AI Issue 7 2017

Acquisition International - July 2017 9 Follow Your Dreams I typically interact with the team until evening hours, then touch base with our international headquarters from my home office. I sleep maybe 4 or 5 hours a day because I’m passionate. I’m eager to wake up and get back to what I love. I don’t want to be on the golf course like these other CEOs. I keep busy with my team. Tell me more about your role as a CEO in managing your many staff, who are ultimately benefitting your large client base? I work directly with our entire team as much as I can. I don’t want my ‘staff’ to be a bunch of faces with a number next to it. I want to know them. I want to know their skills. The Allied Wallet team is like a family-environment, so I do my best to keep my door open for all team members. There must be trust and positivity. They know that I am always a phone call away and if I’m not traveling, my door is open to them. Is there anything you would like to add about your work as a CEO at Allied Wallet? As the CEO and Founder of a multi-billion- dollar company, I’ve led my team to global recognition for our payment solutions and even our workplace environment; we’re so proud of how we’ve been able to help businesses all over the world. We truly strive to simplify payment services and give entrepreneurs the opportunity to thrive. I had a vision, a goal, a dream. I worked hard and I didn’t let the doubts of others or any shut doors stop me. I want to give entrepreneurs hope. Follow your dreams because the light at the end of the tunnel is yours if you don’t give up.