Parades, Baseball and the Fourth of July

July 5, 2017

Congratulations to all of the OMEGA Processing knothole youth baseball teams on wonderful seasons. It was great to see you in the July 4th parade!

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Hurtt Assumes Sales Helm at OMEGA Processing Solutions

June 7, 2017

Dynamic leader will develop and manage sales organization, establish regional satellite offices and refine company’s overall sales strategy

[FORT THOMAS, Kentucky — June 5, 2017] Northern Kentucky native, Zachary Hurtt, has been tapped to lead OMEGA Processing’s sales division as Vice President, Sales. In this role, Hurtt  will manage and lead the company’s sales force and strategy, as well as develop the company’s satellite office distribution model as OMEGA embarks upon a significant growth and expansion plan. He previously served as the company’s Regional Sales Director for the Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania markets.

“In his time at OMEGA, Zach has brought energy, collaboration, a revived culture, organization structure, accountability and strategic direction to the sales team,” says Todd McHugh, OMEGA Processing Solutions President.

In conjunction with Hurtt’s hiring, OMEGA is refining its sales strategy and structure with new key initiatives. The company is establishing a hub of Midwest satellite offices, which will allow it to gain sales footholds and community presence outside of Greater Cincinnati. In addition, OMEGA is developing an in-house Sales Retention department to strengthen ties with existing customers. That group will be based in the company’s Northern Kentucky headquarters. Finally, the company is defining and implementing a comprehensive Point-of-Sale system strategy, as these systems are becoming increasingly popular in the marketplace.

Prior to beginning his career with OMEGA, Hurtt served in a sales management role with Stanley Steamer in several major markets across the United States. He is a graduate of Wittenberg University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

About OMEGA Processing Solutions

Founded in 2003, OMEGA Processing Solutions is a premium provider of electronic transaction processing and data delivery. The company offers electronic payments processing, B2B and e-commerce solutions, mobile payments, point-of-sale system integration, short-term capital funding and gift card programs to thousands of businesses across the United States. OMEGA has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the BBB Center for Marketplace Ethics. OMEGA Processing Solutions has made four recent appearances on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. For more information, please visit www.omegap.com or call 866.888.9724.

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OMEGA in the Community

November 10, 2016

This is just a small sampling of the many ways OMEGA Processing Solutions is active in the communities we call home.

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Cotrell Tapped to Lead OMEGA Processing Solutions’ Sales Division

October 19, 2016

Payments industry veteran will develop and manage sales strategy, recruiting and bottom-line results

cotrell_resizedOMEGA Processing Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeff Cotrell as Vice President Sales. In this role, Cotrell will be responsible for leading OMEGA’s corporate wide sales efforts and will report directly to CEO, Scott Anderson.

Cotrell  will work to develop and refine the company’s overall sales strategy, talent recruitment program, sales training and account executive development.  In addition, he will be responsible for delivering strong bottom-line sales results across all OMEGA sales channels — direct sales, inside sales, as well as the company’s financial institution referral partner program.

With more of a decade of sales management experience, Cotrell brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role at OMEGA Processing Solutions. His vast and varied experience in the payments industry allows him to be an excellent fit to lead and develop OMEGA’s enterprise-wide sales efforts.

“I’m excited for this new challenge at OMEGA Processing Solutions,” Cotrell says. “My background in building and managing teams will allow me to bring the best practices and procedures to OMEGA.”

“We are very excited to have Jeff take over the day-to-day sales leadership reins,” says OMEGA Processing Solutions President, Todd McHugh. “It frees resources for our senior leadership to pursue strategic business development opportunities and partnership relationships, as well as remain connected with our leading customers and strategic opportunities.”

 


OMEGA Processing’s Caroline Ok Receives CPP Certification

September 1, 2016

ETA’s Certified Payments Professional Program lands Ok in Top 2 percent

[FORT THOMAS, Kentucky — September 1, 2016] OMEGA Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that seven-year OMEGA veteran, Caroline Ok, Merchant Underwriting and Risk, has earned the designation of ETA Certified Payments Professional (CPP), the professional certification program administered by the Electronics Transactions Association. By successfully meeting the ETA’s rigorous certification examination requirements, she has joined an exclusive community of electronic transactions professionals who have earned this distinguished certification.

The ETA CPP program sets the standard for professional performance in the payments industry and is a symbol of excellence. It signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment.

The ETA CPP certification program was launched in 2011 as a means to recognize the unique skills and knowledge required of electronic transactions professionals. The program recognizes that today’s merchant service providers must have a broad knowledge of the industry and must demonstrate mastery not only of sales, but also pricing and interchange, business process, operations and workflow, products and solutions, as well as risk, regulatory, compliance and security matters. In addition to meeting the program’s education and experience requirements, those awarded the ETA CPP designation must complete a minimum of 36 hours of industry-related professional education every three years.

With less than 2 percent of professionals in the payments industry receiving this designation, the commitment shown by OMEGA and its employees to the ETA CPP certification signifies the company’s dedication to industry excellence and increased customer satisfaction. OMEGA Processing Solutions prides itself in having another one its associates secure this honor.

“Earning the ETA CPP is a significant investment in one’s career and future. It takes time, effort and dedication,” says Daena Sprafka, OMEGA’s Director of Merchant Operations. “This symbol of excellence signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s electronic transactions environment.”

About OMEGA Processing Solutions

Founded in 2003, OMEGA Processing Solutions offers electronic payments processing, B2B and e-commerce solutions, mobile payments, point-of-sale system integration, short-term capital funding and gift card programs to thousands of businesses across the United States. OMEGA has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the BBB Center for Marketplace Ethics. OMEGA Processing Solutions has made four recent appearances on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. For more information, please visit www.omegap.com or call 866.888.9724.

About the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)

ETA is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services. ETA’s mission is to advance the payments industry profession by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.


OMEGA Processing’s Jules Cahill Selected to ETA Risk, Fraud and Security Council

January 13, 2015

Commission Serves as Advisory Group to Provide Understanding and Leadership

OMEGA Processing Solutions announced today that Jules Cahill, Risk and Finance Specialist, has been selected to serve on the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Risk, Fraud and Security Council for 2015. The council monitors risk, fraud and related compliance issues in the industry and recommends related best practices. In addition, this advisory group can be called upon to assist with other organizations in risk and fraud management.

“I’m looking forward to serving on the council and expanding my knowledge on risk and fraud matters,” said Cahill, who has been employed with OMEGA Processing for four years.

“This is one more tool in OMEGA’s arsenal to combat fraud and be an informed leader for not only our employees, but more importantly for our merchants,” commented Daena Sprakfa, OMEGA Processing’s Director of Merchant Operations.

The commitment shown by OMEGA and its employees to data security and fraud-prevention strategies signifies the company’s dedication to industry excellence and increased customer satisfaction. If you want to benefit from partnering with a payments industry professional, contact OMEGA Processing Solutions today.

About the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA)

ETA is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services. The Association’s Councils are open advisory groups that work to provide understanding and leadership on a wide variety of payments issues to external stakeholders.

About OMEGA Processing Solutions

OMEGA Processing Solutions offers electronic payments processing, mobile payments solutions, point-of-sale systems, funding and customer gift card and loyalty programs, to over 7,000 merchants nationwide. OMEGA has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the BBB Center for Marketplace Ethics Leadership Circle. For more information, please visit www.omegap.com or call 866.888.9724.

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Daena Sprafka of OMEGA Processing earns prestigious ETA Certified Payments Professional (ETA CPP) designation. Based in Washington, D.C., the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the premier trade association for the global electronic payments industry.

January 8, 2014
Ms. Daena Sprafka, Director of Merchant Accounts at http://www.omegap.com

Ms. Daena Sprafka, Director of Merchant Accounts at http://www.omegap.com

OMEGA Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that Director of Merchant Services Daena Sprafka has been granted the designation of ETA Certified Payments Professional (CPP), the professional certification program administered by the Electronic Transactions Association. A 10-year veteran of OMEGA Processing and the payments industry, Sprafka leads the company’s Merchants Services Division.

The ETA CPP designation signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment.

Recognizing the need for today’s payments professionals to have a broad-based knowledge of the industry, the ETA launched the certification program in 2011.

By achieving the ETA CPP designation, Daena brings to OMEGA the highest level of expertise and distinction in our industry,” says Todd McHugh, President of OMEGA Processing Solutions.

OMEGA strongly encourages and supports any of our employees in their efforts to achieve this certification.”

The ETA CPP certification was developed with the assistance of subject matter experts in operations, risk and sales. The rigorous 125-question test covers six domains, including sales, risk, pricing/interchange, operations/workflow, products/solutions, and security/compliance.

A candidate must be a one-three year industry veteran in order to be able to sit for the exam. Those who are awarded the ETA CPP certification must agree to complete a minimum of 36-hours of industry-related continuing professional education every three years.

The commitment shown by OMEGA and its employees to the ETA CPP certification signifies the company’s dedication to industry excellence and increased customer satisfaction. If you want to benefit from partnering with a payments industry professional, contact OMEGA Processing today [www.omegap.com, or (866) 888-9724].

About the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA)

Based in Washington, D.C., The ETA is the premier trade association for the global electronic payments industry, representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services.

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