Leadership

Experienced Thought Leaders Committed to Your Profitability

Leadership

Experienced Thought Leaders Committed to Your Profitability

Leadership

Experienced Thought Leaders
Committed to Your Profitability

Patrick Blickman
CEO

Patrick’s vision as CEO is rooted in his belief that the success of our partners and their customers in the Salon and Spa industry matters above all else. He is a seasoned leader with over 15 years’ experience in software sales, strategic partnership and operational leadership roles. Patrick holds an MBA in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and his passions include solving complex market challenges, building and scaling high growth businesses and creating world-class organizational culture. Patrick was responsible for the development of the Sales, Customer Success, and Integrated Partnership departments when Octopi was founded in the role of SVP.

He leads with a collaborative, interdepartmental approach that leverages the strengths of the entire team, thereby removing barriers to scalability and growth. Patrick has a proven track record of building and leading highly successful teams in both startup and seasoned organizations.

Jeffrey B. Katz
Chairman

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.

Andrew Bourne
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.

Gerald Hatley
CFO

Joining Octopi executive team in early 2020, Gerald is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software and high-tech hardware industries. His seasoned skillset in Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), M&A, Acquisition Integration, Revenue Recognition, IPO and Risk Management brings tremendous opportunity to the rapidly growing team here at Octopi.

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