Industry Veteran Will Oversee Engineering, Operations and Partner Support Activities
Scottsdale, AZ, September 4, 2013 — Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions, gateway services, and secure information solutions, announced that Brian Sadowski has joined the company as senior vice president for information technology. In this capacity, he will be responsible for engineering and operations for Apriva’s core point-of-sale (POS) gateway, as well as overseeing the technology and support services for the company’s network of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Value Added Resellers (VARs).
“We are delighted to welcome Brian to the Apriva family,” said Chris Spinella, the company’s chief executive officer. “He has an extensive technology background that, combined with his experience in the payments industry, makes him uniquely qualified for this position. We see Brian playing a pivotal role in helping Apriva continue to deliver the innovative products and services that our customers expect.”
With some 25 years in information technology, Sadowski has spent the past ten years within the payments industry. Before joining Apriva, he held executive positions with several leading providers, including Mercury Payment Systems, Xerox Business Services, and TSYS Acquiring Solutions. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland, and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
“Apriva is well regarded for its ability to deliver powerful technologies that enable customers to leverage many exciting features and services,” said Sadowski. “I am excited to join this talented team, and help the company continue its track as one of the most innovative providers of mobile commerce solutions in the market.”
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 providers. Apriva currently works with some 850 merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) across the United States and Canada.
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.
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