CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles features POS software provider TouchSuite.
TouchSuite is founded on the principle of treating our clients as business partners, enabling them to grow their businesses with the support of our technology and, in turn, strengthening our infrastructure through their feedback and industry insight. We are an innovative organization maintaining a flat management structure and integrated technologies, allowing us to move quickly to capitalize upon new ideas and emerging technologies.
As social software, user-generated content and nanotechnology continue to expand in new forms every day, TouchSuite strives to stay on the pulse of these trends, understand which will impact our client’s business, and integrate those tools into our systems. Our sales and customer service teams are the driving force supporting our commitment to provide clients with the most cost effective small business solutions throughout the U.S. Our core operational principles are to maintain a growth-driven organization, adding new relationships while minimizing attrition, create efficiently-replicated processes, scale our operations in a cost effective manner as we grow, provide superior, ongoing customer service to agents, employees, merchants and vendors, and protect the company against foreseeable risks in all lines of business.
The company’s mission is two-fold. For the small business communities that we serve, our mission is to provide business owners with an affordable and simple solution to their operational needs, allowing them to focus on their core client function while still wisely managing their business, creating a pathway for profitability within their respective, competitive marketplace.
As a company, TouchSuite’s mission is to continue its growth and build on its successes as a national market leader in small business services, and to further establish itself as a trusted business advisor in the small business community.
Sam Zietz is the founder and CEO of the financial technology company TouchSuite and its affiliated companies.
Since its inception in 2003, the company has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the esteemed Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500” list of the fastest growing private companies in America – with 2014 marking its sixth time on the prestigious list. TouchSuite was also recently named the #1 Fastest Growing Company in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, and fastest growing technology company in the state by the compilation of The Business Journals’ various Florida publications. Zietz’s enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and startups is evident in what excites him most about TouchSuite: “I’m most passionate that TouchSuite gives small businesses a real opportunity to be competitive in today’s marketplace. Every Fortune 500 or large multinational company has access to capital markets and the highly customized technology in their fields; we offer that same access on a smaller scale to all small business owners. Everything is about leveling the playing field,” he said.
Mr. Zietz sits is on the executive board of the Palm Beach chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is on the executive board of the South Florida chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) as well as being a member of the Orange Bowl Committee. A regular guest speaker at universities, Zietz is extremely devoted to supporting young entrepreneurs and serves as a mentor to budding businessmen and women. He is also an active angel investor with a number of investments under management. Prior to entering the merchant processing industry, Zietz was a corporate attorney specializing in structured finance with the New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP.
Prior to Skadden, he worked in the business tax planning department at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sam Zietz earned a LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law, and received his JD from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, where he graduated first in his class. Zietz earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.
Besides his passion for innovation and entrepreneurship his personal passion is his children, ages 14, 13 and 8, and watching and coaching them in sports such as lacrosse and football. He currently lives in Boca Raton, FL with his children and his wife, Sheila.
Gary Rutledge has been in the payments business for over 30 years. Considered an industry expert in payment processing and electronic payments, Rutledge has worked for Barnett Banks, where he was Senior VP of Risk Management, First Data, where he was EVP of Worldwide Risk for all the Issuing lines of business and COO of North American Bancard, before joining TouchSuite as its Managing Director.
Gary has served on numerous committees and boards over his long career including MasterCard International Security Committee, Visa Risk Advisors, National Centers for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Economic Crime Institute at Utica College.
A graduate of Florida State University and the Graduate School of Bancard Management at the University of Oklahoma. Rutledge is married with 2 children and lives in Boca Raton, Florida.
Farshad is Chief Products Officer and has over 20 years of combined experience in marketing, strategy, product development, supply chain, sourcing and merchandising roles within consumer products, technology and finance industries.
Prior to TouchSuite, he co-founded Quantum Merchant Services, a leading merchant processor in Canada. Farshad also founded Zoli Corporation, a leading manufacturer of luxury building products and materials distributed in North America. He has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, on CBS and on HGTV.
Farshad has a Bachelor of Art degree in Economics from Florida Atlantic University.