Staymates will lead product vision and work toward positioning Fattmerchant’s multi-channel payment platform, Omni, as the technology of choice for small businesses
Fattmerchant, an integrated payment technology provider that revolutionizes the payment processing experience for business owners, announces the appointment of Chris Staymates as chief innovation officer (CIO). In this position, Staymates is tasked with advancing Fattmerchant’s product vision and helping the company achieve its goal of positioning its fully integrated, multi-channel payment platform, Omni, as the premier financial solution for small businesses.
“Chris brings a deep understanding of technology innovation as well as a strong executive background to an already successful leadership team here at Fattmerchant,” said Suneera Madhani, CEO and founder of Fattmerchant. “You need an innovative technology roadmap to become the go-to payment solution for businesses. Chris will be instrumental in our future planning efforts for payments and the overall financial health of each business we serve.”
Staymates joins Fattmerchant after a decade of executive leadership experience in the Orlando technology space. He started his career as a lead software engineer at EA Sports and later co-founded Splyt, an analytics software company that raised venture capital and was one of the first Orlando-based technology companies to exit the market successfully.
Most recently, Staymates served as chief technology officer at IZEA, where he built a digital marketplace for influencer and content marketing and launched the company’s software as a service offering. In that role, he was in charge of driving customer success by leading all aspects of software ideation, delivery and operations.
“I’ve followed Fattmerchant’s progress and have been consistently impressed by how drastically the fintech company has impacted the payments industry in such a short amount of time,” said Staymates. “I look forward to helping drive continued innovation within the payment technology space, further differentiating Fattmerchant in this market, and showcasing our ability to grow the business while effectively launching distinctive new ideas.”