Tom Reichart, vice president of business development at Vantiv Integrated Payments.
CINCINNATI, July 18, 2016 – Vantiv Integrated Payments, a Vantiv company (NYSE: VNTV), and a provider of payments technology and services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced that Tom Reichart, vice president of business development at Vantiv Integrated Payments, will be sworn in as chairman of the board for Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA)at RetailNOW, held July 31 – August 3, 2016 in Grapevine, TX. Reichart, who is currently Chairman-elect, has supported RSPA membership growth and critical organizational goals as a board member for the past seven years and has been affiliated with RSPA for more than 22 years.
“Tom is a proven leader and has been a wonderful supporter of, and advocate of RSPA; we are looking forward to working more closely as he assumes this new role,” said Kelly Funk, RSPA president and chief executive officer. “He brings more than 44 years of experience in the industry and, as chairman, will continue to help accelerate the success of our members.”
For more than 60 years, RSPA has promoted the growth and success of stakeholders and businesses whose work touches the Point of Sale technology ecosystem by providing essential knowledge and networking opportunities. RSPA members include resellers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants and service providers who bring retail technology solutions to the marketplace.
“We are thrilled to support Tom’s involvement with RSPA and dedication to advance the retail technology industry,” said Matt Taylor, group president, integrated payments and emerging channels at Vantiv. “As chairman of the board, Tom will help shape the future of the industry, and connect the Point of Sale technology ecosystem. Given his commitment and experience, there’s no better person for the job.”
A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Reichart began his career at NCR Corporation, where he spent 32 years managing retail sales distribution team and distributors in the U.S. and internationally. In 2006, Reichart joined Mercury Payments Systems, now Vantiv Integrated Payments, where he is currently vice president of business development.
RSPA accelerates the success of our members in the point of sale and retail technology ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. We annually host two signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire® to provide live, face to face education and networking. Other member benefits include professional development and certification programing, a legal hotline, webinars, discounted shipping and event access, industry advocacy, as well as several publications. Learn more by going to www.gorspa.org.
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