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.
Dedicated Long-Term Partners for Success
Experienced Thought Leaders Committed to Your Profitability
- Jeffrey B. Katz | CEO
- Andrew Bourne | President & CTO
- Patrick Blickman | VP Sales
- Jaime Abromovitz | CMO
Jeffrey B. Katz
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.
Jaime Abromovitz is a Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer with 23 years of experience in Silicon Valley and Globally, specializing in AI-Powered Enterprise (B2B) and Consumer (B2C) Technology Products, Mobile Apps, and Platforms Marketing. She leads, builds and manages marketing organizations, brand strategies, partnerships, sales and revenue growth with streamlined tactical execution. She has successfully managed high visibility products, campaigns, teams, and growth initiative projects for Multi-Billion Dollar Fortune 100 corporations, Multi-Million Dollar SMB’s, and Early Revenue Start-Ups. Including @ Intel Corp, w/ Microsoft, Sony, LG, Nvidia, Samsung, Dell, HP, Lenovo, IBM, Fujitsu-Siemens, @ Xvionics Defense & Space, @ Game Desk, w/ AT&T, w/ NCAA, @ Eller Media.
Her areas of expertise are in: AI, Machine & Deep Learning, Marketing Automation, Customer Data Platforms and Data Warehousing, ERP & OMS Systems, SaaS, Cloud and Edge Computing, IoT Connected Living & Digital Smart Home, VR & AR, Mobile Apps, Gaming & Media, E-Commerce & M-Commerce, Matching Supply-Demand Platforms, Decision-Making Apps, Video and Online Learning, Avionics, EdTech and Children’s Multimedia Properties.
Jaime speaks over 10 languages and is a Mentor to several Technology Accelerators. Last year, Jaime was named one of the top 250 Global Growth Hackers. She is a Technology Entrepreneur with several successful startup exits, board member, advisor, and investor. Jaime has also been a speaker, moderator and executive advisor to CEO’s and C-Level teams in Blockchain Initiatives, Startups and Government Public-Private Sector Policy Initiatives and Ecosystem Development. Jaime graduated summa cum laude on a president’s scholarship with an MBA/MIM graduate degree from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management and graduated summa cum laude as a presidential scholar with a BA in Econometrics from University of California, San Diego (UCSD).