Mar 21, 2018
Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) names their top 40 “Game Changers in Digital Payments”
SILICON SLOPES, Utah – March 21, 2018 – The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) has chosen Brock Blake of Lendio for its inaugural Forty Under 40, highlighting game changers at the intersection of payments and technology. The roster includes individuals working across the evolving segments of the industry and highlights those whose actions and leadership are driving the payments industry forward.
As the CEO and founder of Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, Brock Blake shares the ETA’s goal of advancing the future of commerce and powering the economy through secure, reliable, and rewarding experiences for merchants. For the past 7 years, Blake has been instrumental in making access to capital simpler and quicker for small business owners and has led the team at Lendio to help over 36,000 business owners get access to almost $1B in funding.
“It is my goal to continue pushing for innovation and growth in the small business loan industry to help business owners create jobs and wealth. Being listed among these future game changers is an incredible honor,” said Blake.
ETA solicited nominations from the payments industry, seeking talented payments executives under 40 years of age. Over 100 nominations were submitted from ETA members, TRANSACT exhibitors and industry leaders. The final group was selected based on the nominees’ impact on the payments industry and their professional character.
“ETA’s first Forty Under 40 class are growing the industry at an unprecedented pace,” said Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. “Each one possesses a unique skill set, allowing them to identify and shape key segments of the payments ecosystem. The caliber and impact of their work is exceptional and demonstrates their commitment to the industry.”
View the full Forty Under 40 list.
The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $6 trillion in purchases in the U.S. and deploying payments innovation to merchants and consumers.
Lendio is the nation’s leading small business loan marketplace. With its diverse network of lenders, Lendio enables small business owners to apply for multiple loan products with a single application. To date, Lendio has facilitated over 200,000 small business loans for $10 billion in total funding, including $8 billion in PPP loan approvals as part of government COVID-19 relief. Lendio is a values-driven organization striving to provide equal access to capital to underserved communities and America’s smallest businesses. For every new marketplace loan Lendio facilitates, Lendio Gives—an employee-contribution and employer-matching fund—provides a microloan to a low-income entrepreneur around the world.
As a reporter and editor, Melanie has written about everything from retail and tourism trends to economic development for regional newspapers, trade publications, and national magazines. As Lendio’s Director of Public Relations, she specializes in reporting fintech industry news and its impact on American small businesses. Melanie has a B.A. in Journalism from Brigham Young University. She is also a backpacker, runner, and mom of four.
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