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NMA Hires 67 New Employees in First Half of 2016

Workforce to Double in 2016

National Merchants Association, a merchant advocacy group and leader in merchant services, has hired 67 new employees during the first half of 2016 and plans to hire an additional 85 employees this year. This growth in jobs is expected to increase the company’s Temecula-based workforce to more than 200 employees by the end of the year, and the company plans to grow to 300 employees by the end of 2017. National Merchants Association is one of the fastest-growing financial services companies in the United States and is one of the top employers in Temecula.

“We are proud to announce the addition of 67 new employees, ranging from executives to entry-level staff. We are dedicated to building a solid team here in Temecula and are pleased with the quality of employees who have joined our team.” said Heather Petersen, CEO of National Merchants Association, who founded the company in 2004.

Under Petersen’s leadership, the expansion plan has been the foundation of the strategic blueprint for the company’s achievement and exceptional growth. The company has grown in size by more than 400 percent and in revenue by more than 800 percent since moving its headquarters to Temecula in 2012, making it one of the fastest-growing companies in Temecula and in the credit card processing industry. The company moved from Los Angeles to Temecula in 2012 with just five employees and today has more than 100 employees.

The company has expanded its executive staff to include Angelo Ponzi, chief strategy officer; Brian Berkenbile, VP of Sales; Butch Hildebrand, director of Sales; and Tim Reynolds, director of Member Support.

In addition, more than 60 employees have been added to almost every department in the company, including Administration (8), Business Development (2), Chargebacks (1), Facilities (3), Finance (1), Human Resources (2), Information Technology (14), Legal (1), Marketing (3), Member Services (8), Member Support (5), Partner Relations (7), Risk & Underwriting (9) and Talent Acquisition (1).

Currently Hiring for 85 Job Openings from Entry Level to Executives

National Merchants Association is in process of hiring for an additional 85 new job openings ranging from entry-level to executive positions in management, customer service, sales, underwriting, risk management and loss prevention, security, marketing, legal, IT and human resources.

For more information about the available positions, visit or call (866) 509-7199.

About National Merchants Association – National Merchants Association is a global merchant advocacy group and a leader in merchant services dedicated to helping merchants and agent partners grow their businesses by generating sales opportunities and maximizing profits. National Merchants Association works on behalf of business to eliminate the unnecessary and unreasonable fees associated with accepting electronic transactions, as well as provide the products and services to help them continue to be successful. Visit or call 866-509-7199.