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Securus Technologies Acquired GovPayNet, Will This Go Well?

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Securus Technologies has acquired the leading government credit and debit card processing company, GovPayNet.


GovPayNet is a provider of payment solution services to over 2,300 government agencies throughout 35 states of the U.S. Servicing government agencies with payment processing solutions related to: taxes, fines, violations, penalties and cash bail payments. A major force in the credit card payment industry, started by a sheriff in 1997, GovPayNet Started its business pursuit offering the law enforcement servicemen cash bail payment processing. This start would be a success and later the operation would expand to a broader range of specialties within governmental control: electronic monitoring cost, probation oversight, property taxes and more. Since being acquired by Securus, GovPayNet has impressively added 40 million payment processes a year to Securus’ resume.


Securus Technologies’ CEO and President, Robert E. Pickens, excitingly appreciates the acquisition move. After his research into the company, and revealing GovPayNet’s successful history, confidence was Robert’s motivational antidote of his approval of the acquisition. With the addition of extending Securus product portfolio, it was only right to choose a company with a team that has an extended experience catalog. With a 20+ year experience history between CEO of GovPayNet, Mark MacKenzie and his staff and an accomplished background, it was only right to acquire such a company in which to battle the excessively competitive market.


As it is renownedly documented, Securus is a leading technology solutions provider to public safety, law enforcement and correctional agencies throughout North America. Started in 1986, Securus has steadily climbed the stairway, now offering a plethora of solutions related to biometric analysis, communication, inmate self services, emergency response, government payment services and more. Visit their website for other solution offerings.


With the extensive governmental industry business experience and the products and services offered by both GovPayNet and Securus, the acquisition should definitely serve them both well in the long run. This opportunity to acquire new customers and increase their company values is a mighty fine one. As GovPayNet has already increased Securus’ payment processing to at least 40 million a year, it is only right to suggest that there is more to come. Stay tuned!


Whitney Wolfe Herd Teaching Others To “Believe in Yourself”

Home | Dating Apps | Whitney Wolfe Herd Teaching Others To “Believe in Yourself”

In a world where it’s easy to build yourself up to believing in yourself and then having everyone else come right back to tell you you’re going to fail, it’s true that it can be tough to accomplish much without a strong sense of yourself. Usually when people want to create a new startup or accomplish a new dream, it’s easy for others to tell you why it won’t workout the way that it does. However, for app creator and successful businesswoman Whitney Wolfe Herd, she proves that it’s worth it to go after your biggest dreams.

In Laguna Niguel, California, she spoke at the 2017 Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit. She talked primarily on her life as aentrepreneur and app creator, and how vital it is to have a support system behind you. It’s easy to fall prey to your owns demons, and this is why it is so vital to remember that you need to have supportive people by your side. That encouraging atmosphere is what helped her battle her struggles when she tried to build Bumble basically all on her own. At this summit, she also explained her strategies for staying motivated and remaining encouraged even when things weren’t going as smoothly as they could have.

She talks a lot about staying true to your vision. If people don’t believe in you, it’s only because they are projecting onto you their limiting beliefs when it comes down to their ideas and what they feel is possible for them. Whitney Wolfe Herd loved sharing how she went from struggling with her mental health to overcoming every limiting belief in her mind to creating the most successful dating app that represents women today.

Bumble is an app that helps set the world apart by giving women the chance to initiate conversation first. If a match is made and both man and woman are interested in each other, the woman must initiate the conversation in order to keep the match and allow a man to start sending messages. Now, men can chill and let the women do what usually they are expected to do. This app gives them the chance to not be so aggressive and align their approach by how the woman decides to respond. The app has gained so much respect over the years, and they continue to add new features to make it more professional over time.