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Clearent Adds Payments Veteran to ISO Sales Team

Clearent appoints Jim Hignight as Vice President, Business Development, Independent Sales.

Clayton, MO, September 15, 2012 --( Today Clearent, one of the nation’s fastest growing merchant processing companies, announced the latest addition to its ISO Sales team. Jim Hignight has been appointed Vice President, Business Development, Independent Sales. Based out of Chattanooga, TN, Jim will be focused on developing partnerships with Independent Sales Offices and agents across the country.

Jim brings a wealth of payment processing experience to Clearent. He comes to Clearent from TransFirst, where he served as Regional Vice President of Sales. He also spent eight years on the Independent Sales team at First Data where he started his tenure as a Sales Representative and quickly worked his way up through the ranks to become a National Sales Trainer and then a Director of Business Development.

Jim’s experience working with ISOs and agents has helped him perfect his relationship building skills so he can create long-term, mutually-satisfying partnerships. Jim commented, “I am excited about joining the Clearent team because I now have access to tools that can help my partners grow faster and go further, such as flexible merchant pricing options, unparalleled reporting tools, a unique back-end settlement system, and true next day funding.”

“Jim’s strong business development skills will make him a great asset to the Clearent team,” said Dan Geraty, CEO of Clearent. “In the payments business, a company’s sales team is the engine behind its growth. We are confident that Jim can take us to the next level and help us continue our rapid growth rates which landed us on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies.”

About Clearent
Clearent is a credit card processing company that was built to be different. We combine leading edge technology with a passion for service to help our customers maximize the value of their merchant services program. Clearent provides sales agents, financial institutions, and merchants with benefits not available from other providers, such as next day funding with a late cut-off time and unrivaled graphical, web-based reporting. The company has grown in excess of 100% for the past four years and now processes $3 billion in annual card volume. To learn more, visit or call 866.205.4721.
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