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CardFlight makes it easy for small business owners to accept payments, streamline operations, and more.

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Solving problems is in our DNA.

The story of CardFlight is simple: We saw a problem that needed fixing and we sought out to fix it. Mobile businesses were growing rapidly in 2013 (and still are) but mobile payment options weren’t. The ones that existed were difficult to use, and we wanted to change that.

Over the next five years, our team grew to 38 people and we built an easy, safe and secure mobile point of sale platform for merchants and merchant partners. A simple, agile and easy-to-use mentality is at the center of all the tools we build for our reseller and small business partners, from our SwipeSimple product suite to our Software Development Kit. We arm merchant service providers and small businesses with the technology they need to accept, track, and grow payments anywhere they are.

We have over 50,000 small business end user customers, including merchants in all 50 states, and have 10 of the top 30 merchant acquirers in the U.S. as our customers. That means we have tools that work for a variety companies, making accepting payments as easy, profitable and sustainable as possible for our clients and their users.

Leadership Team

Derek Webster

Founder & CEO

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Derek Webster

Founder & CEO

Derek Webster is the Founder and CEO of CardFlight, based in New York City. Prior to founding CardFlight, he was the Founder and CEO of LocalBonus, a credit card-linked loyalty network which rewarded consumers for purchases they make at local businesses. Earlier, Derek was an Engagement Manager at Oliver Wyman where he led C-level strategy projects for some of the leading global payment networks and retail banks. He was also part of the team that launched E*TRADE’s credit card business, where he personally led all product development and product marketing efforts for the group. Derek has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS magna cum laude from Georgetown University.

Marla Knutson

SVP, Strategic Partnerships

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Marla Knutson

SVP, Strategic Partnerships

Prior to joining CardFlight, Marla was President of TransFirst’s Financial Institutions division, where she was responsible for all aspects of the division’s operations, including developing and implementing business growth strategies and industry partnerships and managing all national sales and distribution points. Marla has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, and over that time has worked with numerous local, regional and national players. She has served on the board of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) and is also a past president of W.net (Women Networking in Electronic Transactions). In 2007, ETA awarded Marla as their Member of the Year for her contributions to the payment processing industry. Marla earned her bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in marketing at Iowa State University.

Stephanie Lasker

VP, Operations

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Stephanie Lasker

VP, Operations

Stephanie Lasker is VP of Operations at CardFlight, in New York City. Prior to joining CardFlight, she was on the founding executive team of SinglePlatform, playing an integral role in guiding the early startup from inception to acquisition by Constant Contact. During her tenure, she served as VP of Operations, managing the team responsible for merchant and new partnership on-boarding, retention and support. Earlier, Stephanie joined Seamless.com as the tenth employee where she oversaw Partner Support for over seven years and led the team from start-up stage through acquisition by Aramark. Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Union College.

Peter Wagener

Chief Technology Officer

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Peter Wagener

Chief Technology Officer

Peter Wagener is the VP of Engineering at CardFlight. Peter previously served as the Director of Applications at Conductor, where he helped grow the Engineering team from 10 to 50 engineers in multiple locations. He led the team in creating a software development & delivery process enabling Conductor to increase the platform’s scale by 10x while also increasing functionality. Previously, Peter was VP of Social Media Technology at Bank of America, where he spearheaded the company’s initial Facebook- and Twitter-enabled communication platforms. Peter has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Natalia Leonardis

VP, Business Development

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Natalia Leonardis

VP, Business Development

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Jason Fishman

VP, Finance

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Jason Fishman

VP, Finance

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Janet Frasier

VP, Marketing

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Janet Frasier

VP, Marketing

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Nate Meagher

VP, People

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Nate Meagher

VP, People

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