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Our goals

Media Payments Group was formed for the sole purpose of creating and providing fully integrated business operating software and payment solutions.

Our software solutions enable business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to operate their businesses at optimal efficiency.

Our mission

We strive to build true partnerships with our clients. We do this by providing solutions that offer real value while prioritizing integrity in all that we do.

Media Payments Group main office is in The Woodlands, Texas. We each consider ourselves to be proud Texans. We support our local communities and are active with a variety of charities.

Transformative merchant services software with no hidden fees.

Credit card processing done right. Finally.

Maxwell Linden


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Max is a 2020 graduate of Texas Christian University with a major in Communications and a minor in Business. He has previously served in two roles within the payments industry. His first position was in support of the IT department in one of the largest payment processing companies, Merchants Choice Payment Solutions (MCPS). Max also worked for an independent sales organization based in Dallas, Texas. In addition to these experiences, Max comes from a family that have been leaders in the payments space for more than 30 years. That experience has been shared with Max and uniquely positions him for continues success with MPG.

Brent Borden


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Brent graduated from Texas A&M University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science and a minor in Leadership and Business from the Texas A&M School of Mays. He completed his internship program as a project manager giving him experience in project oversight and customer relations. Brent is a licensed realtor in the state of Texas and has 5 years of experience in commercial, land and residential properties.

Todd Linden


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Todd Linden recently served as Chairman and CEO for PaySafe Payment Processing, North America; the world’s 5th largest non-bank merchant processor. Mr. Linden has a lifetime of experience in the acquiring business, more recently holding the position of President and CEO of Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions; a company that Mr. Linden sold to PaySafe in 2017 with an acquisition price of $470 million. Prior to that, Mr. Linden served as Senior Vice President and Divisional Manager of Operations at National Processing Company, President and COO of Card Commerce International, and spent 11 years with Bank of America Merchant Services where he held several key management positions. Mr. Linden has served multiple terms on the Electronic Transaction Association Board of Directors, the ETA Advisory Board and has chaired several industry related committees; including the ETA Government Relations Committee.

Chris Hartner


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Chris is an accomplished executive with 20 years of experience in the consumer payments space. As President and COO of Media Payments, Chris now leads a team of energetic professionals focused on coupling intelligent payment solutions with best in class service. Before joining Media Payments, Chris spent the past six years with MCPS/Paysafe as the SVP of Operations. In that role, Chris was a key contributor in managing a business that grew exponentially in size and value through smart automation, staff engagement and process refinement. Prior to that, he held senior level positions at Capital One, Delta Card and Data Delivery Services. His experiences during those formative years of his career included data compliance, sales, risk management and operations management. Chris’ passion for knowledge in all facets of the payments space and its continued technical evolution make him a well-rounded leader intent on delivering relationship service value and leading-edge technology to his clients.

Giovanni Diano's


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Prior to this role, he was the CFO, Global Payment Processing, for Paysafe. He was previously the CFO for Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions. Previous positions and experience include the position of Senior Vice President of Finance for National Processing Company (now FIS) and Vice President of Financial Systems and Reporting for Retriever Payment Systems. He has also held senior positions in Finance at Continental Airlines (now United). Giovanni holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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