Management Team

As PayLease’s Chief Executive Officer, Dave Dutch leads day-to-day operations and formulates strategies for company growth and development.  Dave has a track record of growing tech companies to success by implementing growth strategies and building cohesive and motivated teams.  Before joining PayLease, Dave was the Executive Vice President at CDS Global, a Hearst company that manages customer transactions and payment processing for global...

As PayLease’s Chief Executive Officer, Dave Dutch leads day-to-day operations and formulates strategies for company growth and development.  Dave has a track record of growing tech companies to success by implementing growth strategies and building cohesive and motivated teams.  Before joining PayLease, Dave was the Executive Vice President at CDS Global, a Hearst company that manages customer transactions and payment processing for global brands including the American Red Cross, Vogue Magazine and Christie’s International.  Prior to CDS Global, Dave held executive leadership roles at software and telecommunications companies including Reynolds & Reynolds, Networkcar, Level 3 and Vignette.

Before the start of his business career, Dave was a Special Operations Officer in the United States Navy. Dave holds a B.S. in Ocean Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from the Broad School at Michigan State University.

As a diehard Michigan State Spartans fan, Dave can always be seen sporting green and white around the PayLease office before a game day. In his free time, Dave can be found in the company of family and friends, enjoying some wine, or a good workout at the gym.

 

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Co-founder, VP of Revenue

Ty Kalklosch heads sales and business development efforts at PayLease.  In addition to forming business partnerships, Ty manages the sales team at PayLease. As one of the co-founders of PayLease, Ty played an integral role in forming strategic partnerships for the company. Before forming PayLease in 2003 with Yann Phung, Ty worked as a Sales Representative at ADP and at Wolters Kluwers. He is San Diego State University alum and holds a degree...

Ty Kalklosch heads sales and business development efforts at PayLease.  In addition to forming business partnerships, Ty manages the sales team at PayLease. As one of the co-founders of PayLease, Ty played an integral role in forming strategic partnerships for the company. Before forming PayLease in 2003 with Yann Phung, Ty worked as a Sales Representative at ADP and at Wolters Kluwers. He is San Diego State University alum and holds a degree in Finance.

When he’s not forming partnerships, Ty can often be found battling co-workers at the PayLease Ping-Pong table. Outside of the office, Ty enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, as well as cheering on the San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Lakers.

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Co-founder, VP of Operations

Yann Phung leads day-to-day operations at PayLease. He also oversees all client operations to ensure a seamless customer experience. Yann’s commitment to providing superior customer support has produced a loyal client base at PayLease. He also holds the distinction of being one of PayLease’s co-founders.

Before his days at PayLease, Yann worked at ADP Payroll Services alongside PayLease’s other co-founder, Ty Kalklosch.  Yann holds a...

Yann Phung leads day-to-day operations at PayLease. He also oversees all client operations to ensure a seamless customer experience. Yann’s commitment to providing superior customer support has produced a loyal client base at PayLease. He also holds the distinction of being one of PayLease’s co-founders.

Before his days at PayLease, Yann worked at ADP Payroll Services alongside PayLease’s other co-founder, Ty Kalklosch.  Yann holds a degree in Marketing Information Systems from James Madison University.

Like Ty, Yann is also one of PayLease’s Ping-Pong extraordinaires. In fact, Yann is the reigning office champ (though Ty says not for long). His Ping-Pong skills are almost as impressive as his dance moves, which have been known to steal the show during company parties. Outside of his work life, Yann loves to travel and spend time with his family.

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Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Jim Kelly directs the overall financial management of the Company.  Jim’s financial expertise and knack for building strong accounting policies and procedures has put PayLease on track for a cycle of continuous growth.

Prior to working at PayLease, Jim served as the CFO for Jenny Craig, one of the world's leading weight management companies. Jim also worked as an audit manager for KPMG LLP, a “Big 4”...

As Chief Financial Officer, Jim Kelly directs the overall financial management of the Company.  Jim’s financial expertise and knack for building strong accounting policies and procedures has put PayLease on track for a cycle of continuous growth.

Prior to working at PayLease, Jim served as the CFO for Jenny Craig, one of the world's leading weight management companies. Jim also worked as an audit manager for KPMG LLP, a “Big 4” accounting firm, serving a wide variety of clients. He holds an Accounting degree from the University of San Diego and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Jim was born and raised in NY, but moved to California with his family during high school. When he’s not crunching numbers, Jim enjoys spending time with his three children, running half marathons or skiing.
 

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Chief Compliance Officer

In his role as Chief Compliance Officer, Pete Ziverts oversees PayLease’s initiatives to comply with the various legal and payment network requirements that affect the company’s business activities. With an extensive background in anti-money laundering compliance and regulatory issues management within the payments industry, Pete implements policies and procedures that ensure PayLease fully meets its compliance obligations.

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In his role as Chief Compliance Officer, Pete Ziverts oversees PayLease’s initiatives to comply with the various legal and payment network requirements that affect the company’s business activities. With an extensive background in anti-money laundering compliance and regulatory issues management within the payments industry, Pete implements policies and procedures that ensure PayLease fully meets its compliance obligations.

Before joining PayLease, Pete spent two decades working in Compliance, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications with First Data Corporation and Western Union. Pete is considered an expert in regulation and compliance industry.

Pete lives in Colorado and spends his spare time skiing and road biking in the Rockies. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Pete holds a Journalism degree from Loyola University of Chicago.

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Vice President of Marketing and Product Management

As Vice President of Product Management & Marketing, Ben Truehart spearheads product development and marketing initiatives at PayLease. Ben provides strategic direction for corporate, field and product marketing efforts while working with the development team to execute the product roadmap. Ben holds a degree in Advertising Management and Marketing from Drake University along with a MBA from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining...

As Vice President of Product Management & Marketing, Ben Truehart spearheads product development and marketing initiatives at PayLease. Ben provides strategic direction for corporate, field and product marketing efforts while working with the development team to execute the product roadmap. Ben holds a degree in Advertising Management and Marketing from Drake University along with a MBA from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining PayLease, Ben worked for CDS Global where he was a Product & Marketing Manager.

Ben is a major trivia buff and regularly uses his endless supply of fun facts to stump the PayLease staff. He’s also been known to construct a variety of balloon animals during long staff meetings. He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, kayaking and camping, particularly when visiting his home state of Minnesota.

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Vice President, Engineering

In his role as Vice President of Engineering, Wade Williams is responsible for providing the vision and strategic leadership of technology initiatives at PayLease. This includes developing software solutions, managing IT and product infrastructure, and maintaining service levels for the PayLease payment solution.

Before coming on board with PayLease, Wade was the Vice President of Software Engineering at Networkfleet, Inc. He also...

In his role as Vice President of Engineering, Wade Williams is responsible for providing the vision and strategic leadership of technology initiatives at PayLease. This includes developing software solutions, managing IT and product infrastructure, and maintaining service levels for the PayLease payment solution.

Before coming on board with PayLease, Wade was the Vice President of Software Engineering at Networkfleet, Inc. He also served as Senior Software Engineer for the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO), and various technical capacities at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He attended Point Loma Nazarene University in Point Loma, California, where he earned a Computer Science/Mathematics degree. Wade is a co-inventor on three US Patents for Internet-based Vehicle Diagnostic Systems and has served on the Web Services Advisory Board of the University of California, San Diego Extension Program.

PayLeasers know when Wade is around from the sight of his vintage baby blue VW Bug in the parking lot. When he isn’t leading the development of the latest technical advancements for PayLease, Wade likes to spend time outdoors, ideally skiing, scuba diving or hunting.

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Vice President of Sales

Nate Taylor leads the sales strategy and partner relations at PayLease. He oversees a team of sales executives, sales associates and the client support of PayLeases’ numerous partners. Nate holds a degree from the University of South Alabama, where he also played for the school’s baseball team. He also holds the distinction of being the third employee hired at PayLease. Before joining PayLease, Nate worked as a sales manager for First...

Nate Taylor leads the sales strategy and partner relations at PayLease. He oversees a team of sales executives, sales associates and the client support of PayLeases’ numerous partners. Nate holds a degree from the University of South Alabama, where he also played for the school’s baseball team. He also holds the distinction of being the third employee hired at PayLease. Before joining PayLease, Nate worked as a sales manager for First Financial Services and that experience has provided him with expertise in client relationships and sales procedures. Nate is a loyal Oakland A’s fan and you can often spot Nate wearing his teams’ jersey around the office. In his spare time Nate enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, traveling and attending music concerts.

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Director of Strategy and Corporate Developement

Sheldon Lewis serves as the Director of Strategy and Corporate Development for PayLease where he identifies and executes strategic initiatives to further establish PayLease as the leading payment processor. In addition, Sheldon establishes and maintains relationships with various business partners.

Prior to PayLease, Sheldon worked at Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, where he was responsible for delivering...

Sheldon Lewis serves as the Director of Strategy and Corporate Development for PayLease where he identifies and executes strategic initiatives to further establish PayLease as the leading payment processor. In addition, Sheldon establishes and maintains relationships with various business partners.

Prior to PayLease, Sheldon worked at Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, where he was responsible for delivering and executing new investments, as well as working with portfolio companies. While at Mainsail, Sheldon sourced Mainsail’s investments in PayLease, Steelwedge and The Bar Method. Sheldon also worked as an Analyst in the Technology Group at Piper Jaffray, where he specialized in equity financings, restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Sheldon is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master of Science in Accounting.

When he is not in the office, you can find him outdoors running, surfing, golfing, cycling, or skiing.

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