News | August 29, 2017

Rawls Selected As Keynote Panelist At ETA SLF


iPayment, Inc. CEO will join other innovative industry leaders at the Electronic Transaction Association’s Strategic Leadership Forum

iPayment, Inc., a trusted provider of payment and processing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced that CEO and President, O.B. Rawls IV has been selected to participate in the CEO keynote panel at the upcoming 2017 ETA Strategic Leadership Forum, which will be held October 3rd through the 5th in Dana Point, CA. The ETA Strategic Leadership Forum is the premier annual event for payment’s top executives; connecting the leaders of recently and tomorrow. From C-suite veterans to emerging innovators, ETA SLF is one of the marquis payments events of the year.

Entitled ‘Is it Eat or Be Eaten to Succeed in Payments?’ the panel discussion will focus on providing attendees with actionable insights on making the right choice to not only survive, but thrive, in the payments industry today. Mr. Rawls will be joined on the panel by Marc Gardner, Founder and CEO of North American Bankcard, Henry Helgeson, Founder and CEO of Cayan, and Todd Linder, President and CEO, Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions (MCPS).

“I’ve long been a supporter of the ETA and I’ve regularly attended the SLF as it’s an excellent event both for the content curated as well as the networking,” commented O.B. Rawls IV, CEO and President, iPayment, Inc. “Having the opportunity to attend this year as a panelist, alongside three of the leading innovators in our space and discussing a very relevant topic is truly an honor and I’m very much looking forward to the event.”

About ETA
The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $5T in purchases in the US and deploying payments innovations to merchants and consumers. For more information, visit

About iPayment
iPayment is a trusted provider of payment processing solutions in the U.S. With over 18 years of experience and more than 137,000 SMB customers, the company is consistently recognized for its depth of payments experience, breadth of product offerings, and commitment to transparency and SMB support. From new product innovation to customer service satisfaction, iPayment is an organization focused on small business enablement and delivering relevant and impactful services and solutions that help partners and SMB customers grow their individual businesses. For more information, visit

SOURCE: iPayment, Inc.