Clearent Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Share Article

Chris Carman joins Clearent as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

News Image
His skills and expertise will help us identify and act on new growth opportunities.

Today Clearent, one of the nation’s fastest growing merchant processing companies, announced that Chris Carman has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer.

Chris’s early stage technology company experience, combined with his extensive commercial and investment banking experience, makes him an ideal fit for a rapidly-growing financial technology company like Clearent. As SVP of Business Development at Exegy, a venture capital-backed provider of high performance computing solutions for securities traders, Chris led a variety of initiatives including capital raising, financial budgeting, partnership development and supply chain management.

Prior to Exegy, Chris was a Managing Director in the technology investment banking group at A.G. Edwards, where he completed more than 50 transactions including IPOs, private placements, and M&A engagements. Most recently Chris served as a Regional Manager of Private Wealth for The PrivateBank where he built and led a team that delivered private banking and investment management services to business owners and families by working closely with the bank’s commercial banking team.

Clearent is excited about the skill set that Chris brings to the company, especially in steering early stage technology companies through rapid growth. In addition to managing the finance and accounting team, Chris’s leadership in business strategy, corporate development, and growth company financing will be helpful as Clearent continues to grow its payment processing business at a rapid pace.

Chris holds a BSBA in finance and a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and an MBA from Washington University.

“I’m thrilled about the wealth of experience that Chris is bringing to our team,” said Dan Geraty, CEO of Clearent. “His skills and expertise will help us identify and act on new growth opportunities.”

About Clearent
Clearent is a credit card processing company that was built to be different. We combine leading edge technology with a passion for service to help our customers maximize the value of their merchant services program. Clearent provides sales agents, financial institutions, and merchants with benefits not available from other providers, such as next day funding with a late cut-off time and unrivaled graphical, web-based reporting, and now processes $5 billion in annual card volume. To learn more, visit or call 866.205.4721.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Shannon Kohler
Email >
Visit website