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Central Payments Expands Growth Team

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

Sales Veteran Joins Country’s Fastest Growing Payments Bank

January 8th, 2019, (Dell Rapids, S.D.) – Central Payments, the payments division of Central Bank of Kansas City (CBKC), today named Gretel Friedman Vice President of Business Development. Friedman takes over an active pipeline that has generated industry-leading growth for the burgeoning issuer and partnerships with award-winning fintech companies.

“I am very happy to join Central Payments during this exciting period,” Friedman said. “In a short time, Trent and his team have redefined the role of an issuing bank, as evidenced by the momentum Central Payments enjoys in virtually all sectors of payments.” Friedman joins Central Payments after more than 15 years of sales experience at Visa® and two leading payments processors.

“Gretel rounds out our leadership team and accelerates our growth strategy, which remains focused on bringing to market differentiated products and technology supported by a team of experienced subject-matter experts,” said Trent Sorbe, President of Central Payments. “Our existing and prospective partners will be well-served by the depth of Gretel’s knowledge and creativity.”

About Central Payments and Central Bank of Kansas City

Central Payments operates as the payments division of Central Bank of Kansas City (CBKC) and administers payment card and funds disbursement programs via retail, employer/payroll, and online outlets nationwide. CBKC is the stable alternative to the prevailing many-to-one issuing model. The nationally recognized Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) works with a select number of highly reputable companies. This boutique approach allows CBKC to deliver a higher level of responsiveness and minimize regulatory risk for partners. Visit or for more information. Member FDIC.


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