Celero Partners with Hometown Hockey Team

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Celero Commerce is excited to announce it is now the preferred payments partner of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators. 

The arrangement partners the Nashville-headquartered technology firm with its hometown hockey team with Celero providing payment processing services to the Predators. Celero provides electronic transaction processing to community and regional banks nationwide and serves over 50,000 merchants across the country, processing approximately $20 billion in annual card volume.

“We are excited to partner with the Nashville Predators. Not only are they an extraordinarily successful organization, but they represent the grit, hard work, and energy that we strive to mirror at Celero,” said Celero Commerce founder and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Jones. 

“When we started Celero, we made a commitment to make a positive impact in our hometown community. The Predators have proven to be a meaningful corporate citizen of Nashville and we hope to collaborate with them to do more in the city we both call home.”

Predators Chief Financial Officer Keith Hegger expressed his enthusiasm about the relationship.

“We are thrilled to partner with local fintech Celero Commerce. From the very beginning, Celero has been committed to best-in-class products, services, and integration,” he said. “We couldn’t think of a better way to enter the exciting fintech space than with a local partnership that supports the Preds and Bridgestone Arena in a vast array of ways.”

The Nashville Predators became the National Hockey League’s 27th team on May 4, 1998, and have evolved from a young expansion franchise into a staple of the Middle Tennessee community. 

The team has had several on-ice successes in the past few years, including qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs eight straight times, a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017, the Presidents’ Trophy in 2017-18, and a Central Division title in 2018-19. Off the ice, in 2020 alone, the team drove about $5.5 million to relief efforts, non-profit organizations, and individuals in need.