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Our History

AdvoPay was founded in 2010 by William H. Wise IV, a successful entrepreneur whose career in the payment processing industry spans over 15 years. William opened the doors of AdvoPay with a distinct vision: to serve and provide its customers with the most innovative and efficient products and services available while upholding the highest level of integrity.  

Today, we service thousands of accounts and process over one million transactions per year. Our team is highly motivated to succeed and dedicated to fulfilling the needs of our merchants. Driven by a service mentality, we constantly strive to be the best, taking merchant retention to a higher level.


06.01.2013
EMV Migration
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Began supporting the migration of EMV
05.01.2010
WebEx Sales Training
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Launched first WebEx Sales Training
10.01.2011
Registered by Wells Fargo
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03.01.2010
Founded
03.01.2011
Partnered with CardConnect
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05.01.2011
BBB Accreditation
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05.01.2012
1000th Merchant
Signed 1000th Merchant Account
11.01.2012
Corporate Office
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Opened corporate office in Fishers, Indiana
12.01.2012
2000th Merchant
Signed 2000th Merchant Account
12.01.2012
2,233% Growth Rate
Achieved 2,233% growth
02.01.2013
Inc. 500 Award
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Awarded for Hire Power Award by Inc. 500, #8 in Indiana

Corporate History Timeline







Management

William Wise

President
and Chief Executive Officer
William Wise serves as president and chief executive officer of Advocate Merchant Solutions, a national leading merchant processing service provider. As an executive level professional with comprehensive experience in sales consulting, organizational development, and technology leadership, William brings over 15 years of experience in the payment processing industry to the company. In his current role as president and CEO, William delivers vision, leadership, strategy, and innovative ideas to his integrated team of professionals. Williamsís entrepreneurship and leadership abilities have allowed him to develop a successful, self-sustaining, profitable sales corporation from the ground up and a recognizable leader in the processing and consultative services industry.

Under Williamís leadership his company was recognized in 2011 in Inc. magazine as one of the top fastest growing companies in America. In 2012 his accomplishments were recognized once again as Inc. featured his corporation as one of the top biggest job creators, ranking #8 out of the top 100 companies in America. In 2011, William received a Certified Payments Professional designation by the Electronic Transaction Association.

William graduated with highest honors from Marian University with a Bachelorís degree in Business Administration, in Marketing, Management, and Finance. Currently enrolled in the online graduate program of Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska, William is earning a Master of Science in Information Technology Management. Concurrently, he is pursuing a JD/MBA from Indiana Universityís Kelly School of Business, and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.Close

Jason Spector

Chief
Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer of AdvoPay, Jason is responsible for corporate development, strategy, and guiding operational change within the company to drive sustainable profitable growth. He supports the overall process of management and corporate decision making to ensure the organization manages its short and long-term profitability. Jason has an aptitude for innovative approaches to strategy and management including revamping process, workflow, and managing associated change.

Jason started his business career at age 16 when he started one of the first mobile communication companies in the Midwest. As a first to market, his company grew to multiple locations throughout various states and was later purchased by a national service provider.

Before joining AdvoPay, Jason served as a chief strategist of J3 Advisors LLC, a business-consulting firm in Fishers, Indiana. He also spent 12 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of IMN Companies LLC, a company specializing in mortgage, real estate, insurance, and investment services. Jason has drawn on these experiences in various roles to proactively enhance the companyís current operations by developing and managing the plans needed to attain specific corporate goals and growth.

In 2005, Jason received the award of recognition, ďIndianapolis top 40 Under 40 business professionalsĒ from the Indianapolis Business Journal. Jason holds a Bachelorís degree in Business Administration from Indiana Universityís Kelley School of Business, where he majored in International Studies. Close

Greg Perry

Customer Service Director
Greg manages AdvoPayís deployment and customer service departments, ensuring merchant satisfaction through continued support and the timely installation and activation of equipment. As Director of Customer Service, Greg is dedicated to delivering a level of excellence in customer service and satisfaction that is unparalleled in the payment processing industry. He specializes in maintaining relationships and managing high-pressure situations utilizing his excellent logical reasoning skills and in depth knowledge of billing and pricing, in combination with his ability to solve technical difficulties. Gregís accomplishments derive from his wide array of skills including his ability to install and program equipment, change pricing from tiered to interchange, and compare competitorís rates.

Prior to his current position, Greg served as the Assistant Vice President of Business Development for Wise Payment Systems. His involvement in sales contributed to a comprehensive understanding of the products and services offered by AdvoPay.

For over 3 years, Greg served as a youth sports supervisor for the YMCA of Fishers, Indiana. He holds a Bachelorís degree in Psychology and Law and Society from Purdue University.Close

Tom Foster

SVP POS Division
Tom brings over 14 years of experience in sales training and business development to AdvoPay. Tomís contributions of systematic follow-up and support are critical to the success of our sales representatives. His role as Senior Vice President of Integrated Payments necessitates his extensive knowledge of interchange management, point-of-sale systems, industry regulations, and emerging technologies.

Prior to his position with AdvoPay, Tom served as Senior Executive Vice President of Sales for Wise Payment Systems. He served as Managing Partner for Sterling Technologies West, LLC for 2 years. He also spent 6 years as Vice President of Trinity Payment Services / Group One Financial. Tom started his career in sales as an Independent Contractor for EFS National Bank.

In 2011, Tom received a Certified Payments Professional designation by the Electronic Transaction Association. Tom is currently attending Marian University, pursuing a Bachelorís degree in Business Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.Close

Sarah Hoyt

VP Risk
and Portfolio Analytics
Sarah manages AdvoPayís finance department. Her primary responsibilities involve forecasting profit, analyzing office expenses for budgetary purposes, calculating true-ups, and monitoring profit and loss. Additionally, she manages human resource functions and office operations. Trained directly by the President of AdvoPay, Sarah possesses a wealth of knowledge of every facet of the business. She is an excellent resource for information and continually assists her colleagues.

Prior to her career with AdvoPay, Sarah served for 7 years as a Quota Coordinator for Comcast. Sarah holds and Associateís degree in Business Administration. She is currently attending Marian University, pursuing a Bachelorís degree in Business Administration in Finance, Management, and Marketing.Close

Hannah Lempera

Director of Marketing
Hannah is in charge of AdvoPayís marketing division. Her position entails identifying and developing strategic marketing initiatives to engage merchants and agents and to create new sales opportunities. In addition to these responsibilities, Hannah works closely with AdvoPayís customer service and engagement team to develop and implement strategies for reducing merchant attrition and increasing brand awareness within the exiting merchant base. Other functions include the development of the company websites www.advopayment.com , www.advotraining.com and social media including Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and LinkedIn. Additionally, Hannah assists in overseeing research and implementation of new services such as merchant advance programs, no-charge terminals, and agent training and incentive initiatives.

Prior to her current position, Hannah served as a financial analyst for Swedish American Health Systems. Her responsibiliies included preparing and presenting productivity and financial analyses utilizing decision support and other related tools.

Hannah attended the University of Phoenix earning a Master of Business Administration with special concentration in Accounting in 2009. In 2005, Hannah earned her undergraduate degree from Davenport University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. Close

Michelle Johnson

Business Development Manager
In her role as Business Development Manager, Michelle is responsible for managing outside sales representatives, recruiting new sales agents, and writing sales proposals. She is proactive in assisting others, acts as a resource for information, and maintains a positive attitude.

Michelle started her career with AdvoPay as Sales Administrative Assistant. Her commitment to developing a relationship with others coupled with her ability to influence others resulted in her promotion to management. She has experience in event coordinating, marketing, and customer service.

Michelle holds a Bachelorís of Science in Tourism Conventions and Event Management from Indiana University. Close

Ryan Braun

Business Development Manager
As Business Development Manager, Ryan is responsible for managing outside sales representatives, recruiting new sales agents, and writing sales proposals. Ryan began his career with AdvoPay as Recruitment Manager; he continues to perform many of these functions such as reviewing resumes and recruiting prospective sales representatives. He has been proactive in seeking career minded candidates who are dedicated and ambitious and have principles that mirror our corporate values and culture.

Prior to his career at AdvoPay, Ryan served for 2 years as an accounting clerk for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He served 4 years of active duty in the Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. Ryan has observed various cultures in his deployment to foreign countries including Iraq, Syria, India, Thailand, Australia, Philippines, Japan, and Kuwait.

Ryan is currently attending Indiana Universityís Kelley School of Business, pursuing a Bachelorís of Science in Accounting and Finance. He anticipates graduating May 2014. Close

Adam Martin

Business Development Manager
As Business Development Manager, Adam demonstrates strong leadership skills that contribute greatly to his success in team building. Adam develops rapport with new sales representatives, set targets for sales, and provides ongoing support through training, mentoring, and guidance.

Adam brings over 14 years of sales and management experience to AdvoPay. Prior to his career with AdvoPay, Adam served as a financial center manager for Fifth Third Bank, managing the second largest branch in Indiana.

Adam is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a Bachelorís degree in Business Administration with special concentration in History. Close

Dawn Strecker

Deployment
and Activations Manager
Dawnís main responsibilities include programming and shipping terminals to our merchants. She is very adept and attributes most of her success in her role as Deployment and Activations Manager, to having great organizational and records management skills.

Dawn has been with AdvoPay for nearly 3 years. Prior to this position, she managed her own business, Simply Elegant Designs. Dawn has significant involvement in team building, and utilizes her former experience to maintain valuable relationships with her coworkers.

Dawn is actively involved in her community; she performs volunteer activities at local schools, churches, and the Homeless Shelter. Close

Cori Hofer

Deployment Coordinator
As Deployment Coordinator, Coriís main responsibilities include programming and shipping terminals to our merchants. Cori uses her technical support skills to assist merchants and sales reps during the installation process. Coriís attention to detail and technical capabilities make her an invaluable asset to the company. Cori also upholds excellent personal relationship skills and communicates effectively.

Prior to starting her career with AdvoPay, Cori served as a receptionist at an ophthalmologist office, where she took on various responsibilities and learned the value of multitasking, which is a skill she draws on every day. Recognized as Most Valuable Player of her softball team, Cori demonstrates competitiveness, assertiveness, and the ability to influence others. Close

Michelle Arduini

Customer Service Manager
Michelleís main duty as a Customer Service Manager entails serving as an advocate for our merchants through resolving technical issues, researching software, and solving merchant complications. She reconciles statements, assists with price changes, and addresses any questions or concerns that our merchants express. Michelle is an excellent point of contact for our sales representatives, acknowledged for her outstanding follow-up skills.

Prior to starting her career with AdvoPay, Michelle served as the Director of Social Media for Bold Marketing Strategies. She has experience with recruiting, social media, administrative duties, and customer service.

Michelle is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Bachelorís of Science in Public Relations and Communications. Close

Katey Haddad

Merchant Engagement Coordinator
As a Merchant Engagement Coordinator, Katelyn is actively involved in getting terminals installed by the sales representatives so that our merchants can begin processing payments in a timely manner. She acts as a liaison between customer service and deployment. Katelyn has extensive contact with our merchants and sales representatives as she coordinates the scheduling of terminal installations.

Prior to joining AdvoPay, Katelyn served an internship as an administrative assistant for The Church at Knoxville, TN. Katelyn is currently pursuing an Associateís in Business Administration from Ivy Tech Community College. Close

Madison Barton

Merchant Boarding Coordinator
In her role as Merchant Boarding Coordinator, Madison processes all incoming applications and resolves any discrepancies that surface during the sales process. She coordinates the activities of the sales team and works closing with agents and merchants to expedite the approval process. She began her career at AdvoPay as a customer service representative and was quickly recognized for her dedication and attention to detail. Prior to joining AdvoPay, Madison served as a Resident Assistant at Purdue University Hawkins Residence Hall.

Madison has been extensively involved in her community through Purdue University outreach groups including the Network of Enlightened Women, Earhart Residence Hall, Boiler Blast Community Action, and Boiler Gold Rush. She has also donated her time and services to North Suburban Food Bank and Hamilton County Humane Society. As a graduate of Purdue University, Madison holds a Bachelor of Technology in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Close

Jacob Henderson

Customer Service Representative
As Customer Service Representative, Jacob addresses customer inquiries regarding billing, products, and services, in accordance with the companyís policies and procedures. In addition, Jacob resolves customer concerns and complaints and assists existing merchants with account reconciliation and technical issues.

Prior to his career with AdvoPay, Jacob served as a sales account executive and event coordinator for numerous sports related organizations.

Jacob has received employee of the month honors on two occasions during his career. Jacob is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a Bachelorís of Science in Kinesiology with special concentration in both sports management and business. Close

Financial Partners

Wells Fargo


Wells Fargo is our banking partner, and provides AdvoPay with a broad national reach and the talents and resources of a highly sophisticated bank with global capabilities.

Card Connect


CardConnect is our financial partner, and provides AdvoPay with a broad range of business management tools that help us to process millions of payments each year.

Contact Us

National Sales & Operations
Headquarters
9865 East 116th Street
Suite 800
Fishers, IN 46037
Main Line
317.813.1600
Toll Free
888.570.2386
Fax
877.749.7445
 
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