Meet The Partners
Partner, Chief Financial Officer
Partner, Vice President of Operations
Partner, Vice President of Client Services
Robert Newman, Esq
Partner, General Counsel
In January of 2009, Robert Day, our co-founder and managing partner, decided it was time to walk away from a lucrative 11-year career as a successful commercial banking executive. He had specialized in merchant processing and, more specifically, interchange management and had been honored with the prestigious “President’s Leadership Award” just 13 months before. It was a time when life was good and he did not have a care in the world; he was at the top of his game.
There was, however, one problem. The economy was collapsing. Gas had just hit over $4.00 a gallon. Bankruptcies and foreclosures were on the rise. Things were bad and getting worse every day, not just for the overall economy, but for his friends that had lost their jobs as companies were going under. It’s tough to enjoy your plush life when your friends are suffering.
One day, he was sharing with a co-worker about his overall frustration and the growing complexity of merchant processing and how the fees were killing businesses. It was that same co-worker who gets the credit for what came next...the birth of Merchant Relief Council (dba weAudit.com). He told Robert, “You are never going to be happy doing this job. It’s just not in you. You need to get on the other side and help merchants.” Soon after, Robert went to his boss and said it was time to move on.
He went home and told his family, “Get ready for some drastic changes. It’s time to go from being part of the problem to becoming part of the solution!”
Today, weAudit.com is the industry leader in merchant processing auditing with offices in Missouri, Colorado, and Dublin (Ireland). In October of 2019 weAudit.com was just given the prestigious Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau in the St. Louis region for exceptional standards for ethical business practices and service to their customers, employees, suppliers, and communities.
The Four Founders
The Heart Of Our Story
Our Managing Partner Robert Day, while attending various events, is often asked what he does. He always replies the same way every time: "I save families." His wife, with a tone of incredulity, quickly replies, "No, he doesn't." "But wait, yes, I do!" He says. "If you will give me just a minute, I will connect the dots".
Money is the number one reason for divorce. When we save a company's money, we do more than increase their profits. We save a job, and when we save that job, we prevent a parent from having to tell their family that they no longer have employment.
When he was 9 years old, Robert's parents called him into a room where his other four siblings had already gathered, and he remembers everyone crying. They said, "Daddy is moving out, so you need to decide who you want to live with."
For us, it is way more than just saving companies money. It's about making a difference in people's lives. I think once you get to know us, you will see a passion that goes well beyond a calculator. We love protecting those who can't protect themselves, whether it is a business or the helpless children of the world. At the bottom of this page, you will find a few of the organizations we support. If you can, please consider helping those in need.
Corporate Social Responsibility
A faith-based, nonprofit organization that has helped more than 70 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities. Convoy of Hope empowers people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease, and hunger.
Compassion International is a child advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.
A faith-based nonprofit dedicated to making a positive difference in Venezuela, especially in the lives of at-risk children. Located on a rural farm outside Caracas, they are raising children to understand they are created in the image of God with the gifts and abilities to effect change in the world around them.
Heaven Born is a nonprofit project where books and handmade pillows are given to women who have suffered an early pregnancy loss. The simple book gives information on handling the emotional challenges an empty-armed mom will face, and the pillow provides a tangible source of comfort.
One Heart walks with families through the entire process of learning about foster care, taking the required training and then supporting families after foster children join their family. One Heart strives to support families along their journey to help them nurture the children in their care.
La Gonave, meaning "The Lost Island," is an island off of the coast of Haiti in desperate need of self-sustaining agriculture, education, and fishing, as well as basic needs like clean water.
Kay Refij is a place of refuge in Montrouis, a small Haitian village. They take in abandoned children whose families can no longer support them. This orphanage is based in Haiti, therefore it is not a 501c3.
The Susan G. Komen® organization was the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer.