(PRWEB) July 09, 2013
Punchey Inc., the company that makes it easy and cost-effective for small businesses to accept larger transactions via mobile or desktop, today announces its hiring of Michael Sattler as VP of Engineering, and of Rick Graham as Director of Demand Generation. The news comes on the heels of Punchey’s launch out of beta in June.
“Punchey’s mission is to advance the trade between local businesses and their customers by giving merchants the tools to simplify payments and cultivate lasting customer relationships. Michael and Rick have strong track records of driving growth at their previous companies, and will play key roles in helping Punchey develop innovative products and bring this new opportunity to small businesses,” said CEO Nathaniel Stevens.
Michael Sattler has dedicated his career to providing technical solutions to small businesses, building and managing real-time credit card processing systems for millions of customers. He comes to Punchey with seventeen years’ experience in engineering, product management and operations, having founded six technology companies including WebOnTap, Inc. (acquired by Endurance International). The combined entity grew to more than 1.5 million customers and became the world’s largest small-business hosting provider.
“Punchey’s combination of transaction data and next-generation mobile and web-based product solutions makes the platform unprecedented and powerful,” said Michael Sattler. “I can't wait to help them build on what they have accomplished and take it to the next level.”
Rick Graham has a track record of expanding and optimizing sales and marketing operations at software startups including AppAssure (acquired by Dell in 2012), where he played a key role in the company's 3,450% growth over the three years prior to the acquisition, and Acronis, which grew from $20MM to $120MM in annual revenues during his tenure.
“The current credit card processing model for small businesses is antiquated, expensive and ripe for disruption,” said Rick Graham. “Punchey’s platform will transform how small businesses manage their payments and customer relationships, and I look forward to evangelizing this message to the millions of businesses that will benefit.”
About Punchey Inc.
Punchey helps small businesses grow by making it easy and cost-effective to accept payments via mobile or desktop. Based in Boston, Punchey was founded by Nathaniel Stevens, who previously founded the local online advertising platform Yodle.com. For more information, please visit http://www.punchey.com.