SHIFT4 ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF PGA TOUR PLAYER RYAN MOORE
LAS VEGAS (Marketwire) Tuesday, September 20, 2011 – Shift4 Corporation, the world’s largest independent payment gateway, announced today it has signed a sponsorship agreement with PGA TOUR player Ryan Moore.
Moore, a 5-year TOUR veteran, made headlines in the past when he elected to play “sponsor-free” golf. The decision to partner with Shift4 came after in-person meetings and careful consideration.
“We’re glad that the reputation of our company and our family is such that Ryan feels he can promote Shift4 without reservation,” said Shift4 founder and CEO Dave Oder. “He’s a talented young man with a proven track record, ever-increasing skill set, and great potential for the future. We welcome him to the Shift4 family and look forward to watching his success in the years to come.”
Moore and Shift4 are both based out of Las Vegas and family managed – similarities that held significance for both parties.
“I don’t take the business of sponsorships lightly,” said Moore. “There needs to be a level of comfort for the sponsor and for me. Luckily, I was able to find that with Shift4 and the Oder family. I look forward to a long and successful relationship with them.”
Shift4 Director of Marketing Gianna Vivo said, “We are unique in our industry because we pride ourselves on being merchant advocates and the only major payment gateway not owned by a bank or processor. Ryan’s reputation for independence and originality is a natural alignment for us.”
Per the sponsorship agreement, which was facilitated by Icon Sports Management, Shift4’s logo will appear on Ryan’s left chest, and he will make appearances at Shift4 events throughout the year.
The relationship will kick off at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. At this event, Shift4 is also sponsoring the Public Safety Appreciation Station to host first responders, active/reserve/retired military personnel, law enforcement, and other public safety officials in this private hospitality venue on the 16th green. The tournament takes place September 28-October 2, and PGA TOUR professionals will be in the venue on September 28 to personally greet the attendees.
About Shift4 Corporation
Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4 Corporation is the world’s largest independent card-present gateway, serving more than 20,000 clients in several industries, including Hospitality, Retail, Food & Beverage, Mail/Telephone Order, and e-Commerce. Boasting more than 350 POS/PMS integrations and maintaining absolute bank- and processor-neutrality, Shift4 is proudly merchant-centric, helping clients secure the best discount rates while providing industry-leading security, speed, and reliability. Recognized as a pioneer of Tokenization, Shift4 has processed more than three billion tokenized transactions since it coined the term in 2005. Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET solution provides unparalleled pre- and post-settlement auditing capabilities, fraud protection, and drastically simplified PCI-compliance. For more information, visit www.shift4.com.
About Ryan Moore
Ryan David Moore (born December 5, 1982) is a professional golfer from Puyallup, WA, who is currently playing on the PGA TOUR. Coming up the ranks, he has reached the pinnacle of each echelon, from world’s #1 ranked junior golfer in 2001, to being the top collegiate player in the nation, as well as top Amateur in the nation in 2004, to his breakthrough victory on the PGA TOUR at the Wyndham Championship in 2009. He may still be most famous for his record breaking amateur season in ’04 where he seized five titles in one summer (including the US Amateur, US Publinks, NCAA Championship, Western Am, and World Am Titles). Many golf experts claim this is the greatest feat by an Amateur golfer in the modern era, dating back to, and only rivaled by the late Bobby Jones himself. For more on Ryan, visit www.RyanMooreGolf.net.