Pivotal Payments hires merchant services industry veteran Allan Lacoste as Vice President

Allan Lacoste

Pivotal Payments, a leading provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions, today announced that bankcard industry veteran Allan Lacoste has joined the company as Vice President. Lacoste will be responsible for managing the overall growth of Pivotal’s North American sales divisions.

Lacoste is a merchant services industry expert with over 20 years of leadership experience. He most recently served as ISO Director at Total Merchant Services, where he headed up its ISO and Sales Partner Channel. Lacoste will be based out of Pivotal’s new Arizona headquarters. The company recently announced its move from North Phoenix to a sprawling, 26,000-square-foot space in SkySong 2, part of the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

“I’m deeply honored to be joining such a dynamic and progressive organization,” said Lacoste. “As I begin this new chapter, I look forward to reaching out to sales partners and key stakeholders, introducing new payment technologies, our enhanced ISO program and effective strategies that will help them grow and thrive with Pivotal. Big things are coming.”

“We are thrilled to have someone of Allan’s background and caliber joining Pivotal and taking on this critical role,” said Philip Fayer, president and chief executive officer of Pivotal Payments. “With the industry becoming increasingly competitive, Allan’s proven track record of tactical sales, marketing and strategic partnerships will provide us with new growth opportunities and further enhance our position as a payments industry leader.”

Allan launched his merchant services career as one of Cardservice International’s top sales agent performers before venturing into the ISO startup space. He has since partnered and consulted with many of the biggest names in the industry, helping them discover innovative, cutting edge solutions to maximize their business goals.

Pivotal Payments is a leading provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions for small to large enterprises in the point of sale, B2B and e-commerce industries. Our proprietary solutions include card-not-present, integrated POS and mobile payments that deliver efficiency and profitability to businesses across all sales channels and platforms. With a focus on security and fueled by continuous investment in research, product development and innovation, we are shaping the future of payments. Our goal is to maximize our clients’ revenues and performance by empowering them with safer and smarter transactions. Learn more at http://www.pivotalpayments.com or http://www.linkedin.com/company/pivotal-payments