William (Bill) Pirtle has been in the field of credit card processing since 2004. With 10 years prior experience in retail management, he is an expert in loss prevention and training. In his business, Merchant Processing Consulting & Training LLC, Bill coaches business owners on credit card processing procedures, security compliance, and other good business practices. He currently writes for Clearent, Electronic Payments, Inc., Electronic Merchant Systems and is an independent reseller for eProcessing Network (ePN).
Bill is an active participant on the Green Sheet, a credit card industry forum sponsored by Green Sheet magazine. He was interviewed in the Green Sheet Magazine column, "AgenTalk," in the April 13, 2009 issue. On February 24, 2010, Bill was featured in an interview with Lisa Mininni on her blogtalk radio program, "Navigating Change" (www.blogtalkradio.com/navigating_change; the program name is "Credit Card Processing in a Nutshell"). Because of his book, Bill was asked to take over the Street Smarts column in the Green Sheet Magazine frpm April 2011 to March 2012.
Bill has a B.A. in Multi-disciplinary Social Science (economics, history, and political science) from Michigan State University. While attending Michigan State, he was an intern at the office of State Senator Jack Welborn. Active in several networking organizations, Bill is a member of the Local Business Network (LBN) Troy Blue Marlin chapter and ION Strategic Partners.