Hear directly from C-level executives in payments/fintech about industry trends, successful strategies, products, services, and what the future holds for the payments/fintech industry. We cover the entire industry from merchant acquiring, payment processing, ISOs, payfacs, fraud, security, issuing, b2b, fintech, to start-ups, if it goes on in payments we will be talking about it.
Pulse of Payments - Lawrence Lee, Partner at Baker McKenzie | Episode 87
Lawrence Lee, a partner from Baker McKenzie is our special guest this week on the Pulse of Payments series - part of the Leaders in Payments Podcast.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Lawrence was former in-house counsel for the digital currency exchange Coinbase, where he led all corporate and strategic transactions and investments.
He’s been repeatedly acknowledged in the legal industry as an authority on tech M&A –in 2020, he was selected by Law360 as a Top Attorney Under 40 in the Technology sector. For several years in a row, Lawrence was named a Rising Star in Mergers and Acquisitions by California Super Lawyers.
On this episode we discuss M&A in the payments/fintech space; the IPO market; SPACS and crypto currency.
Rodney Robinson, CEO & Co-Founder at TabaPay | Episode 86
Rodney Robinson, CEO and Co-founder of TabaPay is our special guest this week on episode 86 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.
Rodney grew up in Omaha Nebraska and has been in California for the last 40 years.
TabaPay was named after a Lord of the Rings book called There and Back Again or TABA and TabaPay is all about there and back again payments- they can both disburse money instantly as well as collect it back – a round trip payment.
They process 15 billion dollars in payments and have grown about 50% in the last year.
Rodney is driven by satisfying the customer. One of the main goals of the company is to make sure their customers are happy. He also has some great advice for those just starting their careers in fintech.
The Pulse of Payments - Brent Rose, Chief Revenue Officer at Beyond | Episode 85
This is the first episode of the Q2 2021 “The Pulse of Payments” series. My special guest this week is Brent Rose, Chief Revenue Officer at Beyond (getbeyond.com)
Get Beyond started in 2017 and focuses on advocacy – business, sales and service advocacy specifically.
During this episode we discuss how small business in their portfolio are bouncing back from the Covid pandemic. We also go deeper into three segments: restaurants, services and non-profits.
According to Brent, some of the segments of small business (retail, restaurants, hospitality, etc.) have been a greatly challenged but simplifying and focusing on managing costs and strategically planning their future will help them thrive moving forward.
We also discuss healthcare, QR codes, text to pay/engagement and other hot topics.
Brandon Spear, CEO of TreviPay | Episode 84
Brandon Spear, the CEO of TreviPay is our special guest on episode 84 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.
Brandon grew up in South Africa and completed college in electrical engineering. He moved to the United States about 15 years ago and is currently based in Overland Park Kansas.
TreviPay has had some significant changes in the past year and Brandon and I discuss those – which include the rebranding of the company from MSTS to TreviPay and the acquisition of the company by Corsair Capital.
TreviPay is a business-to-business payments company and they focus on the seller and help them to grow their business through the extension of payment terms to their clients.
Brandon is an avid sports fan and specifically a Kansas City Chiefs football fan – which of course has come with its high and lows over the last two years. On the professional side, leadership development is one of his primary passions.
Andrew Jamison, CEO & Co-Founder at Extend | Episode 83
Andrew Jamison, the CEO & Co-Founder of Extend is our special guest this week on episode 83 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.
Andrew spent the first 10 years of his career at SAP and then moved over to American Express for 12 years where he managed all B2B payments solutions, including virtual card platforms and products. Andrew currently lives in New York City with his wife and two small children.
In 2016 he started Extend with two partners. They raised a friends and family round to build their MVP. Extend has starting the process of raising $30 million in a series B.
As traditional banks look to compete in the digital world, Extend helps them to build out digital capabilities – an extension that builds or sits over their core technology and repackages what they have in ways companies would want to use them. They started with credit cards or virtual cards as nearly every business has this need.
Andrew has some great advice for those just starting their careers and on a personal level, although living in New York City – he loves the outdoors and more specifically hiking.
Chris Chestnut, CEO & Co-Founder, Payix | Episode 82
Chris Chestnut, the CEO & Co-Founder of Payix is our special guest this week on episode 82 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.
Chris moved to North Texas from Arizona when he was 12 and has been in North Texas since including attending college at University of Texas in Arlington. Chris assumed his career would be in sales but he actually hated sales, so he went into the IT department at Americredit and learned the technology side of business. He left Americredit and started a company that bought auto receivables.
In 2015 Chris left that company with another partner to start Payix. Payix is a software platform that helps non-bank middle tier lenders communicate with their borrowers and ultimately take their payments – whether that is online, mobile, IVR or with an agent on the phone. Their integration with loan management systems helps to differentiate them in the marketplace. Today Payix has 30-40 team members and has close to 100 customers using their software today.
Chris has some great advice for entrepreneurs and for those just starting their careers – whether in payments or not.
Great start to this series. Very insightful to hear about Brian’s journey in the payments industry. Looking forward to the next episode.