Paya Adds Another Heavy Hitter to Executive Team

Industry Leader Mike Vaughn Joins Company as Chief Operating Officer

RESTON, VA – March 8, 2018 — Paya (pie-ya) leading provider of integrated payment processing and business solutions in North America, today announces the strategic addition of Mike Vaughn to its executive leadership team as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Vaughn is a veteran of the payments industry and has almost twenty years of experience in a wide range of industry disciplines, including account activations, customer service, and risk management. Vaughn’s primary focus is the day-to-day execution of Paya’s corporate strategy to ensure nimble business operations, with a keen focus on critical acquisitions. He also focuses on ensuring amazing experiences for Paya’s customers to drive the company’s mission as a financial technology leader.

Vaughn was previously the vice president of operations for Total Merchant Services, where he supported over 100,000 merchants processing approximately $12 billion annually. He also has held key leadership positions with two payments industry start-ups and led the activation group within the payments division at Intuit.

“We could not be more thrilled to have Mike on our team,” says Joe Kaplan, CEO of Paya. “He is a creative and strategic business leader who is passionate about creating powerful and easy customer experiences while energizing employees to achieve fantastic results for the business.”.

About Paya

Paya, Inc., provides payment technologies and solutions to businesses of all sizes. Paya’s highly adaptive platform enables businesses to get paid, make payments, and manage their money—simply and securely. With Paya’s solutions, businesses can operate any way and anywhere their customers exist—on site, online, or on the go. Paya’s comprehensive suite of solutions and services delivers easy-to-use payments technology for every stage of a business’s growth. For more than twenty years, Paya has combined its substantial data capabilities with real-time reporting, providing unmatched visibility to cash flow and transaction data for its customers. Paya’s seamless connection to business applications offers valuable business insights that enable customers to run their businesses smarter, so they can run them better. Paya is a GTCR private equity company headquartered in Reston, VA, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Fort Walton Beach, FL. For more information on Paya, visit