Park Place Payments is a women-owned company fundamentally changing the experience businesses have with their payment processor.

Our Story

A pivotal thing happened when Samantha Ettus toured the country speaking to rooms full of women.

She realized they face the same challenges: they struggle to be taken seriously or to re-enter the workforce after time off; they want to leave their corporate positions for more flexibility; they want to take control of their future finances; and they crave community. She wanted to provide more than advice.

Meanwhile, a payment processing conference opened Sam’s eyes to the lack of diversity, questionable sales tactics, and poor customer service rampant in the industry.

She left the event having made a decision to disrupt this industry by building a company rooted in intention, integrity and extraordinary customer service. Park Place was born to provide a career path to those who care to see their community businesses thrive while at the same time offering a new experience to small business owners eager to have a payments partner that means what it says.

Our Story

A pivotal thing happened when Samantha Ettus toured the country speaking to rooms full of women.

She realized they face the same challenges: they struggle to be taken seriously or to re-enter the workforce after time off; they want to leave their corporate positions for more flexibility; they want to take control of their future finances; and they crave community. She wanted to provide more than advice.

Meanwhile, a payment processing conference opened Sam’s eyes to the lack of diversity, questionable sales tactics, and poor customer service rampant in the industry.

She left the event having made a decision to disrupt this industry by building a company rooted in intention, integrity and extraordinary customer service. Park Place was born to provide a career path to those who care to see their community businesses thrive while at the same time offering a new experience to small business owners eager to have a payments partner that means what it says.

Our Mission

In an industry first, we have a single-minded commitment to service, from the Payment Checkup™ through the life of your account. With a professional sales force and an award-winning, in-house service team, Park Place will show you what it’s like to have a payment processor you can count on.

Meet the Team

Samantha Ettus, Founder & CEO of Park Place Payments

Samantha Ettus

Tim Ettus

Tim Ettus

Jeffrey Punzel

Jeffrey Punzel

Narce Cardenas

Narce Cardenas

Fil Bitton

Fil Bitton

Sadie Ingan

Sadie Ingan

Irma Prishker

Irma Prishker

Founder & CEO

Samantha Ettus

Sam is an entrepreneur who has devoted her career to guiding women to financial independence. Hundreds of thousands from C-level leaders to administrative assistants have benefitted from her unique guidance. Sam was named one of 2021’s 100 Women of Impact by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Sam is a best-selling author of five books, a renowned speaker and co-host of iHeart’s leading women in business podcast What’s Her Story With Sam & Amy. Her most recent book is The Pie Life: A Guilt Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction featuring Sam’s positive and comprehensive take on living a thriving professional and personal life at the same time. Sam spent eight years as a Contributor to Forbes and now writes a popular weekly work/life newsletter. Sam hosted 75 episodes of leading Internet talk show, Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with Gary Vaynerchuk.

She makes regular appearances on shows including the TODAY Show, Access Hollywood, NBC News, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and Good Morning America. She has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Inc., Entrepreneur and Fast Company. She has spoken on hundreds of stages across America from TEDx to Fortune 500 companies.

Sam co-founded the Los Angeles Women’s Collective, aimed at supporting women to run for office and win. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Forbes School of Business and Technology, Sparks and Honey and Inspiro Tequila. She is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sam lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

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WE’RE HIRING!

Interested in joining our team?

Make your own hours

No investment required

Earn passive revenue

No sales experience required

TUNE INTO THE

What’s Her

Story Podcast

with Samantha Ettus & Amy Nelson
In collaboration with Park Place + The Riveter + iHeart Media

TUNE INTO THE

What’s Her

Story Podcast

with Samantha Ettus & Amy Nelson
In collaboration with Park Place + The Riveter + iHeart Media