Nashville fintech enters partnership with NHL team to positively impact hometown
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--- Celero Commerce(“Celero”), a top ten non-bank payment processor, is now the preferred payments partner of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators. The Nashville-headquartered financial technology firm will provide payment processing services to the Predators. Celero provides electronic transaction processing to community and regional banks nationwide and serves over 50,000 merchants across the country, processing approximately $20 billion in annual card volume.
“We are excited to partner with the Nashville Predators. Not only are they an extraordinarily successful organization, but they represent the grit, hard work, and energy that we strive to mirror at Celero,” stated Celero Commerce founder and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Jones. “When we started Celero, we made a commitment to make a positive impact in our hometown community. The Predators have proven to be a meaningful corporate citizen of Nashville and we hope to collaborate with them to do more in the city we both call home. The Predators are beloved and valued by this community, and this partnership was something we aspired to achieve when we launched Celero four years ago. Many will notice that our colors are an indication of that.”
“We are thrilled to partner with local fintech Celero Commerce. From the very beginning, Celero has been committed to best-in-class products, services, and integration,” said Predators Chief Financial Officer Keith Hegger. “We couldn’t think of a better way to enter the exciting fintech space than with a local partnership that supports the Preds and Bridgestone Arena in a vast array of ways.”
Headquartered in Nashville, Celero Commerce is a full-service, integrated electronic commerce solutions provider powered by leading-edge technology, strategic partnerships, and business intelligence. Celero offers payment processing services, business management software and data intelligence to small and medium-sized businesses, empowering them to drive growth and profitability.
ABOUT THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS
The Nashville Predators became the National Hockey League’s 27th team on May 4, 1998, and have evolved from a young expansion franchise into a staple of the Middle Tennessee community in the years since. The team strives each season to reach its One Goal: becoming a Stanley Cup Champion hockey team while making Bridgestone Arena the number one sports and entertainment venue in the United States. In 2020 alone, with One Goal in mind, the Nashville Predators organization drove approximately $5.5 million in life-changing funds to assist a wide variety of relief efforts, non-profit organizations, and individuals in need. On the ice, the team has seen historic success in recent seasons, qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs eight straight times, a run headlined by a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017, winning the Presidents’ Trophy in 2017-18, and earning a second consecutive Central Division title in 2018-19. For more information on the Nashville Predators, game schedule, and ticket availability, please go toNashvillePredators.com.