We are proud to be led by a group that not only cares about the company, but also each individual who keeps it running every day.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
John Morris co-founded REPAY in 2006 and currently serves as both a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. John oversees REPAY’s overall strategic and financial direction, including market strategy, organic and inorganic growth, and new end-market development. He has over 20 years of experience as an innovator and entrepreneur in the payments and financial technology industry.
Prior to REPAY, John served as the co-founder and president of Security Check Atlanta, a check verification and payment processor. During his tenure with the company, Security Check experienced significant growth by adding over 24,000 merchant locations and was named as Inc. Magazine’s 91st and 196th fastest-growing private companies in 2001 and 2002, respectively, before being sold in 2008.
From 1994 to 1997, John served in several corporate finance positions for Bass Hotels and Resorts (now IHG), including Director of Corporate Finance, where he worked on various capital projects and mergers and acquisitions. John began his professional career at KPMG serving as an associate where he earned his C.P.A.
John holds a Master of Accounting and a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Georgia where he currently serves on the UGA Entrepreneurship Board.
President and Co-Founder
Shaler Alias is the President and Co-Founder of REPAY. As President, he oversees the strategic direction of the company and is responsible for creating and managing all third-party relationships critical to the business, including REPAY’s partnerships with the national card brands, its sponsorship banks, and its front- and back-end processing systems. He also serves on the Board of Directors for REPAY.
Shaler brings over fifteen years of experience in sales and management in the debt collection and transactional processing industries. Prior to REPAY, Shaler co-founded and served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Capital Recovery Systems, a contingency-based debt collection agency focused on the recuperation of receivables for the consumer finance industry.
Shaler currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Shepherd Center, a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in the medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries, and for Andee’s Army, an Atlanta-based non-profit dedicated to funding specialized rehabilitation and care for children and youth with a primary medical diagnosis related to brain, spinal cord or other neurological injury or condition. Shaler attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in hospitality management.
Chief Financial Officer
Tim Murphy serves as REPAY’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Tim is responsible for all financial operations of the company including finance, planning, accounting, tax, treasury, reporting, and corporate development.
Prior to joining REPAY, Tim served as Director of Corporate Development for Amaya Gaming Group, a globally diversified gaming company with a strategy focused on growth through acquisitions. Tim joined Amaya Gaming Group after it purchased Cadillac Jack, a company engaged in the design and development of slot machines, where he served as Director of Finance from 2009 – 2012. Tim also represented Cadillac Jack during the diligence and negotiations of its acquisition by Amaya. Prior to Amaya and Cadillac Jack, Tim was an investment banker at Credit Suisse in NYC, where he focused on financial institutions, including financial technology companies. Tim’s professional career began at the management consulting firm BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting).
Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Chief Technology Officer
Jason Kirk serves as REPAY’s Chief Technology Officer. Jason has worked in the payments technology industry since 2001 and joined REPAY in 2014 to quickly expand REPAY’s technology products to help merchants achieve their current and future business goals.
Prior to REPAY, Jason led the team that developed the CCBill SaaS payment processing platform including a multitude of products including credit/debit card, ACH, and alternative payment methods as well as reporting, access management, and business intelligence toolsets. Jason also participated with the rapid introduction of technologies while serving in the United States Marine Corps and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management/Computer Information Systems from Park University.
Chief Revenue Officer
Susan Perlmutter serves as Chief Revenue Officer for REPAY where she oversees the overall sales and marketing strategy of the company.
Susan’s role includes forging integrative partnerships with providers of loan management and dealer management systems and other enterprise technologies. In addition, she architects and implements new payment solutions, such as IVR systems and pay-by-text.
Her previous role was Chief Revenue Officer at Sigma Payment Solutions, which offered a full suite of advanced payment technology products to car dealers, lenders and other businesses nationwide. Prior to Sigma, Susan led PAYTEK Solutions, a national payment processing provider. She also owned and operated a CheckCare Systems franchise for 10 years.
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Jackson serves as REPAY’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mike provides leadership for strategic areas including service quality, customer service, underwriting, customer implementations, PCI compliance and achievement of the company’s operational effectiveness objectives.
Prior to joining REPAY, Mike served in numerous executive roles for enterprise software and payment service providers including D+H, Fundtech, ACI, and S1 Corp. Prior to joining the FinTech segment in 2008, Mike worked for the U.S. based Regions Financial Corporation, a $130 billion-dollar institution. Mike served as EVP of Alternative Delivery, and President of the Internet Bank. While serving at Regions, Mike had responsibility for debit, credit, merchant services, ATM’s, payment strategy, consumer and small business internet banking, domestic and international network partnerships, and products & services delivered via the Bank’s website.
Mike is an accomplished e-commerce and technology professional with more than 25 years’ experience. Mike holds a Master of Business Administration from Troy University and a B.S.B.A. from Auburn University. He also has completed executive education studies including the BAI Technology & Operations program at Vanderbilt University.
Tyler Dempsey currently serves as REPAY’s General Counsel where he oversees the company’s legal and compliance functions and also serves as the corporate secretary to REPAY’s board of directors. Prior to this appointment, he provided legal counsel and support to REPAY for more than nine years as outside counsel at Troutman Sanders LLP, where he served as a Partner.
Tyler has more than twenty years of experience representing both public and private companies in the fintech, business services and software industries. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and corporate governance and securities matters. Prior to joining Troutman Sanders, he was an attorney at King & Spalding LLP.
He received a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review and the Order of the Coif, and a B.S. in accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for TAG FinTech and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
Jacob “Jake” H. Moore currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy. As such, Jake is responsible for REPAY’s M&A activities and overall strategic initiatives. Prior to this role, Jake served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Head of Corporate Development, overseeing and supporting REPAY’s long-term growth strategy through the identification, assessment, and execution of the Company’s mergers, acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures.
Before joining REPAY, Jake was a private equity investment professional, serving as a Senior Associate at BlueArc Capital Management and as an Associate at Trinity Hunt Partners. Previously, he was an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Jake received his Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Colgate University.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Naomi Barnett currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Human Resources. As such, Naomi provides strategic HR leadership and alignment for the Company’s people management strategy. Prior to this role, Naomi served as Vice President of Human Resources and Director of Human Resources, building and overseeing REPAY’s HR functions while fostering an engaging, employee-first culture focused on the Company’s values.
Before joining REPAY, Naomi held various positions as the Head of Human Resources for fast-growing, pre- and post-IPO businesses at Patriot National, Inc., an insurance technology company, and Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group.
Naomi received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Jewish Studies, cum laude, from College of Charleston and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR) certification.