Burton and Ralene Walls Distinguished Speaker Series (Annual)

Dan Price of Gravity Payments

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Dan Price, Founder and CEO, Gravity Payments
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
12:15-1:45 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons

The annual Burton and Ralene Walls Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon will feature Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments on Tuesday, November 17.  This is our 15th year of introducing outstanding business leaders to our students. 

Raised in rural Idaho, Dan Price founded Gravity Payments from his SPU dorm room at age 19. His lifelong mission became apparent when he saw small business owners overcharged and underserved by credit card processors.
Dan built his Seattle-based credit card processing company on the values of honesty and transparency – something which sets Gravity apart. Today, more than 13,000 businesses across all 50 states trust Gravity to save them millions in fees and hours in frustration.
Dan’s recent decision to raise his company's minimum salary to $70,000 has captured headlines and inspired millions worldwide. His 40-year-goal is to help business focus on purpose and serving others, not financial engineering and greed. He has received many awards, notably Entrepreneur magazine’s “Entrepreneur of 2014” and the 2010 SBA “National Young Entrepreneur of the Year.” He has also participated as a mentor in the “Start-Up U” television series.
Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram (@DanPriceSeattle), interact with him on his Facebook page (facebook.com/DanPriceSeattle), and come meet him on November 17.

This endowment was established with Seattle Pacific University in 2013 to further the entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge of SPU students. Burton is an alumnus of SPU with a major in business. His uncle, Paul Walls, served SPU as a member of the Board of Trustees for 31 years. His father, F. Wesley Walls, also served SPU with distinction for 38 years in various capacities, including founding director of the School of Business. Burton and Ralene are longtime supporters of SPU. Their hope is that this endowment will assist SPU in its mission of engaging the culture and changing the world.

See past speakers.