Chief Financial Officer

Niels Kohl

As Chief Financial Officer, Niels leads and provides strategic oversight for financial planning and analysis; risk and underwriting; pricing, billing, and profitability; and audits, taxes, and insurance.

Prior to joining ConnexPay, Niels was the Segment CFO at ACI Worldwide, where he was responsible for full P&L management across all three of the ACI segments (Banks, Merchants, and Billers) for four years. Niels also has 30 years of financial leadership experience at IBM, where he held many CFO roles across Hardware, Software, and Services, including doing the first SaaS acquisitions in IBM, running IBM’s Cloud business, and leading IBM’s Blockchain business.

Niels holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s degree in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the University of Vermont.

Niels lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, and they are the parents of two grown children. In his free time, Niels enjoys pickleball, tennis, and boating. His passion is sailing, and his retirement goal is to sail up and down the Eastern coast and among the islands.

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As Chief Financial Officer, Niels leads and provides strategic oversight for financial planning and analysis; risk and underwriting; pricing, billing, and profitability; and audits, taxes, and insurance.

Prior to joining ConnexPay, Niels was the Segment CFO at ACI Worldwide, where he was responsible for full P&L management across all three of the ACI segments (Banks, Merchants, and Billers) for four years. Niels also has 30 years of financial leadership experience at IBM, where he held many CFO roles across Hardware, Software, and Services, including doing the first SaaS acquisitions in IBM, running IBM’s Cloud business, and leading IBM’s Blockchain business.

Niels holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s degree in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the University of Vermont. He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, and they are the parents of two grown children. In his free time, Niels enjoys pickleball, tennis, and boating. His passion is sailing, and his retirement goal is to sail up and down the Eastern coast and among the islands.

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Leadership Team

Robert Kaufman

Founder & CEO

Beth Blaisdell

Chief Administration Officer

Anant Patel

President, International Markets

Tammy Clemons

Chief Revenue Officer

Kunal Patel

Chief Technology Officer

Sandy Smith

Head of Operations

Judson Preuss

Head of Product

Julie Heffelfinger

Head of Finance

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