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. Her visionary leadership in business, innovation and technology led to Ms. Gerdts being nominated for Forbes' "Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs."
Ms. Gerdts has over 20 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 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 and 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.