GETTING TO YES by Roger Fisher
Edward Steinberg is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Velocity Processing. As a business global strategist, Edward’s strengths are tailored to expansion and robust business protocols. He is an expert at forging relationships and a visionary whose entrepreneurial mode creates innovation and breeds success. His mantra is that “business is about relationships”.
Prior to his involvement with Velocity, Edward was the Chairman of the Board for Metro Transportation Services, Health Trans, and Metro Taxi, guiding the companies from inception until they were purchased in 1997 by Coach USA, a New York Stock Exchange company.
Edward has been Vice President and Man of the Year for the Greater Miami Hotel and Motel Association, President of the Transplant Foundation for the University of Miami, President of the Haven Center for the developmentally disabled, an inaugural Executive Committee Member and member of the Board for the Greater Miami Visitor's and Convention Bureau, Vice President of Miami Dade County’s Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee, Paratransit Operator of the Year by the TLPA (Taxicab, Limousine, Paratransit Association), President of the Florida Transit Operators, and President of the South Florida Non-Emergency Transportation Association.
On December 19, 1991, Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami proclaimed “Edward Steinberg Day” in recognition of his civic and business achievements. He is also a founder at Mount Sinai Hospital, a Champion at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and is involved in various philanthropic endeavors.
NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE by Chris Voss
The Shawshank Redemption
Jeff Davidson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Velocity Processing. He is jointly responsible for the company’s sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Velocity’s payment ecosystem. His areas of specialization are the development of sophisticated analytical tools utilized to perform empirical analysis of merchant statements and the implementation of customized solutions.
Jeff plays a pivotal role in the acclimation of strategic referral partners and the selection of vendor relationships. He is actively involved in Velocity’s technological innovation process, relentlessly seeking automation and process improvements – earning him the nickname “The Scientist”. Over the past several years, he has served on a number of national committees, most recently Elavon’s MSP Advisory Committee, Elavon’s AMEX OptBlue Committee, and Fidano’s PulsePoint Advisory Board.
Prior to entering the merchant services arena, Jeff was an enterprise application developer for Intel in California where he codeveloped a worldwide stock application. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree (with Honors) in Decision & Information Sciences from the University of Florida, and is certified in supply chain management and logistics. Jeff’s passions include golf, boating, cooking, painting, music, and automation technologies. He is an ardent Bordeaux wine collector and an avid reader of management, negotiation, and entrepreneurial books.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
Mexican-born foodie, Dayana Muzinek, is Velocity Processing’s Vice President. Since 2008, she has been responsible for developing relationships with community leaders and training business owners on optimal clearing and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. Dayana thinks outside the box when it comes to analyzing merchant statements and adding value to a business via financial models and her personal commitment to her clients’ success.
Her fluency in Spanish organically created a niche with Hispanic owned businesses in South Florida and throughout the United States. Prior to Velocity Processing, Dayana worked for Lehman Brothers, responsible for mezzanine financing, and PwC, as a Senior Consultant in the Hospitality and Leisure division; both in New York City.
She holds a Master’s degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality. Her passions include running marathons, prepping gourmet meals for friends and family and volunteering with Holocaust survivors and underprivileged kids. She became a Sommelier for the love of wine and enjoys traveling the world visiting small production vineyards.
LORD OF THE RINGS by J R R Tolkien
As the Director of Business Development for Velocity Processing, Mark's goal is to benefit organizations with regards to all aspects of their credit card processing. He works with his team to provide a complimentary consultative and educational approach to highlight areas that can be improved upon, utilizing sophisticated analytical tools to analyze merchant statements and uncover potential savings.
His responsibilities include implementing strategies for new client acquisition and retention through successful relationship building. He takes great pride in building and maintaining positive relationships, and ensuring his clients are always kept informed of new industry changes.
Prior to working at Velocity Processing, Mark spent a number of years in wealth management with Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch working with high net worth families, individuals as well as businesses. Mark lives in Coconut Grove with his wife, his son Leo, and his two Boston Terriers. In his free time, Mark enjoys deep sea fishing, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Velocity Processing is a registered Independent Sales Organization (ISO) / Member Service Provider (MSP) of Elavon, Inc. Georgia, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, Minneapolis, MN. Elavon has been processing electronic payments for 37 years and maintains an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau.