CEO of ToolBox Go
Jeff Shavitz is the Founder & CEO of ToolBox. He has worked in the payments industry since 2001 after working at Lehman Brothers in its investment banking division.
In 2001, he co-founded Charge Card Systems, Inc. (CCS), a national credit card processing company based in Boca Raton, FL. In 2012, he sold CCS to Card Connect, owned by FTV Capital, a private equity firm rolling up merchant processing companies in the space. Jeff served as a consultant for 2 years following the sale and in June 2017, First Data acquired Card Connect for $750MM.
In addition to conventional credit card processing, Jeff had started other processing companies in the payments space including LexCharge LLC (legal payments company); XeroFees LLC (cash discount); and CBDProcessing LLC.
Jeff also enjoys writing. His first book, “Size Doesn’t Matter—Why Small Business is Big Business,” hit #1 on Amazon in the business and entrepreneurship categories. He has published five other business books and is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur Magazine and The Business Journal. He is also a columnist and a member of the Advisory Board for The Green Sheet, the leading trade publication in the payments and merchant processing industry. In addition, he was a member of the First Data ISO Advisory Board and First Data President’s Council.
Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and studied finance at the London School of Economics. He is married with three children, and his personal goal is to play the top 100 golf courses in the USA.
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COO of ToolBox Go
Shelley-Ann Charlton is the company’s Chief Operating Officer and is excited after 20 years in the payments space to be part of the executive team of ToolBox.
Both Shelley and Jeff Shavitz are happy to rejoin working together since their days in 2001 with the start of Charge Card Systems Inc. Shelley was CCS’s first employee and became Director of Operations. With her help, CCS grew from a three-person organization to a company with more than 500 salespeople and eventually was sold to Card Connect, now wholly owned by First Data with its $750MM acquisition in June 2017.
In addition to working at CCS/Card Connect, Shelley also worked in management positions at other payment companies including Swipely (name change to Upserve which focused on the restaurant industry) and LexCharge LLC (legal payment processing).
Her wide-ranging responsibilities in all facets of the merchant services industry coupled with her technology background are a welcomed addition to the launch of ToolBox.
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Shelley-Ann moved to Florida in 1992. She completed her Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems at Miami Dade Community College and her Bachelor’s Degree at Florida Atlantic University with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Computer Information Systems.