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Chuck Bernicker

Chuck Bernicker LinkedIn Profile

Chief Executive Officer
  • Over 30 years experience in financial services, financial technology and retail banking.
  • Served as Chief Financial Officer of CardConnect, which merged with FinTech Acquisition Corp., a former SPAC, in July 2016 and was subsequently acquired by First Data in 2017.
  • Most recently provided consulting services to private companies that were evaluating mergers with SPACs, as well as to SPAC sponsor teams.
  • Served as Executive Director of Heartland Payment Systems.
  • Held various leadership roles at Bank of America, Commerce Bancorp and eCount.
  • Former Member of the Card Operations Risk Executive Council for Visa.
Nick Dermatas

Nick Dermatas LinkedIn Profile

Chief Financial Officer
  • Most recently acted as VP, Finance at First Data.
  • Served as SVP, Finance at CardConnect, which merged with FinTech Acquisition Corp., a former SPAC, in July 2016 and was subsequently acquired by First Data in 2017.
  • Former Associate at Carousel Capital, a private equity investment firm.
  • Former Analyst at Edgeview Partners (now Piper Jaffray), an advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
Robert Metzger

Robert Metzger LinkedIn Profile

Director
  • Served as a director of WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE) until its acquisition by HealthEquity in August 2019 and of JetPay Corporation until its acquisition by NCR in December 2018.
  • Senior Advisor for MissionOG, a growth-equity firm in Philadelphia.
  • Former Partner at William Blair where he served as Head of the Technology and Financial Services Groups.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois Gies College of Business.
Douglas Pauls

Douglas Pauls

Director
  • Board member for BankUnited (NYSE: BKU), Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE: ESNT) and Global Atlantic Financial Group Ltd.
  • Most recently served as CFO of BankUnited from 2009 until his retirement in 2013.
  • Previously served as EVP, Finance for TD Bank.
  • Held several leadership positions with Commerce Bancorp, including CFO (2002-2008) and Chief Accounting Officer (1995-2002), prior to their acquisition by TD Bank.
Scott O’Callaghan

Scott O’Callaghan LinkedIn Profile

Director
  • Currently serves as the Managing Director of Onex Credit.
  • Previously served as a partner and managed business development for Rotation Capital Management and MidOcean Credit Partners.
  • Former Global Head of Leverage Finance Sales at Bank of America.
  • Held various positions at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Manufacturers Hanover Trust.
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