Apriva CEO Chris Spinella Named to ETA Industry Relations Committee

Appointment Expands Company’s Presence in Industry Organization 

Scottsdale, AZ, January 27, 2014—Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, announced that Chris Spinella, the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer, has been selected to the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA) Industry Relations committee. His appointment is effective immediately.

As part of his responsibilities with the committee, Spinella will share his insight and expertise to help the ETA develop and communicate a number of positions on a variety of business and compliance issues affecting the electronic payments industry and its key stakeholders. 

“Apriva has been a long time supporter of ETA, and has a number of our team members serving in advisory capacities for the organization,” said Stacey Finley Tappin, Apriva’s senior vice president for North America sales and marketing communications. “We’re pleased that Chris will join our efforts to ensure that ETA members—and the electronic payments industry as a whole—are properly positioned to address the exciting new opportunities in mobile commerce that are regularly presenting themselves.”

In addition to Spinella’s participation on the Industry Relations committee, Apriva has several other staff members currently serving on ETA committees. Stacey Finley Tappin, the company’s senior vice president for North America sales and marketing communications, sits on the ETA’s Membership Engagement committee, while Patricia Heit, director of partner integrations and senior architect, serves on the ETA’s Technology committee. Robin Rotz, Apriva’s director of marketing, serves on the ETA’s TRANSACT Program Planning committee, and Benjamin Hurley, director of mobile product management, is on the organization’s Mobile Payments committee. In addition, Apriva has placed several executives and staff members on various committees over the past several years.

The market-leading provider of wireless payment gateway services in North America, Apriva offers a broad portfolio of secure mobile commerce solutions. Its proprietary wireless security protocol, AprivaTalk™, is recognized as among the most robust encryption technologies in the payments industry. In addition, Apriva maintains relationships with more than 30 payment processers in North America, along with all leading wireless data carriers. Apriva currently works with some 900 merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) across the United States and Canada.

About Apriva

Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information messaging solutions that meet the exacting security and reliability requirements of financial services providers, government entities, and public service sectors. Through its two operating groups, Apriva Point of Sale (POS) and Apriva Information Security Systems (ISS), the company offers customers fully-managed, end-to-end, security solutions that incorporate hardware, software, network infrastructure and management tools. For more information, visit www.apriva.com

About ETA

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.

Apriva Contacts:
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Glenn Goldberg
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