Federated Payments was founded in 1999 by John Guirguis with a clear mission – to provide the best possible merchant services and support for small to midsize business merchants. With a firm understanding of the operations side of the business, Mr. Guirguis was actively seeking to expand the company’s sales and marketing initiatives.
With this in mind, John turned to his longtime friend, Jon Levitt. Mr. Levitt was operating as an ISO with EVO Merchant Services. A true sales professional, Mr. Levitt’s organization closed over 1,000 merchants within the first six months of business. With Mr. Guirguis’ proficiency on the operations side and Mr. Levitt’s keen sales abilities, they realized that their areas of expertise complemented each other perfectly. In 2003, they merged their two organizations into what is now Federated Payment Systems.
Federated currently supports over 25,000 merchants throughout North America with their payment processing and related business needs. To meet mounting demands, the company has built an extensive network that currently includes over 400 sales and support representatives including Independent Sales Offices throughout the US and, more recently, Canada.
Much more than a typical payment processing company, Federated Payments world class sales and support teams are constantly helping business owners grow via a consultative approach. The company offers a wide array of value-added services as alternative funding, check acceptance, gift and loyalty card programs services as well as its industry-leading Agent Partner Portal.
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