Insightful Accountant — Leading payment processing Sage Payment Solutions has named Joe Kaplan to take the helm as the company’s CEO. Kaplan, a highly regarded veteran of the bankcard industry, aims to magnify the company’s growth strategy through innovative partnerships and purposeful capabilities acquisitions designed to enhance Sage Payment Solutions’ market position.
Kaplan has been a leader in the global payments and finance industries for more than two decades. He previously held positions as the founder of Superior Financial Group, a nationwide SBA lender; president of Innovative Merchant Solutions, an Intuit company; and president and CEO of Superior Bankcard Service. Kaplan also co-founded and served as president of Consumer Fraud Protection, a credit monitoring protection service.
Kaplan has received numerous awards during his notable career, including the Arthur Andersen Award for “Best Business Practices in Customer Satisfaction,” which acknowledged his innovative approach to customer service, the 1998 “Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Blue Chip Enterprise Award.”
Kaplan is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Electronic Transaction Association and is on the Advisory Board for several major brands such as Verifone and Discover Card.