniel Montellano has been promoted to vice president of strategic business development; Brett Williams is now the company's director of business development; and Andrew Gutshall has taken on the role of director of industry relationships.
These three promotions are in alignment with Shift4's continued focus to be the innovative leader in secure payments and financial technology.
- Strategic leadership: Montellano will broaden his scope of influence to work through multiple sales verticals at an executive level to enrich meaningful alliances and new business relationships. This affects Shift4's overall corporate vision and furthers their focus on increasing the company's presence in domestic and international relationships across all verticals. This move reflects the leadership that Montellano provides not just to the sales department, but also to Shift4 and the industry as a whole. Because of his expertise, Montellano is a frequently sought-after speaker for industry events as well as corporate, higher education and law enforcement think tanks on the subjects of card data security, payment processing technologies and other issues facing the payments industry today.
- Technical expertise and dedication: Coming from a background in sales engineering, strategic selling and customer support, Williams is committed to ensuring that every business partner fully understands and can leverage the value of the company's technologies through education and providing the tools necessary for improved selling and development. Williams' high level of payments industry knowledge and experience will aid Shift4 in building new business relationships and are examples of why Shift4 is a valuable advocate that guides merchants and partners on a path to optimize their business processes and improve their bottom line. With this new role, Shift4 recognizes more than a decade of leadership and hard work from Williams.
- Building industry unity: Gutshall's shift to director of industry relationships demonstrates Shift4's heightened emphasis on engaging with other key industry players. This includes card brands, payment card processors, acquiring banks, private-label processors and device manufacturers. Gutshall will help bolster Shift4's commitment to innovation by continually addressing the needs of merchants and industry partners alike, both in terms of adopting new technologies and payment security advancements.
Stephanie Stowers, senior vice president, Shift4, said:
"This multi-talented team will have a tremendous impact on the overall growth and sustainability of the company. Daniel and Brett's years of leadership, industry acumen and relentless commitment to merchant advocacy have propelled Shift4's growth and shaped much of the strategy that has made Shift4 a leader in our industry. And, as a relative newcomer to our team, Andrew has made his mark on Shift4's future direction and is advancing our efforts to empower industry partners with the most capable, reliable and secure payment solutions for their merchant customers."
About Shift4 Corporation
Shift4 stands alone as the last major player in the payments space to remain independent, self-funded, privately held and merchant focused. Our DOLLARS ON THE NET® payment gateway comes with all the bells and whistles: pre- and post-settlement auditing, fraud controls, support for new technologies like EMV and mobile, secure connections to nearly every major bank and processor in North America, and 350+ certified integrations to leading POS, PMS, and e-commerce platforms. Shift4 invests heavily in payment security — we invented tokenization and own nine payment-security patents. We empower our 33,000+ merchant customers with the flexibility to customize our secure payment processing solutions to fit their business. Learn more at shift4.com.
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