Leaders In Payments

Leaders In Payments

We've created the "Leaders in Payments" podcast series so you can hear directly from leaders in payments about industry trends, successful strategies, products, services, and what the future holds for the payments industry. We cover the entire industry from merchant acquiring, payment processing, ISOs, payfacs, fraud, security, issuing, b2b, fintech, to start-ups, if it goes on in payments we will be talking about it.

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April 7, 2021 22 min

This episode is part of our special series focused on Diversity and Inclusion. In this series I will be talking with leaders in the payments industry (and maybe some experts from outside of the industry) about diversity and inclusion. It has been proven that a diverse workforce and diverse management team leads to increased creativity, better decision making, reduced employee turnover and increased profit – as well as many other be...

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This episode is part of our special series focused on Diversity and Inclusion. In this series I will be talking with leaders in the payments industry (and maybe some experts from outside of the industry) about diversity and inclusion. It has been proven that a diverse workforce and diverse management team leads to increased creativity, better decision making, reduced employee turnover and increased profit – as well as many other be...

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Anand Goel the President and CEO at Optimized Payments is our special guest this week on episode 76 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Anand went to middle school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, high school in Houston Texas and went University of Texas in Austin for his undergrad degree. He worked at MCI Telecommunications in a management training program, left there and got his MBA from Babson College and stayed in Boston. And in his ...

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Michael Tomko the COO at CardX is our special guest this week on episode 75 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Michael grew up Columbus Ohio, went to Harvard College studying philosophy and then went to Harvard Law School and initially worked in real estate. He actually went to high school and Harvard Law School with the CardX CEO Jonathon Razi. 

CardX is a fintech company that makes it easy for businesses to accept payments – with...

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Dov Marmor, the COO of North American at Railsbank is our special guest this week on episode 74 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Dov grew up in Miami, spent 13 or 14 years in New York and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 3 kids and dog Batman.  He got his undergraduate degree at University of Maryland and his masters at Cornell.  

Railsbank is a platform that allows any company to become its own fintech. The company has...

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Marwan Forzley, the CEO of Veem is our special guest this week on episode 73 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Marwan grew up and went to school in Canada and is now based in San Francisco where he started Veem in 2014.  Prior to starting Veem, he ran e-commerce for Western Union after having sold his prior company to them.

 Veem is the simplest way for businesses to pay and get paid around the world. All you need is an email addr...

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Craig Sobol, the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of XUP is our special guest on episode 72 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Craig grew up in New York and went to school in upstate New York and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina when he took a job with Bank of America and currently resides there with his wife and two sons.  

XUP was founded with the premise to help banks drive transactions up so in the name “x” is for transac...

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This is the 4th episode in our Q1 2021 Pulse of Payments series sponsored by Company.com.

Today’s guest is Nick Starai, the Chief Strategy Officer at NMI.  At NMI their mission is to use their expertise to enable more payments, in more ways and more places. They provide ISOs, Fintech Innovators and Technologists the freedom to focus on what they do best, liberating them from restricted payment solutions and giving them access to the...

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This episode is part of our special series focused on Diversity and Inclusion. In this series I will be talking with leaders in the payments industry (and maybe some experts from outside of the industry) about diversity and inclusion. It has been proven that a diverse workforce and diverse management team leads to increased creativity, better decision making, reduced employee turnover and increased profit – as well as many other be...

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Kevin Smith, the CEO of Securebancard is our special guest this week and this is episode 69 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.

Kevin grew up in a small town in east Texas and joined the Marine Corps right out of high school. After the Marines he joined a small ISO in Irvine, California before making his way to Atlanta Georgia that he now calls home.  

Securebancard has built its own in-house portfolio management platform. Their cust...

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Anand Goel, the CEO of Optimized Payments is our special guest this week. This is the third episode of The Pulse of Payments special series for Q1 2021 The video podcast for this episode can be found here. Or visit our YouTube Channel

Optimized Payments has helped Fortune 100 to mid-sized companies save over $300 million in interchange and processing fees. Anand has also led efforts to revolutionize payments analytics. 

Anand and I...

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This episode is the final entry in our special series on The Digital Payments Tipping Point. In this three-part series I've been talking with executives from WEX’s Corporate Payments division who partnered with the research team at The Economist over the summer of 2020 to look into the state of business-to-business payments in financial services, fintechs, and technology companies. The research found that companies that have gr...

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This episode is part of our special series focused on Diversity and Inclusion. In this series I will be talking with leaders in the payments industry (and maybe some experts from outside of the industry) about diversity and inclusion. It has been proven that a diverse workforce and diverse management team leads to increased creativity, better decision making, reduced employee turnover and increased profit – as well as many other be...

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February 15, 2021 36 min

Bill Wade, the CEO of Company.com is our special guest this week and this is episode 65 of The Leaders in Payments podcast.

Bill grew up in Connecticut, and was a professional drummer before “hitting it big” in the payments industry. He was recruited by Marriott Corporation out of college, and spent a decade with them in the executive program before shifting into sales and mortgage banking, eventually making his way into the payment...

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This is the second episode in our series "The Pulse of Payments" and Shaun Abraham, the CEO of Transaction Insights is our special guest this week. 

Before co-founding Transaction Insights, Shaun held leadership positions in both JP Morgan and Bank of America, and has tremendous expertise in market intelligence. Today, his company helps businesses keep track of the payments space as well as find opportunities in it.

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Cleveland Brown, the CEO of Payscout is our special guest this week and this is episode 63 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.

Cleveland grew up in San Jose California with Apple and IBM being in his backyard. Cleveland went to college at UCLA and majored in philosophy and business economics. While in college he started a company building ecommerce platforms and software for public school systems. He currently lives in LA.

Payscout i...

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Bill Lodes, Chief Revenue Officer at linked2Pay is our special guest this week. This is episode 62 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.

Bill was born in New York and comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Bill learned the value of hard work at his dad’s own restaurant where he also learned the details of opening and operating a small business – from the pot sink to being a bartender to a line cook.   

Linked2Pay is a payment technology...

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This is the first episode of the Q1 2021 “The Pulse of Payments” series. My special guest this week is Krista Tedder, the Director Payments for Javelin Strategy and Research. 

During this episode we’re discussing how the payments industry will be affected by the new Biden administration here in the U.S. and the fact that the Democrats hold majorities in both the House and Senate. 

Krista talks about how interchange revenue could be r...

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This episode is part of our special series focused on Diversity and Inclusion. In this series I will be talking with leaders in the payments industry (and maybe some experts from outside of the industry) about diversity and inclusion. It has been proven that a diverse workforce and diverse management team leads to increased creativity, better decision making, reduced employee turnover and increased profit – as well as many other be...

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Adrian Sanders, the CEO of Chargehound is our special guest this week and this is episode 59 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

 Adrian was born and grew up on a small farm in Corvallis Oregon before going to Bennington College in Vermont. Prior to starting Chargehound he had started and was running a crowdfunding company. He currently resides in Oakland California with his wife and 2 young kids.  

Chargehound is the only fully aut...

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