Remembering Hoss

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Remembering Hoss

Dear Aliaswire Customers, Partners and Shareholders, 

We are deeply saddened to share with you that our CEO and Founder, Hoss  Mohsenzadeh passed away this week.

Hoss was a visionary in the Payments Industry and Aliaswire embodies his approach to innovation. For many of us, Hoss was mentor, a friend, a business partner and an industry leader and his presence in the company and within the industry will be missed dearly.

The family will be hosting a memorial service for Hoss on Sunday October 14th from 2-5pm at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Instead of sending flowers, the family would appreciate you donating to their cause.

The Aliaswire team will carry on the legacy that Hoss has left behind with the spirit of innovation and excellence forever instilled in all of us by Hoss.

As a pioneer in the Payments Industry, Hoss has interacted with many industry leaders around the world and we welcome you all to share your most vivid memories of Hoss by adding a comment to this post.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly.

Scott Goldthwaite

Nirmal Kumar

This Post Has 11 Comments
  1. Hoss was a true innovator and was always many steps ahead of us all. We will endeavor to continue the Aliaswire legacy and make you proud!

  2. Hoss you will be missed. You had an amazing passion for your family and Aliaswire.

    It seems like yesterday when I met you in the early days of Aliaswire while I was at Princeton eCom. You and Xenia did an IVR demo. I remember thinking this guy has allot of energy but why the heck is showing me an IVR? Who knew we would end up working together on so many projects.

    I enjoyed working with you the past 10 years at a few different banks. I will miss our calls with the back and forth banter, joking around and hearing your big laugh. You built Aliaswire into an industry leader and assembled a strong team. We will continue to work with your team to grow the business and make you proud.

    Rather than say goodbye it is better to say, see you later.


  3. Hoss’s innovations will continue to make a big impact in the world of payments and technology for years to come, but the friendships we all made will endure even longer.

  4. To me, Hoss was a true friend and a mentor. He was ahead of his time. I truly enjoyed working with him and learning from his ideas. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  5. May god lit his way, lighten his soul, and ease his journey to eternal life.
    May god bless the family with time for healing, patience to bare his absence, and insight to cherish his memory.
    Obvious from his accomplishments world is better place because of him, we are greatful to have known him as family, friends, colleagues, and associates.

  6. Hoss, I was honored to know you for the last 8+ years. I enjoyed our occasional lunches where you would passionately share your business ideas, and we would strategize about scaling the business. And I learned so much from you during my two years as your head of sales. You were incredibly smart, hard working, and, above all, a man who cared about his friends and family. It brings a smile to my face remembering all the times I heard your laughter from the corner office. That’s what I will remember forever about you.

  7. I was truly and deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Hoss. I first met Hoss when I was at MasterCard in the prepaid group. We worked together on a prepaid bill pay project and had the good fortunate of traveling to different clients to pitch the business. Hoss was not only incredibly bright but he was full of enthusiasm and a love for life. Although I left MasterCard back in 2011, Hoss and I continued to stay in touch. We would check in, catch up and see how we could refer business to each other. I always enjoyed our catch up’s and learned so much from Hoss over our many conversations over so many years.

    I spoke with him a few months ago and it was his usual high-energy, passionate self. It’s hard to imagine not being able to have our next “catch up”. I hope that Hoss’s Aliaswire legacy will endure and I know that Scott, Xenia and the rest of the team will make that happen.

    My deepest sympathies go out to Hoss’s family and extended family at Aliaswire. May the knowledge that he touched so many people in so many deep and profound ways bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

    I will miss him.


  8. I had the distinct pleasure of calling Hoss both a business associate and friend. A true innovator in the transaction space his mind worked at warp speed. My mind would often be left reeling after a conversation with Hoss while he tried to bring me up to speed on his latest innovations. He will be missed i the payments space and more importantly as a friend and a good man.

  9. I’m so sad to hear this. I worked in an early stage version of Aliaswire (c 2003) when there were just a handful of people in the room, and often talk about the things I learned during that experience. My thoughts are with those who knew and worked with Hoss, especially those I knew from my time there.

  10. When we heard the news last week from Howard we were in shock. All of us here in Hawaii who knew and worked with Hoss and the Aliaswire team were deeply saddened by the news as we were not aware of his illness. Our best wishes to his family and everyone at Aliaswire. I know he will be sorely missed, but I am grateful that I had an opportunity to know him and consider him a friend. I will always remember his smile and his speed of light dialog. Aloha No Hoss, from your friends in Hawaii, Bernie Alama, Howard Lao, Grachela Watanabe, Coleen Fujimoto and the Cash Management teams at Bank of Hawaii and First Hawaiian Bank.

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