Premier Merchants Group won the Leadership Award at the annual Payment Alliance International (PAI) Market Partner Conference Nov. 16 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Leadership Award was presented by PAI’s Vice President of Partner Sales Brian Haynes.

PAI delivers tools and services for ATM portfolio owners and operators — retailers, financial institutions, and independent operators/ISOs. Each year, PAI holds a conference for its market partners to discuss trends in the industry, new features, and the future of the ATM business. At the conclusion of the conference there is an awards banquet recognizing those partners who PAI feels deserve recognition.

This year’s Leadership Award recognized Premier Merchants Group as a nationwide industry player, and as a company that continues to evolve in order to meet today’s ATM customers’ demands.

On the stage (from left to right) to accept the award are Haynes, Premier’s Seth Blank, Premier’s Paul Turco, Premier’s Trevor Charbonneau, Premier President Kurt Karjalainen, and PAI’s Simon Wald.