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Payments in the Firearms Industry with Adam Carlson of TacticalPay

It’s time to listen in to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This episode we have our first repeat guest as Scott was again joined by Adam Carlson. In addition to being the CEO of Soar Payments LLC, Adam also runs a sister business called Tactical Payments. TacticalPay focuses on helping businesses in the firearms industry, which are hard to place, find credit card processing solutions, so Adam has a lot to share on the subject!

Based in Houston Texas, Tactical Payments is a top rated credit card processing solutions provider for the firearms, ammunition and firearms accessories industry. Their extensive partnerships with 2nd Amendment friendly processors and sponsor banks, enable them to provide the most reliable credit card processing solutions in the industry, packaged in easy-to-use solutions, and backed with world-class US customer support.

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Marketing an ISO with Michelle Geraci of Transaction Services

Do you know what it takes to successfully market an ISO in 2018? Our guest this week had some great advice and insight on doing just that! Scott was joined by Michelle Geraci who is VP of Sales with Transaction Services.

Michelle and Scott spoke at length about the keys to marketing an ISO in a rapidly changing payments landscape. Things aren’t quite as simple as they used to be, but understanding what your ISO has to offer, and what the needs of merchants are is key to effective marketing and business partnership building. Listen in as Michelle walks through how Transaction Services has been able to separate themselves and deliver great value to the businesses they work with.

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  • September 28, 2018
  • Podcast

The Future of Fintech with Chris Skinner

Fintech is pushing the world forward in incredible and surprising ways… but predicting where it will all lead is something only a few experts have true insight on. Fortunately, Scott was able to chat with one such expert, Chris Skinner, who has dedicated his career to exploring the present, and future, of payments and fintech industries on this week’s show.

Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and Fintech through his blog, The Finanser. He is also as an author of the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb and its new sequel Digital Human. In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club, Chair of Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand, a FinTech Titan by Next Bank, one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News, and so much more.

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  • September 20, 2018
  • Podcast

Advanced Payment Gateways with Adam Zamecki of SecurionPay

Advanced payment gateways can bring huge benefits to businesses. Everything from security, to ease of transaction completion for consumers can be improved with the right gateway. That’s our topic for todays episode!

Scott was joined by Adam Zamecki who is the Sales Director at SecurionPay, a fast growing payment gateway with a ton of great offerings. They’re Swiss based, but Adam himself works out of their offices in Poland. Listen in to hear his insight on things like fraud prevention, increasing sales, and so much more!

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  • September 14, 2018
  • Podcast

Accounts Receivable Management with Nicole Dwyer of YayPay

When it comes to running a successful business, staying on top of your accounts receivable is critical. How you handle AR management can lead to increased revenue, or huge financial problems (if done poorly). Joining Scott to explore all of this on this week’s PayPod episode is Nicole Dwyer who is the Chief Product Officer at YayPay.

YayPay helps business stay on top of their AR management. The goal of YayPay is to make collecting money fast, easy, and highly predictable. The key to YayPay’s success is in how they help businesses stay ahead of (and manage) late paying customers, as well as collections. This commitment to quality AR management can directly impact the bottom line of companies using YayPay.

Listen in to hear more about why it’s so important to manage AR!

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The Global Payments Industry with Faisal Khan

We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the payments industry in the US… but it’s important to also think globally! On this episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast, Scott was joined by aa true expert on the global payments industry, Faisal Khan.

Faisal is a banking / payments consultant specializing in cross-border payment systems and a crypto money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin, a weekly podcast on Payments & Fintech with over 20,000+ listeners. Mr. Khan is also a talent scout for Series A & B financing for various fintech VCs/funds. He is also a frequent contributor to popular Q&A site Quora where he has been a Top Writer for 6 consecutive years.

Listen in to hear his insight into the WORLD of payments.

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MWAA Conference 2018 with Pete Philomey of South Seas Data LLC and Andrew Russell of Sound Payments

We’ve got another great episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast for you! On this particular show, we did something a bit different, however. Scott attended a fantastic payments industry conference, the Midwest Acquirers Association (MWAA) Conference 2018! While he was there, he was fortunate to watch some great talks, mingle with some of the best in brightest in the industry, and even interview a few experts about their companies and the conference.

Scott was first joined by Pete Philomey, National Sales Manager of South Seas Data LLC, which provides Point of sale (POS), equipment replacement and maintenance solutions for payment terminals and PC Hardware as their primary focus. Later Scott was joined by Andrew Russell, the President of Sound Payments, which creates simplified, cost-effective technology solutions in the payments, financial services and health industries. Listen in to learn more about a growing payments industry conference and attendance can be so valuable for businesses and professionals in the space.

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Digital Fraud Prevention with Don Bush of Kount

It’s time to dive into another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! On this episode, we’re covering another topic that is crucial for business owners and payments industry professionals to be familiar with… digital fraud protection. Digital fraud can create massive problems for a business, including financial penalties, an erosion of customer trust, and more.

Scott was joined by an excellent guest who has a great deal of insight on this subject. Don Bush is the Vice President of Marketing at Kount, a technology company which helps businesses boost sales by reducing fraud. Kount offers patented machine learning technology which analyzes transactions to stop fraud and increase revenue for online businesses, merchants, acquiring banks, and payment service providers. Needless to say, preventing fraud is their bread and butter!

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Succeeding as an ISO with Mark Dunn of Field Guide Enterprises LLC

It’s time to dig into another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This week, we’re talking about independent sales organizations (or ISOs)… specifically what it takes to succeed as an ISO today.

Helping Scott explore all this is a brilliant guest who has been working in the payments industry for over 30 years. Mark Dunn is the founder of Field Guide Enterprises LLC, a company that offers consulting services for ISOs. He’s also the Co-Founder of the Midwest Acquirers Association Inc. which hosts an annual Conference for ISOs and acquirers. Mark has helped many ISOs improve their sales. He’s also helped executives start ISOs, and knows the process inside and out.

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