UPDATE 2/12/19: The National Paymentech website is currently inactive, and it appears that the company may no longer be a functioning merchant account provider. There is some evidence that Andrei Wirth is now operating a business consulting firm specializing in merchant services called Sky Group LLC. If you have any information about National Paymentech’s current status (including any DBAs or rebrandings), please share it in the comment section below this review.
Registered as an LLC in June 2015, National Paymentech (nationalpaymentech.com) is a merchant account provider based in Portland, Oregon. National Paymentech is managed by a former employee of Securus Payments named Andrei Wirth, who is listed on LinkedIn as having served as the National Sales Director for Securus Payments from 2011 to June 2015. Joe Mason is listed as the president of National Paymentech. A representative of Securus Payments has stated in the comment section of this review that there is no affiliation whatsoever between Securus Payments and National Paymentech, but the representative did acknowledge that Andrei Wirth is a former Securus employee.
National Paymentech previously shared an address with a company called Riverside Payments at 9600 NE Cascades Parkway, Suite 220, Portland, Oregon 97220. On October 20, 2015, we were contacted by Mark Sampath, an attorney who serves as corporate counsel for National Paymentech, regarding the contents of this review. Mr. Sampath’s name and his office’s mailing address also appear on Riverside Payments’s filing with the Oregon Business Registry. This indicates that National Paymentech and Riverside Payments may currently be represented by, or may previously have been represented by, the same law office.
Securus Payments (dba Excel Corporation) was previously affiliated with another Portland-based company called Mom & Pop Merchant Solutions, but a representative of National Paymentech has stated that National Paymentech has no affiliation with Mom & Pop Merchant Solutions.
As a final note, the president and CFO of Riverside Payments are former employees of a company called Expect Payment Solutions, but the owner of Expect Payment Solutions has stated in the comment section below this review that the two companies do not actively collaborate at this time.
Overall, we are unable to determine at this time whether and to what degree National Paymentech is related to Securus Payments, Riverside Payments, and Expect Payment Solutions, but the available evidence suggests that some connections exist. National Paymentech does not list an acquiring bank, but Securus Payments is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, California.