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ACI Worldwide’s Erika Dietrich Honored as Payments Industry Gamechanger in ETA Forty Under 40

Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) recognizes ACI Global Fraud Prevention & Risk Services leader as part of 2019 class of industry innovators

Monday, March 04, 2019

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NAPLES, FLA—March 4, 2019ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) has chosen Erika Dietrich, vice president – Global Fraud Prevention & Risk Services, as part of its ‘Forty Under 40’ class of 2019. The individuals selected represent industry gamechangers, whose actions and leadership are driving the payments technology industry forward.

In her role, Erika leads a team of more than 30 risk analysts and acts as a senior consultant on top card-not-present accounts – she is recognized by ACI customers and her own peers as an unwavering advocate in the battle against payments fraud. Erika’s insights and guidance have been instrumental in the development and roll-out of ACI's UP Payments Risk Management solution, which includes adaptive machine learning, a shared intelligence approach to leverage cross-industry knowledge and data, and an unrivalled ability to perform real-time payments fraud screening.

“It’s an honor to be part of this prestigious group of Forty Under 40 recipients – who have collectively made such an impact on the payments industry,” said Erika Dietrich, vice president, ACI Worldwide. “Fraud prevention is a critical component of the wider merchant payments ecosystem – and I’m pleased to see that reflected in ETA’s list of 2019 honorees.”

“The 2019 ETA Forty Under 40 class is driving the entire payments technology industry forward; whether from leadership positions within established companies, as high-tech innovators, or as part of a rapid-growth startup,” said Amy Zirkle, interim CEO, ETA. “Each honoree has made a significant contribution to the payments industry through entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation – and together they will power the next generation of payments technology and merchant services.”

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About ETA

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $21 trillion in purchases worldwide and deploying payments innovation to merchants and consumers.

About ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 6,000 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

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