Los Angeles, CA: CEO Andy Khawaja of Allied Wallet, a globally leading provider of online credit card processing, multi-currency merchant services, and a PCI Level 1 secured payment gateway, was recently interviewed by Ed Frauenheim of Great Rated on his leadership methods and how he motivates and inspires his team of young professionals.
CEO Khawaja has become world-renowned for his leadership skills after being featured in publications all over the world including Wired, Time, Forbes, Inc Magazine, Fortune, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. People are buzzing about the man who put together a team and built one of the finest online payment processing systems in the world.
Allied Wallet processes payments in 196 countries globally and gives people the ability to accept payments online in 164 currencies including every major credit card.
Allied Wallet is known for their versatility and their emphasis on security. They stand as one of the most advanced payment solutions in the world, but continue to innovate every day to improve the industry and protect payments internationally.
CEO Khawaja built this company by treating his employees like partners or teammates. He looks at his employees as friends and enjoys being referred to as their buddy. Khawaja stands as a pillar of encouragement to his team, offering them the ability to take risks and be great.
“Let them share ideas. We listen to them, and we understand what they want. Sometimes their idea is better. That creates more of a dream-come-true environment,” said CEO Khawaja, “…we accomplish those dreams and they’re so proud of it. They feel like they’re part of something big.”
Khawaja gives his team the ability to form and accomplish dreams, but doing so involves risks. When asked about his staff when it comes to the risks they opt to take, he commented, “[They] love risk. It encourages them. They want to taste it. It makes them feel good. It’s like a business drug.”
Khawaja obviously instills a level of trust in his team and, in turn, they give their best effort to Allied Wallet. Based upon Allied Wallet’s success, Khawaja seems to have the right idea as Allied Wallet continues to hold their stance as one of the most successful companies of 2014.