The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) selected Web Shield’s Christian Chmiel for the 2019 Forty Under 40 class, highlighting the gamechangers at the intersection of payments and technology. The roster includes individuals whose actions and leadership are driving the payments technology industry forward and represent payments – from start to FinTech.
The 2019 Forty Under 40 will be featured in the Spring issue of ETA’s magazine, Transaction Trends, and honoured at TRANSACT, the premier event for payment industry professionals, April 30 – May 2, 2019 in Las Vegas.
ETA solicited nominations from across the payments industry, seeking talented payments executives under 40. Over 100 nominations were submitted from ETA members, TRANSACT exhibitors and industry leaders. The final group was selected by the 2018 Forty Under 40 class and the ETA Awards and Recognition committee based on the nominees’ impact on the payments industry and their professional character.
As the CEO for Web Shield, Christian has become a leading figure in the automation revolution of merchant acceptance. He has shaped Web Shield's journey from a small up-and-coming start-up to a leading provider of automated on-boarding and monitoring solutions with more than 200 global clients. Despite this, he doesn't make a secret of the methods behind Web Shield's success. In fact, he is a strong advocate for improving merchant underwriting and monitoring best practices around the globe through vehicles like the Web Shield Academy, RiskConnect and the "Fundamentals of Card-Not-Present Merchant Acceptance" book series. He has done much to bring valuable know-how into the industry.
“I’m extremely proud to be recognized as a gamechanger in Payments Technology. My team and I dedicate every day exploring to exploring new ways of bringing merchant underwriting and monitoring to the next level. This type of recognition inspires us to do more, keep pushing the boundaries, and bring more innovation to this industry” said Christian Chmiel.
To view the full Forty Under 40 list, visit the ETA homepage.