AffiniPay appoints Executive Bryan Thompson as Chief Technology Officer
By Edlyn Cardoza
AffiniPay, the FinTech company of online payments for professionals, has appointed Bryan D. Thompson as Chief Technology Officer as the company continues to expand.
Bryan Thompson brings over 25 years of experience building financial services technology platforms, strategic product development, and running high growth teams. During his 3 years as Chief Technology Officer for Beyond Inc., a provider of business services for small and mid-sized merchants, Thompson spearheaded the launch of in-person, online, and mobile payment solutions. During Thompson’s time at Beyond, the company went from startup to one of the fastest growing merchant service providers in the United States. Prior to that, Thompson was the Chief Technology Officer for Heartland Payment Systems, the fifth largest payments processor in the United States at the time. At Heartland, he led a team of over 400 technology professionals that developed and operated Heartland’s core payments products.
Thompson is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BBA in Business Administration focused on Management Information Systems. Bryan was previously on the board of directors for Beyond and Leaf Holdings, a tech startup delivering tablet-based point-of-sale and analytics to small hospitality and retail merchants.
“I am very excited to join AffiniPay at such an exciting growth period for the company,” said Bryan Thompson, CTO of AffiniPay. “This is an opportunity to make a positive technology impact while working with a first-class team committed to making a difference in consumers’ lives.”
AffiniPay is experiencing continued growth and is on track to process more than $13B in payments in 2021 and continues its market leadership in the legal, accounting, architectural, and associations markets. It was previously announced that AffiniPay appointed Dru Armstrong, high-profile technology executive, as the CEO.
Dru Armstrong, CEO of AffiniPay, said, “We are delighted to have Bryan join our talented team here at AffiniPay. Our priority is to surround ourselves with the best and push the mission forward for our customers. With Bryan’s experience and technology leadership, we will continue to evolve our platform and our product for our customers.”
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