SOUNDPAYMENTS | Mike Parker
Mike Parker is Vice President of Integrations and Applications Development at Sound Payments. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the transaction automation industry, including payments, petro/fleet services, government programs, and healthcare. His accomplishments include launching a healthcare EDI company for integration of HIPAA compliant interaction between insurance companies and doctor offices via integrated software components.
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Mike Parker

Mike Parker

Vice President, ISV Channel

 

Mike Parker is Vice President of Integrations and Applications Development at Sound Payments. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the transaction automation industry, including payments, petro/fleet services, government programs, and healthcare.

 

His accomplishments include launching a healthcare EDI company for integration of HIPAA compliant interaction between insurance companies and doctor offices via integrated software components.

 

Mike served in numerous roles for Verifone. While at Verifone, he launched many programs that change the way companies do business today — electronic government benefits, Medicare/Medicaid, electronic fish and game permitting, restaurant payments at the table, Payware Mobile, Global Bay Merchant, Point US and Legacy Product End of Life.

 

Mike was the Director of Application Development for all North American payment processors to drive EMV certifications.

 

He launched the Technical Project Management team for North American application development for stand-alone, fully integrated and semi-integrated projects.

 

Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and his MBA in Corporate Finance.

 

He is married with four children, but he and his wife Kelly are now empty nesters.  He enjoys RV’ing in many forms.  College football game tailgating, Jimmy Buffet tailgating, NASCAR events, and camping without sleeping on the ground.  Having grown up in a very small town in the Catskills of New York, he has a great appreciation for small town USA no matter where that small town may be and likes to get off the beaten path to experience those towns.

Get-to-know Mike Q & A

What attracted you to the FinTech industry and Sound Payments Inc.?

Mike: FinTech is a rapidly changing industry with many complexities that continue to provide new challenges and opportunities.  Never a dull moment.

What is your focus at Sound Payments?

Mike: Partner integration, application development and solution implementation.

How do you create value and what do you enjoy the most?

Mike: By addressing solutions and friction points related to integration challenges   and overcoming barriers to scale, resulting in the successful installation of larger quantities.

What would be the top two most interesting places you visited and what was the most memorable moment?

Mike: The big island of Hawaii – Driving through the clouds on saddle road.

Victoria Island – Gus the seagull who greeted us each morning at the Empress.

What are your top two favorite books?

Mike: Atlas Shrugged and The 7 habits of Highly Effective People