Meet the Team

"No one can whistle a symphony.
It takes an orchestra to play it." - H.E. Luccock

We are really proud of our leadership team that works hard to provide the best service to our clients and charities.

Ed Hopper

Altor CEO

Ed Hopper grew up a “Navy Brat” and proud of it! They traveled the world which helped shape the way he looks at life. Ed and his family have called Virginia Beach home for over 35 years.

Ed is the CEO of Altor Processing Systems, founded in 1999. In January 2018, he led his company in a new direction. They launched Altor/50 and now donate half of their net profits to over 15 charities. Ed says “We can usually help merchants save money and help charities at the same time. It’s a Win/Win!”

Ed spends his free time in the summer as a Supervisor for Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service and is a previous member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. He sits on the executive board for both the Virginia Beach Minority Business Council and the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum.


Whitney Dear-Reyes

Operations Manager

Whitney Dear-Reyes, born and raised in Virginia Beach, has an education is in Speech Language Pathology and worked for many years in the Norfolk School System. She has spent most of her adult years focusing on her family non-profit, Vanguard Landing, as their Chairman of the Board of Directors and Fundraising Director. She has also worked for a variety of people and businesses. Her most favorite position is that of mom to her two beautiful daughters.

As Operations Manager, Whitney is the first point of contact for many of our charities as well as new and old merchants. Whitney looks forward to all things productive and positive and can’t wait to help our customers enjoy their relationship and experience with Altor 50!

Gather VB | September 2023

Larry McKenzie

Installation Team Lead

Larry was born in Ohio, and relocated to Virginia in 2006 when he joined the Navy. He remained in Virginia to start his family and continue his career as an IT specialist. Larry now considers himself a local and loves the coastal lifestyle. He is excited for the opportunity to work with Altor as the Lead of the Installation Team.

Larry Head Shot

Alex Hopper

Content and Marketing

Alex is a creative professional with a passion for digital marketing and storytelling. He specializes in video production, commercial photography and drone imaging. He spends his free time at the gym, surfing, snowboarding, reading or hiking.

Lindsey Shortridge

Social Media Manager

Lindsey was born and raised in Richmond and moved to the beach in 2018. She loves being outdoors, playing games and sports, and spending time with her family. She started her career in teaching and decided to transition into social media and marketing.



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