Phoenix Pay Processing with Karla Dembik

Karla Dembik; Veteran On the Move

In this episode, Joe is joined by Army and Marine Corps Veteran, Karla Dembik. Karla served on Active Duty for fourteen years; beginning in the Marines and later commissioning in the Army, serving as an intelligence officer and as a helicopter pilot. She transitioned into the corporate sector working in the financial tech and banking industries. This is where she saw the need to help small business owners with the high credit card processing fees; allowing them to put more money back into their business and increase profit. Through her business,  Phoenix Pay Processing, Karla found purpose in serving others, much like she did while serving in the military. Karla shares her advice for Veterans looking to overcome the challenges of transitioning and take on the blindspots that come with starting your own business. Learn more about Karla and Phoenix Pay Processing here


About Our Guest  

Karla Dembik is the Founder/Owner of Phoenix Payment Processing, a family, Women Veteran-Owned business.  Karla spent 14 years in the Military, first as a U.S. Marine and later as an Army Intelligence Officer and UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot. After a couple of tours overseas, she decided to take her leadership skills and move into the private sector. 

Successfully making the transition, Karla worked for Fortune 100 companies in the Cybersecurity, Financial Technology, and Banking industries. During this time, she learned and expanded upon her passion and knowledge of Digital Payments. 

Karla has spent almost the last decade working with industry leaders in digital payments to bring the most exclusive opportunities to business owners and enterprises nationwide.


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