Vyze began from the observation that it was difficult for brands to offer affordable payment options for all their customers. Customers weren’t able to get the financing they desired, and businesses were losing potentially faithful customers. This was a major problem, yet there was no solution in sight. Thus Vyze was born.
Vyze is a technology company that delivers exceptional financing experiences for brands, for every channel, for every customer. The name Vyze stems from the words wise and vision. Together they represent the onward direction we are moving businesses. It’s our vision to unlock the potential of everyone that uses Vyze by providing the smartest, simplest, most adaptable financing solutions at purchase.
Vyze welcomes you to a world of financing made more simple. With our powerful technology platform, we’re pioneering a new, easier way of connecting consumers with the right financing options at purchase. For businesses, that means more sales and strengthening customer loyalty.
Meet the Leadership Team
The Vyze leadership team comes from some of the fastest growing technology, retail, and finance companies in the world.
Keith brings to Vyze 20+ years of leadership experience and is driven by a deep passion for scaling high-growth SaaS companies. Prior to Vyze, he held President or General Manager roles at Adaptive Insights, ShoreTel and Eloqua where he helped the companies scale to acquisition or on the path to a successful IPO. Keith also serves on the advisory board of several successful SaaS companies. He often says if he could do it all again, he would be a stand up comic.
Terence comes to Vyze with years of fin-tech experience in software development, design, architecture, and delivery. He has held director and VP roles at companies like Paypal, Visa, GlobeSet, Chemical Bank and Motorola. In 2014, he was named CTO of the year at the Austin Innotech Conference. He earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Like any CTO Terence loves keeping up with the latest and greatest technology.
With years of experience working at several of the top financial institutions in the US, Doug leads the effort to develop innovative marketing initiatives to bring Vyze to more retailers, manufacturers, lenders AND consumers. Prior to joining the team, he served as a head of marketing for PayPal, created the Chase Freedom card for Chase Card Services, and held senior roles at American Express, and Citibank. On the weekend, Doug goes back to his analog roots and enjoys listening to music from his collection of vinyl LPs.
As a CPA and experienced CFO, John has helped grow numerous private equity backed SaaS and FinTech companies to successful exits. He was CFO at Zenoss, Century Payments (Worldpay), MessageOne (Dell), Misys Transactions (Misys UK), and Digital Motorworks (ADP). John is a graduate of the University of Texas – Austin. In his free time you can find John with his wife cheering on their daughters in their numerous activities or supporting the UT Longhorn volleyball and football teams.
Through his expertise in relationship management and retail finance, Matt develops lasting relationships with lenders and clients, and builds out Vyze’s lending supply. Before coming to Vyze, Matt served as the director of client development and marketing for Alliance Data and held management roles at Sun TV, Household Finance and HSBC Bank. Outside of work, he enjoys biking through the many hill country trails that Austin has to offer.
With years of experience in the financial services space, Matt Riley joins Vyze after leading successful sales teams at top consumer Fintech companies. Holding successive Sr Director Sales/Partnership/BD/GM roles at Paypal, BillMeLater and other network platform companies, he has the ability to build high-performance teams to grow a customer base of enterprise retailers. Outside of the office he spends time on the local lakes with family and friends.
As a tenured product leader Azim Panjwani knows that the customer experience is key in delivering great solutions. Prior to joining Vyze, Azim has held a variety of product roles including co-founder and chief product and marketing officer at WheelSpoke, a B2B commerce platform for small business, senior product leader at QuickBooks, and consultancy positions at McKinsey & Company and Alliance Consulting. At Vyze he spends his time perfecting product design and strategizing ways to make our products accessible to every customer.
Chris Pacitti, General Partner
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for over 30 years. With $3.9 billion of capital raised, it is the most active venture capital firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation.
Laura Sachar, Founding Partner
StarVest Partners is a New York-based venture capital firm with $400 million under management that has funded technology-enabled business services companies throughout the United States for over 17 years.