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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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 Renews NKYSports.com Title Sponsorship Commitment

August 28, 2014

Continued Partnership Means OMEGA Games of the Week, Live Webcasts, Players of the Game, Fan Giveaways

OMEGA Processing Solutions (www.omegap.com) and NKYsports.com look to build upon a tremendously successful 2013-2014 high school sports year with the announcement of a renewed title sponsorship agreement. The sponsorship is an integral part of OMEGA Processing’s commitment to community and service in its hometown.

“As we embark upon the upcoming prep sports season, we are looking forward to partnering again with Ben Bleser and his team at NKYsports.com,” said Todd McHugh, President, OMEGA Processing. “The title sponsorship really allowed us to strengthen our community connection, and we want to build on that even further.”

NKYsports.com, a leading voice of the Northern Kentucky prep sports scene, will produce weekly live OMEGA Processing webcasts of marquee matchups during the 2014-2015 football and basketball seasons. OMEGA Processing Players of the Game will be honored after every webcast, and fan giveaways will be provided during select games.

“We’re excited to continue to highlight Northern Kentucky’s teams and athletes through our NKYsports.com sponsorship. The website exposure, email blasts and social media posts all help build excitement leading up to and following the games,” said OMEGA Processing CEO Scott Anderson.

 


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
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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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OMEGA Processing Solutions: Success and Achievement Recognized

February 14, 2013

Cincy Magazine, one of the leading business magazines in the Cincinnati Tri-State metroplex, puts OMEGA Processing Solutions on the 2013 Tri-State Success Awards team

The Tri-State Success Awards are judged by corporate criteria, and community involvement. Winners such as OMEGA Processing, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, to be feted at April 9 event.

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[FORT THOMAS, Ky. ~ Feb. 14, 2013] Cincy Magazine one of the leading business magazines in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky marketplace, has thrown its ample brand behind one of the region’s success stories, OMEGA Processing Solutions (www.omegap.com), now celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2013.

The Tri-State Success Awards from Cincy Magazine, known as “The Magazine for Business Professionals,” recognize the top companies based in the three-state metroplex of Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. The 2013 version, to be celebrated at an awards luncheon on April 9 at the Sharonville Convention Center, is “founded on the premise that the Tri-State’s strength as a thriving business center, is entirely built upon the growth and success of the outstanding businesses in our community,” said Eric Harmon, publisher of Cincy Magazine (www.cincymagazine.com).

“What resonates with The Tri-State Success Awards isn’t just the accolades of business success, which are, in an of themselves, quite the virtue in the corporate world; we are also recognizing the most consistently successful companies in town, and those involved in community service,” Harmon said.

Specifically, criteria behind The Tri-State Success Award focus on accomplishments in both workforce dynamics, and community involvement. Companies were judged on a range of elements, and demonstrated growth; the latter manifested through revenue growth, such as the marked impact of an ever-expanding workforce, as witnessed by the expanded office, staff, data center and call center components at OMEGA Processing, based in Fort Thomas.

“Our success as a company, as measured at OMEGA Processing, is directly tied to the success that our merchants, clients and partners achieve on a daily basis,” said Scott Anderson, CEO of OMEGA Processing.

“In the community, we strive to not only lead the way in high-quality, highly-personalized customer service in the payments processing industry, but we want to be a part of this incredibly thriving community where we go home to our families every night,” said Todd McHugh, president of OMEGA.

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The entire team at OMEGA Processing Solutions looks forward to another decade of serving the American public in general, and the consumer in particular; as well as the business owners, merchants, bankers, vendors and partners that have made OMEGA’s first 10 years so memorable.

For more information about OMEGA Processing Solutions, please call (866) 888-9724, visit www.omegap.com, follow OMEGA on Twitter at @OmegaProcessing or send Scott or Todd an email at scotta@omegap.com or todd@omegap.com. For media inquiries, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer at andy.hemmer@omegap.com or (866) 888-9724, ext. 393.


OMEGA Turns 10

February 5, 2013

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A decade down the road, OMEGA Processing Solutions of Inc. 5000 fame celebrates the people, processes and pride that turned a start-up NKy. cards and payments processor into a national player

Fort Thomas company processes $1.5 billion in annual electronic payments volume. The priorities: Online security, world-class service, and a people-first presence.

[FORT THOMAS, Ky. ~ Feb. 5, 2013] In the beginning, before the high-powered, in-house data center; before the personal, professional touch of the OMEGA-staffed call center; before the awards, accolades, community sponsorships and perennial Inc. 5000 fame; and before the thousands of merchants, vendors and partners, there was Scott, and Todd, and the first person hired by OMEGA Processing Solutions, Daena Sprafka.

Scott Anderson and Todd McHugh, company founders, are still the CEO and President, providing the vision, direction, systems security and growth strategy for the long haul.

Daena Sprafka is still there, every day, maintaining efficient and effective operations control companywide, and making sure the tens of thousands of transactions processed daily by OMEGA Processing Solutions (www.omegap.com) leave the buyer happy, the banking systems secure, and the business owner paid.

Ten years down the road, the original Scott/Todd/Daena team has expanded exponentially with constantly-growing departments dedicated to customer service, tech support, product development, HR, sales, capital markets and a national network that recently opened a half-dozen new offices nationwide, all staffed by OMEGA Processing personnel.

“There are many things that make us special; none loom as large as the safety, and security, of the business owners who have placed their trust and faith in us, and the people here that get that job done,” said Anderson.

“We serve billion-dollar banks and the Mom-and-Pop stores on the corner, and businesses of every shape and size in between,” said McHugh. “What they all have in common, is they need to know that their deals are going to get done, their money is safe, and their information is secure.”

“The business world of 2013 has changed in ways we would never have even thought of when we started out,” said Sprafka, now the Director of Merchant Operations. “What has stayed the same, is the quality of people that OMEGA represents, the integrity of our systems, and the belief that we are doing the right thing for the people that matter the most in our lives: our families, our communities, and the clients and customers that we serve.”

The entire team at OMEGA Processing Solutions looks forward to another decade of serving the American public in general, and the consumer in particular; as well as the business owners, merchants, bankers, vendors and partners that have made OMEGA’s first 10 years so memorable.

For more information about OMEGA Processing Solutions, please call (866) 888-9724, visit www.omegap.com, follow OMEGA on Twitter at @OmegaProcessing or send Scott, Todd or Daena an email at scotta@omegap.com, todd@omegap.com or daena@omegap.com. For media inquiries, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer at andy.hemmer@omegap.com or (866) 888-9724, ext. 393.