HMS CEO Lou Honick to Speak at HostingCon 2012

Credit card processing firm Host Merchant Services announced today that company CEO Lou Honick will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of Best Practices for Payment Processing at HostingCon 2012.

The discussion, scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday July 18, offers hosting providers tactics for reducing payment processing costs and reducing risk. Honick is part of a panel of payment processing industry experts addressing the conference.

“As a three-time keynote panelist, I’m excited to return as a speaker this year.  Panel discussions at HostingCon have been consistently excellent at packing a high level of knowledge and experience into a single session.  Having been the CEO of a hosting company for 11 years, and now at the helm of Host Merchant Services for three years, I’m able to bring a great perspective on best practices for credit card processing in hosted services.”

HostingCon, celebrating its 8th anniversary, is the foremost conference and trade show for the hosted services industry. The best and the brightest from the industry will be attending the event from July 16 – 18 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA.

“As a specialist in partnering with web hosting companies, I’m glad to share my experiences from both sides of the table to help attendees reduce costs, decrease fraud, comply with regulations, and maintain security.”

Host Merchant Services specializes in providing world-class customer service and support to its credit card processing customers. The company takes a different approach to merchant services, focusing on delivering the industry’s lowest processing rates while providing industry-leading service and support. Host Merchant Services, headquartered in Newark, Delaware, specializes in partnering with web hosting and other professional services companies to offer payment processing to their customers.

This approach stems from Honick’s experience in the web hosting industry. Honick got his start in the hosting industry as the founder of, growing it from a two person operation in 1997, to an industry leader with 240 employees and over 100,000 customers at the time it was acquired by a private equity firm in June of 2008. He transferred the same successful approach to the credit card processing industry when he began Host Merchant Services in 2009.

To learn more about HostingCon 2012 visit their website.

To learn more about Host Merchant Services visit their homepage.

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