Mary Gerdts is founder,
CEO & President of two companies in the electronic transactions
industry, POST Integrations, Inc. and EboCom,
LLC. Founded in 1991, POST Integrations provides credit
card processing services exclusively to the hospitality
industry. EboCom was founded in 2000 as a technology company
that provides full service back-office transaction processing.
Ms. Gerdts has over 18 years of experience
in the electronic transactions industry and has been an
active member of the Electronic Transactions Association
(ETA) since 1991. ETA is the international association that
represents the credit card acquiring industry. Ms. Gerdts
served on the ETA Board of Directors for 10 years and served
as ETA’s national President from 2002-2003. In 2004,
Ms. Gerdts received the highly distinguished ETA Member
of the Year award for her passion and commitment to the
industry. As a noted industry expert, Ms. Gerdts was honored
to be chosen to represent ETA on Capitol Hill in 2006 at
ETA's premier Government Outreach Day.
Ms. Gerdts is also very active in the society
of Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
(HFTP). Ms. Gerdts has been a member of HFTP since 1990
and she was on the HFTP board of directors from 1996-2001.
Ms. Gerdts served as President of the Phoenix Chapter for
two terms, from 1998-2000. As President, her chapter received
the prestigious HFTP Chapter of the Year Award as well as
receiving numerous HFTP Chapter Choice Awards.
Ms. Gerdts is also one of the founders
of W.net, the national association of Woman Networking in
Electronic Transactions, which was founded in 2005. Ms.
Gerdts served as the Executive Director of the Association
from 2005-2008 and assumed the role of President of the
organization in 2008. During her year as President, Ms.
Gerdts established W.net’s first multi-day conference
entitled “Designer BootCamp Career Development &
Leadership Summit” along with W.net LINCs, “Local
Interest Networking Circles” that provided members
access to local meetings and programs across the country.
Ms. Gerdts also established the W.net DIVA Awards, “Driving
Improvement Via Action” which honor the outstanding
achievements of individuals and companies who demonstrate
an unwavering commitment to inspire and empower women in
the electronic transactions industry.