News | March 15, 2017

iPayment Adds Denise Tahali To Senior Leadership Team

Driving accelerated expansion of the Company’s ISO and Agent channel

iPayment, Inc., a trusted provider of payment and processing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced the hiring of Denise Tahali as the Company’s Senior Vice President, ISO and Direct Agent Sales. Tahali brings more than 26 years of sales and client management experience in payments and financial services to this newly created senior leadership role.

Most recently, Denise served as Vice President, Partner Solutions for First Data Corporation, where her numerous accomplishments included re-engineering the product, service and support offerings within the ISO program and re-launching the new program to attract and sign new ISO partners. She met or exceeded her annual performance objectives each of her three years in the role. Tahali joined First Data in 2002, first leading the FDC RSA Southeast Sales team, which consisted of more than 225 business consultants representing large bank partners, then undertaking an expatriate assignment as FDMS Director of UK Sales. Denise began her career with SunTrust Bank, where she worked for 11 years, holding a variety of sales and sales leadership roles in and around merchant acquiring.

Denise has been recognized throughout her career with numerous accolades including the 2015 First Data Way Award, which is awarded annually to one individual out of more than 23,000 employees. She also received the 2007 First Data Product Cornerstone Award, was a seven-time President’s Club Winner (First Data) and was named Merchant Services Employee of the Year award during her tenure with SunTrust Bank.

“After 20 plus years in payments and merchant acquiring, I was looking for a role with an organization where I could make both an immediate and long-term impact and I feel 100 percent confident that I have found that with iPayment,” commented Denise Tahali, iPayment’s new SVP, ISO and Direct Agent Sales. “After meeting with numerous members of the management committee and leadership team, I felt the energy and momentum and immediately recognized that this was the perfect fit for me. I’m excited to get started, working with the existing team and building a sales and partner management structure that positions us for expansive growth in 2017 and beyond.”

“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Denise at First Data Corporation and we could not be more thrilled to add her skills, talents and expertise to a senior leadership team we feel is ‘best in class’ in the payments industry,” said O.B. Rawls IV, CEO and President of iPayment. “Denise’s experience in payments, her aptitude with Agent and ISO Partners and the depth of her sales leadership will make an immediate impact to our team and the value we bring to new and existing Agent and ISO Partners.”

About iPayment
iPayment is a trusted provider of payment processing solutions in the U.S. With over 18 years of experience and more than 140,000 SMB customers, the company is consistently recognized for its depth of payments experience, breadth of product offerings, and commitment to transparency and SMB support. From new product innovation to customer service satisfaction, iPayment is an organization focused on small business enablement and delivering relevant and impactful services and solutions that help partners and SMB customers grow their individual businesses. For more information, visit

SOURCE: iPayment, Inc.