Experienced Thought Leaders Committed to Your Profitability


Experienced Thought Leaders Committed to Your Profitability


Experienced Thought Leaders
Committed to Your Profitability

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.

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

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.

Patrick Blickman
SVP Sales & Customer Success

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.

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