Renn will drive strategy and execution of Paya’s accretive M&A efforts
Paya, a leading integrated payments and commerce solution provider, announced that Dustin Renn has joined as its Head of Corporate Development/M&A. In this role, Renn will be responsible for leading Paya’s strategic acquisition efforts, which complement the company’s organic growth strategy and further build on the success of its recent acquisitions. Renn brings 20 years of leadership experience from fintech and investment firms, including Global Payments, Cardlytics, Equifax, and Goldman, Sachs, & Co.
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“Dustin has a wealth of experience establishing and leading accretive M&A strategies and execution, in addition to deep knowledge of integrated payments and software,” said Jeff Hack, Paya’s Chief Executive Officer. “Dustin’s ability to target additive technologies – as well as businesses where Paya’s differentiated capabilities can accelerate the growth of acquired companies – will serve as a tremendous asset to us. With his leadership, we will continue to execute on our acquisition strategy and demonstrate the benefits and long-term value of integrated payments to our partners and customers.”
Prior to joining Paya, Renn served as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Cardlytics, where he established the discipline and built a pipeline of strategic partnerships and acquisition targets. Previously, his roles included Principal at Greater Sum Ventures and Vice President of Corporate Development at both Equifax and Global Payments, where he led sourcing and deal execution.
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Renn’s early career includes investment banking, product and strategy roles with Goldman Sachs & Co, Capital One, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
“I am really excited to join Paya as we continue to enhance our platform and expand into new markets through disciplined M&A execution and integration,” Renn said. “Paya’s unique market position and modern technology platform, Paya Connect, create an incredible opportunity to enhance our scale, add product capabilities, and expand into new verticals through inorganic growth.”
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