A Rapidly Growing Organization
Founded in 2009, BlueSquare Resolutions is a rapidly growing merchant account provider with headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. Inc.com claims that the company has grown from just over $400,000 in annual revenue in 2010 to over $46 million in 2013, which makes BlueSquare the 19th fastest-growing private company in America. According to information previously posted to the BlueSquare website, much of this growth appears to have been driven by the company’s acquisitions of other merchant account providers and their portfolios, including Electronic Processing Solutions LLC, Merchant Select Services, Discount Payment Services, e-Pay Commerce, Data One Payment Solutions, Secure Choice Merchant Solutions, ProPoint Card Services, and Diverse Payment Solutions.
BlueSquare Resolutions Founders
The BlueSquare website lists the company’s founders as Sabin Burrell and Nick Glimcher. When searching the internet for Sabin Burrell’s name, we found an appeal filed in the State of Arizona Court of Appeals that describes a 2006 incident in which a “Sabin Lee Burrell” was convicted of class three felony theft. According to the details of that earlier case, Sabin Burrell accepted a $20,000 check from the victim in order to make a “down payment” on a real estate investment. The court found that Burrell did not use this check for the down payment, did not issue a 20% return on the payment as promised, and refused to return the $20,000 to the victim, therefore resulting in a conviction for felony theft. Burrell’s appeal was denied.
Additionally, this 2010 article in the Phoenix Business Journal refers to Nick Glimcher and his real estate company, Glimcher Ventures Southwest, as the subjects of at least two real estate-related lawsuits filed by Wachovia and National City Bank. Glimcher clarified to the publication that BlueSquare Resolutions and Glimcher Ventures Southwest are separate entities.
Real Estate Connections
If Sabin Burrell of BlueSquare is the same Sabin Burrell named in the Arizona Court of Appeals document, then it appears that both founders of BlueSquare Resolutions have some experience in the real estate industry, with one of them having been convicted of class three felony theft in relation to a real estate transaction. To be clear, we have found no indication at this time that either co-founder has been convicted of unlawful activity within the merchant services industry.
Possible Links to Low-Rated Processors
A commenter has stated below this review that BlueSquare Resolutions is somehow affiliated with Matthew Wiltsey of Payment Systems Corporation and Jonathan Beckman of Prestige Payment Systems, Freedom Card Solutions, United Card Solutions, and Direct Processors. We have been unable to independently verify this commenter’s claims, but we have included them here due to the low ratings that all of these companies currently maintain on CPO.
Merger to form Aurora Solutions
In 2018 Sabin Burrell of BlueSquare and Jeff Brodsly of Chosen Payments joined with Brian Goudie (formerly of First Data) to become partners under a new parent company, Aurora Solutions. The getbluesquare.com address now forwards to risewithaurora.com, so it can be assumed the BlueSquare brand will be phased out at some point in the future.
BlueSquare Resolutions Location
BlueSquare Resolutions is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Concord, California and of BBVA Compass, N.A., Birmingham, Alabama, and is headquartered at 1095 W Rio Salado Pkwy Unit 104, Tempe, Arizona 85281.
BlueSquare Resolutions Review Table of Contents
- Costs & Contract: BlueSquare Resolutions appears to offer a multi-year contract with an early termination fee of $495.
- Complaints & Service: BlueSquare Resolutions has received more than 10 public complaints.
- BBB Rating: BlueSquare Resolutions has an “C+” rating with the Better Business Bureau and has received 2 complaints and 1 review in the past 3 years.
- Sales & Marketing: BlueSquare Resolutions appears to hire independent sales agents and has received a handful of complaints about its sales practices.
- Rates & Fees: How Merchants Got The Best Rates With BlueSquare Resolutions