January 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1251 6th Ave
New York, NY 10020


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Payment Facilitators and the Changing Face of Transaction Processing

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
at the offices of DWT
1251 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10020

If you’ve paid for your cappuccino on a coffee shop’s tablet, paid a Quickbooks invoice online, bought a ticket through Eventbrite or donated to Unicef, you’ve used a payment facilitator.

Payment Facilitators (PayFacs) like Square, Stripe, Intuit, and WePay have become billion dollar businesses and have changed the entire payment processing delivery model for consumers, merchants, banks and software providers. It has simplified getting a merchant account, created simpler pricing models, and helped merchants run their businesses more efficiently.

NYPAY is bringing experts in the field from transaction processing and fintech to discuss what PayFacs are and how the industry is rapidly evolving.

Start 2018 with a drink and typically good NYPAY conversation on about a little-discussed but increasingly important part of the payments world.


With special thanks to event sponsor:





The Panelists

Todd Ablowitz

Todd Ablowitz

CEO/Founder, Double Diamond Consulting; CEO/Founder of Infinicept; Founder, PaymentFacilitator.com

Todd Ablowitz is a recognized and respected industry leader with nearly 15 years of experience working for the acquiring and payments industry’s top brands. As Founder and President of Double Diamond Group LLC, Ablowitz leverages his unique skills, expertise and industry relationships to ensure clients achieve their business goals.

Jake West

Jake West

Leader, Business Development, Vantiv

Jake West leads Vantiv’s PayFac® organization, focused on enabling frictionless payment processing for vertically focused technology companies. Jake has been with Vantiv for over 10 yrs, focused on building Vantiv’s ISV eco-system.

Joe Pappalardo

Joe Pappalardo

FinTech Investor, Aquiline Capital Partners

Joe Pappalardo is an investor at Aquiline Capital Partners, where he has been a member of the financial technology practice since 2014. Joe is responsible for the firm’s payments portfolio, serving as a board member of Togetherwork and OSG Billing. Joe graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History.

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris

Chief Finance and Operations Officer, RunSignUp

Kevin Harris is the Chief Finance & Operations Officer for RunSignUp, the leading innovator of online tools for race registration, race day solutions and running clubs. In his role Kevin manages finance, customer support, human resources and other operational activities for a rapidly growing payment facilitator that handles payments for over 16,000 race events annually. Previous to RunSignUp, Kevin has held a number of financial and executive management positions with software businesses including Chief Financial Officer for a publicly traded software company.

Kevin is the Vice Chairman of the ETA Payment Facilitator Committee and holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.

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