About Optimal

At Optimal Payment Systems, we are passionate about serving you, the Entrepreneurs, the Innovators, the Mission Driven people who have risked so much and worked so hard to pursue your vision. We share in your mission by helping you have additional funding to grow your organization. We have three brands serving businesses, nonprofits and the military community: Optimal Payment Systems, OptimalGiving and Optimal Veteran Enterprises

Our Team

Our Optimal executive team combines seasoned expertise in information technology, finance, payment processing and digital fundraising. Together we are committed to serving you, the Business and Nonprofit Community, the people who are making an invaluable difference in the world, in countless ways. We help share in your mission by increasing efficiencies and reducing costs, so you have additional resources to build your businesses and change the world.

Jeff Dowler: Founder and CEO // Jeff has been in the payment processing and mobile industries for over 15 years. He has been involved with Nonprofits since his early twenties as a volunteer, advisor, co-founder, consultant and board member.


Jim Coll: COO // Prior to joining Optimal, Jim worked for several processing companies and banks in the Payment Card Industry since 1985. Jim has been active in the Bay Area nonprofit community for many years and has served on the board as a moderator for the Bay Area Presbytery. 


Leigh Cook: CTO // Integration and Onboarding. Leigh worked for many years with QuickBooks Merchant Services and developed the Secure QB Plugin www.secureqbplugin.com , which integrates QuickBooks with multiple payment ptocessors. Leigh and here team handle software integrations and onboarding.


Richard Coleman: Executive Vice President; Co-founder of Optimal Veteran Enterprises // Richard is a retired Colonel from the USMC. He serves Optimal as a catalyst in organizational excellence, leadership development, company ethos and best- practices.


Tanya Flores: Creative Director // Tanya helps Optimal with all things marketing, including website updates, trade-shows, collateral materials and other organizational needs. She has also given countless pro-bono hours volunteering with her favorite nonprofits, helping them create awareness and grow.


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