Key Management and Board of Directors
Eric Remer, Founder and CEO, Director
Eric Remer founded and currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PaySimple. Prior to PaySimple, Eric founded Conclave Group, a direct marketing services company, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Eric also co-founded and served as the Vice President of Business and Strategic Development for I-Behavior, a leading behavioral targeting and database marketing organization. I-Behavior sold its online division, Acerno, to Akamai and its offline data division to the KBM Group.
Eric began his career working in investment banking at Kidder, Peabody & Company. Eric graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan.
Matt Feierstein, President and COO
Matt Feierstein, PaySimple's President and Chief Operating Officer, oversees the company's holistic business operations. He has over fifteen years of cross functional management experience in the online software space, including four years at IAC's Pronto division where he last served as the Chief Operating Officer, and was responsible for the company's revenue and acquisition goals. Prior to Pronto, Matt's experience also includes senior management roles at several small business start-ups in both the service and retail industries.
Matt began his career at Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch in a variety of business roles, last serving as the Senior Director of Customer Product Management. Matt has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
Andrew Lanthier, Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Lanthier, PaySimple's Chief Technology Officer, oversees the company's technology platform and is responsible for delivering innovative solutions to small businesses. He has over 20 years experience in the information technology industry, delivering solutions in both online and offline markets. Before joining PaySimple, he spent over 7 years at PayPal leading both software development and operations teams. Most recently he served as a Technology Fellow, leading Architecture & Strategy for the company's global infrastructure. Mr. Lanthier is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Carol Wood, Chief Financial Officer
Carol Wood serves as the Chief Financial Officer of PaySimple, where she leads the finance and accounting functions. Carol has about 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, spanning from mergers and acquisitions to IPOs to implementing systems and controls needed to transition a company through its growth. After working in the high tech audit practice of Arthur Andersen for seven years, Carol has worked with a number of growth-stage technology companies, assisting them through growth and exit.
Carol is a CPA and has an accounting degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
David Sharp, SVP Business Development
David Sharp, PaySimple’s SVP of Business Development, leads the enterprise growth strategy for PaySimple by executing strategic partnerships that expand PaySimple’s distribution with organizations that are seeking cutting-edge solutions for their small and mid-size business customers. David has over 15 years of experience in the payments industry, most recently as Vice President of the Western Region for Global Payments.
During his career, he has engaged in business development for payment network processing, agent bank solutions and a variety of peripheral solutions. David has served as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army following graduation from the Defense Language Institute. David holds a BBA in International Business from the University of Georgia.
Connie Howard, SVP Partner Channel Growth
Connie Howard is PaySimple’s Senior Vice President of Partner Channel Growth. She is responsible for driving our strategic partners’ success in providing greater value to their small and mid-sized business clients through the delivery of PaySimple solutions through a turnkey, partner-branded delivery system. Connie has spent her career in early-stage technology and data companies, building out sales organizations. She was at the forefront of combing technology and data to provide customized user experiences. Connie has managed large strategic partnerships in both the online and offline markets and has been part of four successful exits, including Abacus Direct, i-Behavior and NextAction. Connie holds a BA in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, CO.
Amir Goldman, Director
Amir Goldman joined SIG and formed Susquehanna Growth Equity in 2006, focusing on investments in the payments and software space. With previous investments including Prosight (acquired by Primaver/Oracle), ClarifI (acquired by Standard & Poor’s), Whale Communications (acquired by Microsoft), and Crossworlds (NASDAQ, then acquired by IBM), he brings more than 15 years of technology investing experience. Amir currently sits on the boards of PaySimple, JK Group, MMIT and Netformx, and previously served on the boards of CashEdge (acquired by Fiserv), Plimus (acquired by Great Hill Partners), and ESP Technologies (acquired by Investment Technology Group). He taught entrepreneurial management to second year MBA candidates at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 2005-2010, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Scott Thompson, Director
Scott Thompson is the CEO of ShopRunner. He has a record of deep industry experience, having most recently served as CEO of Yahoo. Prior to that, Mr. Thompson was President of PayPal with overall responsibility for establishing that company as the leading global online payment service. Prior to PayPal, Mr. Thompson was Executive Vice President of Technology Solutions at Inovant, a subsidiary of Visa formed to oversee global technology for the organization. Thompson was also Chief Information Officer of Barclays Global Investors, where he implemented a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure. In addition, he was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand.
Devin Schain, Director
Devin Schain has over 20 years of experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of direct marketing and affinity based companies. He has specialized skills in general management, sales, marketing, and business development. Most recently, Devin is the co-founder of Educational Direct, a Student Lending business that grew from start-up phase to a valuation of $375 million in a three year period. The firm operates today with a loan volume of over $2.7 billion and over $120 million in revenue.
Devin Schain created his first company, On Campus Marketing (OCM), as a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Devin managed OCM to 11 consecutive years of increasing revenue and profits, leading to a successful sale of the company in June of 2001 to Student Advantage (NASDQ: STAD). He earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Washington, DC chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He is very involved in several non-profit organizations including Hoop Dreams, University of Pennsylvania Mid Atlantic Trustee, Heart of Education, and the American Cancer Society.
Allen Wolff, Founder
Allen Wolff co-founded PaySimple, which began as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Conclave Group, where Allen served as President. Prior to his time with the Conclave Group, Allen participated in more than a dozen private equity transactions representing more than $40M in invested capital during his tenure at SpaceVest, a Washington DC based Venture Capital firm. Allen began his career in the restaurant industry and still owns a BD’s Mongolian Barbeque franchise in Bethesda, MD. Allen received his B.A. in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan and his MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance from the University of Maryland.