Vendor Board Member
About Henry: As CEO and Founder of Cayan, Henry Helgeson is responsible for driving the future vision of the company, ensuring that Cayan remains at the forefront of payments innovation. After attending Marist College, Henry worked as an independent contractor selling terminals and printers to small businesses. Intrigued by the payments industry and determined to find a lower cost solution for small businesses, Henry launched Merchant Warehouse (now Cayan) in 1998, the first company to provide easily accessible and affordable credit card processing services and equipment. As customer needs evolved and new partnership opportunities arose, Henry expanded the company's focus. He led the launch of Genius®, an industry-leading payment technology platform that now powers payment acceptance at thousands of leading retailers and businesses throughout the U.S. and he continues to drive expansion of the Genius platform as well as new product offerings and value-adds. Henry is involved in numerous industry associations and is an active member of the Electronic Transactions Association's (ETA's) Mobile Payments Committee. He has spoken at numerous events and conferences including ETA, Money2020, RSPA's RetailNOW, SXSW and PYMNTS.com. In 2012, he received the ETA Member of the Year Award, recognizing his contributions to the future success of the industry and he has been named to the Boston Business Journal's (BBJ's) "40 under 40" list.