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Jamie Walker, CEO
“At Elavon, we know that you didn't begin your business for the paperwork, payment processing, or PCI compliance. No matter how important those things might be to your success every day, we understand that what triggers your passion is serving your customers and growing your business,” begins Jamie Walker, CEO of Elavon. The firm has been a leader in processing payments for over twenty years, leveraging the world’s best technologies for its customers, from large worldwide enterprises to locally-owned small businesses. They extend robust payment solutions for all payment types and processing environments, ensuring that customers’ businesses, whatever the size, remain well connected. Elavon is consistently rated among the top five global payment providers, and their robust, redundant processing platform and end-to-end advantage ensure commerce for businesses around the world. Elavon operates as a subsidiary of U.S. Bank National Association. Backed by the strength and stability of U.S. Bank, Elavon delivers flexible, secure and innovative solutions while providing value at every point in their customer and partner relationships.

The firm provides payment processing solutions and services for small to enterprise-sized businesses in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. It offers reseller and referral programs that include merchant processing services for financial institutions; payment processing services for MSPs/ ISOs; and customer relationship management services. Payments Insider, its interactive customer portal, provides powerful, customizable reporting, giving the tools to manage all aspects of payments activity and enables interactive and intuitive reports to drill down to transaction, chargeback, retrieval and funding activity quickly and easily. Converge Mobile, an app for IOS and Android mobile devices, offers the flexibility with the payment security and is ideal for retail, restaurant, and service businesses of any size for payments on the go or as an extra checkout option at busy times.
Elavon offers affordable, easy-to-use, and secure tablet solutions tailored for the small business like talech and NCR Silver. Elavon's robust, secure and scalable processing platform allows for efficient technology and compliance changes and provides advanced domestic, inter-regional and international credit card processing with convenient multi-currency options. The company also provides Commerce SDK, a software development kit for developers at businesses, value-added resellers, agents, and solutions providers to combine its payment processing, EMV certification coding, encryption and tokenization implementation, and hardware support for printers, terminals, and mobile devices; and Poynt, a wireless, dual touchscreen, and smart terminal that allows businesses to accept payments anywhere. It serves the airline, restaurant, hospitality/travel and entertainment, retail, healthcare, and public sector/education markets. Elavon delivers a higher level of customer service, including customer support in nine languages.

“From payment processing to loyalty programs, fraud management to mobile innovations, security solutions to data-driven insights, together we can unlock a world of opportunities. Our approach is to make payment processing the simplest part of your day,” adds Walker. Elavon was formerly known as NOVA Corporation and changed its name to Elavon in February 2008. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm invites customers to discover how its customer-first approach and innovative offerings can begin growing their business from the first transaction and with each one that follows. “We're dedicated to building a partnership to build your business. Each of our innovative solutions and services is created and optimized to help you focus your energies on creating customer relationships,” concludes Walker.

Elavon News

Elavon Acquires CenPOS, Enhancing Elavon’s Digital Capabilities, Integrating Payments into CenPOS Software

Minneapolis - Elavon, a global payments provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, has acquired CenPOS, a Miami-based company offering integrated payment software solutions to large enterprises.

CenPOS focuses on three industry verticals: automotive, travel and entertainment (T&E), and general business-to-business transactions, which aligns well with Elavon’s strengths. In addition, CenPOS’ distribution strategy and product capability complement Elavon’s assets, all of which make the two entities an excellent fit.

Increasingly, business owners expect that the software packages they use to run their businesses will come with payments acceptance and processing embedded in the software offering. Elavon is paving a way to future growth by integrating with these software packages.

“Elavon recognizes the tremendous potential we have to bring greater value to our customers by integrating with software companies like CenPOS,” said Jamie Walker, CEO of Elavon. “More and more, businesses are choosing their payment provider based on the software solutions they use to manage other parts of their operations. With this acquisition, customers of both companies will benefit from the strengths and opportunities these organizations offer in important industry segments.”

“The CenPOS team is elated to join Elavon,” said Jorge Fernandez, CEO, who cofounded CenPOS with German Gonzalez. “Elavon’s suite of payment products, coupled with the stability and array of financial offerings from U.S. Bank, gives CenPOS an unparalleled competitive edge in the market. Likewise, CenPOS’s technology brings new market expertise to Elavon’s current technology solutions.”

U.S. Bank has a long history in payments, with scale and deep experience that offer a unique value to customers. Elavon accepts and processes payments on behalf of more than a million businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Adding CenPOS to the U.S. Bancorp family will provide even greater scale and payments capabilities.

The acquisition closed on January 8, 2019. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. As the leading provider for airlines and a top five provider in hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.

Elavon Acquires Virginia-Based Electronic Transaction Systems

Minneapolis - Elavon, global merchant payment processing provider and subsidiary of Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, has acquired Electronic Transaction Systems (ETS), a financial technology company based in Virginia. The acquisition will allow Elavon to integrate payment processing into ETS’ software, and provide businesses a safe and easy way to access Elavon’s services.

Increasingly, business owners expect that the software packages they use to run their businesses will come with payments acceptance and processing embedded in the software offering. Elavon is paving a way to future growth by integrating with these software packages.

“ETS has an innovative approach to merchant payments that fits well within Elavon’s strategy to provide businesses the ability to safely and quickly integrate into our system,” said Jamie Walker, CEO of Elavon. “ETS is a successful, dynamic company, and we look forward to growing our business together.”

“We are thrilled to join with Elavon and become part of U.S. Bank,” said Ed Vaughan, CEO of ETS. “We have worked with U.S. Bank for the 20 years that we’ve been growing our company. There was simply no better choice than U.S. Bank, who knows us and shares our vision for the future.”

“The acquisition of ETS is part of our investment aimed at enhancing Elavon’s eCommerce offering and integrating Elavon’s payments capabilities into software its customers already use,” said Terrance Dolan, vice chairman and CFO of U.S. Bank.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Company
Elavon

Headquarters
Atlanta, GA

Management
Jamie Walker, CEO

Description
Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. As the leading provider for airlines and a top five provider in hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized. From e-commerce to mobile wallets and chip card acceptance, Elavon helps businesses, small and large, accept all payment types – and reap the benefits at the end of the day. Whether they need a simple or sophisticated payment solution, it covers it all