Transaction technology and payment security have become the hot topics of 2017. After months of credit agencies making national news, payment solutions are more important than ever before.
MainStream Merchant Services, a payment solutions company based in Alpharetta, GA, with annual processing volume exceeding $1.75 billion, is leading the way by streamlining credit and debit card processing solutions for businesses all over the country. Jerome Vignale, Mainstream’s president since starting ten years ago, has significantly contributed toward boosting Alpharetta’s technological and economic growth.
Georgia is one of the world’s biggest payment-processing hubs. By taking a consultant approach in educating merchants about selecting the right solution for their businesses, MainStream holds an influential status in the payment space.
“We never treat our customers as a number,” Vignale says. “For us it’s about building strong relationships. We always follow our company’s core values, especially our first – Do What’s Right. This applies to both customers and employees.”
Alpharetta is home to a growing concentration of tech companies, which provide businesses like MainStream the resources they need to network locally. Because of the thriving tech industry, recruiting talent has become an easy task. Professionals are drawn to the city that can offer endless professional opportunities in the technology industry, as well as lots of opportunities to learn.
“I really enjoy learning about all the new technology coming to market, especially in payments, because that’s the business I am immersed in,” Vignale explains. “I am always looking at ways in which we can bring these new technologies and solutions into Mainstream, as well as delivering the latest payment solutions to our customers.”
Vignale personally dedicates four uninterrupted hours each day to long-term strategic planning. In order to prosper as an industry thought leader, MainStream focuses on three objectives:
1. Increasing processing volume,
2. Partnering with technology companies, and
3. Becoming more vertically focused as a company.
“Alpharetta is a beautiful community with so much to offer. I can’t think of a better place to start and grow a business. I’m truly blessed to be able to work and live here,” Vignale says.