• William G. Wade

    FOUNDER AND CEO

    Bill Wade is the founder and organizing executive of Company.com. Prior to Company.com, Bill served as Vice Chairman of Sage Payment Solutions, a division of Sage Software plc. Prior to the acquisition of Verus Financial Management by Sage Software, Bill served as Executive Vice President (President effective 2005), corporate secretary and board member for Verus Financial Management, Inc. Bill merged Network 1 Financial as the platform company for Verus’s operations and also served as Chairman and CEO of Network 1 Financial, a payment processing company he founded in 1989. Bill spearheaded the Verus negotiations with Sage Software leading to the company’s acquisition by Sage in February 2006 for $325,000,000.

  • Spero Lyons

    CRO AND PRESIDENT

    From the start entrepreneurship has been the core of Spero Lyon’s business journey. Spero dove into the world of cuisine and became a Restaurateur at the age of 22. This was his first business acquisition that led on to many more throughout the years. In all 30 years of Spero’s business history he has never worked for anyone but himself. He has profited greatly on learning by doing and not reading about it.

  • David Kramer

    COO AND CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

    David Kramer, who joined the Executive Team at Company.com as Chief Product Officer and General Manager in January 2016, is an accomplished high-tech leader with a proven track record of success leading customer centric organizations that deliver results for customers, employees and shareholders.

    David came to Company.com from Entertainment Partners, the #1 provider of payroll services to the entertainment industry, where he led the business unit that focused on building great customer experiences with all Entertainment Partners’, customer facing technology. Prior to Entertainment Partners he held various Product Management and Marketing leadership positions at Intuit, Match.com. Move.com and Wolters Kluwer.
    David holds a Bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic University

  • Troy Wilkerson

    CFO

    Troy has 20 years of experience in the technology and payments industries. Prior to Company.com, Troy served as CFO of Solveras, Inc. which was acquired by TransFirst in 2011. Prior to Solveras, Troy served as VP Finance for Sage Payment Solutions (formerly known as Verus Financial Management, Inc.). Troy graduated from Middle Tennessee State with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. He also earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in Tennessee.

  • Travis Staut

    CMO

    Travis spent over 15 years as an ad agency creative, dreaming up big (and award-winning) ideas for clients across a wide range of industries, ultimately serving as the Executive Creative Director for an international digital marketing agency. As his experience and passion for driving business results deepened, Travis transitioned to the client side, where he combines his innate creativity with a passion for data and insights, building brands for the long term while delivering powerful, actionable ideas that impact the short-term bottom line.

  • Glenn Kendall

    CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS / EVP RISK

    Glenn Kendall comes from a Real Estate and land development background. He put together the acquisition and brokered three land tracts leading to the largest dollar per acre for a residential development in the history of Montgomery County, Maryland. Mr. Kendall then ventured into the Payments Solutions arena and started Merchant Data Systems which merged with Company.com in 2013.

  • Mike Piazza

    CHAIRMAN OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    Mike is a former Major League Baseball player, most notably for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers with whom he was named the 1993 National League Rookie of the Year. He also played for the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics. Known as the best-hitting catcher of all time and having the most home runs as a catcher in MLB history. Mike was named a 12 time All-Star, and has won 12 “Silver Slugger” awards. Mike has an entrepreneurial background as well. Mike’s family company Piazza Auto Group, own 11 family franchised car dealerships around the country. Since retiring, Mike has been a much sought after motivational speaker. Mike has spoken and emceed for some of the largest and fastest growing companies in the country. Mike joined the Company.com team in 2013 as its company spokesman and in 2015 was named Chairman of Company.com’s advisory board.

  • Tony Romero

    RETAIL ADVISOR AND CONTRACT REPRESENTATIVE

    Anthony Romero has served on the leadership council for a fortune 300 company, setting long-range outcomes and priorities, and overseeing financial performance for multi-billion dollar business divisions. His 25 years of experience and deep expertise in operations, merchandising, marketing, global sourcing, omni-channel integration, and talent development position him to be an effective business leader.

  • Glenn Kendall

    CHAIRMAN

    Glenn Kendall comes from a Real Estate and land development background. He put together the acquisition and brokered three land tracts leading to the largest dollar per acre for a residential development in the history of Montgomery County, Maryland. Mr. Kendall then ventured into the Payments Solutions arena and started Merchant Data Systems which he co-owns.
    Favorite Product: Local SEO… the simplest and easiest service to show to a busy business owner and what the result offers.

  • Kim Cooke

    BOARD MEMBER

    Kim Cooke founded Blue Water Capital and was the original investor in and serves on the board of Skyway Communications, Inc. Cooke has over 14 years of commercial and legal experience in domestic and international transactions and private equity financings. Mr. Cooke has a true passion to help companies succeed. He has worked with credit, insurance and financial services companies to create solutions to help with the finance and investment challenges for companies. Mr. Cooke received his Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law.
    Favorite Product: Payment Solutions. It’s one of our core strengths, our innovation areas, and something that all businesses need.

  • Eric J. Barash

    BOARD MEMBER

    Eric J. Barash has over thirty years’ experience in the commercial equipment leasing and finance industry. He is the President and CEO of Performance Capital Corporation (“PCC”), a funding source to small and mid-size businesses nationwide. He sold his prior company, General Interlease Corporation (“GIC”), as the platform acquisition in a 22 company roll-up to First Sierra Financial, Inc. achieving over $2B in annual sales which was later acquired by American Express Business Finance. Mr. Barash has been responsible for the development and management of countless national and regional vendor programs offering manufacturers and distributors funding solutions for their customers.
    Favorite Product: Local SEO because today small businesses don’t realize how “invisible” they really are.

  • Richard Garman

    BOARD MEMBER

    Richard Garman has over 30 years experience in the financial technology and services industry. Currently at FTV Capital, Richard has served as Managing Partner since 2004. He joined FTV in 1999. Prior to FTV Capital, Richard worked with Montgomery Securities. Garman received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Southwest Missouri State University and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University.

  • William G. Wade

    BOARD MEMBER

    Bill Wade is the founder and organizing executive of Company.com. Prior to Company.com, Bill served as Vice Chairman of Sage Payment Solutions, a division of Sage Software plc. Prior to the acquisition of Verus Financial Management by Sage Software, Bill served as Executive Vice President (President effective 2005), corporate secretary and board member for Verus Financial Management, Inc. Bill merged Network 1 Financial as the platform company for Verus’s operations and also served as Chairman and CEO of Network 1 Financial, a payment processing company he founded in 1989. Bill spearheaded the Verus negotiations with Sage Software leading to the company’s acquisition by Sage in February 2006 for $325,000,000.

  • Spero Lyons

    BOARD MEMBER

    From the start entrepreneurship has been the core of Spero Lyon’s business journey. Spero dove into the world of cuisine and became a Restaurateur at the age of 22. This was his first business acquisition that led on to many more throughout the years. In all 30 years of Spero’s business history he has never worked for anyone but himself. He has profited greatly on learning by doing and not reading about it.
    Favorite Quote: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” - Babe Ruth