Angelo Mendola, Bio

Angelo Mendola is the President and COO of Priority Payments Local, a financial transactions and payment processing company headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey. After spending years in banking, marketing, and infrastructure management, Mendola saw a need for transparent and reliable payment processors and thus, founded Priority Payments Local with long-time friend and business partner, Sal DiDonato.

As President and COO, Mendola oversees the company’s operations which include: infrastructure management, strategic alliances, payment security, company structure, and new product initiatives that enhance customer and employee experiences. Service and availability are two of the main focuses behind his company’s success which since inception, has expanded to Miami, Florida.

Mendola resides in Middletown, New Jersey with his three children and wife where he plays an active role in his community.

Community Involvement

• Count Basie Center for the Arts
• St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
• Toys for Tots
• Middletown Township School District PTAs
• Middletown PBA
• Lunch Break

Awards and Accreditations

• NJBIA Cyber Security Committee, Member 2017 through 2019
• NJBIA Business Intelligence Workshop, Speaker 2017
• NJBIA Women’s Leadership Conference, Panelist 2017 through 2019
• NJBIA Cyber Security Summit, Panelist 2017
• NJBIA Big Shot Contest, Judge 2018
• Brookdale Community College, Board of Trustees Member 2019 through Present
• NJBIA Financial Tech and Payment Processing Webinar, Presenter 2020
• Industry Magazine, Power Player 2020
• SIEDC 20 Under 40, Award Winner 2020


• NJ Business Magazine: From EMV Cards to Mobile Transactions
• NJ Business Magazine: Ways to Reduce Operating Expenses
• NJ Business: The Digital Landscape Evolves
• NJBIA Other People’s Business Podcast
• Choose NJ: The New Money Management
• iTech Post: 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Gateway Payment Provider
• Washington Post: Where the Job Market is Going in Today’s World
• Investment Watch Blog: How COVID-19 Has Impacted the E-Commerce Industry
• Green Sheet: Priority Payments Local & Valor PayTech Partner on Integrated Gateway Solutions
• Automobile Reviews: Improving Customer Service at Your Auto Dealership
• Tech Times: Impact of COVID on Payment Solutions Creates FinTech Gap