1 - Payments Pitch-Off

Wednesday, April 18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Exhibit Hall, Trustwave Keynote Stage

Sponsored By 

Matt Ozvat

Head of Developer Integrations
Vantiv Worldpay

Matt Ozvat is head of developer integrations of Worldpay (NYSE:WP; LSE:WPY), a global leader in integrated omnicommerce payments, processing more than 40 billion transactions annually.

In his current role, Matt is responsible for developing an evangelist program that promotes Integrated Payments technologies to prospective customers at Worldpay. Matt previously held the same role at Vantiv, Inc., which combined with Worldpay Group plc in 2018 to form the new Worldpay, Inc.

Matt joined Mercury Payment Systems in August 2008, prior to Vantiv’s acquisition of the company in 2014. At Mercury, he was enterprise software architect facilitating communication between business stakeholders and technology teams, before serving as director of developer integration.

Before joining Mercury, he was the Senior Software Engineer at Aeroflex where he designed software
for synthetic RF equipment used for testing Sirius geosynchronous satellites. He also held software
engineering positions at Pyrix where he supported and developed racing simulation software for Ford
Motor Company’s NASCAR racing teams.

Matt is the Co-Founder of Pic2Pay, a mobile payments platform that utilizes QR codes as a medium
of presenting payment results and mobile client applications. He also served as a combat medic in
the United States Navy.

With over 14 years of enterprise software engineering and development experience, he is skilled in
driving products and innovation in the payments industry.


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Alex Acree

Managing Director & General Counsel
Fenway Summer


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Stephen Aschettino

Chair, Payments Technology
Loeb & Loeb, LLP

Stephen A. Aschettino is an accomplished counselor and trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience handling a wide variety of complex business law and high-stakes litigation matters. His practice includes a particular focus on legal and business issues impacting payment systems and the evolving payments technology industry.
A payments-industry veteran and former general counsel, Mr. Aschettino is uniquely equipped to counsel financial institutions, technology companies, payment processors, merchant acquirers, cash advance providers, ATM companies, FinTech startups and other players in the payments space. He assists clients with electronic payments, mobile payments, prepaid card, money transmitter, digital currency and licensing issues. Mr. Aschettino has extensive experience with new product development, negotiating and drafting key sponsorship and processing agreements, structuring inter-company transactions and portfolio acquisitions and resolving contractual disputes. He regularly counsels on federal and state consumer and financial regulatory issues, data privacy and security, and compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards, NACHA and card-association rules. Mr. Aschettino frequently serves as outside general counsel to PayTech companies.
In addition to his payments expertise, Mr. Aschettino maintains a diverse business litigation practice. He has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in commercial, insurance, bankruptcy and products liability cases and has been responsible for national and regional litigation portfolios for companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, e-commerce, insurance and manufacturing. Mr. Aschettino’s clients have ranged from Fortune 500 to early growth companies, as well as corporate executives. He has also represented court-appointed fiduciaries in bankruptcy and other distress situations.
Mr. Aschettino is widely recognized as a thought leader on payments and cybersecurity issues. He has published articles, been interviewed or quoted in publications such as Investor’s Business Daily, Inside Counsel, Transaction Trends, ISO & Agent, Payments Source, SC Magazine and The National Law Review. Mr. Aschettino was recognized as one of the top five payments-industry attorneys nationwide by ISO & Agent, and he was the only attorney to serve as a judge and the moderator of the 2016 “Payments Pitch-Off” competition at the Electronic Transactions Association’s Transact 16.


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Sean Banks

TTV Capital

Sean M. Banks. Sean joined TTV in 2002 as a summer associate and returned to TTV in 2005. He currently serves as a Partner and has over 13 years of venture capital experience. Prior to joining TTV, Sean served as the Vice President of Finance and General Counsel for an Atlanta-based technology start-up company. Sean is currently the Chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia’s FinTech super society and serves on the Technology Association of Georgia’s Board of Directors. Sean also is a member of the Southern Capital Conference Executive Steering Committee and a member of the Venture Atlanta Selection Committee. Sean is frequently featured in print and on the radio and TV as a expert on advances in fintech and the fintech ecosystem in Georgia. Sean was one of the first to identify advances in multi channel digital banking, transaction processing security and ecommerce marketing robotics. He earned his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he was one of five Woodruff Fellows, and earned his J.D. at the University of San Diego in 2001. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a B.S. in Economics. For TTV, he has served on the Board of Directors for four companies and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ControlScan, FX Bridge, and FTRANS and as an observer on the Springbot and MX Board of Directors.


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Tom Brown

Camp One


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Ryan Gilbert

Founder and Investor
Propel Venture Partners

As a founder and investor, Ryan brings 20 years of global financial services expertise spanning payments, remittances, credit, security, and compliance to Propel Venture Partners. He serves as the executive chairman of SmartBizLoans, a small business lending marketplace he founded as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Venrock; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s nominated director of bKash, Bangladesh’s leading remittance network; and a director of River City Bank in Sacramento. His prior roles include co-founder and CEO of real estate payments company PropertyBridge (acquired by MoneyGram International), an early investor in Eventbrite, and a founding advisor to Square. Ryan graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is member of the State Bar of California.


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Benjamin Malka

General Partner
FPrime Capital

Ben is a partner at F-Prime Capital and invests our early-stage tech fund focused on Enterprise IT and FinTech. Ben joined F-Prime Capital from Capital One/North Hill Ventures during 2015 and brought nearly two decades of experience investing in the financial services industry. As a venture capitalist, he has led investments in Compete (acquired by WPP), Paychoice (acquired by Sage Software), Placemark Investments (acquired by Envestnet), and FSV Payments (acquired by US Bank). Prior to working in venture capital, Ben was at the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on advising consumer brands, financial institutions and software vendors to the financial services industry. Early in his career, Ben worked as a consultant at McKinsey and Company and a risk analyst at Bank of America.

Ben graduated with an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and earned degrees in Quantitative Economics and Political Science from Stanford University. Except when skiing during mid- winter breaks, Ben serves as a co-chairman of the Financial Services Venture Capital Association and has previously been President of the Stanford Alumni Association of New England.

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Matt Risley



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Dan Rosen

General Partner
Commerce Ventures

Dan is the Founder and General Partner of Commerce Ventures, a venture firm focused on digital innovations in the FinTech, Payments and Commerce eco-systems. Commerce Ventures represents a broad, highly strategic set of investors and, thus far, the firm has invested in over forty portfolio companies since its launch, including Bill.com (SaaS Platform for B2B payments), Blooom (Digital Advice for Retirement Accounts), Covr (Insurance Distribution Platform for FIs and Advisors), Forter (Fraud Decisions-as-a-Service Platform), InAuth (Mobile Device Identification and Authentication), Marqeta (Next-generation Issuing Platform), MX (Saas Platform for Omnichannel Banking), Snapsheet (Auto Insurance Self-service Platform), Socure (Digital Identity Verification Platform), Trizic (Enterprise Digital Wealth Platform for FIs and Advisors) and VestWell (Full Fiduciary Retirement Platform for SMBs).

Prior to creating Commerce Ventures, Dan was a Principal at Highland Capital and invested primarily in mobile, payments and digital marketing companies, such a Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), Triad, Zoove (acquired by MBlox) and WePay (acquired by JPMC). Before joining Highland, Dan worked at HarbourVest Partners, LLC - where he invested in and worked closely with several successful, growth-stage technology and communications businesses; in Corporate Development at RSA Security; and as a fintech software consultant for American Management Systems. He has served as a mentor or advisor in programs such as 500Startups, Commerce.Innovated, Mondelez’s Mobile Futures, Money2020’s StartupPitch 180, PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards, Plug and Play’s FinTech Accelerator, Summer @ Highland, HBS Angels, NAR’s Reach Accelerator and First Growth Venture Network.

Dan received his BS in Economics (with Honors) from University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and his MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard.


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David Sica

Nyca Partners

David Sica is a Principal at Nyca Partners – a venture capital firm focused solely on fintech. Prior to joining Nyca Partners, David was a Director at Visa, focusing on the merchant side of the business during a period of government regulation and new payment innovation. Before Visa, David worked at Merrill Lynch in Real Estate Investment Banking and Institutional Sales, specializing in emerging markets. David is a graduate of The George Washington University.


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