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Afshin Yazdian
President, Merchant Solutions

Afshin joined Paysafe in July 2020 and leads the company’s Global Merchant Solutions team focused on providing processing solutions to hundreds of thousands of merchants around the world.  

Afshin brings extensive leadership experience with FinTech organizations. Before joining Paysafe, he held the role of President and CEO of New York-based Cynergy Data until its merger with Priority Technology Holdings in 2014, where he continued as President of the combined companies.  During his tenure at PRTH, Afshin grew the organization into a top 10 US Processor and helped lead the company’s listing on the NASDAQ exchange.  Earlier in his career, Afshin was a co-founder and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of iPayment, Inc., also leading the growth of that company into one of the top payment processors in the US and a listing on the NASDAQ exchange in 2003.  Afshin has also sat on the boards of several other FinTech organizations during his career.

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 Miami, Florida. Afshin is active in numerous non-profits and sits on the board of the Nashville JCC.

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