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Executive Team

Dean M. Leavitt

Founder & CEO

27+ 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


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

Lou Longhi


Leads global revenue generation activities at Boost. 25+ years in the financial technology space in senior leadership positions at Broadridge, Sungard (FIS) and SmartStream.

Rick Kenneally


25+ years in the financial services and banking industries. Prior to Boost, lead IT Shared Services at RBC Capital Markets and Finance IT Application Development at UBS Investment Bank.

James Lister

Chief Architect

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

Carl Mazzola

Chief Strategy Officer

30+ years in the electronic payments industry. Prior to Boost, held executive positions at TSYS, Bank of America Merchant Services and First Data Corporation.

Al Silverstein

SVP of Marketing

Head of global marketing and communication at Boost. 20+ years leading B2B marketing and communications efforts in senior roles at start-ups, fintechs, and ad agencies including Symphony, BBDO and OgilvyOne.

Department Heads

Candace C. Marton


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

Nadjeda Estriplet

Human Resources

For the past 10 years has built, developed and lead 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.

Sanjit Bose

Customer Experience

18 years in the payments industry including leadership roles at American Express and Visa. Extensive B2B, product development, inside sales, client acquisition, and portfolio management experience.

Melissa Brodman

Customer Service

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.

Business Development

United States & Canada

Stephen Cohen

10+ years in the electronic payments industry. Prior to Boost, held senior positions at Brillian Technologies and Fastcorp, and was a consultant at Bain & Co.

Valerie Brodie

23+ years in B2B technology, software and merchant services. Prior to Boost, held senior positions at LexisNexis and Epicor.

David Bork

15+ years in telcom and payments industries. Prior to Boost, founded and built an electronic payments company that specialized in utility payments.

Stephen Masko

15+ years experience in payments industry including 9 years at American Express acquiring strategic B2B and B2C accounts.

Europe & EMEA

Rene Stynen

25 years in electronic payments industry. Prior to Boost, held senior positions at MasterCard, Citigroup, Diners Club International and Paytech.

Latin America & Caribbean

Marco Castro

25+ years in payments industry with senior roles at MasterCard and GE Money.

Alejandro Macias

20+ years experience in payments industry, including 6 years at MasterCard and 14 years at Citibanamex.

Our Board

Dean M. Leavitt,

Founder & CEO, Boost Payment Solutions

Chris McWilton

Former President, Mastercard North America

Howard Mergelkamp III

Founding Parnter, Mosaik Partners

Henry Klein

Founder, Ingwe Capital LLC

William Nettles

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Invictus Growth Partners