Vasyl Soloshchuk
22 September 2020

Top Subscription Billing Technology Leaders in 2020

When it comes to digitization, payments are one of the most wanted areas for automation. People need to pay bills and buy goods so that life could keep going. And there is the lockdown when people can’t physically leave their homes to make payments in any other way than online. The same is true for recurrent billing and subscription fees. In this article, we gathered a list of top technology leaders who drive the companies that help to automate payments for everyone. Each of them has passed his/her way to this subindustry, so every one of them can add something new and valuable to the industry. Let’s check it out what makes them so successful and get inspired for new technological discoveries.


Alan Fitzgerald, DAVO Technologies

Alan Fitzgerald

Alan is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history in the payments and eCommerce industries. He’s skilled in Python, scalability, performance tuning, Web Applications, and Agile Methodologies. Alan is a strong engineering professional with a Master’s degree focused on Computer Science from the University of Southern Maine.
Anand Maurya, Sage Intacct

Anand Maurya

Anand has about 25+ years of Enterprise Application Development, Implementation & Consulting experience, and have Managed Development as well as Implementation teams, developing CRM application as well as custom applications. Currently, he’s working on enabling AI Solutions for Oracle Enterprise applications. Previously he worked on the Implementation of Oracle Fusion CRM Application, in Product Development, developing CRM applications (Oracle Fusion CRM, PeopleSoft CRM, Vantive), in Consulting implementing CRM application, banking application.
Andy Savage, Paddle

Andy Savage

Before joining Paddle, Andy founded several technology companies – Calq (big data platform for in-app analytics) and Noisy Duck (a social gaming company). Earlier he was Technical Director at Mobedia. Since 2016 Andy leads the technology wing at Paddle, for instance, he drove a major team scaling, which was discussed in the Digital Hunters podcast. Deloitte Fast 50 named Paddle the fastest growing software company in the UK as it has tripled revenue every year since its launch in 2012.
Anu Pareek, Finovera Inc. Anu is the Principal Engineer at Finovera Inc. since 2011. Finovera offers a Digital Bill Aggregation and Payment Platform for Banks and Credit Unions. Before that appointment, he served as Senior Software Engineer at Fiserv and Principal Engineer at several companies such as AdviceAmerica, Lutris, Progress Software, etc.
Ashutosh Chitnis, FastSpring

Ashutosh Chitnis

Ashutosh has a leadership experience managing agile product development teams with a strong focus on business outcomes and deliverables, product development and management expertise in business applications and back-office systems (eCommerce, CPQ (Configure-Quote-Price), Order To Cash (OTC), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), multi-channel sales) for SaaS products, PCI compliance, CRM eco-systems, and product provisioning & delivery. His hands-on experience with highly scalable snd available web applications using Service Oriented Architecture principles makes him a successful technology leader.
Brian Kilinc, 2Checkout


Brian has over 25 years of experience in delivering enterprise-level, highly complex, multi-dimensional applications. Brian is results-oriented when it comes to leadership style with extensive experience in diverse, worldwide teams, as well as passionate for Financial Services, Payments, Manufacturing, and Global Supply Chain Management.
Chris Alaimo, PaySimple

Chris Alaimo

Chris is an engineering manager with 20 years of experience in SaaS, payments, telecommunications, and data storage at both established companies and startups. He’s experienced in the full lifecycle of the software development process, including up-front requirements analysis, risk mitigation, early proof-of-concept, multi-pass prototype, implementation, testing, and maintenance.
Christian Rasmussen, Roger

Christian Rasmussen

Christian is an extremely experienced technologist in the collaboration and fintech spaces. Being the co-founder and CTO of Roger, Christian co-founded many other companies like Allinge Badehotel, Assembledge, CanvasDropr, as well as invested in such companies as Electric Monkey Ventures, Artboost, AsseblyAI, Be My Eyes, Wally and Whiz. After Assembledge Inc. was acquired by Cisco, he was Head Of User Experience there for 3,5 years.
Christian S., cleverbridge

Christian S.

Christian’s current position VP of IT at cleverbridge AG, a global eCommerce, and subscription billing solutions provider, where he defines and leads the technology strategy and infrastructure alteration.
David Singleton, Stripe

David Singleton

David Singleton joined Stripe from Google, where he was VP of Engineering, leading the Android Wear and Google Fit teams, which included product development and coordinating more than 15 different hardware partnerships. Over the course of his 11-year career at Google, David led teams that built some of the company’s most ambitious products, including its first apps with voice search; publisher products for Google Adsense; Google Offers; and Google Mobile Search Apps. He was also one of the first engineers at Google London and oversaw much of the growth of the London engineering office from inception to the large scale it has today. Prior to Google, David spent three years as a senior engineer at Symbian, the pioneering mobile phone operating system. At Symbian, he developed software for Nokia and Samsung smartphones and worked on both the Bluetooth stack and PC Connect software. David has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, skiing, and tinkering with neural networks. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two kids.
Dax Abraham, Ordway

Dax Abraham

As the CTO of Ordway, Dax is responsible for the entire technology landscape including Marketing, SaaS (Software as a Service) Application, and Support. In the past, he has worked with several Fortune 500 companies in defining, designing, and implementing their Digital Marketing strategy/platform, spanning Brand Management, Campaign Management, Social, Analytics, Multivariate testing, OLA, SEM, and SEO. He also has Architected/Developed many core/non-core solutions in the Telecom domain i.e. Wireless, Fixed Wireless as well as POTS and broadband. Dax’s specialties: Solutions Architect, Enterprise Architect, OSS, BSS, SDP, ODC (offshore development center), Architecture consultancy, Web Content Management HP Autonomy Interwoven, Adobe AEM, DMP, SalesForce.
Evan Goldschmidt, Even Responsible Finance

Evan Goldschmidt

As Evan describes himself, he “falls in love with problems, not solutions; plays for impact, not points; thrives on the startup rollercoaster. Since 2015, Evan makes progress possible by helping members save, steer clear of fees, and organize their financial lives at Even Responsible Finance.
Greg Burwell, Fusebill

Greg Burwell

Greg is a Chief Technology Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He’s a strong information technology professional skilled in Enterprise Software, Recurring Billing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Data Center, and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
Iuri Matsuura, Invoice2go

Iuri Matsuura

It’s been 6 years since Iuri took one of his best life decisions: forget about a comfort zone. As he writes about himself, moving to Europe allowed him to build state-of-the-art mobile applications with people from over 50 different nationalities and impact the lives of more than 5 million users. Lately, he’s shifted his focus towards an engineering management career which gave him the chance to build and scale high performing teams, develop and coach 15+ individuals, successfully achieve KPIs targets and learn a lot.
Jason Meltzer, Papaya

Jason Meltzer

Jason is a Co-founder & CTO of Papaya Payments since 2015. For over three years Jason participates at the LA CTO Forum, a vibrant, private, invite-only network of 250+ CTOs that meets once a month in Santa Monica. He has what to share with his colleagues as his work experiences and varied and substantial. He co-founded SnapPays Mobile, SightCine, worked as a Principal robotics scientist at iRobot, Senior Scientist at Blue River Technology, Vision and Robotics Scientists at Evolution Robotics, and also was involved in HRL Laboratories, UCLA, and Honda research institute projects.
Joe Gormley, Aria Systems

Joe Gormley

Joe is an experienced Information Technology Manager with a demonstrated history of leadership in the computer software industry. He’s an expert in QA, SAAS, AWS, delivery of software, and management of remote employees.
John Joseph, RecVue

John Anto Joseph

John is a software technology executive with a focus on Innovation, Strategy, and Execution, who has a successful track record of delivering innovative enterprise SaaS products and driving measurable customer success. He’s scaling and leading highly performant, diverse, agile teams in startup and enterprises and has hands-on expertise with passion and focus on emerging technology architecture, design, user experience, and DevOps.
Juergen Mueller, SAP SE

Juergen Mueller

Juergen is a CTO and executive board member with global responsibility for technology and innovation across SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software. He’s a curious executive leader with deep technological expertise and a strong passion to incubate next growth businesses.
Keith Palmer, ChargeOver

Keith Palmer

Keith is a cofounder of ChargeOver. Keith is co-founder of ChargeOver and the owner of ConsoliBYTE, a company that provides ready-to-go QuickBooks integrations for many popular web applications. His specialties: PHP, Python, Java, .NET, CSS, QuickBooks Integration, FreeBSD, Linux, Website Hosting.
Kelly (McDuffie) Seidl, BillGO

Kelly Seidl

Kelly Seidl is a co-founder and the chief technology officer of BillGO. Seidl founded the company along with Dan Holt and Scott Miller in 2015 intending to advance the payments ecosystem for consumers, businesses, and merchants. Since its inception, BillGO has become a premier provider of advanced payment systems designed to accelerate speed, efficiency, and security for today’s leading financial institutions, utilities, and healthcare providers nationwide.
Marcus Mechmann, Digital River

Profile photo of Marcus Mechmann

Marcus is an AWS certified cloud and systems architect with a background in leading international technology organizations. He’s used to designing and building full-stack solutions in public cloud environments, as well as he has wide experience to combine various applications and data stores into a business supporting ecosystem.
Matthew Woodard, SaaSOptics

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Matthew is an SVP of Software Architecture and Co-Founder at SaaSOptics for nearly 6 years already. Before that, he served as Chief Technologist at Variable Assignment, Inc. When he was a developer, he had a chance to work for Unica, Aflac, and Lockheed Martin.
Michael Klett, Chargify

Michael Klett

Michael is a Co-Founder and Technical Lead (now CTO) at Chargify. Before co-founding Chargify, he was Senior Web Applications Developer at Grasshopper (now LogMeIn), a company that is simplifying the way people connect and the world around them. Michael started his career in Alcatel and IBM. His specialties include Ruby on Rails, XHTML, CSS, Javascript.
Mike Hang, Accrualify

Mike Hang

Mike has over 15 years of experience in development, systems engineering, and operations. His prior roles include Software Architect and Software Lead Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Co-Founder/VP of Engineer of a startup CRM/PRM software company.
Neil Turner, GoCardless

Neil Turner

Neil is a CTO at GoCardless for 2 years already. Previously he served as Senior Director of Technology at CapitalOne and Senior Manager at Amazon UK. For over 7 years he worked at blinkbox Entertainment Ltd and reached Group Technology Director role there. He also was involved in projects at Microsoft TV ad Avanade. Specialties: Financial Services, Digital media, highly scalable system development, and deployment.
Paras Shah, OnPay

Paras Shah

Paras is a world-class technologist who excels at building products and leading technical organizations with over 20 years of experience advising companies on implementing technical strategies and leading architecture efforts. He specializes in determining and implementing business-specific engineering and architecture, focusing engineering efforts on clean, well-designed products, developing organization-specific workflows and processes, and mentoring developers, operations, and quality assurance teams.
Paul Tindall, Gotransverse

Paul Tindall

Paul is a results-oriented information technology leader offering extensive experience leading key growth initiatives within SaaS technology. Paul is known as an expert in delivering innovative, reliable, cost-saving solutions and strategies that merge technology and business requirements and drive growth in a dynamic environment. Dedicated, articulate, and passionate, Paul has a proven track record reflecting strong leadership experience and the ability to build consensus and recruit collaborative teams. He’s highly praised for creativity, problem-solving and communication skills, and successful delivery of work.
Ryan Wood, MoonClerk

Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood loves building software, mentoring developers, spending time in the mountains, and riding his motorcycle. He is the co-founder of MoonClerk, a company that offers a powerful, intuitive suite of tools to help businesses accept recurring payments online. He is also the co-founder of DeerLab, a company to help hunters and land managers gain more information from their trail camera photos to help in hunting and conservation.
Sai Raavi, Alacriti

Sai Raavi

Sai is a Vice President at Alacriti, a payment processing company. He works there for almost 15 years. In addition to that, he served as manager at Capital One, a diversified banking company focused primarily on consumer and commercial lending and deposit origination.
Scott Willette, PatientPay

Scott Willette

Scott is a technology executive leading fast-paced and innovative teams to solve customer pain points and drive high business growth. Before Patient Pay he served as Vice President of Technology in Digital Turbine (on-device media platform), VP of Engineering at MicroPact (commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions engineering), and other companies. He started his career as a programmer analyst in 1994.
Steve Ketchum, Vindicia

Steve Ketchum

Steve came to the VP of Engineering Operations role at Vindicia from quality assurance. Before that he worked for Fremont Harley Davidson, Inc., Forte Software, Adobe Systems, and others.
Steve Pirazzi, NetSuite

Steve Pirazzi

Steve is a passionate innovator that exists at the intersection of market potential, business opportunity, and technical solutions, Steve brings decades direct customer interaction, business operations, and technical experience to every interaction.
Sudheer (Sid) Grandhi, Zoho Corporation

Sudheer (Sid) Grandhi

Sudheer’s specialization is engineering leadership and management in the industry and academic institutions. What else he deals with involves leadership of cross-functional teams and projects; technology innovation, leadership, and strategy; business development strategy and support; standards development expertise and engineering; Value Proposition Development, RFI and RFP Processes. Sudheer holds the following awards: Lucent GROWS Award, Best Paper Award(Bell Labs Technical Journal), Corporate Grant Award (Nortel), InterDigital CTO Award, InterDigital Strategic Inventing Award.
Suzzi Albrycht Morrison, Nordis Technologies

Suzzi Albrycht Morrison

Suzzi is a CTO of Nordis Technologies, cloud-based customer communications management and payments solutions company for 5 years in a row. She is also a founder and president of S 3 A Inc., an IT consulting firm that provided corporate automation planning, project management, strategic and disaster-recovery planning, system and software design, software-implementation, operations, and process review.
Zain Allarakhia, Pipe

Zain Allarakhia

Zain is a co-founder and CTO at Pipe. Before this appointment, he founded Insavest and worked as a Software Engineer for many Fintech companies such as Plaid, Braintree, and other industry companies like Invitae (genetics) and Locu (maps). Zain came through Y Combinator and was a part-time NDO graduate student at Standford University.

The bottom line

So many different people who work for the same goal – to make subscription billing payment easier and improve the lives of their customers. All the technology leaders in this list have unique experiences and unique paths that led them to this industry. We hope that these achievements will help them to build a better and more automated technology future.