Get to know Optimized Payments
Optimized Payments is a 12-year old payments analytics and consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. We help merchants understand and reduce the cost of accepting credit/debit cards through cutting edge analytics and unparalleled consulting.
Optimized Analytics is a web-based solution that consolidates, normalizes and analyzes transaction level data or aggregate data to identify actionable insights. Our analytics engine has consumed and analyzed billions of records from acquirers, American Express, Discover, PayPal and private label cards, and helped our clients save millions and streamline their payment operations.
Our analytics are supplemented by unsurpassed expertise in the entire value chain of payments. We have helped clients with payments projects relating to interchange optimization, RFI/RFP management, chargeback reduction/management, acquirer/network negotiation and least-cost routing strategies.
Our clients include Fortune 1000 companies, including some of the largest providers in the following industries – telecom, automotive retail, utility, insurance, online travel, healthcare, online bill payment, parking, e-commerce and luxury retail. Our analytics and consulting services have saved our clients over $200 million in card processing costs.
Meet our Management Team
Anand founded Optimized Payments in 2007. Under his leadership, Optimized Payments has helped Fortune 100 to mid-sized companies save over $180 million in interchange and processing fees.
Anand has also led the effort to revolutionize payments analytics…creating a scalable hosted solution that centralizes, normalizes and analyzes billions of payments records and identifies actionable insights. Anand is a noted payments expert and has spoken at numerous conferences included MAG, AFP, New England AFP, NACHA, MRC, CNP Expo and Money 20/20.
Joey is an interchange expert with over 10 years of experience in implementing cost management strategies for large merchants, particularly in the hospitality industry.
Previously, Joey worked for Elavon where he created and managed services that helped clients optimize their payment costs, through interchange and chargeback management solutions. His clients included the largest airlines, hotels and merchants processing billions in annual card sales.
Monika has over 10 years of merchant acquiring and consulting experience, first as a merchant and then as a consultant. Monika leads Optimized Payments team for new client onboarding, account management and marketing plan development.
Monika’s efforts have helped Optimized Payments streamline new client data analysis and visualization within days, instead of weeks or months.
Director of Technology
Troy has over 20+ years’ experience as a developer and database administrator. Troy manages the Optimized Payments analytics solution and creates ETL processes to consume and normalize daily data from numerous sources; including, merchant acquirers, American Express, Discover, PayPal, private label cards, and delivers them to centralized cloud databases.
Cory has 28 years of merchant acquiring and lending experience and focuses on business development with a particular focus on the Canadian market. Cory is adept at managing complex issues ranging from strategic planning, compliance, and go-to-market analysis, through ongoing product development and implementation of integrated EMV, contactless, and mobile payments solutions.
Previously, Cory was SVP and Country Manager for Elavon/US Bank in Canada. Cory began by developing a comprehensive strategic plan for the market entry and attained their Visa, MasterCard and Interac licensing. He followed that by developing the business and internal technology vital to their operations. Today, Elavon has approximately 12% market share in Canada with over $80MM in revenue.
Michael has 35 years of global payments and treasury management experience. He is a noted speaker at national and regional industry conferences and author of articles on payments innovation, merchant fees, and bank relationship management. Michael is currently on the Executive Board of the New England Association for Financial Professionals (NEAFP) and was chairman of the New England Automated Clearing House Association from 2000-2002.
Previously, Michael held executive positions with several U.S. based financial institutions including Citibank, Bankers Trust, State Street Bank, Bank of American and US Bank, where he led organizations in generating annuity based revenue streams from fortune 500 corporations across North America.
For more information about our company or to discuss what we can do for your business, please contact us by phone, email or fill out the form on the right.
303 Perimeter Center North, Suite 425
Atlanta, Georgia 30346
+1 (800) 846-1305