With over 22 years of payments industry experience, Mr. Porth will oversee all of CardReady’s strategic business development and mange both its direct and indirect sales channels. Previously, Mr. Porth performed executive functions in both operational and business development roles for a variety of processors, banks, and independent sales organizations.
“We’re thrilled to have him on board, Art’s a seasoned veteran and his unique skill set provides a natural synergy with the talented executive team we already have in place,” said Kevin Hoehn, President of CardReady. “His industry experience and proven track record of success make him the perfect candidate to help CardReady continue to grow and fulfill our mission of remaining at the forefront of our industry.”
During his illustrious career, Art has developed business channels in various entrepreneurial markets for a number of prominent payment industry leaders including Citibank, First Data Corporation, Chase Merchant Services, Goldman Sachs and Cerberus. Additionally, Art serves as a volunteer coordinator for Northern Illinois charities such as Northern Illinois Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.
This hire demonstrates CardReady’s stated goal to offer high volume and niche merchants turnkey global processing solutions by providing the personalized service and forward thinking of a boutique while remaining at the forefront of all emerging payments technologies that help maximize clients' revenue generating abilities.
CardReady, LLC (cardready.com) - a specialty payment solution provider founded by proven finance industry professionals with over a decade of experience in bank acquiring to provide a turnkey global solution for high volume and niche merchants with their electronic payment acceptance needs. With multiple direct global banking relationships established over the past decade, CardReady provides merchants a full range of dependable products and services enabling them to safely, conveniently, and efficiently accept electronic payments.