CardFlight to Hold Third Annual Payments Conference in Naples, Florida

Three-day industry conference to focus on navigating small business software solutions and payments.
February 19, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, February 19, 2020 – CardFlight, the leading SaaS payment technology company, will hold its third annual CardFlight Conference in Naples, Florida, from February 25th to 27th, 2020. The conference theme will be, “Navigating small business software solutions and payments.”

The event will feature sessions on emerging payments trends and business development tools, thought-provoking conversations with industry leaders, and networking opportunities with peers in the payments industry. Attendees will be able to hear from experts on the key trends they’re watching, share best practices with their peers at merchant acquirers and other payments firms, and learn how to grow their small business portfolios and maximize profitability.

“We look forward to bringing together so many of our peers and partners for our most comprehensive conference yet,” said Derek Webster, Founder and CEO of CardFlight. “Our goal for CardFlight Conference is to make a space for those driving the innovation in our industry to learn from and collaborate with each other. This year’s strong speaker lineup and generous sponsor support promise to make this a conference that will move the needle.”

To open the conference, Webster will present a keynote speech sharing his industry outlook. The remainder of the conference will include presentations and interactive panels from leaders across the payments industry.

Featured speakers and panelists include:

  • Sarah Adams, Vice President, Global Product at First American Payment Systems
  • James Derby, Vice President, Merchant Product at Payroc
  • Mike English, Vice President, Beyond
  • Denise Fox, Vice President, Product Management at Electronic Merchant Systems
  • Steve Klebe, Business Development at Google Pay
  • Tony Lucento, Sr. Manager, Implementation Engineering at Verifone
  • Heather Nowak, Merchant Services Product Manager at First Citizens Bank
  • Scott Paape, Sr. Vice President, Sales and Operations at Talus Payments
  • Alexander Paull, Director, Global Merchant & Network Services at American Express
  • Kenneth F. Schember, Vice President of Middle Markets ISV/VAR Solutions at PAX Technology
  • Tom Sheridan, Sr. Account Executive at Visa
  • John Shipley, Sr. Vice President, Third-Party Relationships at Clearent
  • Scott Talbott, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs at Electronic Transactions Association
  • Representatives from Discover Financial Services

Event sponsors include:

Gold-Level Sponsors

  • American Express
  • Discover Financial Services

Silver-Level Sponsors

  • CDE Solutions
  • PAX Technology
  • The Phoenix Group, an Ingram Micro Company
  • POS Portal
  • Visa

The conference will be held at the LaPlaya Resort. To see the full, up-to-date conference agenda visit

About CardFlight

CardFlight is a leading SaaS payment technology company making payment acceptance effortless and simple, by creating cutting-edge solutions designed to help small businesses grow.

SwipeSimple, a signature CardFlight product, reaches businesses through a sales channel of financial institutions, independent sales organizations, and merchant service providers. Used by more than 60,000 small businesses in the U.S., across all 50 states, SwipeSimple empowers entrepreneurs to accept payments on the go, in their stores, and at their computers.

CardFlight takes pride in building forward-thinking solutions defined by reliability and driven with the end-user’s goals in mind. The company is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in Lincoln, NE. For more information, visit