The Sum of Our People's Talent and Experience

Our people is what makes PayCertify an unique, innovative, and reliable company. Everything we have built is a product of the combined knowledge of our team members, working in several industries, over the past decades.

— Timeline

2014

PayCertify is founded

Founded
Built out: Protection for hotel owners for no shows.
2015

First Releases

Version 1.0 Released
Raises $3.6M in seed funding
2016

Funding & Organization

Version 2.0 Released
New Advanced Features
Headcount: Scaled up to 45 employees
2017

3D, Javascript & VCards

Version 3.0 Released
New/Upgraded Tools
Processes Development
2018

PayCertify Suite

Version 4.0 Released
Suite Official Release
Narrowed business down to verticals in E-Commerce and Travel industries
2019

Series A Funding

Received $8.3M Series A funding
Scaled to 100+ employees
Brought in top level executives: CFO, CTO, DHR

Chase Harmer

Chief Executive Officer

As our Chief Executive Officer, Chase is the visionary mastermind and true north at PayCertify.

Perseverance has been always a part of Chase’s life: in early stages of his adulthood, Chase was a scholarship track and field athlete at Cal Poly, but after having a career ending knee injury, Chase dropped out of college and started in the credit card business at the age of 19. He has founded multiple successful companies, exiting those brands in addition to many outside investments that have propelled and financed innovation for PayCertify.

Chase bootstrapped PayCertify from 2014 until 2019 where they finalized their Series A and took on outside capital to push more production and scale the brand. Building the team to over 80 employees and growing, PayCertify has been able to fill a gap in the marketplace and become a leader in the verticals of E-commerce, Healthcare and Travel/Hospitality sectors.

— PayCertify Team

Management Team

Don Suva - Chief Financial Officer

Don Suva

Chief Financial Officer

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As CFO, I am responsible for the finances of the company, supporting Operations, HR, and Compliance department whenever necessary to make sure that PayCertify always exceeds client expectations. Prior to PayCertify, I was the CFO of several successful software / Payments companies including Finxera, BankServ, and Transacommunications Inc.

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Greg Prokter - Chief Technology Officer

Greg Prokter

Chief Technology Officer

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As CTO and VP of Engineering, I'm responsible for Product Management and Engineering, including Architecture, Development and QA. Our team will strive to be even more Effective and Efficient, using 4 D's. I bring experience in fintech and startup space as a former Chief Architect at Silicon Valley Bank, Principal Architect at PayPal and CTO/VPE of several startups.

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Julie Yang - Director of Operations

Julie Yang

Director of Operations

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As Director of Operations, I am responsible for liaising with superior to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals. I support our different internal departments from Sales, Applications, Integrations and Customer Success, planning and monitoring the day-to-day running of the business to ensure smooth progress.

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João Gabriel Fraga - Director of Engineering

João Gabriel Fraga

Director of Engineering

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As Director of Engineering, I am accountable for software engineering operations and resources of over 7 teams, distributed in 8 countries, using best practices and technologies to accomplish the company goals. With 14+ years of experience with Development, I was AppProva’s first engineer, which later got sold to Kroton (BVMF:KROT3) for over 1 billion dollars.

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Heather Rios - Director of HR

Heather Rios

Director of HR

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As Director of Human Resources, I bring the "Human" part into the company, ensuring everything is in compliance and our employees thrive daily. My broad experiences lies in HR, Finance/Accounting and Operations, and my goal at PayCertify is to bring a healthy, steady and productive culture with up to date processes, enhancing our relationships with our clients.

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Fernanda Sozinho - Head of Product

Fernanda Sozinho

Head of Product

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As Head of Product, I work mainly as a bridge between our Executives and the Product Managers, defining our product strategy, follow-up on our roadmap, making sure we're creating solutions that allow our merchants to scale with no limits. Prior to PayCertify I have worked in large software consulting companies, and also on early stages of a digital marketing startup with 600+ people at global operation.

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Nicole Couto - Head of UX & Design

Nicole Couto

Head of UX & Design

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As PayCertify’s Head of UX Design, I’m responsible for support and guide our teams on the creation of a pleasant and efficient merchant’s omnichannel User Experience always in a data-driven decision way. Before PayCertify I worked over a decade in several startups and a big consultancy company, supporting design practices and product development-related roles.

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Samanta Cicilia - Head of Quality

Samanta Cicilia

Head of Quality

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As PayCertify’s Head of Quality, I'm helping engineering and product teams to define and implement automation strategy, focusing on faster and higher-quality releases. Previously I was at Accenture (NYSE:ACN), leading one of the largest quality teams in Brazil.

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Kassiel Batista - Head of Security & DevOps

Kassiel Batista

Head of Security & DevOps

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As Head of DevOps and Security at PayCertify, I’m responsible for helping the company growth by mitigating the DevOps culture, allowing our Engineering team to develop our products focusing on security, quality and fast deliveries.

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— PayCertify Advisors

Board Members

Jay Patel - CEO @ Athena Hospitality Group

Jay Patel

CEO @ Athena Hospitality Group

Vajid Jafri - CEO @ Onriva

Vajid Jafri

CEO @ Onriva