About

 

About Freedom Merchants

 

Freedom Merchants provides payment technology solutions to enable businesses, Non-Profits, membership-organizations, and any person or organization to accept credit-card payments from their customers in an efficient, cost-effective way using every technology method available.

We are a Mission with a Company. Our Mission: To Help YOUR Business Get Paid Better, Faster, Simpler, Cheaper. Our Company: Freedom Merchants.

 

Website Checkout

Cell and Tablet Dongles

Ticketing and Event Software

Mobile Forms

E-commerce Shopping Carts

Recurring Billing Systems

Chip and Swipe Terminals

Point-of-Sale ('POS') Systems

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Software Integrations

What makes us different?

We take care of the ENTIRE Checkout process by utilizing rapidly-deployed, highly-customized, completely mobile-friendly payment technology that we've developed internally and manage internally. We work WITH your web-developers, bookkeepers and IT staff to make their lives so much easier.

Every customer benefits from the ability to:

Reduce lost Chargebacks due to lost paperwork
– Eliminate internal employee fraud
– Manage multi-location and multi-channel businesses most efficiently
– Data-mine in unique and customizable ways
– Receive total Underwriter Portability and load-balancing when needed
– Flexibly handle Currency options
– Have transaction data flowing directly to all the software you need (Accounting, Marketing, and more)

For the past 15 years we have been serving the needs of brand new business owners and those running their companies or organizations for years!

 

 

The Crew

Meet the people who make it all happen

 

Ben Prusky

CEO

With a distinguished track record in technology entrepreneurship, Ben has led Freedom Merchants since its founding in 2004. He is a leading industry advisor on all topics regarding credit card processing, Chip-and-Pin ("EMV") migration, Near-Field Communication ("NFC"), Internet gateways and related software, mobile payment technologies, PCI compliance matters, and wireless/wireline hardware terminal technology.

Previously Ben was on the executive management team and vice-president of finance & operations at SoftCoin, Inc., a Silicon Valley based precision-marketing software company (now part of You Technologies) that served most of the major consumer-packaged goods companies such as Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Heinz, Kraft, Pepsi and many others. Prior to that Ben co-founded Omnient Corporation, a web technology company with over 100 employees in two cities that developed web-based software for medium sized businesses. Ben has also worked in the Investment Banking division of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., the investment firm Providence Capital, and briefly as an engineer at Lockheed Martin. Proficient in Japanese and a number of other languages, Ben also worked at Holon Corporation, a subsidiary of Omron Corporation, in Shiga, Japan.

Ben graduated as a Nelson Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania's M&T Program where he earned dual-degrees in Computer Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and in Finance from the Wharton School. A dedicated environmentalist, Ben also serves on the Board of the Clean Air Council and works closely with large corporations and municipal organizations to help them improve their environmental footprint. When he's not working or helping the environment, Ben is usually playing some piano, acoustic guitar or his saxophone or spending time with his wife Kelly, dog Fluffy and baby daughter Bryn.

Varun Aggarwal

VP of Engineering

Varun graduated from University of Waterloo in Canada with a degree in Computer Engineering. He brings extensive web development experience having worked at some of the most well known companies in the world including Qualcomm, Amazon, and CBS. He also has several years of start-up experience, from coding to design, to managing development teams, he has done it all. Varun oversees all technology-development and R&D for Freedom Merchants including managing the technology team. He previously served as the co-founder of iExperienceIt where he led the five-person team's Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Git, jQuery, and other application-development projects. When he's not doing coding (which isn't that often!), he enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and volleyball in the city.

Joe Rinato

Senior Director of Operations

Joe oversees all aspects of the company's operations including risk-management, customer onboarding, funding operations, chargeback management, customer retention and everything else relating to running the company operationally. Most recently Joe served for seven years in the commercial banking area at Citibank in New York City. He's also spent time at M&T Bank, Provident Bank of Maryland and Webco, a Web LLC company. Joe graduated from William Patterson University with a degree in Business Administration, and he's a proud New Jersey native and an avid Giants and Yankees fan.

Anna McKitrick

Marketing and Business Development

Anna handles customer marketing and supports new business development initiatives. She supports some of the major company strategic initiatives and customer acquisition work. Anna's an avid fitness enthusiast and also an accomplished commercial actress.

 

Press

April 24, 2019 - Freedom Merchants announces more features to its Intuit QuickBooks Desktop 2019 integration

March 28, 2019 - Freedom Merchants launches Checkout Pages and Intuit QuickBooks-integrated Invoicing for multiple SERVPRO Franchises around the country

January 9, 2019 - New York State and California become the latest two big US States to allow Business Owners to Surcharge their End-Customers

December 3, 2018 - Freedom Merchants Sponsor Exhibiting at Intuit QB Connect Toronto

November 29, 2018 - Freedom Merchants spotlighted in Insightful Accountant's Apps Unwrapped News

November 13, 2018 - Freedom Merchants is first to launch "Multi-Invoice Payment" capability for the QuickBooks workflow, expanding its total-integration toolbox even further

October 9, 2018 - Freedom Merchants becomes #1 on the Intuit-INDIA App-Store For Fully-Integrated Multi-Currency Processing With QuickBooks Online - INDIA

September 27, 2018 - Freedom Merchants becomes #1 on the Intuit-Australia App-Store For Fully-Integrated Multi-Currency Processing With QuickBooks Online - Australia

September 15, 2018 - Freedom Merchants announces full integration with Zoho Books

September 4, 2018 - Freedom Merchants becomes #1 on the Intuit-Great Britain App-Store For Fully-Integrated Multi-Currency Processing With QuickBooks Online - Great Britain

August 16, 2018 - Freedom Merchants completes total integration with QB Pro Desktop CANADA

July 2, 2018 - Freedom Merchants becomes #1 on the Intuit-Canada App-Store For Fully-Integrated Multi-Currency Canadian Processing With QuickBooks Online

May 9, 2018 - Freedom Merchants Exhibiting at Scaling New Heights 2018, one the leading national QuickBooks Pro Advisor conference in Atlanta, Georgia from June 17 - June 20

Nov 10, 2017 - New York Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NYIADA) selects Freedom Merchants as its Premier Partner for Merchant-Services for its 6,000+ Dealerships Across New York State

October 4, 2017 - Manhattan BNI Selects Freedom Merchants as its Exclusive Provider of Merchant Services for all organization Payment Processing systems

May 31, 2017 - Freedom Merchants completes direct "Revenue-Categorization" from Checkout Page to QuickBooks Online saving Bookkeepers, Controllers and Business Owners Dozens of Hours Annually

November 3, 2016 - Freedom Merchants Completes Exclusive Direct-Integration with Premier CRM Marketing-Software Company HubSpot

September 5, 2016 - Freedom Merchants becomes the #1 Top-Rated "Payment Processing App" on the Intuit App-Store for QuickBooks Online Users

March 10, 2016 - Intuit Corporation Approves Freedom Merchants as an Integrated App for QuickBooks Online, Enabling Merchants With Powerful Unique Features

January 14, 2016 - FMC CEO Ben Prusky Delivers 2016-Kickoff Keynote Address to New York Staffing Association on Eliminating Collections in the Staffing Industry

January 3, 2016 - Freedom Merchants Adds Veteran Citibank Commercial-Banker To Leadership Team

December 5, 2015 - Freedom Merchants Completes Simple Universal-Integration with QuickBooks-DESKTOP

October 24, 2015 - Freedom Merchants Successfully Deploys ApplePay Restaurant Application

October 1, 2015 - Freedom Merchants Moves Corporate Headquarters to Park Avenue South

September 9, 2015- FMC Finishes First & Only Bi-Directional Integration with QuickBooks-ONLINE

June 18, 2015 - Freedom Merchants Completes Only Non-Stripe Integration with SquareSpace

May 8, 2015 - FMC Introduces Robust Dynamic-Descriptor Technology

April 24, 2015 - Freedom Merchants Completes Two-Way Integration with InfusionSoft

April 7, 2015 - Freedom Merchants Completes Integration with ConstantContact

March 16, 2015 - Freedom Merchants Completes Integration with MailChimp

March 3, 2015 - FMC Powers Payments for the New York Staffing Association

February 20, 2015 - Freedom Merchants Completes Integration with SalesForce.com

 

Benefits

 

We CREATE the tools that allow Non-Profits we care about to grow and businesses whose values are consistent with ours to expand. To reward the impact our employees are making on the world, we offer a highly competitive Benefits package which includes:

 

Full Health Care

Paid Lunches

401k Plan

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Flexible Work Schedules

Life/Disability Insurance

Ongoing Education/Training

 

 

History

 

 

For the past 15 years we have been serving the needs of brand new business owners and those running their companies or organizations for a long time! We started out with a focus on data. The idea went like this: let's put ourselves in the middle of a big data-flow and see if we can make it useful for our customers. That evolved into a deep solution-set for Multi-Location groups (of any and all industry types). And as we're constantly evolving, our current push and success is in a strong set of tools for merchants looking to fuse e-commerce and retail in ways that are unmatched by any other company out there.

 

 

 

Advisory Board

 

 

We have some of the most successful business owners and Entrepreneurs on our side, giving us guidance in every key competency that helps us to better serve our broad and diverse customer base.

 

Contact Us

Serving businesses and rock-star entrepreneurs in the US, Canada and a bunch of other places who are selling to and servicing customers all over the entire world!

Corporate HQ
Freedom Merchants Corp.
120 East 23rd St, 5th Fl
New York, NY 10010
212.931.9064 x.1
info@freedommerchants.com

Canada Office
3600 Parc Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
Canada, H2X 3R2

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