David L. Peterson is an eBanking pioneer, who is well known for his 30 years as an entrepreneur and content expert on payments for financial services stakeholders. A dynamic and engaging presenter, David has performed thousands of presentations and led dozens of strategic planning sessions and workshops for both financial institutions and FI service providers. He has been a featured keynote speaker for numerous associations, banking schools, and industry trade groups, including ABA, NACHA, BAI, and GSBC as well as numerous state and regional associations across the country.
As a seasoned entrepreneur and thought leader, he is frequently published in regional and national publications on a wide range of electronic banking, payments innovation and strategic thinking topics.
David serves as Chief Innovation Officer for First National Banker's Bank of Baton Rouge, LA. David was formerly President of CheckAlt, a leading provider of Integrated Receivables as well as Chief Strategic Officer of i7strategies, an independent strategic planning and consulting firm providing financial services and electronic payment initiatives. He was also the original founder of Goldleaf Technologies, a leading provider of electronic payments software, correspondent banking and online banking services to independent financial institutions, where he was instrumental in establishing electronic banking and payment systems for commercial banks both in the U.S. as well as throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
David also previously served as Executive Vice President for Q2, a virtual branch software provider where he focused on enterprise-wide strategic initiatives, product direction and executive consulting. He remains active in U.S. payment virtual banking initiatives, serving as Vice Chairman of PaymentsFirst, a regional payment association based in Atlanta, Georgia that serves over 730 members; ArgosRisk, a systemic risk tracking service provider, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Citizens Community Bank of Valdosta, GA; and Softgiving, an Atlanta startup that is bringing new payment options to Donor Dependent Organizations.
Peterson’s passion is to assist individuals and businesses to think more creatively to spur innovation and enable good decision-making. In April 2016, Peterson authored Grounded, a management/leadership book that is focused on making good decisions in a crisis. When not traveling the world speaking, he spends his off hours, thinking, in Sugar Land, TX …