Cornerstone Merchant Services was founded by CEO Chuck Ley in 2004. We started as a small family business, but quickly grew to become a leader in the merchant services industry. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Cornerstone helps countless small businesses and national chains across the country meet the credit card processing needs of their customers.
Industry expertise, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled customer service is what sets us apart from other merchant account suppliers. From account representatives to company executives, our family of dedicated, hard-working professionals exceed the expectations of clients time and time again.
Chuck Ley, Founder and CEO
From 1983-2000, Chuck Ley was Senior Worldwide Executive Vice President at Petronic International in San Jose, California. There he was instrumental in the advancement of securing transactional data for the first manufactured offshore credit card terminal. He was also responsible for the device’s bank certification for Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank. The same technology has resulted in all credit card devices being manufactured offshore.
In 2000, he was recruited by Castlewood Systems in Silicon Valley. As COO and V.P. of Worldwide Sales, Chuck managed the world’s largest removable hard drive manufacturing company.
In 2004 Chuck founded Cornerstone Merchant Services, an independently licensed merchant card processor. Cornerstone has total access at every level to a client’s merchant account process from start to finish. The ability to work through all risk departments results in the efficient and timely resolution of merchant card problems, allowing a business to operate smoothly.
Since founding Cornerstone, Chuck has volunteered his time to various non-profit organizations throughout the community. He currently sits as the acting executive vice president of Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, an organization he has been a part of since 2010. He is a regular sponsor of the Piggy for Seniors annual fundraiser to help senior citizens of the community who are in need.
Chuck has also dedicated time to Create A Change Now, an organization that seeks to help children make healthier food choices. Additionally, he is a member of the Southern Nevada Officials Association, where he has been refereeing for various athletic programs and events since 2012.