Mike Ponder started signing businesses up to accept credit cards in 1987 as an outside sales agent. After that, he grew into a regional sales manager. He continued his career as the Vice President of National Sales at one of the largest Independent Sales Organizations in the United States at that time. Leveraging his experiences with sales in the field and on a national level, he built the sales organization at Universal Savings Bank as the Vice President of Sales, boarding their first sales partners in 1992.
Mike’s years of experience helping to build out operations that support sales led to the founding of First Savings Bank, Merchant Division in 1995. As the CEO/President of First Savings Bank, Merchant Division, overseeing all sales and business operations, Mike learned how critical a one-stop-shop was to supporting the sales partners and merchants nationwide. In 2001, First Savings Bank, Merchant Division was acquired. After selling First Savings Bank, Merchant Division, Mike recognized that there was still a void in the marketplace for a business like the one he had built before. In 2003, Mike founded Integrity Payment Systems, bringing with him many of the management team and staff from First Savings Bank, Merchant Division.