The executive team at Fairway Payments offers a wealth of technology, payment processing and customer relations experience combined with an unwavering commitment to connect with our customers and provide value. Every member of our team is dedicated to ensuring that Fairway Payments products and services lead the industry in usability, performance, and stability, and that every aspect of our business is aligned with empowering our customers to succeed.

Craig Shapero

Craig Shapero Chief Executive Officer

Happy father, Sports fan, Dream believer

Craig is a 25-year industry leader of the payments industry and founded Fairway Payments in 2009 with the goal of providing his clients with unparalleled customer service, while delivering innovative solutions keeping them competitive in a safe and secure environment.

Prior to Fairway, Craig served as the Senior Vice President of Sales at Sage Payments, managing all sales channels including Direct Sales, Independent Agents & ISO’s and an Inside Sales group supporting Agent Banks, Associations, and other endorsed relationships. Prior, Craig was a founder at Network 1 where he served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Craig focused on product development and channel distribution, and was also responsible for developing and managing the Network 1 e-commerce strategy for processing Internet bank card and ACH transactions.

While not at Fairway, Craig enjoys traveling and spending time with his loving wife Kari, and their two wonderful boys.


“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”

Mark Twain


Bob Schmid

Bob Schmid Senior VP

Tennis player, Jazz enthusiast, Traveler

Bob has been in the DC area for a long time and still thinks it is one of THE most interesting cities in the world.  Bob likes to travel,  spend time with his wife and 2 children and likes a great meal with a  good glass of wine.  Bob has been in a variety of high technology sales and marketing positions with a wide range of companies for many years.  Bob has been  in the payments business for over 10 years and loves helping customers and partners!

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”

David J. Schwartz



Stephanie Beardmore

Stephanie Beardmore Vice President

Artist, Adventurer, Truth Seeker

Stephanie is an artist at heart. When she’s not creating payment solutions for her beloved customers she is usually wielding a camera or paint brush. Her specialty is the beautification of everyday objects- painting floor mats, furniture and even the family hammer! She lives near the water in Annapolis, MD and never misses the chance to take a boat ride or swim in the river. Her life is full of the things she is most grateful for – a healthy happy family, passions to fill her free time, a profession she truly enjoys and an amazing company to contribute to. She has been helping small businesses, non-profits, doctors and property managers with their payment solutions for 12 years and has loved every minute of it!

“So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!”



Brian Cohn

Brian Cohn Vice President

Family Man, Laugh Master, Hockey Lover.

Brian is a dedicated family man and a loyal friend to many. He has no greater joy than raising his two children. Brian also enjoys playing hockey, but more so, he loves traveling around to watch his son play hockey. He loves people — getting to know them, understanding them and helping them grow professionally and personally. His passion for people, relationship building and problem solving make him a natural at sales, enabling him to truly enjoy his work in a way that few people do. Working in the payments industry and with the Fairway family have been the most exceptional years of Brian’s career and he looks forward to this continued growth and happiness.

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Abraham Lincoln




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Alicia Grolbert  Client Services Manager

Book Worm, Foodie, Art Aficionado

Alicia has managed client services and built strong client relationships from the west coast to the east coast. She is truly a people person, and enjoys interacting with Fairway clients on a daily basis. Originally from Oregon, she is a west coast girl at heart. She loves to be active, whether it’s riding horses, plies at the barre studio or hiking through scenic Virginia.

“A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.”

James A. Garfield