Who We Are

Learn About Our Team

Executive Team

Dean M. Leavitt

Founder & CEO

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

COO

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

Lou Longhi

CRO

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

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.

Mariana Lamson

Chief Finance 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.

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.

Ellen McGuffog

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.

Andrea Soto

Chief of Staff to CEO

20+ years at Mastercard as Chief of Staff to the President of Global Operations and Technology.

Department Heads

Candace C. Marton

Operations

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

Finance

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

United States

Valerie Brodie

United States

David Bork

United States

Stephen Masko

United States

Nakul Chandarraju

United States

Craig Burstein

United States

Christopher Bodnar​

Canada

APAC

Nigel Fox​

Australia & New Zealand​

Europe & EMEA

Rene Stynen

Head of EMEA

Yannick Stéphant

Europe

Jonathan Nixon​

UK & ROI

Latin America & Caribbean

Marco Castro

Head of Latin America & Caribbean

Alejandro Macias

Mexico

Ana Paula Maximiliano​

Brazil

Our Board

Dean M. Leavitt,
Chairman

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