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Digital River’s Christopher Rence Appointed to Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS — Nov. 7, 2016 — Digital River, Inc., a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, announced the appointment of Christopher Rence, chief information and risk officer, to the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) board of directors. With more than 20 years of IT-related experience, Rence brings deep technical and systems expertise to the association, which is working to fuel Minnesota’s prosperity through innovation and technology.

“We’re excited to have Christopher join our board,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of MHTA. “Chris has spent his career transforming technology footprints and business processes to lay the foundation for future innovation. A long-standing leader within Minnesota’s technology community, we look forward to Chris’ contributions to MHTA.”

At Digital River, Rence oversees the global IT organization and enterprise operations, including cloud architecture, security, governance, reporting and data analytics, as well as business continuity and disaster recovery. Rence and his international team of technology specialists oversee five global data centers and a security strategy that positively impacts the operations of thousands of ecommerce stores worldwide. Prior to joining Digital River, Rence served as chief information and business transformation officer at FICO.

“MHTA is an organization I’ve admired for a long time and I’m honored to have been selected to join the board,” said Rence. “The organization has long supported a growing technology industry in Minnesota through educational programs, networking events and government advocacy. I look forward to helping advance these efforts.”

About Digital River, Inc.
Backed by 20 years of ecommerce experience, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River’s cloud-based commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. Through these services, Digital River connects B2B and B2C digital products companies and branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.

Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit or follow Digital River on Twitter at

 About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. The association helps bring together the people of Minnesota’s science and technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing science and technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire science and technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of science and technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at

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