Our History

January 2008

The Choice Brand was Founded

Choice was founded by CEO JohnPaul Golino as a full service payment provider and launched a statewide sales campaign in Connecticut.

June 2010

Choice Expands Nationwide

Choice begins developing partnerships with Agents and ISOs and opens offices in Austin TX and Boston MA, gaining thousands of customers and national recognition.

June 2012

Choice Launches E-Commerce Division

Choice recognizes a growing market and offers programs to merchants in that field.

January 2013

Happy Birthday, Choice Funding!

Choice funding celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary with over $12 million in funding distributed during the calendar year.

April 2016​

Choice Is Movin' on up

Choice moves it’s corporate offices to the heart of Connecticut’s capital.

April 2018​

Choice Funding Offers Financing Options in Canada

Choice grows it’s business financing program beyond US borders.

August 2019

Choice is named to the Inc 5000 for the second time!

Choice is once again listed as one of the fastest growing companies in America! Still the #1 fastest growing processor in CT.



January 2010

Registration and Sponsorship

Choice registers with Visa and Mastercard and gets sponsored by Merrick Bank and begins to launch their ISO program.

January 2011

Corporate Expansion

Choice expands it’s corporate offices into a 10,000 square foot facility in Hartford, CT.

January 2012

Choice Funding is Launched

Choice forms a lending division. CEO JohnPaul Golino partners with seasoned industry veteran Daniel Sayad and forms “Choice Funding.”

February 2015

Choice INTERNATIONAL is here!

Choice begins to expand into the global market to provide an international processing service that is next to none.


March 2018

Choice Europe, LTD officially launches

Choice acquires Lithuanian electronic money institution – UAB Libera exosculatio, enabling merchants to accept payments locally on a global scale.

August 2018

Choice is named to the Inc 5000!

Choice is listed as one of the fastest growing companies in America! Now the #1 fastest growing processor in CT.