Founder & CEO

Robert Kaufman

Prior to founding ConnexPay in 2017, Bob spent 18 years at U.S. Bank, where his tenure included serving as CFO of the Payments Services division as well as Senior Vice President, leading innovation projects that across the bank’s Payments division. In addition, Bob served as the General Manager of U.S. Bank’s Virtual Pay division, where he led product, marketing, and supplier enablement for all virtual payment solutions, as well as a sales team focused on virtual payments.

Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota, and he holds a master’s degree in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago GSB. Bob is a CPA and a CMA.

In his free time, Bob’s favorite activities include watching sunsets on the beach in Florida and going to hockey games. He and his wife are the parents of four children—two who are grown and a set of twins who are entering college in fall 2022.

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Prior to founding ConnexPay, Bob was the General Manager of the Virtual Pay division of U.S. Bank overseeing product, marketing, and supplier enablement for all virtual payment solutions, as well as a virtual pay focused sales team.

In total, Bob spent 18 years at U.S. Bank, as well as five years as CFO of a technology company in Minnesota. His tenure at U.S. Bank included the position of CFO for the Payment Services division as well as Senior Vice President, leading innovation projects that spanned across the bank’s Payments division.

In his free time, Bob’s favorite activity is watching sunsets on the beach in Florida. Bob is a CPA and CMA, received his bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Minnesota and master’s degree in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago GSB.

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Leadership Team

Beth Blaisdell

Chief Operating Officer

Anant Patel

President, International Markets

Tammy Clemons

Chief Revenue Officer

Kunal Patel

Chief Technology Officer

Niels Kohl

Chief Financial Officer

Julie Heffelfinger

Head of Finance

Judson Preuss

Head of Payment Operations

Sandy Smith

Head of Strategic Program Management

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