Learn Who We Are & Why We Are So Driven.

Meet Our Executive Team

The Minds Behind Woodforest Acceptance Solutions

They’re not just executives; they’re pioneers shaping the future of payment processing, committed to transparency, innovation, and driving mutual success with our partners.

Todd Linden
Todd Linden

President & Chief Executive Officer

Leveraging a lifetime of experience in the acquiring business, Todd guides the strategic direction of WAS as President and CEO. He previously served as the Chairman and CEO of PaySafe Payment Processing, North America, and led Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions, which he successfully sold to PaySafe in 2017. Todd has held key industry positions and served on the Electronic Transaction Association Board and its Advisory Board, chairing several committees.

Robin Laskowski
Robin Laskowski

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

With 25 years of experience in fintech payments acquiring, Robin is an expert in delivering solutions. Her expertise spans platform and product development, IT, and security. Robin particularly enjoys expanding partnerships to include integrated software vendors who bring capabilities beyond just payments.

Christopher Hartner
Christopher Hartner

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

As a seasoned executive with over 20 years in consumer payments, Chris leads a dynamic team focused on coupling intelligent payment solutions with best-in-class service. His expertise spans data compliance, sales, risk management, and operations, fueled by a passion for the evolving payments landscape and his relationships in the industry.

Shannon Spates
Shannon Spates

Chief Human Resources Officers

Shannon is a collaborative and metrics-driven HR leader who aligns human capital with organizational objectives to drive performance, growth, and employee engagement.

Tara Willis
Tara Willis

Chief Accounting Officer

Tara manages the company’s accounting functions, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and regulations. With expertise in system integration, settlement reconciliation, and organizational development, she’s particularly interested in fintech and innovation, especially in AI, automation, and risk reduction.

Sharon Geib
Sharon Geib

Senior Vice President - Finance

With over 35 years in the financial services industry, Sharon oversees all financial aspects of the business and collaborates with the CEO to drive the company’s financial strategy and plan. She also assesses the financial performance of the company, identifying risks and opportunities, and is passionate about developing metrics to drive improved profitability and reporting.

James 'Jim' Fink
James 'Jim' Fink

Senior Vice President - Head of Middle Market & Enterprise Acquiring Solutions

Jim is a dynamic sales leader with over 25 years of success, excelling in partner channel development and business growth. He leads business development efforts and shapes strategy for the Middle Market & Enterprise acquiring business unit, closely monitoring the evolving landscapes of embedded payments, AI, and digital payment options.

Andre Rogers
Andre Rogers

Senior Vice President - Enterprise Middle Market Operations & Onboarding

Andre manages onboarding and support for new merchants in the Enterprise and Middle Market sector, leading technical support and relationship management teams. With over 30 years’ experience in the FinTech industry, he has led teams in Operations, Client Services, and Relationship Management.

Payment Innovation

Pioneering Payment Solutions

Who We Are At Woodforest Acceptance Solutions.

At the forefront of payment processing innovation, dedicated to empowering businesses and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) alike. With decades of industry expertise, we're more than a service provider—we're your trusted partner in growth, offering tailored, cutting-edge solutions that redefine the standards of efficiency, security, and customer satisfaction. Our commitment to excellence and partnership defines who we are and drives our mission forward.


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Guided By Excellence

Our Commitment to You.

We are your trusted partner in growth, offering tailored, cutting-edge solutions that redefine the standards of efficiency, security, and customer satisfaction. Our commitment to excellence and partnership defines who we are and drives our mission forward.

Your Path To Innovation

Partnering For Success

At Woodforest Acceptance Solutions, our partnership approach is a journey of transformation, guiding your business from discovery to full-scale innovation. We understand that each step is crucial in driving your business into the future, which is why we've developed a clear, structured path to ensure your success. From initial demonstrations to building your tailored solution and celebrating your achievements, we're with you at every turn, ensuring that together, we achieve greatness.


Your Data Consultation

Tailored Partnership

Your Business Analysis

Custom Solution

Tailoring Your Payments Strategy

Launch & Beyond

Achieving & Exceeding Goals

Transformation Ready

Partner With Us Today.