CHICAGO, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MerchantPro Express (MPX) has made yet another game-changing move that will help take this Long Island-based merchant services organization to a national level by making retired NHL player Brent Sopel the next Vice President of Business Development at their new Chicago branch.
A formidable defenseman on the ice, Brent Sopel scored 44 goals, 174 assists and 218 points over the dozen years he spent playing in the NHL, as well as 4 goals, 14 assists and 18 points in the playoffs. Sopel played for the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Atlanta Thrashers and Montreal Canadians. But the highlight has to be when he won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. After a successful career that included more than 1,000 games, Sopel decided to retire in early 2015. Now that he's joined the MPX team, he is excited to start his new career off the ice.
MPX enables business owners to accept credit and debit cards from customers in order to make the checkout process more efficient. State-of-the-art credit card processing solutions and highly skilled professionals make MPX excel above the competition. With Sopel now on board in Chicago, this credit card processing company will be able to reach even more business owners looking to switch merchant accounts for better products, lower rates and improved customer service.
Sopel credits MPX's Managing Partner Joe Doyle for helping him decide to make this career move. "I talked to Joe a lot," Sopel says, "and it seemed like it would be a perfect fit for where I am in my life."
"We're thrilled to have Brent on the MPX team," says MPX's President and CEO Chris Briller. "We've been plotting an entrance into the sought-after Chicago market, and the addition of Brent—who's a well-known and well-regarded former professional athlete—will help us explode onto the scene out there. This is an exciting moment for us."
"Who better to kick-start MPX's launch into Chicago market than a beloved Chicago athlete like Brent Sopel?" says Mark Telander, MPX's Managing Director at the Midwest branch. "Mix in his drive and his business savvy with his local celebrity, and we have the beginning of something very special."
MPX is a national credit card processing sales company and registered independent sales organization, headquartered in Woodbury, New York. Started in 2009, MPX has over 100 sales agents and 7,500 merchant customers located throughout the United States. MPX's customers process over $2.5 billion annually. MPX prides itself on its agent-centric sales model that enlists agents as business partners who are empowered agents to structure deals that make business sense. Working together, MPX and its agents deliver exceptional customer experiences to every one of its merchants. For more information about becoming an agent or customer of MPX, please contact Joseph Doyle at (516) 531-2330 or [email protected], or visit http://www.mpxusa.com.
Contact: Joe Doyle, Managing Partner
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