Team

Laura Wagner

Laura Wagner, CEO, Founder

Laura is a high energy strategic visionary known for profitable niche solutions in the payments space. She is a serial entrepreneur passionate about the personal development of her team and the delivery of massive value to her customers and investors.

David Jaques

David Jaques, Chairman of the Board, Co­Founder

As the first CFO of PayPal, treasurer at Silicon Valley Bank and Director at Blue Run Ventures, David is recognized by the global fintech community as a pioneer in payments.

Stacey Moore

Stacey Moore, Founding Partner

Stacey Moore is a polymath who has won awards as a technologist, designer, business leader, and artist. Grounded in deep multi-disciplinary expertise, Moore builds innovative technologies and brands by simultaneously working from the perspectives of CTO, CMO, creative director, and entrepreneur. She has helped both start-ups and market leaders generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and value.

Ben Way

Ben Way, CGH, Co­Founder

Ben Way is a world renowned startup technologist, inventor, and serial entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He has advised some of the world’s leading institutions, including the White House, to ensure they stay ahead of the future technology curve. He is a best-selling author, recipient of the millennium entrepreneur of the year award and was recently named one of the top 50 UK Influencers of 2016.

Leo Patching, COO, Co­Founder

Leo is an active investor and game changing C-Level exec to start-up technology ventures.

Kai Blache

Kai Blache, VP of Finance & Investor Relations, CoFounder

Kai is a seasoned New York City investment banker and VC who takes an active role as VP of Finance for Digitzs. Kai has consulted for a number of start-ups for the past five years and previously served as a VP and Relationship Manager at JPMorgan, BNP Paribas, and DNB Bank, all in NYC.

Libah Grossman

Libah Grossman ­ Client Elation Manager

Libah has solid success and experience selling innovative B2B software and services. Enthusiastic and client-­focused, she’s here to ensure that each and every customer is elated with Digitzs.

Kenneth F. Douglas

Kenneth F. Douglas – EVP

Kenny brings 30+ years of payments technology, integration and FinTech to the Digitzs team. His initial responsibility is to leverage his strong VC and FinTech industry network to open doors for funding and to build a strong pipeline of platform partners.

Bekah Rife  Zen Facilitator

Rebekah comes from a sports background competing at a Division 1 level in water sports through college. She brings this determined nature through her professional experience as an event producer, personal chef, and now as a member at Digitzs Inc.


Advisors

Linda Perry, Strategic Advisor, Co­Founder

After 17 years at Visa, Linda now serves as a senior advisor to select payment firms. She served on the ETA’s board for 13 years was named the most influential woman in payments by PaymentSource.com for three conscutive years (2013, 2014 & 2015).

Edward Katzin, Strategic Advisor, Co­Founder

Prior to taking on his current role as worldwide head of retail payments at Apple, Edward was CIO at Revolution Money (sold to American Express) and head of global product, strategy and innovation at Visa where he filed 38 patents.

Kevin Harrington, Strategic Advisor, Co­Founder

Kevin is Chairman of As Seen On TV. He is an original ABC Shark Tank investor and widely known as the principal architect of the infomercial industry.

Mark C Thompson, Strategic Advisor, Co­Founder

Mark is a best selling author, keynote speaker and has served as the personal coach to Richard Branson, Charles Schwab and Steve Jobs.

Judy Robinett, Advisor

Judy Robinett is the author of How to Be a Power Connector: She has been on the advisory boards of Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California; Pereg Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York; Springboard Enterprises based in Washington, DC; and past managing director of Golden Seeds.

Derick Manlapeg, Product Design, Co­Founder

Derick is an active and passionate UI designer in the Los Angeles tech startup scene and has extensive experience leading inhouse and outsourced product design teams worldwide.

Kendall Almerico, Strategic Advisor, Co­Founder

Forbes recently named Kendall “One of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act lawyers in the country.” He has been interviewed as a crowdfunding expert in, among others, USA Today, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Forbes, the Washington Post, Fox Business News and the New York Daily News.