SAY HELLO TO YOUR PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS
Everything we do is designed to address the pain points of our partners so we can make their lives easier and more successful.
- Jeffrey B. Katz | CEO
- Andrew Bourne | President & CTO
- Patrick Blickman | VP Sales
- Jaime Abromovitz | CMO
- Lisa Blandford | VP Merchant Operations
Jeffrey B. Katz
In 2001, Jeffrey co-founded Mercury Payment Systems (MPS) and aligned with Point of Sale (POS) Developers and Resellers to deliver payment processing merchants. In doing so, they changed the way the POS Industry generated revenue. Silver Lake Partners, the leading private investor in technology and technology-enabled industries, recognized the continued growth potential of these innovations and made a strategic investment, acquiring a 61% interest in 2010.
In 2013 he was individually recognized by the RSPA, (the POS industry’s trade association), by being inducted into their Hall of Fame. That was a very proud achievement. In 2014, Mercury Payment Systems was sold to Vantiv, Inc. for $1.65 Billion.
President & CTO
Andrew Bourne is a technology leader, serial entrepreneur, and revenue driver. Andrew’s passion is in building and leading high performing teams through difficult technical projects to successful results. Now the President and CTO of Octopi, Andrew was previously the CPO (Chief Product Officer) of Bolste. In 18 months at the helm Andrew led his team to release Bolste 3.0, a world class and internationally award winning SaaS application. He possesses a deep technical background and business acumen allows him to seamlessly traverse complex projects to high market value. As an entrepreneur, Andrew started his first Technology venture: ITIC, Inc. in Denver CO. In 5 years as CEO, he grew y/y revenues 100% with three locations Denver, Phoenix & Seattle.
He led teams in developing business intelligence analytics solutions for internationally recognized companies such as: Honeywell, ING, Citibank, Discount Tires, Coors, Lipper Analytical, Apple, and Standard and Poors, among others. Andrew holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Patrick is a highly energetic and motivated leader with an extensive background in business development and operational leadership roles. His passion is helping those around him achieve their best potential and grow professionally. Patrick leads with a collaborative, interdepartmental approach that leverages the strength of the entire team, thereby removing barriers to scalability and growth for the organization.
His track record of building and leading highly successful teams in both startup and seasoned organizations is derived from his ability to instill efficiencies and processes that empower his teams to achieve exceptional results.
23 years as CRO & CMO for a series of successful AI and Machine Learning tech startups in Silicon Valley. Formerly Managed Global OEM & Channel Marketing Programs at Intel Corp. Previous VP Ecosystem Development for Blockchain startups. Named to the Top 250 Global Growth Hackers.
VP Merchant Operations
I like to keep all things running like a well-oiled machine. I’m passionate about the merchant services industry and find it exhilarating to be a part of a fast-paced community where members share and learn from each other. I left my job in the title and home mortgage market in 2003 to become a “Jill of all trades” with a vibrant new payment processing startup. As the startup grew from five to more than 700 employees, my responsibilities and successes grew. I’m an expert at getting things done.