Derik Sutton named to Association for Financial Technology’s Web Board

20-year digital banking veteran voted into leadership role to support organization’s growth

DETROIT, MI (October 15, 2019) — Autobooks is a small business payment and accounting platform integrated within a financial institution’s digital banking experience. Today, the company announced that Derik Sutton, vice president of product & experience at Autobooks, has been elected to serve on the Association for Financial Technology’s (AFT) Web Board. Sutton previously served as vice-chair of the organization’s Digital Experience Group (DEG).

Founded in 1972, AFT is the premier resource for networking and professional development for companies and executives serving the United States financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, lenders and payment companies. The association represents members within every area of technology, data or services needed to help financial institutions succeed in today’s dynamic marketplace. Leading financial technology companies from around the world meet twice a year to discuss industry-wide issues and collaborate on solutions.

Brian Otte, president of Association for Financial Technology and director of sales for ProfitStars ®, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.®, said, “Derik is an excellent addition to our board; his passion and commitment to the financial services industry is infectious. Since working with Derik through AFT, I have had the pleasure of watching him grow professionally over the last 10 years. He has played an instrumental role in the development of DEG and continues to be a well-recognized and engaged member who brings great value to our organization.”

Derik Sutton, newly appointed board member and vice president of product & experience at Autobooks, added, “I’m honored to have been elected to the AFT Web Board, serving among top industry leaders and influencers within the field. Being able to regularly collaborate and speak with a talented group of individuals working toward developing market-changing solutions has shaped me both personally and professionally for over 10 years. Members of AFT have become colleagues and friends of mine and having an organization that encourages open conversation has been a benefit to both myself and Autobooks.”

To be considered for the board, members must be nominated and give a speech, then member companies will each have a vote. Elected members will serve for a three-year term. Learn more about AFT and how to join by visiting

About Autobooks

Detroit-based Autobooks is a provider of small business banking solutions that integrate within a financial institution’s digital experience. Through Autobooks, banks and credit unions can become a digital destination for small business owners, helping build stronger relationships, grow deposits and identify opportunities to increase fee income. Please visit to learn more.


Derik Sutton
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