Anovia Payments Launches Operations in Australia

Anovia Payments, an award-winning payments solution provider based in Dallas, Texas, announces its entry into the Australian market with a host of services designed to be more efficient and competitively-priced for small and medium-sized businesses.

With credit processing reaching more than 7.3 trillion dollars globally and almost every transaction featuring an electronic payment method, the merchant services arena is fast becoming both more competitive and globalized. Despite its relative youth (founded 2013), the rise of Anovia Payments is exemplary of these trends, as the organization operates from the United States, Canada, and Australia in collaboration with an array of partners providing hardware and software, as well as processing platforms.

Company executive Hollie Jones will serve as General Manager of Anovia Australia, with offices based in Sydney. Jones will lead a team comprised of account executives utilizing Anovia’s client-centered, consultative business development approach, as well as an operations team. For its Australian operation, Anovia Payments will leverage First Data, the world’s largest payments platform, as its technology partner.

Anovia provides a simple-to-use and affordable set of payment solutions based on the company’s state-of-the-art and bank-agnostic platform. This dynamic solution set allows businesses to process all payment types such as Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners Card, in a cost-effective way, using the latest payment processing devices and set-up.

According to Jones, the decision to set up operations in Australia was an easy one for the young company to make. “Our leadership team at Anovia is constantly in pursuit of new partners and new markets,” said Jones, “and in our visits to Australia last year, we found a business-friendly climate full of innovators across a broad spectrum of industries. In short, Australia is a perfect match for our culture, and our clients will soon see how we never rest while setting new standards of excellence in both our product offerings and customer service.”

Anovia Payments won the 2014 ISO of the Year Award – Rising Star from the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world. This award is a result of the company’s rapid growth coupled with integrity of processes and service. For more information on Anovia, visit www.anoviapayments.com. 

About Anovia Payments
A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best in class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results. 
 

Anovia Payments Promotes Avers to Head Strategic Partner Channel

Anovia Payments, a single-source provider of payments with advanced, yet easy-to-use partner technology, announces the promotion of Tommy Avers to head its strategic partner channel.

In his new role at Anovia, Avers will drive the Strategic Partner Channel, overseeing partner integration into Anovia’s trio platform, which unifies sales, operations, and reporting.  Coupled with the company’s traditional payment facilitation platforms, trio leaves Anovia uniquely positioned to help forward-thinking payments companies find success with equal attention to growth, security, and compliance, while providing a frictionless boarding experience for merchants.

Avers, who will report to co-founder and Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy Andy Meadows, began his career at Anovia as an account executive in 2015. He studied business at the University of North Texas and also attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where he played for the Falcon football team. In addition to his work at Anovia, Avers currently helps manage a youth sports league for i9 Sports in the DFW area.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead our strategic partner channel at Anovia,” said Avers, a Southlake, Texas native. “We are executing on a plan that is changing the payments industry in ways that keep clients at the center of what we do, while constantly taking them into the future with our innovation. I’m proud to advance in a company that has integrity and is building many ways to make the business of payments easier and more profitable for all stakeholders while staying attuned to compliance demands with solid operations.”

“Tommy Avers is exemplary of the kind of payments industry leadership we are building at Anovia—a combination of intelligence, drive, and commitment,” said Meadows. “This role has a big ask—to help growing software and technology companies monetize the payments functionality in their deliverables, while creating game-changing differentiation through customized user interfaces and reporting. Tommy’s knowledge of Anovia’s current portfolio of products and services—as well as our pipeline of potential—is unmatched, and our partners will benefit greatly from his counsel.”  

About Anovia PaymentsAnovia Payments Promotes Avers to Head Strategic Partner Channel

A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in ­class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

Find out more at www.anoviapayments.com

Anovia Payments Hires Industry Veteran Findlater to Lead Strategic Partner Channel

Anovia Payments, a single-source provider of payments with advanced, yet easy-to-use partner technology, announces the hiring of payments industry veteran John Findlater.

In his new role at Anovia, Findlater will serve as Vice President of the Strategic Partner Channel, overseeing partner integration into Anovia’s trio platform, which unifies sales, operations, and reporting.  Coupled with the company’s traditional and payment facilitation platforms, trio leaves Anovia uniquely positioned to help forward-thinking payments companies find success with equal attention to growth, security, and compliance, while providing a frictionless boarding experience for merchants.

Findlater comes to Anovia after 15 years at TSYS, based in Columbus, Georgia. TSYS supports the payments industry with secure and seamless issuer processing, merchant acquisition, and prepaid program management. In his most recent role at TSYS as Director of Client Relations, Findlater provided senior leadership to the client-facing division, TSYS Acquiring Solutions.

Findlater began his payments career in 1998 as a field-based merchant sales representative at the Alabama-based SouthTrust Bank.

According to Findlater, the decision to join Anovia after performing in various leadership roles at TSYS, was an easy one to make. “I wanted a new home with an opportunity that combined solid operations, white glove service, and differentiating technology—these are the core components of a winning partner channel,” said Findlater. “I’ve found that home at Anovia.”

“We are thrilled to have John Findlater lead our strategic partner channel at Anovia,” said CEO Kevin Jones. “John has earned a stellar reputation for being genuine and honest, along with the highest levels of expertise and understanding of the payments ecosystem. There are few people in the payments industry that I respect and admire as much as John, and we feel fortunate to have him on our team.”

As Anovia continued to make investments in its multimillion-dollar partner-facing technology platform, trio, Jones says the company needed to “attract a leader with the experience and aptitude to appropriately represent Anovia’s white glove, custom approach to payments. With John Findlater, we did just that.” 

About Anovia Payments

A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in ­class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

 

Anovia Payments Lights Fuzse Partnership

Anovia Payments, a single-source provider of payments with advanced, yet easy-to-use partner technology, today announced a new partnership with Fuzse, a financial technology startup focused on e-commerce solutions for software and application developers.

Anovia’s Trio payments platform will power Fuzse’s proprietary e-commerce solutions aimed at independent software vendors needing embedded payments infrastructure for end-users. Anovia has invested millions in developing its Trio technology to attract the nation’s best partners.

Fuzse is the latest financial technology venture from Dallas entrepreneur Lane Conner, a former executive at First American Payment Systems and Century Payments. In 2013, Conner was one of the co-founders of the Jerry Jones-backed Blue Star Payment Solutions, a sister company to the Dallas Cowboys (in 2015, Blue Star was acquired by private equity firm Providence Equity Solutions and is now Blue Star Sports).

Fuzse works with mobile app, custom software, and web development firms to bring more advanced solutions for easier e-commerce. The company’s technology empowers developers to spend more time perfecting their own digital solutions while integrating industry-leading payments technology to their offerings. Fuzse’s e-commerce solutions comprehensive e-commerce suite includes an easy-to-use API, deep analytics, industry-specific security and 24/7/365 customer service.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the great people at Anovia—it’s a natural fit for Fuzse,” said Conner. “Anovia is a forward-thinking company, and they take a progressive approach to an ever changing landscape for electronic payments.  Like Anovia, we base our success on key partnerships, and with the use of our industry-leading gateway product, we feel like we have a great partner for the long term. Our client companies will see great returns from this partnership, as they can focus their time and resources on creating solutions that meet customer needs while seamlessly and easily integrating with our technology.”

“We have made significant investments in our Trio platform to attract the payments industry’s best partners, and signing Fuzse is an example of just that kind of partnership,” said Anovia Payments CEO Kevin Jones. “Fuzse will be a real difference-maker for software companies. Through Anovia, Fuzse will be able to offer a wide variety of embedded solutions for both traditional and payment facilitator merchants that allow for easy integration and seamless use within virtually any technology environment. We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with an emerging leader in financial technology.”

About Fuzse:

Fuzse is a Dallas-based financial technology organization which specializes in working with mobile app, custom software, and web development firms to bring more advanced solutions for easier e-commerce. The company’s technology empowers developers to create, enhance, and transform basic commerce solutions into true long-term revenue drivers for their platforms through world class gateway solutions.  Fuzse takes a hands-on approach that strives to limit cost for its partners while increasing revenue for customers.

About Anovia Payments

A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in ­class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

Anovia Payments Ushers in New Era of Connected Commerce as Sales Partner of the Poynt Smart Terminal

Irving, TX – October 26, 2015 – Anovia Payments, a single-source provider of payments with advanced, yet easy-to-use technology, today announced that it has joined the Poynt ecosystem as a designated reseller of the Poynt Smart Terminal. As the new era of connected commerce emerges and the EMV mandate forces merchants to update their payment terminals, the Poynt Smart Terminal combines the unlimited versatility of a fully-featured countertop terminal with a mobile device to create a single future-proof payment terminal. Both its hardware and software platform have received PCI PTS, PCI-DSS, and EMV-certification.   

With Poynt, Anovia takes a bold leap forward in understanding, engaging, and serving the merchant base, as the Poynt Smart Terminal was designed specifically with merchants’ needs in mind. It accepts all forms of payment, including all forms of contactless payments like Apple Pay, and provides insights and tools that will drive the business of tomorrow. Joining the Poynt ecosystem means that Anovia maintains its commitment to technology via access to a community of innovative developers that will drive change in the industry. 

Anovia was chosen for the partnership based on the two-year-old company’s rapid emergence as a payments industry leader in creativity and innovation. The company operates under a customer-centric model that has delivered high growth without sacrificing quality in terms of user experience or risk management. 

“We see our partnership with Poynt as the next step in building a world-class payments company,” said Kevin Jones, founder and CEO of Anovia Payments. “In line with our own philosophy, Poynt delivers excellent technology in the present that is highly adaptable for future advancements.” 

“We strive to give our partners the best tools to participate in this new connected commerce era,” said Poynt founder and CEO, Osama Bedier, former head of Google Wallet and long-time PayPal senior executive. “We are excited about the possibilities that the Poynt Smart Terminal will create for Anovia, as we help redefine what it means to do business.” 

About Anovia Payments

A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in ­class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  In 2014, the payment industry’s global trade association ETA recognized Anovia’s early success in achieving this mission, by awarding the company with its ISO of the Year – Rising Star award for utilizing creativity and innovation.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

About Poynt

Poynt has reimagined the payment terminal as a smart, multipurpose device. With the Smart Terminal and PoyntOS, Poynt helps any business access incredible technology at an affordable price. Founded in 2013 by Google and PayPal veteran Osama Bedier, Poynt is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is backed by Matrix Partners, Oak HC/FT Partners, Stanford-StartX Fund, Webb Investment Network, Nyca Partners, Google Ventures and other individual investors. Find out more at poynt.com.