Yamilet is well known for her vast experience and knowledge in the payments industry. In 2001, she created and led a very successful national sales team that focused on turn-key electronic payment solutions for quick service restaurants. In 2006, after Yamilet graduated with a MBA in Technology Management and established Merchant Processing Solutions Inc. When asked why, she said, “I created MPS to help business owners, nonprofits and entrepreneurs understand the complexity of the credit card payment industry.”
Yamilet believes that Merchant Processing Solutions Inc. is successful because it fills a unique gap in the marketplace, the company differentiates themselves by bringing an honest approach to the industry without hidden fees, excessive rates, rate increases or overpriced equipment. They also provide first-rate, local and national “personalized” customer service. In addition, their company has demonstrated continued focus on providing answers to their business owners and staff on how to be more efficient, effective and profitable.
Yamilet Strauss has served as part of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce for almost a decade. She has held several positions on many projects and in different capacities, all with the desire to see the local entrepreneurs and business owners prosper within her business community.
In 2016, Yamilet was honored with the Small Business Person of the Year Award for her outstanding work in the Broward County business community. She has served on several boards over the years which include; the Board of the Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, Uptown Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as a subject matter expert on panels like Cyber Crime, Fraud and the Merchant Payments Industry. She passionately serves on the Board of the Women’s Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Whose mission is to empower and unite women while facilitating their professional advancement by fostering meaningful business relationships through events, community outreach, and advocacy.
Yamilet along with her husband, David Strauss, a prominent business attorney in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, are active participants in the Lawyers & Friends monthly luncheon. The event is designed to bring legal and business professionals together in dialog.
Yamilet and Claudia also created Networking with a Cause, their non-profit organization that gives back to many charities locally and internationally. Through 2017, Networking with a Cause raised more than $18,000. They also implemented the National Giveback Program which helps non-profits recoup some of their merchant processing fees allowing them to keep more of their donations.
All successful businesses need effective leaders. Yamilet has proved herself as an effective business leader; bringing invaluable knowledge not only to our company but to our local industry. She sees and understands the strategic direction that the industry is taking and has poised Merchant Processing Solutions Inc to move forward as the market changes, allowing us to increase our business, stay relevant, and increase loyalty.
Our CEO, Yamilet Strauss, has led our company to growth, by using her unique industry understanding to reach out to other businesses as a consultant. She unselfishly advises, connects, encourages and nourishing other businesses with her “win-win” strategy via her passionate networking approach. Yamilet Strauss is a true “gem” to our South Florida business community!