About Vyze

At the intersection of simple and best

Our Story

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.

Our Mission

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 Nealon

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 Spielman

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.

Doug Filak

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.

John Whitmarsh

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.

Jai Holtz

Jai Holtz brings to Vyze more than 20 years of experience leading financial services at Sears Holding Corporation. During his time at Sears he oversaw the development and management of all financial service products.  As the VP of Strategic Retail Services, he leverages his retail expertise to enhance Vyze’s solutions and service offerings, including building relationships with lenders, and working cross functionally with sales, product and customer success teams to best meet the needs of retailers and their customers.

Matt Riley

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.

Matt Welton

Through his expertise in relationship management and retail finance, Matt leads the customer success team in developing lasting relationships with lenders and clients, and building 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, and cheering on his son in the hockey rink.

Azim Panjwani

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 businesses, senior product leader at QuickBooks, and consultancy positions at McKinsey & Company.  At Vyze he spends his time perfecting product design and making our products accessible to every customer.

Kristin Alvarez

As the the VP of Customer Experience and Operations, Kristin’s goal is to deliver exceptional solutions to Vyze’s clients in every step of the process. With years of experience as a business development leader, at companies like NetSpend, IBM and General Motors, Kristin’s ability to build meaningful relationships allows her to effectively guide the Vyze delivery team and drive operational excellence while ensuring a consistent customer experience. Beyond Vyze, Kristin enjoys giving back to the Austin community through various service projects and nonprofits. 

Denis Brooker

Denis heads all of Vyze’s security initiatives to create and grow a security program that is a top-line selling point for the organization. As an experienced IT executive, Denis has held roles as an information security architect, analyst and manager, and supervised over 40 IT professionals. For 15 years he led information security initiatives for NetSpend and Guaranty Bank/Temple Inland. His specialties include CISSP, GCFA, GCIH, GCIA, CISM, EC-SA & PCIP certifications with a robust background in information security in fin-tech environments.  

 

Investors

Austin Ventures
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.

StarVest Partners
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.

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