Henry Helgeson is the CEO of Merchant Warehouse.
is responsible for driving the future vision of the company and leading day-to-day operational activity.
After attending Marist College, Henry worked as an independent contractor for United Processing Corporation selling terminals and printers door-to-door to merchants.
Intrigued by the industry and interested in finding a lower cost solution for merchants, Henry co-founded Merchant Warehouse.
In 1998, Merchant Warehouse
launched as the industry's first website offering low-cost merchant credit card processing equipment and software.
Since launching Merchant Warehouse, Henry has remained at the forefront of innovation in the payment solutions industry.
Today, the company processes over $8 billion a year in sales and more than 12 million transactions a month.
A visionary, Henry
has been the driving force behind the company's recently launched, Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™.
Genius is the first payments industry solution in the marketplace to have the capability of aggregating and integrating every conceivable transaction technology, payment type and customer program - both present and future - in a single platform.
is actively involved in numerous industry associations.
He currently serves as chair of the ISO Practices committee for the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) and a member of their Mobile Payments Committee.
He is also a board member of the Northeast Aquirers Association (NEAA).
In 2012, he
received the ETA Member of the Year Award
, recognizing his
contributions to the future success of the industry and the ETA organization
has been named to the Boston Business Journal's
(BBJ's) "40 under 40" list.