Natalia Leonardis is a merchant acquisition expert and respected leader in the global payments industry. Natalia was named to the Forty Under 40 list in 2019 by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), which recognizes game changers at the intersection of payments and technology, and she received the Wnet (now PayTech Women) Emerging Trendsetter award in 2014 for her excellence in championing diversity in payments. Natalia is currently chair of the ETA’s Mobile Payments Committee and volunteers on the ETA’s Sales and Strategy Committee. Previously, Natalia worked in business development at Nationwide Payments and MSI Merchant Services. Natalia holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications with a minor in marketing from Western New England University.