Jason Reese CFO/Owner
Jason Reese was born in Clackamas, Oregon. Starting at the age of three he began playing ice hockey, though Jason didn’t just play. His family quickly found out they had a young prodigy in the family. By the time he was fourteen he joined the Tri City Junior Americans, a semi-professional hockey team in the state of Washington. After dangling and destroying players at an intense level, Jason was drafted by the WHL’s Vancouver Giants at the age of fifteen, thus beginning his career as a professional hockey player.
In a career that saw him drafted in the 1st round by Tampa Bay Lighting and playing in three different countries over 8 years, he was able learn valuable lessons as a hockey player. He also learned a great deal about life, as he continues to draw from the lessons from those experiences. At the age of twenty-three he made the decision to settle down and raise a family, ending his professional hockey career.
His longtime friend and fellow hockey player, Brandon Skinner, introduced Jason to Merchant Services. With similar sales techniques, values and visions for the future, they decided to go into business together and Riverside Payments was born.
Fun Facts about Jason: Jason plans to use the many connections he has made during his travels to build a strong sales force throughout the country that supports the mission of Riverside Payments.