Meet the founder and CEO of US Alliance Group,
Fadi Cheikha!

A photo of our CEO, Fadi Cheikha.

Fadi was raised in Lebanon and finished college with two degrees: Business Management and Economics. At the age of 20, he left Lebanon for the United States to seek new opportunities.

Fadi has been in the payment processing industry for more than 30 years and continues to deliver multiple solutions to all possible merchants. He strives to provide family feel services with efficient products to better one merchant at a time.

A photo of our CEO, Fadi Cheikha.

Our Story

In September 1997, Electronic Cash Systems (ECS), was formed by CEO Fadi Cheikha and wife Kim with the mission of providing ATM, credit and debit card, check, and ACH processing to businesses. In being so diverse, ECS is able to accommodate any payment need for any size company. Today, ECS continues to focus on industry changes to provide their customers with the most seamless and cost-effective payment solutions. ECS maintains thousands of merchant relationships throughout the U.S. and has long-standing relationships with the very best manufacturers, processors, and network members.

In March 2007, US Alliance Group was born as a parent company to ECS, API, and PPI. Offering cutting-edge payment processing solutions for merchants accepting credit card, debit card, mobile, and online payments.

In April 2021, ECS branched out to Boise, Idaho. The office focuses on serving locals with the utmost priority and personable relationships as well as payment solutions. ECS prides itself on the ability to provide countless payment options for the community to ensure any business type or size can utilize their solutions. ECS offers a variety of payment products and solutions like credit and debit, ATMs, virtual terminals, cash advance, remote deposit capture, and more!

We are more than just a business.

USAG strives to be more than just a business. We pride ourselves in the awards we have received that recognize what our philosophy is. We care not only for the financial well-being of each employee, but we also care for their health, personal well-being, and overall happiness. Our most valuable recognition is being honored by the Orange County Business Journal, the Orange County Register, and INC. as a Best Workplace. This award is a direct reflection of how our employees feel about working at USAG. We have been awarded this honor for several years in a row and we continue to make it a top priority.

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Committed to providing
merchant services

Our Mission

U.S. Alliance Group, Inc. is committed to providing quality merchant services and maintaining ongoing relationships, and an equitable partnership with our clients, employees and the business community at large. Our aim is to be a “One Stop Shop” for all payment and product needs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the industry leader in payment processing that precedes standards at affordable prices while nurturing merchant and community relationships.

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Our Core Values


We succeed when every decision is based on a clever understanding and belief in what we do. We expect to achieve a fair and reasonable profit to ensure the prosperity of the company and to offer long-term benefits to our customers, employees, merchants, and investors.


Providing exemplary service to our customers is a top priority. Because of that, all operations are done in-house.


We demonstrate our belief most meaningfully in the way we treat each other and by the example we set for one another. In all our interactions with our merchants, customers, business associates, and colleagues, we seek to deal with others as we would have them deal with us.


We empower our employees in a work environment that is conducive to creating the optimal work/life balance.


Generosity is more than a part of our mission —it’s ingrained in the way we work. Every one of us is generous with one another, with our time, with our knowledge. It’s the heart of who we are as an organization. Check out our non-profit partner, Aiden Whisper.

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Orange County Business Journal Best Places to Work 2022
Orange County Register Top Work Places 2022
Orange County Business Journal Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Orange County Business Journal Best Places to Work 2021
Orange County Register Top Work Places 2021
Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Orange County Business Journal Best Places to Work 2020
Orange County Register Top Places to Work 2020
Inc. Best Work Places List 2020
Orange County Business Journal Family Owned Business Award
Orange County Business Journal Best Places to Work 2019
Orange County Register Top Work Places 2019
Inc. Best Work Places List 2019
Orange County Business Journal Companies That Care Award