Anovia Payments Names Steven Neel EVP of Finance

IRVING, Texas – March 4, 2014 – Veteran financial services executive, Steven Neel, has been named Executive Vice President of Finance for Anovia Payments, LLC.

“We are extremely fortunate to have an executive of Steven Neel’s caliber and expertise take on the senior financial leadership role at Anovia Payments,” said Kevin Jones, President and CEO of Anovia Payments. “We have a very aggressive business strategy, and Steven has the experience, the skills, and the relationships we need to position us for continued growth.”

In this role, Neel will be responsible for the oversight of Anovia’s finance functions, including accounting, strategic initiatives and mergers and acquisitions activities

“This is an exciting time at Anovia Payments and in our industry as a whole,” said Neel. “Kevin and his team have built an incredibly strong company comprised of very talented people and I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the Company’s successful execution of its innovation and growth initiatives.”

Prior to joining Anovia Payments, Neel was the Chief Financial Officer of vPromos, a leading loyalty rewards company.  Earlier in his career, he played a key role in forming Columbus Merchant Services and served as the National Business Development Manager.  Neel also served as AVP Mergers & Acquisitions for Dallas-based transaction processing company TransFirst Holdings, Inc. where he structured and financed numerous acquisitions and joint ventures, and played a key role in the recapitalization and sale of the Company.  Before joining TransFirst, he spent 8 years structuring and financing merger & acquisition transactions and advising his clients in executing public and private equity and debt offerings.  Neel has advised on more than $2.5 billion in transaction value.  Neel earned his BBA in Accounting for the University of Texas at Austin.