Regional Sales Manager
Ivan joined Valued Merchant Services in June of 2021 as a Regional Account Manager so that he could help local businesses to grow during the Covid pandemic. He realized there is a great opportunity for the small businesses and franchise owners to save money and increase profit, so we can all together here on Maui continue serving our guests from all over the world. Ivan is a locally-oriented professional and understands what kind of challenges local business owners are facing here on Maui. He brings with him over 15 years of financial industry and business experience: Prior to VMS Ivan was a loan officer with EFG EuroBank, one of the biggest Greek banks and one of the biggest banks in that part of Europe. Moving forward to the cruise line industry and traveling with Royal Caribbean International around the globe he went from one of the highest rated waiters to one of the highest rated restaurant supervisors in the whole fleet. Inspired by ALOHA, he is a Lahaina resident since 2014, providing exceptional customer service at the hotels on Ka’anapali beach and in Lahaina as the Fine Art Consultant at the Martin Lawrence Galleries, America’s premier fine art gallery.
Ivan’s passion is helping people. Since 2019 he has been a volunteer with Maui Rescue Mission Inc, helping our homeless friends all over the island. He is involved in community charity activities with church organizations, business owners and many others. He is educated at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. Ivan currently lives in Lahaina with his four birds and two dogs: little Frankie, a chihuahua and terrier mix; and Optimus Prime, a rottweiler and German shepherd breed. Ivan and his dogs love going together early in the mornings to enjoy paddle boarding and other water activities.