YapStone Bolsters Executive Management Team as Company Forecasts Significant Growth

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Due to its profound explosion in the Fintech world, the progressive payment processing company is becoming one of the largest talent magnets in the industry.

YapStone™, a full stack payments solution, today announced the expansion of its executive management team with the hiring of key leadership positions, including Debra Tenenbaum as Chief People Officer, Amir Sunderji as Chief Risk Officer, Saran Mandair as VP of Production Operations & Site Reliability and James Collom as VP of Engineering.

With over 50 percent revenue growth and new partnerships planned for 2016, the Fintech luminary is becoming a go-to destination for the industry’s top talent in both the San Francisco Bay area and Santa Monica offices, now boasting over 300 full-time payment experts. Having a strong expertise in powering payments for global marketplaces and specific vertical markets, including vacation rentals and apartment rentals, YapStone is building on the success of its partnership with HomeAway®, which was recently acquired by Expedia for $3.9 billion.

“We attribute YapStone’s success to the internal collaboration of our cross functional teams,” says Tom Villante, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of YapStone. “For the past several years, we have been intensely focused on building a world-class executive management team and I could not be more excited to welcome these seasoned and accomplished professionals to YapStone. Our full stack payment solutions are a reflection of the bright minds who work tirelessly for our partners and the new executive management team members are the next step in our mission to change how the world pays.”

YapStone further reports that it will hire approximately one-hundred new employees in 2016. The new members of the YapStone executive management team include:

Debra Tenenbaum, Chief People Officer
Debra Tenenbaum is responsible for leading the human resources and internal communications functions at YapStone, focusing on the enablement and engagement of YapStone employees. Debra, previously Chief Training Officer at Epicor, is a 20-year veteran of a number of high-growth technology companies, including SGI, Netscape, and Loudcloud/Opsware.

Amir Sunderji, Chief Risk Officer
Amir Sunderji will lead YapStone’s world-class risk capabilities and continue to innovate on the risk management process in congruence with the company’s strategic and financial objectives. For the past four years, Amir served as Chief Risk Officer at Fiserv’s Digital Banking Group, a leading financial technology firm.

Saran Mandair, VP of Production Operations & Site Reliability
Saran Mandair is responsible for leading the Production Operations and Site Reliability function at YapStone, focusing on the global technical operations platform. With 16 years of experience, Saran has been a senior leader in massive scale infrastructure engineering/cloud and technical operations with a number of high-growth technology companies, including Salesforce, Paypal, Ebay and Sun Microsystems.

James Collom, VP of Engineering
Focused on growth initiatives and feature development, James Collom will be responsible for the YapStone technology platform, including Risk and Fraud, Core Payments and User Services. Prior to YapStone, James was the Senior Director for Site Engineering at PayPal where he was responsible for architecting and integrating all software and services.

For more information, please visit http://www.YapStone.com.

About YapStone
YapStone is a global provider of full-stack payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets. YapStone powers online and mobile payments for HomeAway®, VRBO®, and thousands of apartment and vacation rental companies, homeowners’ associations, self-storage companies, hospitality establishments and non-profits. YapStone processes over $17B in payment volume annually and has been recognized for its growth, ranking on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for eight consecutive years and named to the Forbes’ List of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2015. YapStone has raised over $110 million from investors including Accel Partners, Meritech Capital and Bregal Sagemount. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, YapStone has additional offices in Santa Monica, California and Ireland.

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