Who We Are

The first globally connected Fintech marketplace, unifying Banking & Business without borders. The sum of our people's talent and experience is what makes PayCertify a unique, innovative, and reliable company.

Chase Harmer

Chief Executive Officer

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

Having started in banking at the age of 19, Chase has built portfolios processing billions globally and created several patents through his two decades of experience.

PayCertify, founded back in 2014 has been focused on the future of our digital economy while creating more value for merchants through innovation. This mindset has inspired truly unique market differentiators, enabling new profit centers for e-commerce merchants, online travel providers and marketplaces of scale. 

— 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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Tim Murphy - Chief Operating Officer

Tim Murphy

Chief Operating Officer

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Tim brings extensive Risk Management, Credit, Regulatory Compliance and Audit leadership experience with leading global payment companies. Served in broad variety of global roles based both in America and Europe, including PayPal Chief Compliance Officer, eBay Chief Audit Executive, and Visa USA and Visa International as Senior VP, Operations, and Senior VP of Risk Management & Treasury, respectively.

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Brian Reyes - Chief Marketing Officer

Brian Reyes

Chief Marketing Officer

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Brian is an Emmy award winning creative with 25+ years experience in all things audio, photography and video. His executive experience includes the founding successful multinational startup companies as well as marketing and growth of multiple established corporations such as Fox Television and BMW. Brian is committed to disrupting the FinTech industry as a part of the PayCertify team.

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Michelle Wright - Director of HR

Michelle Wright

Director of HR

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As Head of HR, Michelle will focus on people strategies that support continued growth, diversity, and inclusion. She has over twenty years of human resources experience with a record of advancing diverse and collaborative cultures. Her expertise spans a variety of organizations, from high tech to non-profit. Most recently, Michelle served as the Director of Human Resources, Anitab.org serving women in technology.

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Lauren Yoon - Director of Sales Operations

Lauren Yoon

Director of Sales Operations

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As the Director of Sales Operations Lauren focuses on cross-functional teams and departments to ensure sales enablement programs align with overall sales strategy. She also works 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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Susan Mills - Director of Product

Susan Mills

Director of Product

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As Director of Product, Susan loves to explore new ideas and design creative solutions for businesses in the Fintech space. She does this by challenging perspectives and inspiring action so that the delivered products make a real difference in people’s lives. She has been building payment solutions for over 20 years and has worked on the merchant, acquirer and issuer side of the business and that is why she understands the challenges from all perspectives.

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Diane Zator - Director of Customer Success

Diane Zator

Director of Customer Success

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Hi I'm Diana and I'm the head of Customer Success & Integrations here at Pay Certify. I have over 25 years of experience in the payments industry, working at AMEX and Planet Payment, in Customer Support, Operations, Product, Finance and Marketing roles. The last few years have been in the identity industry working in Operations and Product for the biometric authentication start-up, Ipsidy.

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Management team

Flávia Dias - Product Owner

Flávia Dias

Product Owner

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As Product Owner of PayCertify's Onboarding and Back Office processes, Flavia leads the team in creating a smooth onboarding process for our merchants. Since it touches the majority of our back office work, she also leads the team to automate our back office processes. Her goal is to ensure that leads use the right product efficiently.

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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, Kassiel is responsible for helping the company growth by mitigating the DevOps culture, allowing the Engineering team to develop security and quality focused products.

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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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Rkyshia is the Product Owner for Fraud & Compliance. She is passionate about building Fraud Management Tools aimed at identifying/addressing vulnerabilities internally/externally. She brings 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.

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— PayCertify Advisors

Board Members

Jay Patel - CEO @ Athena Hospitality Group

Jay Patel

CEO @ Athena Hospitality Group

Jafri Vajid - CEO @ Onriva

Jafri Vajid

CEO @ Onriva

Walter O'Brien - CEO @ Scorpion Computer Services

Walter O'Brien

CEO @ Scorpion Computer Services

Jason Kryski - Co-Founder @ StrawHouse, Inc.

Jason Kryski

Co-Founder @ StrawHouse, Inc.

— 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