As a recognized leader in the payments industry, Jim Battista brings more than twenty-five years of experience to MAPP Advisors as a founder and consultant. Prior to MAPP Advisors, Jim completed numerous merger and acquisitions transactions and provided business development and consulting services to businesses as a Principal of Streamline Business Services. He also founded ProfitPoint, Inc., one of the largest gift card and loyalty program providers with over 25,000 customers processing $100 million in gift transactions annually and recognized multiple times by INC 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in America; Jim sold his interest to investors in 2010. Jim was also the founder of one of the first ecommerce providers offering the ability to process online transactions in real time, GoEmerchant, that was sold in 2003. Jim is a successful entrepreneur who has twice led companies to achieve rankings within the top 100 of the Inc. 500, first in 2008 and again in 2018. His extensive entrepreneurial experience, spanning several industries, enables him to create solutions that overcome the hurdles that arise in various transaction scenarios. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Drexel University where he participated in their renowned five-year Co-Op program. Jim resides in Las Vegas with his wife and enjoys staying active by golfing, biking, and hiking. Connect on LinkedIn
About MAPP Advisors
JIM BATTISTA - PRINCIPAL
JT DOMINICK - PRINCIPAL
JT Dominick has nearly 15 years of comprehensive experience in the payment processing industry. As a Co-Founder of MAPP Advisors, JT is responsible for the company’s office in Nashville and all back office operations. JT also co-founded another company that was recognized as an Inc. 500 inductee in 2018. Previously, JT was a Vice President of Vantiv, Inc. where he assisted in the development of its indirect sales channel (ISO). At Vantiv, his responsibilities included business development, contract negotiation, pricing, and brokering strategic residual assets. JT was perennially recognized by Vantiv for his various business development contributions; some of his accolades include: Winner’s Circle Recipient (2011), Circle of Excellence Recipient (2012), and Top Revenue Producer – ISO (2013). Prior to working with Vantiv, JT was a Senior Vice President at Century Payments/RBS WorldPay and a Vice President of Sales at First Data, earning President’s Club and Top Revenue Achievements. JT graduated with high distinction from Indiana University Bloomington earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Philosophy. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. JT lives in Nashville with his wife and enjoys the outdoors as well as studying economic history in his free time. Connect on LinkedIn
NOLAN PITTMAN - S.V.P. of Operations
Nolan has nearly 10 years of experience in the payment processing and financial technology industries. Prior to joining MAPP, he served as the VP of Financial Planning and Business Analytics for Pace Payment Systems. During his time at Pace, his responsibilities included financial planning and forecasting, portfolio analysis, ISV partner development, product development and financial reporting. Nolan led the planning and development of an internal company database to better manage residual reporting, improve profit and margin analysis, and provide daily feedback on processing activity at a per-merchant level. Before Pace, Nolan was an analyst at private equity firm Petra Capital Partners, a SBA fund focused on providing mezzanine and equity capital to small businesses. Nolan graduated from the Owen Graduate School of Management earning his MBA, and also holds an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Belmont University. Nolan lives in Franklin, TN where he enjoys spending time with his two sons. His interests including coaching soccer, working out, backpacking, and studying history.
VADEN LANDERS - STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Vaden Landers is a well-respected veteran of the payment processing space with over 31 years of experience. Vaden currently serves as Executive Vice-President & Chief Revenue Officer for Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ: PYDS) and over the course of his professional career has held senior leadership roles with some of the largest industry players including Elavon (formerly NOVA), where he focused on contract negotiations, vendor management, and conversions; Global Payments, where as President of the ISO Business he architected and led the establishment of Global as a market leader; and iPayment, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer. Vaden is a successful entrepreneur who has started and exited three payment ventures including a consulting practice, Bancard Consulting Group; a leading gift & loyalty provider, ProfitPoint, Inc.; and an ISO, Singular Payments, LLC. His experience spans every area of the bankcard operation, including private equity and other financing methodologies. Vaden’s participation in over 100 acquisitions uniquely qualifies him to advise on such transactions. Vaden lives in Nashville with his wife and children. He enjoys golf, weight training, and family travel, as well as maintaining active leadership roles with non-profit organizations and his church. Connect on LinkedIn
AIMEE DUCASSE - MARKETING DIRECTOR
Aimee DuCasse has over fifteen years of marketing experience with ten years of marketing expertise in payment services. She is responsible for MAPP Advisors’ public relations, social media and events management. In 2018, Aimee was elected to serve as a Board Advisor for the Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC). She also serves as Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for MAC. Aimee is a member of the Electronic Transactions Association. She has specific expertise in emerging segments of the payments industry including payment facilitators. Previously, she founded Streamline Business Services where she served as a marketing consultant to several ISOs and participated in merger and acquisition transactions. She also worked as Director of Marketing for ProfitPoint, Inc. where she played an integral role in helping the company achieve recognition by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and as a University Scholar from Penn State with a B.S. in Marketing. Aimee lives in Las Vegas with her husband and enjoys traveling, staying fit, and playing Texas hold’em poker. Connect on LinkedIn
Mahendra Gosar, MBA, CA – Senior Advisor, Financial Modeling
Mahendra is an accomplished finance and accounting professional with over 18+ years of experience in the financial modeling, due diligence, M&A support, financial planning and analysis, systems integration, general accounting and reporting across multiple industries. Mahendra has worked on several Fortune 500 client engagements. He has an MBA in Finance, from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant (CA). He resides in Chicago with his wife and daughter. He enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family, as well as volunteering at his temple.