TAMPA, FL “ Sterling Payment Technologies, a national payment processing and solutions provider, announced that William (Bill) Pittman has joined Sterling as executive director of technical integrations.
Mr. Pittman has more than two decades of experience in payment integrations, both as an executive and a software entrepreneur.
His first start-up company, GO Software, developed a PC-based payment processing software product called PCCharge. Mr. Pittman sold GO Software in 1999. PCCharge grew to become the industry standard for PC-based processing and was recently sold by Verifone. Mr. Pittman’s second company, TPI Software, developed a payment gateway software product called Smart Payments Server, still in use by many of the industry’s leading payment processors and ISOs. TPI Software was acquired by Hypercom Corp. in 2006.
Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Pittman was executive vice president of technical services at PowaPOS, where he ran the global technical services group. His executive experience also includes serving as senior vice president of product strategy for Ingenico’s ROAM Data, and as senior manager of product management at Amazon, responsible for the company’s internal and external global payment platform products.
At Sterling, Mr. Pittman will serve as a technical advocate for integrated software vendors (ISVs) and POS resellers by providing solution requirements such as system architecture, addressing best practices for transaction security, and developing documentation and educational programs for ISVs and POS resellers.
“Bill Pittman is well known as a technology expert regarding integrated payment applications for software such as POS & ERP systems. He brings expertise to Sterling in value added solutions such as Datacap products, point to point encryption, tokenization, and cloud based software applications. Bill is unique in his level of understanding of both the technology and the business perspective in payment integration, said Sterling President and CEO Paul Hunter. “His hiring reflects Sterling’s commitment to provide POS and ERP developers with the best solutions in the marketplace, making Sterling easy and profitable to work with.
Mr. Pittman holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of South Florida and an MBA in Business from Georgia Southern University.
Sterling offers a complete range of electronic payment services, including EMV solutions, credit, debit, and gift card programs. Sterling has developed ShopPOS.com, a state-of-the-art lead generation website, to provide qualified POS leads to its reseller partners. Sterling is an expert in quick and easy payment integration services to accounting systems, ERP systems, POS developers and resellers, including P2P encryption, tokenization, out of scope solutions, mobile payment solutions, cloud-based POS reporting platforms and unique financing solutions for POS and B2B payment applications. A full range of developer tools and an expert developer support team are available 24/7. Sterling has been voted a Best Channel Vendor for the last 8 years.