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AppTech Payments appoints Aram Aghapour to the senior leadership team

By Edlyn Cardoza

December 23, 2021

  • AppTech Embedded Payment and Banking platform
  • AppTech Payments Corp
  • Blackbaud Shared Services Engineering

AppTech Payments Corp, FinTech, Senior Vice President of Research, Development, and Infrastructure Operations, USAAppTech Payments Corp., a FinTech company powering commerce experiences, recently announced that Aram A. Aghapour has joined their senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Research, Development, and Infrastructure Operations. Aghapour joins them from application security firm Microfocus Fortify, where he helped some of the world’s largest financial firms build out and maintain their DevSecOps programs and improve their overall application security posture.

Aram will be responsible for overseeing the entire software development lifecycle of the AppTech Embedded Payment and Banking platform in his new position. He will oversee the company’s PPMO, Application & Information Security Teams, and Infrastructure & Cloud Operations Teams.

Aram joins AppTech with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial software development, delivery, and support. Most notably, he is one of the founding members of the Blackbaud Shared Services Engineering team, where he was instrumental in developing the company’s core FinTech and Communication platforms. These platforms are the nexus for all payment processing and communication capabilities for Blackbaud’s entire portfolio of software solutions and have successfully processed billions of transactions since their creation. Aghapour has also led PCI assessment initiatives throughout his career, successfully achieving PCI Level 1 Payment Processor status.

“It is an honor and privilege to formally join the AppTech senior leadership team,” said Aram Aghapour, “With this talented team of leaders and the innovative platform being developed, AppTech is poised to become a true innovator and disruptor in the payment and banking space. I am very pleased to lead the charge with our talented engineering team to build high performing, scalable, customizable and secure solutions that will delight our clients and their customers alike.”

AppTech President Virgil Llapitan commented, “Aram brings a proven track record of developing highly successful teams. His extensive background in application security and building FinTech solutions will ensure the success of AppTech as we launch our embedded digital platform.”

Recently, IBS Intelligence reported that AppTech Corp., a FinTech company powering commerce experiences, announced that Ben Jenkins has joined the Executive Management Team as Chief Technology Officer.

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