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Shawn Douglas has joined Merchant Services as the Director of Business Development

With twenty-plus years of bankcard industry acquiring experience, Merchant Services is pleased to announce that Shawn Douglas has taken the position of Director of Business Development.

While studying at West Point and graduating from Boston College, Mr. Douglas began working in the industry as an intern for the President of MasterCard US for two summers.  Since then he’s held sales, management, and business development positions with Unified Merchant Services, Fidelity National Bank, Moneris Solutions, and Chase Paymentech.  More recently at TSYS Acquiring Solutions, he was responsible for relationships with all VARs, Internet Gateways, and Cash Advance Program providers.  In 2008, Mr. Douglas formed his own consulting company to provide business development expertise to specific channels in the merchant services acquiring industry with credit card processing software and subsequently merged that company with Merchant First of Marietta, Georgia.

“We have found that the most expeditious way to develop merchant services business channels such as PC-based credit card processing in today’s market is by partnering with Gateways and other VARs in a mutually beneficial relationship.  We are looking to create more relationships with the “Best of Breed” VAR channels and welcome their participation in our combined business development strategy.” says Shawn Douglas.

“We are excited to have Shawn join us.  With our new structure in place to effectively finance and operate the companies and provide equity award incentives, the timing was right to bring on an experienced leader and manager with a strong record of achievement, and reputation as a gentleman in the industry.  Our companies include Merchant Service Payments, LLC for BIN/ICA programs,, Inc. for Internet direct merchant sales and Merchant Service Group (of geographical area) sales through independent VARs, sales offices, and sales agents, Complete Merchant Services, Inc. to provide staffing, systems and infrastructure and 1st American Leasing, LLC will guaranty POS equipment approvals if the merchant is approved for service.  We are well
seasoned and strategically posed to achieve exponential growth in the coming years, and Shawn will be an important part in making sure that happens.” said President Eugene S. “Gino” Kauzlarich.

The new ISO / Agent program for merchant services sales offices and agents features an exclusive, registered license to the Merchant
Services Group of “geographical area” brand name for each ISO/Agent.  “To maximize sales success and build long term business value, ISO/Agents need to market under their own unique brand name, not that of a bank, processor, or ISO”, said Mr. Douglas, “Our program is designed for them to do so and leverage off of the wealth of marketing materials and resources included in the program without charge.”

Benefits of the program also include highly competitive pricing, best of breed technology, expert sales and technical support, lucrative commissions and residual income, training, marketing co-op programs, and a lead generation program to drive new business opportunities to the ISO / Agents.

Said Mr. Douglas, “The sales and support toolsets for ISO, Agents, and VARs to maximize their sales potential are the best I’ve
seen in this business.  We have a  24 x 7 on-demand, online Dealer Forum for access to all digital applications and materials, a detailed Interchange level merchant account analytic tool, a one-touch full-color Proposal generator tool, toll-free 888 telephone extension with “follow me” forwarding and voice mail, email account, and much, much more.  Everything that’s needed to successfully run an acquiring sales office, without need for a substantial upfront cash investment is ready now at your fingertips.”

“And this is not a new start-up, or another re-treaded ISO shuffling around one of the many “glad hands” in the business
that will tell you anything to get a couple of your deals in the door,”  said Mr. Douglas.  “It’s because of the seasoned group and comments like those from a sales agent below that I have come to work with the Merchant Service Group of companies.”

“I have enjoyed 16 years of the lucrative month to month residual incomes and achieved a great lifestyle due to the Merchant Services
Group program.  A more efficient and honest company does not exist.  I highly recommend joining the Merchant Services Group ISO/Agent program to any independent-minded person who wants to run their own successful business to better their lifestyle and build an ongoing income stream.” says Paul Ransom, principal of Merchant Services Group of North Puget Sound in Lake Stevens, Washington.

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About, Inc. does a superb job of supporting sales offices and processing merchant services applications.  With approval rates of over 90% and an average turnaround time of 2-3 business days, the merchant services businesses and credit card processors you acquire can expect to be up and processing in no time.