BSBA '09 | Orlando, FL
INDUSTRY: Financial Services
Suneera Madhani is a payments and technology innovator and founder and CEO of Fattmerchant, an integrated payment technology platform that revolutionizes the payment processing experience for business owners through real-time data analytics, transparent subscription pricing and award-winning customer support. Madhani founded Fattmerchant in 2014 after noticing the payments industry's lack of transparency with business owners and high percentage markups. Knowing she could find a better way, Madhani launched Fattmerchant and catapulted the company from startup status to multi-million-dollar company -- disrupting the payments ecosystem as “the Netflix of credit card processing.”
Under her leadership, Fattmerchant has processed more than $8 billion in payments, scaled operations in multiple cities, and employed more than 100 people. Additionally, the payment technology provider was ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Credit Card Processing Companies of 2020, classified as one the most innovative fintech companies in Forbes Fintech 50, and listed on the 2020 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the second year in a row. Madhani herself was recognized as the 2018 Most Influential Woman in Payments and one of Fortune's 40 Under 40 in the finance category.
Beyond Fattmerchant, Madhani is passionate about helping other women succeed in business. She’s making it her mission to expand the “2% club” and change the fact that only 2% of female-founded businesses ever break $1M in revenue through her podcast, CEO School.
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