Priority Payment Systems Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 by Gary Matherne. Through the years of payment processing, POS applications, inventory control, and "feet on the ground" experience; Priority Gulf Coast joined forces with REVEL POS. Today we provide full service business solutions including control point of sale, credit card processing, gift & loyalty offers and promotions, networking, enterprise management, OMNI Channel Solutions (online ordering) as well as third party integrations. PPS Gulf Coast is a qualified integrator for PCI compliance and currently ranked the 7th largest acquirer in the USA.
Priority Payment Systems Gulf Coast is a powerhouse in the payment processing space and the #1 ranked point of sale system in the industry.
MEET OUR TEAM
Gary Matherne began his career in the payment industry in 2001, serving in such roles as general sales manager, VP sales and marketing, and the role of President.
Prior to the founding of Priority Payment Systems Gulf Coast, he was President for Bankcard Processing International. He started in the industry after his internship in Bankcard St. Louis. Mr. Matherne is a native of Metairie, Louisiana and a graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
Mr. Matherne oversees all aspects of the operations, including client services, fraud prevention, Sales, account implementation, commissions, vendor relationships and POS installation. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory council for Priority Payment Systems LLC.
VP Of Sales
After graduating from the University of West Florida, I began my career at Red Moss Media as an online advertising and marketing specialist. In 2003, I took a Support Analyst position with Best Software, Inc. Working directly with CPA firms, I helped them with best practices and supporting the firm software. I entered the payment industry in 2008 as an outside sales representative. In 2012, I took over the Sales Manager position which includes overseeing the marketing team, sales team, and supporting customers.
"I believe the most important factor of the business should be customer service. Of course pricing is an important factor, however, too many times merchants are left wading through issues with minimal help. We implement a “4 rings and Resolve” practice where your call will be answered by a real person, with in 4 rings, and your issue resolved! Now that’s customer service!!"
Eric McNamee began his career in financial services in 2003 as a loan officer for a private mortgage firm. In 2007 he expanded his career as an investment adviser for a Wall Street firm in NYC. Moving to Florida in 2011 he began working for Priority Payment Systems Gulf Coast as a Lead Technician for POS support and client services. Eric oversees the hardware and software installation for our Point Of Sale solutions, Network Management, and API Integrations. His knowledge of the industry helps Priority maintain our policy of always being a step or two ahead of the industries advancements. In his spare time he enjoys going to his kids sporting events, metal forging, fishing and tinkering with Raspberry Pi's.
Evan began working at Priority Payment Systems Gulf Coast in February of 2020. I work with Lead Technician Eric McNamee and utilize my technical support experience to assist with client hardware installations, troubleshooting network issues, menu builds and backend projects, online web ordering menu creation, account inquiries from merchants, and downloading terminals for merchants to process debit and credit card transactions.
He will be graduating from Pensacola State College in 2021 with a degree in Business Administration and my goal is to use that knowledge to help Priority Payment Systems Gulf Coast and our clients continue to grow and prosper.
Gift & Loyalty Specialist
Melody began her career in the merchant services industry in 2014 as a professional lead generator. Within six months she transitioned into the position of a sales representative for Priority Payment Systems Gulf Coast. Prior to starting her career with Priority she owned and operated Progress Employment, a permanent placement employment agency in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She also maintained a branch office in Panama City, Florida. Melody brings 25 years of professional business-to-business sales experience. Her ability to pin point and identify the needs of prospective clients coupled with strong customer service skills have built long lasting relationships and helped to grow the Priority Payment Systems Gulf Coast customer base. Melody is a native of Fort Walton Beach Florida and reside on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida.