Industry Veteran to Lead ISO Positioned for Growth

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From the ETA, Merchant Data announces Industry veteran to lead ISO venture.

Merchant Data Systems announces Drew Freeman as President and Partner of the twelve-year old Miami Beach Credit Card Processing Company. Freeman's career spans more than twenty-five years and includes senior management stints with Bank of America, NaBANCO, First Data Merchant Services, Chase Merchant Services and Chase Paymentech.

Freeman's extensive merchant services background includes all types of payment programs including agent banks, referral banks, direct sales, software integration, internet sales, dining programs, American Express, Diners Club, Discover Card, JCB and ISO/MSP programs. "All of these experiences work together to strengthen Merchant Data Systems and its offering to Agents and ISO's" states CEO Glenn Kendall, adding "we are excited to have Drew and his proven track record of merchant services success on board to help position our ISO Partners for growth."

Freeman is credited as Chief Architect for the Chase Merchant Services ISO program and continues to serve on various industry committees. Freeman says, "I understand what an ISO partner is looking for. Merchant Data Systems can deliver solutions and the common sense support to enable ISO & Agent's success."

COO Spero Lyons explains "Merchant Data has enhanced its product line, operates profitably and is positioned to scale the business model for growth as well as take an active role in acquiring ISO portfolios." Freeman adds, "In these challenging economic times you need a Partner who will be there for you. After working for many years in the payments business observing trends, consulting and managing processors and banks' merchant services organizations, I have concluded that Merchant Data Systems is one of the very best "Partner-Oriented Companies," - one that combines integrity, proven success principles and a genuine interest in seeing their partners' succeed."

About Merchant Data Systems: Merchant Data Systems was founded in 1997 and offers ISO/MSP programs, Credit Card Processing, Debit Card Processing, Automated Account Settlement, Check Guarantee, Check Conversion, Electronic Benefits Transfer, Equipment Sales & Leasing, 24/7 Customer Service and Technical Help Desk, Cash Advances, Gift Card and PCI Compliance solutions. Merchant Data Systems focuses on the needs of the merchant community including the acquisition of residuals and merchant portfolios.

Merchant Data Systems is located in Miami Beach, Florida.

Glenn Kendall
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(800) 249-6377


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