Who We Are

Learn About Our Team

Executive Team

Dean M. Leavitt

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

30+ years in the electronic payment industry. Member of CPI European and Global Advisory boards, two term board member of ETA. Prior to Boost, held senior leadership positions at several public and private payment companies.

Gordon Elliot

Chief Operating Officer

30+ years working in financial technology. Prior to Boost, held senior management roles at AxiomSL, Barclays and UBS.

Seth Goodman

Chief Revenue

Leads sales and product teams globally at Boost.  20+ years in the financial services and payments industry. Prior to Boost, Seth held executive roles at WebBank, Goldman Sachs, and Citi.

Mariana Lamson

Chief Financial Officer

CPA and Wharton MBA with 30+ years of accounting and finance experience. Prior to Boost, held CFO and executive management roles at Heartland Payment Systems, Global Payments, OCM and Geistlich Pharma NA.

Rebecca Schultz

Chief Marketing Officer

Financial services professional with 17+ years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing and product management, including leadership roles at Bank of America, Bank of America Merchant Services and Ally Bank.

Rick Kenneally

Chief Technology Officer

30+ years of experience in financial services and banking. Prior to Boost, lead Data Governance at Royal Bank of Canada and Finance IT Application Development at UBS Investment Bank.

Illya Shell

Chief of Staff
to CEO

Experienced product management and innovation leader. Prior to Boost, held positions at Plastiq, Mastercard, ADP, Amicus Financial and Accenture.

James Lister


38+ years in the electronic payment industry. Prior to Boost, held senior payment-related positions at First Data and commercial banks.

Elly Aiala

Chief Compliance Officer

Leads the Compliance function at Boost. Prior to Boost, developed compliance programs and processes for emerging issues at fintechs in industries such as blockchain, crypto and digital securities.

Department Heads

Candace C. Marton


20+ years in the B2B electronic payment space. Joined Boost in 2012, and has led the Operations team since 2018. Prior to Boost, led B2B product development teams at MasterCard and First Data.

Nadjeda Estriplet

Human Resources

For the past 10 years, built, developed, and led diverse global teams for profit and non-profit companies such as AxiomSL and Girls Quest. At Boost, leads and manages all aspects of human resources.

Lani Chao


Extensive experience managing financial operations in the marketing communications and technology industry. 13+ years managing financial reporting and client profitability for businesses, including Prolific Interactive and RAPP.

Gloria Kenney

Account Management

10+ years in the electronic payment industry. Prior to Boost, held various operational and administrative positions in Private Equity, Commercial Real Estate and Precious Jewelry firms.

Melissa Brodman

Client Support & Boarding

Joined Boost with nearly 10 years experience in the Payments Industry managing Operations, Client Services and Technical Support teams. 15+ years in IT and Consumer Tech industries including Apple and CUNY Queens College.

Zach Lynn

Head of Revenue Operations

Zach joined Boost in 2021 with 17 years of experience in the fintech industry. Prior to Boost, held senior positions at companies such as Bank of America and TSYS concentrating in business intelligence and corporate strategy.

Business Development and Account Management

United States

David Bork

SVP, Business Development

Stephen Cohen

SVP, Business Development

Andrea Soto

SVP, Business Development

Craig Burstein

VP, Business Development

Bill McLaughlin

VP, Vertical Account Management

Stephen Masko

VP, Vertical Account Management

Marcus Ross

Director of Vertical Account Management

Jon Cohen

Vertical Account Manager

Chara Fedke

Vertical Account Manager

Bill Flounoy

Vertical Account Manager



Matt Horne

VP, Business Development

Chris Bodnar

VP, Business Development

Latin America & Caribbean

Alejandro Macias

VP, Mexico Business Development

Ana Paula Maximiliano​

VP, Brazil Business Development

Europe & EMEA

Rene Stynen

SVP, EMEA Business Development

Jonathan Nixon​

VP, UK & ROI Business Development

Our Board

Dean M. Leavitt,

Founder & CEO, Boost Payment Solutions

Chris McWilton

Former President, Mastercard North America

Howard Mergelkamp III

Founding Partner, Mosaik Partners

Henry Klein

Founder, Ingwe Capital LLC

William Nettles

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Invictus Growth Partners