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Retail Solutions Provider Association Elects Henry Helgeson to its Board of Directors

Retail Solutions Provider Association Elects Henry Helgeson to its Board of Directors

Cayan CEO and founder to serve as vendor board member

BOSTON – August 20, 2015 – Cayan™ today announced that CEO and Founder Henry Helgeson was elected to the Retail Solution Provider Association (RSPA). Board of Directors. Helgeson will serve as a vendor representative, bringing extensive experience in payments technology to the board.

RSPA is the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry, connecting professionals in various aspects of retail technology arena. In addition to providing key industry news and educational resources, RSPA hosts conferences for resellers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants and service providers who bring retail technology solutions to the marketplace. The RSPA held elections for its new board members on August 3rd at RetailNOW 2015 in Orlando.

“We welcome the insight and expertise that Henry will bring to the RSPA Board of Directors,” said RSPA President and CEO Kelly Funk. He has been a very involved and a strong advocate of the RSPA in the past, and it’s exciting to now include him in an official capacity on our Board, during a pivotal time for our industry.”

“Both the payments and retail industries are evolving and I am excited to share what I’ve learned with the association’s leadership to help move the convergence of both industries forward,” said Helgeson. “The RSPA truly fosters an ecosystem of progress for retail technology. I’m honored to join and contribute.”

Helgeson founded Cayan (formerly Merchant Warehouse) in 1998 to provide cost-effective credit card processing and merchant services to small business. As the payments space evolved, Helgeson expanded the company’s focus and launched Cayan Genius®, a future-proof, flexible payments platform that arms businesses with the ability to adapt to changes in retail and payments technology. Henry will bring insight gained from over fifteen years of experience working in the payments industry to the RSPA board, including a unique understanding of technology trends revolutionizing the point of sale.

Henry is involved in numerous industry associations. An active member of the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA’s) Mobile Payments Committee, Helgeson was recently named as ETA Member of the Year. Helgeson was also honored with the Michael P. Duffy Leadership Award in 2015, given to CEOs who are pioneering innovations in the payments industry.

About Cayan
Cayan is the leading provider of payment technologies that give businesses a competitive advantage. From simple and reliable payment processing, to fully integrated, multi-channel customer engagement platforms, Cayan is continuously developing new ways for businesses to unlock the power of payments. Headquartered in Boston, the company has offices in the United States and United Kingdom. Cayan is one of the world’s fastest growing payment companies. For more information, visit

About RSPA
RSPA accelerates the success of our members in the point of sale technology ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. We annually host two signature events, RetailNOW® and INSPIRE® to provide live, face to face education and networking. Other member benefits include professional development & certification programming, a legal hotline, webinars, discounted shipping and event access, industry advocacy, as well as several publications. Learn more by going to

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