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Afshin Yazdian

President, Merchant Solutions

Afshin joined Paysafe as its President of Merchant Solutions, in July, 2020, bringing over two decades’ leadership experience in payments. In his role, he is charged with bringing to life Paysafe’s vision of being the U.S.’s leading payments solutions provider.

Before joining Paysafe, he was President of Priority Payment Systems (PPS), a Georgia-based payments technology company serving over 174,000 American merchants. Before that, he held the role of President and CEO of New York-based Cynergy Data until its merger with PPS in 2014.  Earlier in his career, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of iPayment and was instrumental in the formation of the company – itself acquired in by Paysafe in 2018.

Afshin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta and a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Featured articles and reports from Afshin

Checkout check-up: Meeting Americans’ diverse payments preferences

Nov 01, 2022 - U.S. consumers’ in-store and online payment preferences have never been as diverse as they are today. In an article originally published in American retail media outlet Total Retail, our President of Merchant Solutions Afshin Yazdian discusses how U.S. retailers can tailor their in-store and online checkouts to meet customer expectations.

  • Afshin Yazdian, President, Merchant Solutions
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U.S. consumers’ in-store and online payment preferences have never been as diverse as they are today. In an article originally published in American retail media outlet Total Retail, our President of Merchant Solutions Afshin Yazdian discusses how U.S. retailers can tailor their in-store and online checkouts to meet customer expectations.

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Payment technology serving Hispanic or Latino-owned businesses

Oct 12, 2022 - According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly one in four new businesses is Hispanic-owned. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, we take a moment to look at the representativity of the Latino and Hispanic communities in the country and how payment processing can serve as an ally to this growing merchant segment.

  • Afshin Yazdian, President, Merchant Solutions
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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly one in four new businesses is Hispanic-owned. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, we take a moment to look at the representativity of the Latino and Hispanic communities in the country and how payment processing can serve as an ally to this growing merchant segment.

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Fintech for good: creating a financially inclusive future

Sep 21, 2022 - Beyond product innovation, Fintech companies are collaborating with community advocates, non-profits, and other institutions to impart positive social change and build a more transparent, accessible, and inclusive financial system.

  • Afshin Yazdian, President, Merchant Solutions
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Beyond product innovation, Fintech companies are collaborating with community advocates, non-profits, and other institutions to impart positive social change and build a more transparent, accessible, and inclusive financial system.

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Why online businesses don’t trust their checkouts

Mar 11, 2022 - SMBs don’t believe that their payments are secure, according to our latest research.

  • Afshin Yazdian, President, Merchant Solutions
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SMBs don’t believe that their payments are secure, according to our latest research.

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Why technology has businesses optimistic about the future of in-store retail

Dec 09, 2020 - The global pandemic and social distancing measures have had a significant impact on the ability for stores to do business as ‘usual’ throughout 2020. But businesses remain optimistic about the future, and cite evolving checkout technology as the reason why.

  • Afshin Yazdian, President, Merchant Solutions
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The global pandemic and social distancing measures have had a significant impact on the ability for stores to do business as ‘usual’ throughout 2020. But businesses remain optimistic about the future, and cite evolving checkout technology as the reason why.

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Why businesses must invest in innovation during COVID-19

Nov 17, 2020 - Businesses have been asking themselves whether they can afford to invest during the pandemic, with so many other priorities to consider. But the question shouldn't be whether they can afford to invest during COVID-19, it is whether can they afford not to.

  • Afshin Yazdian, President, Merchant Solutions
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Businesses have been asking themselves whether they can afford to invest during the pandemic, with so many other priorities to consider. But the question shouldn't be whether they can afford to invest during COVID-19, it is whether can they afford not to.

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