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FortisPay offers our clients our extensive industry experience along with unparalleled customer service. We don’t just “talk the talk,” our representatives have backgrounds in retail, hospitality, medical, automotive, restaurants, and more. They share their knowledge, making sure you have the perfect payment system your business requires.
The Fortis Executive Team has over 100 years of combined experience in financial technology/payments. The Executive Team actively invests and consults in financial technology start ups.
Jimmy, Co-Founder of Fortis Payments (FortisPay), has over 15 years of experience in payment processing. Prior to entering the payment space, he spent 10 years owning and operating hotels and retail locations in Metro Detroit. Jimmy was the founder and sole member of Cambridge Payment Systems, LLC (Cambridge), the premier lodging credit card processor in the nation. Cambridge was sold to iPayment Inc. at the end of 2007. Jimmy holds a B.S. from Michigan State University as well as an MBA. Jimmy is also a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA).
Nirav, Co-Founder of Fortis Payments (FortisPay), has over 13 years of experience in payment processing. Prior to entering the payment space, Nirav owned and operated his own mobile phone wholesale and processing center. Nirav also owned and operated hotels as well as retail establishments. Nirav holds a B.A. in International Marketing from Wayne State University. In addition, Nirav is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA).
Timothy R. Nafso, MBA
Executive Vice President
Timothy, Co-Founder of Fortis Payments (FortisPay), has over 13 years of experience in payment processing. Timothy specializes in the overall flow of the organization, growth and execution of the overall FortisPay vision.
Prior to FortisPay, Timothy came from the Hotel Ownership/Management industry, helping to bring a “White Glove Service” approach to FortisPay. Timothy holds a BA in Finance from Wayne State University as well as an MBA. In addition, Timothy is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA).
Samir, Co-Founder of Fortis Payments (FortisPay), has over 13 years of experience in payment processing. Prior to entering the payments space, Samir was a co-owner of a mobile phone wholesale and processing center, leading the sales and marketing division. He also owned and operated hotels as well as retail establishments. Samir holds a B.A. in Business Management from Wayne State University. In addition, Samir is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA).
Bhupendra earned his CPA from the State of Michigan in 1984. In the past, he served as CFO for the National wholesale distributors of Health and Beauty Aid and Fragrances for 25 years, where he gained extensive financial management skills.
Bhupendra has served as chairman and treasurer for Jain Temple in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He was instrumental in handling all the finances during the construction of the Temple in 1998. Recently he was recipient of National Jain Adult award given by JAINA.
Director of Operations
Rasha Yatoma joined Fortis Payments (FortisPay) in 2012, and serves as the Director of Operations. Rasha is responsible for ensuring that corporate policies and procedures are implemented successfully amongst the Operations Team. On a daily basis, she coordinates with the various departments to ensure all operations are aligned with the Core Values of the organization.
Prior to joining FortisPay, Rasha worked in the legal space and assisted with the operations and growth of the team. Rasha has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources from Oakland University.
Kevin Shamoun serves as the Chief Information & Technical Officer (CITO) for FortisPay (Fortis Payment Systems). Formerly he was the founder at Zeamster which was acquired by Fortis. Kevin brings with him extensive operational and technical knowledge of the payment industry including almost 20 years’ experience working with major Independent Service Organizations (ISOs) and major Financial Institutions. He has managed all aspects of the payment industry encompassing both acquiring and issuing. During his tenure in the industry he has been responsible for designing, deploying, maintaining, and securing critical systems that supported multiple organizations. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) Technology Committee. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science from Oakland University as well as a Master of Science in Business Information Technology from Walsh College.
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