YNOT – Adult industry veteran Albert Lazarito has joined Alto Global Processing, a new provider of third-party payment processing, merchant account services and payment gateway services, as the company’s chief operating officer.
“Our team has invested a significant amount of time, resources and funding to ensure our product and services were planned and executed in the manner necessary for us to compete,” said Chief Executive Officer Luca Bizzotto. “We carefully monitored and reviewed the state of the online billing sector, and realized it was imperative that we secure an individual who would enable us to reach industry leaders and merchants with the necessary credibility and legitimacy that comes with operational experience in the online adult space.
“With this in mind we recruited Albert, and immediately he has proven to be the perfect fit,” Bizzotto added. “I have had the pleasure to work with him for a number of years at [affiliate] program operators, and I am confident his longevity in the industry speaks volumes for future ongoing success in the high-risk billing environment.”
Lazarito began his more than 12-year tenure in the online adult industry when he became PlatinumBucks’ first employee. He spent five years as Silvercash’s vice president before moving on to executive and managerial roles with two other affiliate programs. Prior to joining the adult industry, Lazarito worked in the Canadian headquarters of Toys R Us and Club Monaco/Polo Ralph Lauren. He holds a master of business administration degree.
“I have been very blessed with my entire career,” Lazarito said. “I have been the right-hand person to four strong affiliate programs, and now I have the ability to shift gears and lend my merchant experience to serve the billing sector of the high-risk adult space.
“I am sincerely grateful to work with Luca and the entire team,” he continued. “Since my arrival, they have welcomed me as a part of their family. It is truly a pleasure to be a part of something very special.”