Current VP of Sales & Operations at Flex Payment Solutions, a payment tech startup located in St. Louis and focused on the development of innovative payment technologies to facilitate payments for under-served industries. In the first year of processing payments with an in-house solution in 2017, Flex was able to help customers process over 320k transactions and over $55M.Graduated from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis at the end of May 2016 with a Masters in Corporate Finance. During my time at WashU I was elected as the Specialized Masters Program Social Liaison, worked as an Investment Theory teaching assistant, and was selected to a team of five students from the entire graduate business class (SMP and MBA) to work on a practicum project for Edward Jones.Before attending Washington University, I attended Butler University from 2011-2015 where I received Bachelors degrees in Mathematics as well as Secondary Education. During my time at Butler I was a four year member of the D1 football program where I contributed to two championship seasons, mentored and tutored elementary-high school students, and produced a previously unsolved proof of an application of the Pythagorean Theorem for my senior mathematics thesis.View the profile
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About the talk
As regulation surrounding hemp cultivation and processing takes shape there remains tremendous confusion on both the industry and consumer side surrounding payment processing. As the SAFE Banking ACT stalls in the Senate and courts continue to scrutinize 280-E tax filings, support for the financial aspects of CBD sales and production can seem non-existent. Our panel of industry veterans, lawyers, and financial professionals discuss the legal, and practical logistics of merchant processing and banking hemp related monies.
00:25 Payment solutions
09:03 Live technical support
19:20 Security bank account
24:55 Fixed fee
29:20 Bring cash out to you
33:30 E-commerce risk
38:30 Profit margin
43:50 Business and personal accounts
Thank you guys for coming in smaller group. We were just talking we're just going to introduce ourselves. We can do like a quick little rundown of kind of our experiences from the business sector we're coming from but let will just give you this towards you guys will just let you fire questions at us and make it more of a conversation. So I might I'm with flex Payment Solutions were a direct payment processor. So we're an ISO for Visa Mastercard with a couple banks and we do some ACH check processing just basically money movement stuff. We're out of Missouri presence in Chicago
small presence in Houston. That's my background. How'd you know, we are a large volume high-risk processing a company. We we we have a very large portfolio and nutraceutical online which is is it at the high-risk Endeavor and then we it's my job to bring New business to Merchant Global and we're focused on our solutions for the CBD hemp as well as the medical side. We have solutions for the ancillary medical marijuana markets. We have solutions for the medical marijuana Market as
well as to happen cvd we can do everything from your brick-and-mortar to your online as well as the FDIC insured depository banking to back all of the verticals and a currently. Yeah, we do hundreds of thousands of processing is a day that said that's mostly in the nutraceutical environment that we use that block of processing power to start to give some better terms to the new emerging markets in my focus is on the CVT. I'm on the weekends CEO of Disney ink and MedEx Holdings are publicly traded company. I've been in business for about 16 + years and smoke and vape.
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