Our management team was carefully crafted to bring significant payments know how with free thinking minds that create new solutions by keeping our customers and their needs first. Our team’s track record of success is unparalleled.
Duayne Haskett has been a driving force in merchant acquiring since leaving the issuing side of the business in 2001. After working large financial institutions such as Washington Mutual and Wells Fargo early in his career, Duayne entered the Merchant Acquiring arena. Duayne served as a leader in Credit Underwriting and Operations for Sage Payments (formerly Verus Card Services) through September 2005.
Mr. Haskett departed to become a founding member of the management team at Priority Payment Systems (Priority). He then proceeded to manage and develop one of the merchant processing industries premier ISO/Agent and VAR/SAS channels for 11 years. Upon his departure from Priority, Duayne determined to bring back a customer centric infrastructure to the new era of payment technology.
Stephen Palazzo has been a critical management team member for many payment industry providers over the past 30 years. Mr. Palazzo has built industry leading operational infrastructure in roles at some of the worlds largest acquirers. In addition to his operations expertise and experience, Stephen has also been tasked with leading important growth and technology orientated programs within First Data, Chase Bank, Global Payments, Elavon, WorldPay, and most recently Sage Payments.
As the leader of Sales within the ISO and Agent channel of Sage he pushed forth several integrated technology initiatives into the channel. He has received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from The University of the State of New York. As a founder of Defyne Payments, Steve is looking to bring a new and fresh take on the operational environment to lead change and revolution within the electronics payments space.
Bryan Hinkle has developed several back-office management and web based platforms since 2002. Bryan’s college consisted of GCSU MIS degree and Auburn University LA/CS. Bryan has spent time as part of a production development team servicing multiple aspects of Total Systems (TSYS), including issuing card production and share-point dashboard systems for management reporting.
Mr. Hinkle then joined Scientific Games in Alpharetta Georgia as their Senior Programming Analyst and Web Services Product Manager. For 11 years Bryan and his team designed and programmed the accounting and customized ERP and CRM systems that manage all state lottery tickets being produced. Bryan has spent time internationally implementing his systems providing global leadership in ticketing software. As a Founder of Defyne Payments, Bryan is determined to build payments software that is unparalleled in the market today to lead the new electronic payments eco-system.