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Continental Prison Systems, Inc. (d.b.a. EZCard and Kiosk)

Payment processing technology company that specializes in the $500B government payment space.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Software
  • Location Irvine, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2008
  • Employees 21
  • Website

Company Summary

EZCard provides real time processing of cash & credit payments to government agencies through kiosks, websites and telephone. We eliminate cash handling, payment collection and accounting expenses for government agencies and provide a convenient method of payment for the public. Free to government, our revenue is generated by transaction fees. Pay your water bill, parking ticket, bail or child support on our system and never stand in line.


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    Ron Hodge
    CEO & Founder

    Ron perceives opportunity and finds a way to build it. With an idea and a telephone, the company has grown into $3MM of Revenue/YR. Previous success includes management of an extensive phone card program for the San Francisco Airport and area hotels, expansion of a prepaid phone card program from 30 to 350 retail sites and the creation of the Carnival Cruise Line Buyer's Guarantee terminal program.

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    Gregg Hodge
    Vice President Sales & Founder

    Gregg creates business momentum. He pushes, drives, reminds, motivates and does the heavy lifting to make things happen. Previous efforts yielded growth from 54 accounts to 700 accounts in three years for Telefon Calling Card Corp.

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    Jim Sylvester

    Jim is the "IBM Watson" of finance. He gathers the data, connects the dots, extrapolates the connections, moves the money and settles the accounts. His 40 years of accounting experience and operation of his own CPA firm have given him the experience to keep the company moving regardless of the complexity, cash flow and financing opportunities that are available.

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    Cheri Tuccelli
    Vice President Operations

    Cheri talks, types, reads, writes and opens facilities simultaneously. She is the master of operations at EZCard and she has her finger on every detail. Give her more responsibility, more will be done. She is good at what she does and she has been recognized for her work with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Precision Payroll and National Parcel.


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    Larry Horwitz - Partner at Horwitz, Cron & Jasper, PLC
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    William Rogers - Ascend Business Advisory

Previous Investors

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    Principals & Stakeholders - $1,256,000 Total Exposure
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    Debt Instruments - $4,928,000 Total/ $3,140,000 Retired/ $1,780,000 Outstanding