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  • Optimized Payments Welcomes Three New Leaders to Growing Team

    Atlanta, GA, May 3, 2022 – Global FinTech Optimized Payments is pleased to welcome three new leaders to its rapidly growing team. Alan Vickness joins Optimized Payments as Vice President of Strategy and Delivery. Alan brings 24 years of experience developing, leading, and executing strategic initiatives at prominent companies. His primary responsibilities will be enhancing

    May 3, 2022
  • Optimized Payments Commits to Donating $100k to Philanthropic Causes Each Year

    ATLANTA, GA—April 20, 2022– Optimized Payments, a Global FinTech leader, is committed to donating a minimum of $100k each year to support humanitarian and environmental organizations. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team at Optimized Payments focuses its efforts in three main areas: Education Environment Local causes around the Atlanta, GA area “As Optimized Payments thrives,

    April 20, 2022
  • Joining the World to Drive Sustainable Commerce

    Atlanta, GA, February 1, 2022 — Optimized Payments, a global SaaS Analytics Platform leader, is committed to driving a smarter way of doing business via sustainable commerce, reducing their impact on the environment, and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. They do this by implementing environmentally responsible business practices, continually partnering with companies that share their

    February 1, 2022
  • Optimized Payments Acquires Paul Larsen Consulting to Become Global Leader in Payment Analytics

    Atlanta, GA, January 4, 2022 — Rapidly-growing FinTech, Optimized Payments (OP), has acquired Paul Larsen Consulting (PLC) in a strategic move that will position OP as the global leader in payment data services and analytics. Paul Larsen Consulting has strong domain expertise in the rapidly evolving and complex subscription ecology and an established track record

    January 4, 2022
  • Optimized Payments Welcomes Industry Expert as Head of Sales and Marketing

    Atlanta, GA, December 14, 2021 — Optimized Payments, a rapidly growing global FinTech, is very pleased to welcome Oliver Gumbrill as Head of Sales & Marketing. Oliver’s responsibilities will encompass sales team leadership, accelerating Optimized Payments’ revenue through new products, services and geographies, development of new channels, and contributing to the company’s marketing and business

    December 14, 2021
  • Optimized Payments Welcomes FinTech Industry Veterans as Strategic Advisors

    ATLANTA, GA, August 30, 2021— Rapidly growing FinTech, Optimized Payments, today announced it will welcome two highly-respected industry veterans as strategic advisors. Mike Passilla, former Vice Chairman at JPMorgan Chase, and Sameer Govil, former Senior Vice President at Visa, will join the Optimized Payments Advisory Board to help guide and manage the firm’s unprecedented growth

    August 30, 2021

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  • Optimized Payments Welcomes Three New Leaders to Growing Team

    Atlanta, GA, May 3, 2022 – Global FinTech Optimized Payments is pleased to welcome three new leaders to its rapidly growing team. Alan Vickness joins Optimized Payments as Vice President of Strategy and Delivery. Alan brings 24 years of experience developing, leading, and executing strategic initiatives at prominent companies. His primary responsibilities will be enhancing

    May 3, 2022
  • Optimized Payments Commits to Donating $100k to Philanthropic Causes Each Year

    ATLANTA, GA—April 20, 2022– Optimized Payments, a Global FinTech leader, is committed to donating a minimum of $100k each year to support humanitarian and environmental organizations. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team at Optimized Payments focuses its efforts in three main areas: Education Environment Local causes around the Atlanta, GA area “As Optimized Payments thrives,

    April 20, 2022
  • Joining the World to Drive Sustainable Commerce

    Atlanta, GA, February 1, 2022 — Optimized Payments, a global SaaS Analytics Platform leader, is committed to driving a smarter way of doing business via sustainable commerce, reducing their impact on the environment, and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. They do this by implementing environmentally responsible business practices, continually partnering with companies that share their

    February 1, 2022
  • Optimized Payments Acquires Paul Larsen Consulting to Become Global Leader in Payment Analytics

    Atlanta, GA, January 4, 2022 — Rapidly-growing FinTech, Optimized Payments (OP), has acquired Paul Larsen Consulting (PLC) in a strategic move that will position OP as the global leader in payment data services and analytics. Paul Larsen Consulting has strong domain expertise in the rapidly evolving and complex subscription ecology and an established track record

    January 4, 2022
  • Optimized Payments Welcomes Industry Expert as Head of Sales and Marketing

    Atlanta, GA, December 14, 2021 — Optimized Payments, a rapidly growing global FinTech, is very pleased to welcome Oliver Gumbrill as Head of Sales & Marketing. Oliver’s responsibilities will encompass sales team leadership, accelerating Optimized Payments’ revenue through new products, services and geographies, development of new channels, and contributing to the company’s marketing and business

    December 14, 2021
  • Optimized Payments Welcomes FinTech Industry Veterans as Strategic Advisors

    ATLANTA, GA, August 30, 2021— Rapidly growing FinTech, Optimized Payments, today announced it will welcome two highly-respected industry veterans as strategic advisors. Mike Passilla, former Vice Chairman at JPMorgan Chase, and Sameer Govil, former Senior Vice President at Visa, will join the Optimized Payments Advisory Board to help guide and manage the firm’s unprecedented growth

    August 30, 2021

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  • Wirecard and the Curious Case of the Missing $2 billion

    As COVID-19 worsens financial crisis in Europe, Wirecard, a global FinTech company based in Germany filed for insolvency after losing over $12 billion in market value after EY audit reports showed insufficient evidence of $2 billion in profit earned over a decade. Wirecard, a German payment processor and financial services provider, with over 20 years

    June 26, 2020
  • VISA and TerraPay Partner Drive Real-Time Payments Interoperability

    A global payments infrastructure company, TerraPay, and Visa announce a strategic partnership to work together to drive real-time digital remittances, interoperability, financial inclusion and drive adoption of cashless payments. Partnerships have played a vital role in Visa’s growth strategy as their collaboration with TerraPay will help boost interoperable financial services and products to push much

    June 24, 2020
  • The Credit-Card Fees Merchants Hate, Banks Love and Consumers Pay

    In this interesting article by AnnaMarie Andriotis and Harriet Torry from The Wall Street Journal, they highlight how cash is becoming a less preferred method of payment due to an increased dependability on credit cards, apps, and online shopping, especially during the pandemic. With the use of non-cash payments, comes increased costs for merchants in

    June 23, 2020
  • Strategically Managing Card Swipe Fees

    U.S. merchants will spend over $90 billion in credit card processing or swipe fees in 2019. For many organizations, swipe fees represent one of their top five operating costs. Swipe fees continue to grow not only due to an increase in card sales, but also due to increases in interchange and network fees. Just this

    April 22, 2020
  • Guidance for Outlining your Key Payments Goals in 2020

    As you are coming up with your personal resolutions for the new year, we wanted to offer some potential payments ‘resolutions’ or goals for your organization for 2020. Here are 5 key payments goals that you should tackle or start tackling in 2020: 1. Security – Encryption/Tokenization/Omni-channel Every retailer with exception of Automated Fuel Dispensers

    December 19, 2019
  • Payments are Constantly Changing – October 2019 Regs Release Highlights

    The joys of the fall season…football, beautiful weather, leaves are falling, and card brand rate changes. As the card brands tend to make their regulatory and rate changes every Spring and Fall, we like to keep you updated on many of the most significant changes, so you are prepared for the final quarter of 2019

    October 22, 2019

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