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Team CardFlight kicks off 2019 with a renewed commitment to industry leadership

Here at CardFlight, we’re dedicated to giving back to our community. Our engineers are encouraged to spend 10% of their time contributing to open source projects and the team has occasional volunteer days.

This year, six of our executive and senior team members will also volunteer professionally as they join the 2019 Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) board and various committees. The ETA is the trade association for the payments industry, representing over 500 global companies. During their service, our team members will lend their industry knowledge and technical expertise to this leading organization.

CardFlight Founder and CEO Derek Webster will serve on the ETA Board of Directors. Additional volunteer appointments are:

  • Natalia Leonardis: Membership Committee (Committee Chair)
  • Peter Wagener: Technology Committee
  • Marla Knutson: Government Relations Council
  • Uday Peyyala: Mobile Payments Committee
  • Meytal Burstein: Communications Committee

Our involvement with ETA underscores our commitment to improving the payments experience. “I’m looking forward to contributing to ETA and the Technology committee,” Peter Wagener, CardFlight CTO says. “One of our key goals at CardFlight is to continue pushing payments technology forward, and I’m pleased to be able to lend my expertise to help the organization accelerate the adoption of these new technologies.”

Leaders from our team will serve alongside those from merchant acquirers like First Data, Global Payments, TSYS, and Worldpay; financial institutions like Bank of America and Silicon Valley Bank; technology leaders like Apple and Google; and payment networks like Mastercard, Paypal, and Visa.

We see our service as a natural way to give back to the industry as a whole. Derek Webster adds, “We’re grateful for all the hard work the ETA does to build a productive dialog and sense of community between the diverse member companies in the payments industry, and we’re proud to be active volunteer participants in that growing community.”

Learn more about Derek’s recent appointment to the ETA Board of Directors here. To stay in the loop with what the team is up to, follow #teamCardFlight on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About CardFlight

Designing and delivering simple payment solutions that are easy to use have made us one of the fastest growing companies in America. In 2018, CardFlight was named to the Inc. 500 List of Fast Growing Companies and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Additionally, Inc. magazine recognized CardFlight as the fifth fastest-growing company in the Financial Services sector. Learn more here.

About ETA

ETA is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $7 trillion in purchases in North America and deploying payments innovations to merchants and consumers. Learn more here.

Marc Hummel

Marc Hummel is the content marketing manager for CardFlight.