Our Approach

     Secure Data Payment Systems (SDPS) is a privately owned and operated merchant services provider. We provide equipment, software and services for retail and mail order establishments, non-profits, and schools as well as a wide variety of complete e-commerce tools for internet business that enables them to establish automated on-line processing programs. 
     Our focus is two-fold: A) to work with companies and organizations whose projected or existing bankcard volume warrants preferred client discount rates; and B) to offer new merchant account programs to new and existing groups at consistently low “cost-plus” models.
     We know that no two entities are alike. Each has its own unique needs and budget. Unlike others who try to “pigeon hole” every client into one or a few programs, we will work with you to come up with a solution that is just right for your business, non-profit or school and your budget, whether you have 1 site or 1000.
     Allow SDPS to make you a member of our growing portfolio of satisfied customers.

Our Story

     The management team of the company has a combined 54 years in the electronic payments industry before its founding in 2011 and had begun laying extensive groundwork for its launch since 2010.  SDPS has identified an aggressive growth path aimed at developing accounts on a national basis across several strategic industry groups.
     Using key affiliations with some of the payment industry’s largest credit card processing platforms, including First Data, Paymentech and Global Payments, SDPS  provides merchant services  that are secure, scalable and reliable payment processing solutions.
     The company specializes in:
 – small and middle-market businesses
 – medical/dental corporations
 – state and local governments
 – non-profit foundations;
 – and educational institutions. 
          We continue to expand the client base through sound business principles and expanded partnering relationships.  We are a registered member of the ETA (Electronic Transaction Association), the leading industry professional services organization, are a highly ranked BBB (Better Business Bureau) member and members of the North Shore BNG Networking Group, the North Shore Chamber and other regional Chambers of Commerce. 


Our Founder and Chairman 


          Tom Heidgerd has over 40 years of progressive management and smb business ownership experience. Special expertise in areas of finance, accounting and marketing highlight a career that includes membership and executive positions in Chambers of Commerce and professional associations.
          Prior to his current role as a principal in SDPS, he founded and managed 6 multi million dollar Massachusetts corporations in the food service, hi-tech  and electronic payments industry.  In addition to his role at SDPS, he has served for more than 15 years on local school and town Zoning boards.  Mr. Heidgerd holds a B.A. in Political Science from Ithaca College in NY and received his Masters Degree from Syracuse University’s exclusive Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.