Spindle, Inc., a provider of mobile commerce solutions, announced that Tony VanBrackle has been appointed to its board of directors effective immediately. In this capacity, VanBrackle will help Spindle refine and execute its strategy for delivering a comprehensive mobile commerce solution that serves the needs of merchants, providers and consumers.
Based in the Washington, DC area, VanBrackle’s career in the payments sector extends back well over three decades. He is currently managing member of Payment Ventures, LLC, an investment firm that specializes in the mobile commerce and payment sectors. He also serves as a board member for Phoenix Managed Networks, a provider of secure data transaction solutions, and is a member of the advisory board for MicroVentures, an online equity crowdfunding platform for startups and investors. He also serves on the boards of several other businesses, including Convexcel Group, and Cardflight.
Previously, VanBrackle served as chairman of the board for several industry-leading businesses, including Electronic Check Alliance Processing, Smart Pay Solutions, and Solveras, which he founded in 2000, and subsequently sold to TransFirst eleven years later.
CEO of Spindle, Bill Clark stated, “I can’t think of a better addition to our board of directors than Tony, who for over 30 years, has been instrumental in helping so many other businesses thrive in the payments sector. Our entire board is looking forward to working closely with Tony, and leveraging his vast industry knowledge and experiences to ensure that Spindle continues to build on its leadership position in the mobile commerce sector.”
“Spindle’s combination of compelling technology and strong management is particularly well suited for capitalizing on the escalating interest in mobile commerce,” explained VanBrackle. “I am eager to work with the board and Spindle’s executive team to help the company maximize its potential, and deliver solutions that will not only serve the needs of its customers, but will also translate into value for its shareholders.”