Mike Peters, CEO & President at Beyond | Episode 176

What does a math challenged sales guy that migrated into the merchant industry by accident have to do with going Beyond in payments? Quite a bit, actually…

Beyond CEO and President Mike Peters is a north Jersey native with a passion for helping people reach their goals and facilitating a genuine team player environment that has everyone working towards a common goal.

For those of you who may not know, Beyond is a merchant acquiring company that drives new merchant sales and facilitates daily necessities such as payroll and business services to midmarket and small business verticals. They have a large focus on the SMB middle America, feet on the street environment and their business model is largely influenced by the one-stop-shop philosophy that so many merchants desire.

As for their competitive advantage, this is established largely through their published promises to their merchants. They include:

·       Price protection

·       Flexible contracts

·       Top security

·       Adaptable product solutions 

·       And trusted business advocacy services

So, what attracted Mike to this role at Beyond personally? He has a tremendous amount to say about the philanthropy and thriving culture that the company builds its foundation on being a driving force for his decision. Not only do they have a proactive outreach program that sends money to underprivileged kids who would normally not be able to afford a college education, they also have a company culture that, according to Mike, “focuses on doing the right thing even when nobody is looking.”

Tune in this week to hear Mike talk about his journey to CEO, his personal and professional passions and what the industry looks like in the next 2 to 3 years as it relates to technology advancements, AI integration and the remaining runway for the agent model.