EVP/Chief Operating Officer
Clay has been in the merchant services and payments industry since 2008. He began at a small startup ISO and helped build it into a reputable top 75 on the Nilsson Report, payments company. He has specialized in financial institution partnerships throughout his career. In his tenure as a financial institutions partnership manager, he has learned the keys to a successful partnership is providing high-quality, 1-on-1, not 1-800 service to all clients, maintaining an active partnership with his partnering FI’s and always looking for and bringing clients to his partners for their banking and lending needs. With over 16 FI partnerships across the country, including one credit union, diversity has been his greatest teacher. At Winstar Payments, he has built a team of associates who are service-minded first and foremost. Providing peace of mind and savings to clients will always be his top priorities.
Chief Executive Officer/Managing Partner
Rob has over 16 years of payment experience working for the top tier merchant services and payments providers. He started his career working for Paymentech as a regional account executive successfully working his way in to national sales within 3 years. He was the top sales manager in national sales for Chase Merchant Services over a 4-year period. Their market was Tier 1 clients with credit card sales ranging from 1- 500 million. He spent a 10+ year period with First Data running different segments of their national sales groups. His teams were always ranked among the highest in the organization achieving always north of 120% of goal. At Winstar Payments, he has worked to build a company that provides a high level of personal service to all their clients, no matter the size. By doing right by the client, he has been able to help customers see the brighter side of merchant services and give them peace of mind that they are well taken care of and have a true partner for their business.
EVP/ Chief Financial Officer
Chris has over 15 years experience in the electronic payments industry beginning as co-owner of a startup ISO in Tampa, FL. Prior to his time in the payment processing industry, Chris was heavily involved in restaurant management and also as owner/operator of multiple service-related companies. Restaurant management and ownership taught him the value of providing exceptional customer service, brand loyalty, and developing easy to follow operational procedures. Chris’ success has come from his dedication to building and empowering his teams to provide world class customer service and support. At Winstar Payments, Chris is primarily focused on managing financial strategy and developing operational procedures, all while maintaining the highest level of integrity and transparency for our customers, partners, and team members.
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