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The Sum of Our People's Talent and Experience

Our people are what make PayCertify a unique, innovative, and reliable company. Everything we have built is a product of the combined knowledge and efforts of our team members who have come together from a variety of industries with decades of experience.

— 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
2020

Funding & Growth

Received $5M Series A funding
Brought in top level executives: CMO, Director of Finance, Director of Sales, Head of Product

Chase Harmer

Chief Executive Officer

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

After suffering a career ending knee injury at Cal Poly while on track scholarship, Chase dropped out and started a business at the age of 19 in banking. Now with over 2 decades of payment experience Chase has grown many multi million dollar portfolios processing Billions in payments, while creating several patents around product suites and Business Units innovating one of the most compelling platforms in fintech.

Chase bootstrapped PayCertify from 2014 until 2019 and has raised over 14 Million USD to empower some of the largest economies in the world and push innovation into overdrive. Focused on the future of our digital economy with over 100 employees serving businesses worldwide, PayCertify has been able to fill gaps in the marketplace and become a leader in the verticals of E-commerce and Online Travel; the only fintech operating on both sides of interchange; pioneering profit through payments.

— PayCertify Team

Executive Team

Steve Mays - Chief Technology Officer

Steve Mays

Chief Technology Officer

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Hello there! I'm Steve, the CTO. I'm passionate about building high performing teams who are engaged in their work and develop rock-solid technology for our customers. I've helped build teams and products for the capital markets, mobile banking, media, healthcare, and governments.

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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 lie 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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Lauren Yoon - Director of Sales Operations

Lauren Yoon

Director of Sales Operations

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As Director of Sales Operations, I will put a high focus on cross-functional teams and departments to ensure sales enablement programs align with overall sales strategy and will also be working closely with sales and marketing teams to understand the end-to-end sales cycle to identify key points where sales enablement tools and opportunities exist.

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Rene North - Director of Finance

Rene North

Director of Finance

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As Director of Finance, René and his team are the company’s support organization ensuring PayCertify’s business processes can provide superior services worldwide. René enjoys building a team committed to excellence and turning numbers into meaningful data stories. René brings to PayCertify a background in finance, accounting, IT and operations from start-up and Fortune 500 companies.

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Geoffrey Martin - Director of Marketing

Geoffrey Martin

Director of Marketing

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As Head of Marketing at PayCertify I am responsible for bringing to market our story and how we tell it. I have an extensive background working at the start-up level through to enterprise. I began my career in aerospace and moved onto roles in tech, healthcare AI, and fintech bringing more than 25 years of experience. My passion is working with innovative brands that change the market.

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Susan Mills - Director of Product

Susan Mills

Director of Product

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Hi, I'm Susan, the Director of Product. I love to explore new ideas and design creative solutions for businesses in the fintech space. I do this by challenging perspectives and inspiring action so that we can deliver products that make a real difference in people’s lives. I have been building payment solutions for over 20 years and have worked on the merchant, acquirer and issuer side of the business so I understand the challenges from all perspectives.

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Management team

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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Michael Danziger - Product Owner

Michael Danziger

Product Owner

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As Product Owner of PayCertify's Gateway and Integrations, I lead the team in creating processing solutions that meet the needs of our diverse and growing customer base. Working with our global acceptance partners, my goal is to ensure that those partners are able to support their merchant with secure, reliable, and robust transaction processing.

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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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Rkyshia Emerson - Product Owner

Rkyshia Emerson

Product Owner

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My name is Rkyshia-Product Owner for Fraud & Compliance.Passionate about building Fraud Management Tools aimed at identifying/addressing vulnerabilities internally/externally. I bring over 17 years of experience in Merchant Processing spanning from Acquirer/Issuer, Underwriting, Risk, Fraud, Compliance, Gateway Services, Product Installs and Implementation of New Platforms and Processes within Operations.

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— PayCertify Advisors

Board Members

Jay Patel - CEO @ Athena Hospitality Group

Jay Patel

CEO @ Athena Hospitality Group