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Sage Payment Solutions

May 09, 2011 12:41 ET

Sage Payment Solutions Executives to Share Industry Expertise, Fundraise on Behalf of San Diego Zoo at ETA 2011 Annual Meeting & Expo

Sage Payment Solutions Will Also Exhibit Payment Processing Solutions; Sponsor the Mobile Pavilion

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America and a multinational payment processor to more than 155,000 small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and organizations, today announced they will have a major presence at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) 2011 Meeting & Expo, being held this week at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.

Greg Hammermaster, president, and Rick Stanford, senior vice president (SVP), will participate on two education panels, plus the company will exhibit their payment processing products and services; fundraise on behalf of the San Diego Zoo; and sponsor the Happy Hour event immediately following Apple Computer, Inc. Co-Founder Steve Wozniak's Tuesday, May 10 keynote address on the trade show floor.

At 11:45 a.m. PT, on Wednesday, May 11, Hammermaster will co-present the "Merchant Acquiring 2015: A Look Toward the Future" panel with Gwenn Bezard, co-founder and research director of Boston-based Aite Group, and Robert O. Carr, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Princeton, N.J.-based Heartland Payment Systems.

At 4:00 p.m. PT, on May 11, Stanford will co-present the "Mobile Payments: Leveraging the Opportunity" panel with Doug Dwyre, president of Denver-based Mocapay, and Will Graylin, president & CEO of Boston-based ROAM Data.

Sage will exhibit their payment processing products and services, including Sage Exchange and Sage Mobile Payments, in booth #1010 at the event's Expo, as well as fundraise on behalf of the San Diego Zoo. A capuchin monkey and his trainer will be present in Sage's booth during trade show hours on May 11 and Thursday, May 12. Visitors to Sage's booth will be able to use Sage Mobile Payments to make donations to the San Diego Zoo.

Sage Exchange is a Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified payments platform that allows small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and organizations to accept all forms and methods of payment, with seamless data integration to a wide range of Sage business management software products and third-party business solutions. Sage Mobile Payments is PCI compliant and comes bundled with a Sage merchant account to allow SMBs to expand their payment options by accepting credit and debit cards on 400+ types of mobile phones and computing devices, across all major wireless carriers. Sage Mobile Payments is available with an optional, end-to-end encrypted card reader (card swiper).

Previously with SunTrust Banks and Visa International, Hammermaster joined Sage in 2009 and has more than 20 years of experience in banking, payment solutions and business software applications. Stanford has more than 24 years of experience in the payments industry. Prior to joining Sage in 1999, he was with PMT Services, Inc.

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies who offer electronic transaction processing products and services. The 2011 ETA Annual Meeting & Expo is where merchant acquirers, financial institutions, processors, alternative payment providers, value added resellers (VARs), prepaid companies, and merchant sales teams come together for the most diverse and comprehensive show in the payment industry. For more information, visit

About Sage Payment Solutions
Sage Payment Solutions has been providing businesses and organizations with electronic payment systems for more than 20 years. The company allows more than 155,000 merchants to accept multiple forms of payment, including credit and debit cards, electronic checks, Check21, gift and loyalty cards, and automatic recurring payment. Sage Payment Solutions provides a wide range of secure standalone and integrated payment processing solutions, including Sage Exchange, Sage Virtual Terminal, Sage Mobile Payments, and Sage Patient Payments. Based in McLean, Va., Sage Payment Solutions is a division of Sage North America. For more information, call 800-261-0240 or visit Follow Sage Payment Solutions on Twitter at and on Facebook at

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For more information, please visit the website at Follow Sage North America on Facebook,, and Twitter,!/sagenamerica.

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