The team at Celero Commerce is proud to announce the appointment of Jeff Shanahan to its board of directors.
Jeff brings deep FinTech and integrated payments experience to Celero. Most recently, he served as President & CEO of CardConnect through its sale to First Data, and then joined the First Data management committee as Executive Vice President.
“Jeff has a wealth of experience in the technology-driven, integrated payments space, having led CardConnect for over a decade,” said Celero Commerce CEO, Kevin Jones. “As Celero continues to grow and we expand our technology offering, Jeff’s experience and insight will be invaluable.”
Jeff joined CardConnect in 2006, was appointed President in 2008 and named CEO in 2014. Under Jeff’s leadership CardConnect went public in 2016 through a merger with FinTech Acquisition Corp. In 2017, First Data, the world’s largest electronic payment processor and a longtime strategic partner, acquired CardConnect. At the time of the sale to First Data, CardConnect served more than 60,000 merchants, processing $26 billion of annual card volume.
“Celero’s mission to deliver high-tech, high-touch payment solutions aligns well with the needs of small and medium-sized businesses and my experience at CardConnect,” said Jeff. “I’m excited to join Celero’s board and look forward to supporting the company’s continued growth.”