YapStone Announces Key Operations Exec Hires with Extensive Payment Industry Experience

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Leading online and mobile payments company appoints Colleen Lindow as VP of Payment Operations and Christopher McLaughlin-Brooks as VP of Technical Operations.

YapStone, a leading global provider of web and mobile payment solutions, has appointed Colleen Lindow as Vice President, Payment Operations and Christopher McLaughlin-Brooks as Vice President, Technical Operations. The two key executive appointments highlight YapStone’s rapid growth in the online and mobile payment space with new operations positions.

“We’ve experienced tremendous growth in the last several years and we’ve been focused on putting in place the right senior team to help scale our business and technical operations,” said Matt Golis, CEO and Co-Founder, YapStone. “With experience at companies like Square, PayPal, Yahoo and Visa, both Colleen and Christopher are payment industry veterans and are the right people to scale our infrastructure. I’m pleased to welcome them both to the YapStone team.”

In her new role as VP of Payment Operations, Lindow is responsible for YapStone’s processor, payment network and strategic client relationships. With more than 20 years of experience in ecommerce and risk management, focusing primarily on international payments, she has held leadership positions at Square, PayPal, Billpoint and eBay in product management, sales, and operations. She has also held key roles with a focus on B2B payments, including as a founding team member and VP of Payment Operations at Bill.com, as well as VP of Purchasing Card at Visa. Lindow started her payments career at Bank of NY Mellon, where she held a variety of roles in merchant card acquiring and cash management.

McLaughlin-Brooks is responsible for leading the company’s global Technology Operations and Corporate IT functions as VP of Technical Operations. He is a 20-year veteran of the technology and retail services sectors and brings a strong track record of success to YapStone including corporate acquisitions and integrations, multiple data center build outs and implementations of cloud based ERP/CRM solutions. Prior to joining YapStone, he was the CIO at Parallels, a leading global cloud computing firm. Prior to Parallels, McLaughlin-Brooks served as Sr. Director of IT for Yahoo and SAP/Business Objects.

About YapStone

YapStone powers a web-based and mobile payments platform that is changing the way the world pays for everyday expenses ranging from apartment rents to online marketplaces. YapStone processes over $8B annually in the U.S. and internationally. Its payment products possess the flexibility to serve industry-specific payments, reporting and software integration demands of the vertical markets it serves. Today, YapStone payment products include rentpayment.com (multi-family), vacationrentpayment.com (vacation rentals), holidayrentpayment.com (vacation rentals -Europe), parishpay.com (non-profit), duespayment.com (HOA assessments) and storagerentpayment.com (self storage).

In addition to powering its own payment products, YapStone's platform is increasingly being used by 3rd parties looking for a turnkey transaction solution in specific markets. With a $50 million minority investment by Accel Partners and Meritech Capital Partners, YapStone is expanding its platform into new vertical and geographic markets. YapStone was recently recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies for the 6th year in a row and was also named to Forbes’ List of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies. Founded in 1999, YapStone maintains San Francisco Bay offices, as well as offices in Santa Monica, CA and Dublin, Ireland.

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