Afshin Yazdian

Afshin Yazdian

Afshin serves as President of Merchant Solutions at Paysafe, bringing over two decades of leadership experience in payments. In his role, Afshin is charged with leading one of Paysafe’s key business units, customized payments solutions for merchants and partners across North America, Europe, and Latin America.  

Prior to joining Paysafe, Afshin held the role of President and CEO of New York City-based Cynergy Data until its merger with Atlanta-based Priority Payment Systems (NASDAQ: PRTH), where he served as President of the combined companies until January 2020.  Under his leadership, Priority Payment Systems developed into one of the largest independent payment processing companies in America, serving over 200,000 merchants and eventually going public in 2018.  

Earlier in his career, he was instrumental in the formation of iPayment, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPMT), where he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel from the company’s founding in January 2001, through December 2011. During his tenure, Afshin’s contributions have helped to lead the organization through various capital raises, an IPO, a leveraged buyout, and several restructurings in its ownership. 

Afshin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta and a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree from the University of Miami.

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