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Our Company

CardConnect is an innovative and rapidly growing payment processing company. Since its inception, CardConnect has quickly grown to process billions in transactions each year for more than 60,000 businesses across the U.S., ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local coffee shops. Our mission is to make accepting payments as simple and easy as possible while providing unmatched security for our customers. Give our gateway a test drive and enjoy all of our out of the box solutions, all in one place and at no additional costs. Store, process and protect. We have all of the solutions at your fingertips.

 

CardConnect is awesome. The system is user-friendly and reporting is at your fingertips. It’s great!

Nancy Maqueira, Controller Weather Tite Windows

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Meet Our Leadership Team

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Naim Hamdar

President

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Naim Hamdar

President

After flying out to Cleveland and meeting with CardConnect’s original founder Brian Shanahan and current CEO Jeff Shanahan, Naim immediately saw the writing on the wall and launched the CardConnect FL office in 2006. He brings a plethora of B2B sales and management experience. Through passion, tenacity, and innovation, Naim leads the FL office by creating the vision and empowering his team to bring it to life. Naim is dedicated son, father to two adorable twin boy and girl, is married to his best friend and an active athlete. He approaches life with a great deal of logic, spirituality and thrives on a well-balanced life.

Naim is a graduate of the University of South Florida's college of business and attended Jack Welch's College of Business for advanced Executive Level courses. 

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Grace Otaiza

Vice President of Operations

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Grace Otaiza

Vice President of Operations

Sincere, resourceful, curious, ambitious. VP of Operations at CardConnect FL, tech geek, and professional Googler.
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Keyur Patel

Vice President of Finance

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Keyur Patel

Vice President of Finance

With over 10 years’ experience in the payment space, Keyur’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in everything he does. He is committed to his craft, family, and his love for sports. He is a father, a husband, a friend and enjoys the Florida lifestyle to the fullest.
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Denise Vu

Regional Manager

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Denise Vu

Regional Manager

10-year industry expert with a niche market in the Vietnamese owned business’s. Denise is an avid philanthropist and is dedicated to causes that impact her community. Her most treasured accomplishments are her 2 children.
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Nile Nickel

VP of Technology

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Nile Nickel

VP of Technology

Nile Nickel is not your average technology geek. The love of gadgets and technology started well before he could drive. At 16 Nile had a successful business installing and repairing sound systems, car stereos, and video cameras and video players. Nile went on to pursue a career as an electrical engineer. Today Nile applies his unique background of technical skills and savvy marketing psychology to help business owners understand how to use social media and online marketing.
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Nassim Shamsideen

VP of Sales

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Nassim Shamsideen

VP of Sales

Nassim Shamsideen has resided in the Tampa Bay area for over 23 years. His love for people and enthusiasm for business has allowed him many opportunities to work with startups, successful businesses and launch his own ventures. At a very young age Nassim’s mindset was that of an entrepreneur. Throughout his young adulthood, he carried many jobs and was very successful in numerous industries. In 2011, shortly after graduating college Nassim accepted a Sales Associate position with Mintek Mobile Data Solutions. A technology company that designs and develops enterprise management software solutions for the telecommunication and hospitality industry. This position allowed him to sell, manage and build a long-term relationship with high profile clients.

Such as, Comcast, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Bright House, Time Warner Cable and Crothall Laundry Services.

Nassim reported directly to upper management during sales meetings. He also participated in development meetings with Mintek’s CTO, Developers, Trainers and project managers. Nassim joined CardConnect’s family as the Vice President of Sales where he manages sales agents, overlooks referral agent acquisitions and overall sales processes. Nassim holds a a Bachelor’s degree in International Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida.
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Mahogany Poinsetta

Client Support Manager

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Mahogany Poinsetta

Client Support Manager

Genuine, driven and thrives in excellent performance and high-quality service with a customer first attitude. BA degree in Health sciences, Makeup artist, gym junkie and part-time residential zoo owner.