ABC Financial Names Chief Technology Officer

March 17, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, AR., (March 17, 2015) – Today, ABC Financial (ABC), the leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, announced the addition of Richard Smith as Chief Technology Officer.

As Chief Technology Officer, Richard Smith is responsible for generating and coordinating the technology roadmap and for the creation and delivery of mission critical customer facing technology solutions to our customers.  Smith has nearly 25 years of technology execution and leadership experience, across many industries and most recently at De La Rue as the head of R&D for the Solutions division which created highly secure financial tracking software used by commercial and central banks around the world.

Prior to working in De La Rue, Smith led technology teams in Motorola as part of the government solutions group, which designed, developed and delivered large scale data and technology solutions for 911 emergency and police services to local, state and national agencies.  Smith earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.

“ABC Financial is honored to have Richard Smith join our team,” stated Paul Schaller, President of ABC Financial. “His contribution will help take ABC to the next level. This is not only for the betterment of ABC but for our clients as well.”

About ABC Financial

Launched in 1981, ABC Financial has revolutionized software and payment processing for the health and fitness industry.   Headquartered in the Little Rock, Ark. area, ABC Financial serves approximately 6,000 clubs with approximately 6 million members throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company’s innovative club management software, DataTrak, is the most complete web-based software in the health and fitness industry.