YapStone News

How to Build a Successful Thought Leadership Program

[“How to Build a Successful Thought Leadership Program” originally appeared in Adweek and is written by Curtis Sparrer, principal at Bospar.] Doing executive thought leadership is tough. I recently spoke to expert Troy Scarlott of YapStone, who has years of experience leveraging CEO and executive experience to build brands’ thought leadership programs. I asked him …

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Put Your Money Where Your Marketing Is

[“Put Your Money Where Your Marketing Is” originally appeared in Entrepreneur and is written by Constance Aguilar.] It wasn’t all that long ago that marketing experts were telling their clients that the Great Recession created great opportunities for companies brave enough to increase their investments in marketing. So, why are companies doing exactly the opposite …

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YapStone Appoints Michael Gramz Chief Risk Officer

[“YapStone Appoints Michael Gramz Chief Risk Officer” originally appeared on PYMNTS.] YapStone, a provider of online and mobile payment solutions, announced Friday (Dec. 9) the appointment of new Chief Risk Officer Michael Gramz. YapStone said in a press release that Gramz, formerly the chief risk officer and board director at Merchant eSolutions, the U.S. payment processing …

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YapStone Adds Seasoned Payments Veteran, Michael Gramz, to Its World-Class Management Team

Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startup, YapStone, bolsters management team with the addition of Chief Risk Officer, Michael Gramz. (PRWEB) December 08, 2016 This week, Michael Gramz joined the management team at YapStone, a global provider of online and mobile payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets, as Chief Risk Officer. In his role, …

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5 Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn

[“5 Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn” originally appeared in Entrepreneur and is written by Andre Bourque.] The faster you learn these five tips, the quicker you will be on the road to success. As we grow into adulthood, we have to learn a multitude of lessons in order to be successful, well-adjusted human beings. …

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Four Things To Consider Before Scaling Your Business

[“Four Things To Consider Before Scaling Your Business” originally appeared on The Huffington Post and is written by Tina Mulqueen.] “What a great problem to have.” It’s the response I get whenever I tell people that the demand for my company’s services outweighs my capacity, and it’s time to scale. While growth is an exciting …

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How Millennials Are Influencing the Vacation Industry

[“How Millennials Are Influencing the Vacation Industry” originally appeared in Tech.Co and is written by Jordan French.] For generations, vacations required a great deal of planning and consideration. Before the digital age, there were no online reviews, no affordable travel websites, and no airlines designed to save you money. Most people relied on travel agents …

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YapStone Named a 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Company

YapStone is excited to be named a 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ company – the annual ranking of the fastest growing North American companies in technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech. The ranked companies are disrupting the technology industry by combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth. Debra Tenenbaum, Chief People Officer, Kendra …

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Simple Yet Complex

[“Simple Yet Complex” originally appeared on Digital Transactions and is written by Kevin Woodward.] While simple to merchants and consumers, the rapidly growing payment-facilitator model involves multiple considerations for developers and acquirers. Some of the best ideas in payments come around only once, but many, such as the payment-facilitator model, come around again when they …

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Peter Rowan: ‘Failure gives us the opportunity to learn and grow stronger’

[“Peter Rowan: ‘Failure gives us the opportunity to learn and grow stronger’” originally appeared on The Business Post.] Peter Rowan is vice-president of international operations and global customer support with YapStone, the U.S. company that opened international headquarters in Dublin in 2012. YapStone then relocated to Drogheda and expanded its Irish office earlier this year, …

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21 Tips For Leading A Growing Company From FORBES’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups

[“21 Tips For Leading A Growing Company From FORBES’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups” originally appeared in Forbes and is written by Tanya Klich.] The founders and CEOs featured in Forbes’ second annual list of Next Billion-Dollar Startups have built rapidly-growing companies (some in just two or three years) while bringing groundbreaking solutions to market. Scott Crouch, founder of …

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Sometimes It Takes A Bagel

[“Sometimes It Takes A Bagel” originally appeared on PYMNTS.com and is written by Karen Webster.] Every innovator can point to something that stirred up their passions for changing the world and working 100 hours a week to make their vision a reality. For Tom Villante, Founder and CEO of YapStone, that was the Atkins diet. Almost two …

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Wealthfront Names YapStone a 2017 Career-Launching Company

For the second consecutive year, YapStone has been named on Wealthfront’s Career-Launching Companies List. To qualify, companies must be privately held, have a current revenue run rate between $20 million and $300 million and be on a trajectory to grow at a rate in excess of 50% over at least the next three or four …

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Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016

[“Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016″ originally appeared on Forbes and is written by Amy Feldman, Susan Adams, Alex Konrad, and Chloe Sorvino.] Startups are the spark that lights the engine of the U.S. economy. The most successful of them, companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat, change the way we live, travel and communicate. For Forbes’ second …

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How A Poker-Game Brainstorm Produced Fintech Startup YapStone And $235M In Revenue

[“How A Poker-Game Brainstorm Produced Fintech Startup YapStone And $235M In Revenue” originally appeared on Forbes and is written by Amy Feldman.] Back in 1999, Tom Villante, a former investment banker at S.G. Warburg and a partner at private-equity firm The Seidler Co., was sitting around with a few buddies playing poker and talking about …

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4 Key Ways to Market Yourself to Investors

[“4 Key Ways to Market Yourself to Investors” originally appeared on CIO and is written by Andre Bourque.] Entrepreneurs looking to raise capital are learning a universal lesson as of late: today’s investors want to see traction before they open their checkbooks. That is, they want to see that a business is already making money …

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5 Telling Virtues of a Billion Dollar Fintech Startup in the Making

[“5 Telling Virtues of a Billion Dollar Fintech Startup in the Making” originally appeared on The Huffington Post and is written by David Wither.] Emerging from the downturn of the financial crisis of 2008, financial institutions and banks and their respective industry, financial services, was ripe for disruption. As these companies emerged from the ashes …

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