JetPay® Corporation ("JetPay" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: "JTPY") is pleased to announce the hiring of Pierre (Pete) J. DuPré as Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. DuPré will be leading the Company's efforts to expand our product offering and as well as add new functionalities to our current products and services.
Mr. DuPré brings to JetPay a 30 year career in IT, software engineering and product development. Pete’s most recent positions were with Amazon Web Services, Inc. where he served as a Technology Transformation Advisor, and Vantiv, Inc., a debit and credit card processor, where Pete was responsible for re-engineering their product development methodology. Prior to these assignments, Pete spent 12 years with Micro Focus International, a multinational software and information technology corporation, as Chief Solutions Architect, and Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He also held progressively senior roles with Eastman Kodak. Pete attended the graduate program at the University of Rochester and has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the State University of NY, Buffalo. Pete is the author of numerous papers in his field of expertise, including articles on designing for technology-based businesses. Pete has been a keynote speaker at various industry events for over a decade, and received multiple awards for outstanding service at his previous companies.
Bipin C. Shah, Chairman and CEO of JetPay Corporation, comments on Mr. DuPré’s arrival: “We are excited to add Pete and his experience and vision to our strong technology team. JetPay Payroll is at a key crossroads in its technology with the changes that the Affordable Care Act and other legislation require. We are certain Pete will be able to lead us on the appropriate path. We also expect Pete to add his expertise to our credit and debit card processing operation, one of the industry’s most innovative payment processing operations in the payments business.”
Nick Antich, President and CEO of JetPay Payroll Services added: “We look forward to having Pete lead our efforts in developing andons in the payments business.”
Nick Antich, President and CEO of JetPay Payroll Services added: “We look forward to having Pete lead our efforts in developing and launching our next generation payroll platform and in advising us on other new product development and sales. Pete’s initial focus will be on product and technology leadership, including optimizing our current platform for scale and providing the technical foundation for our cloud based platform for the future. These efforts will bring even more convenience, cost savings and value to our clients while adding efficiencies to our entire range of payroll, human resource management, and benefits management services. Pete is a world class computer software engineer and architect. With his leadership, we expect not only to offer a more comprehensive package of payroll related services, but also enhance the integration with all of the other products under the JetPay umbrella, including our credit and debit card payment processing and our prepaid MAC cards. I am certain this will give us a definitive edge over any other payroll service providers while keeping our hallmark belief– providing the best customer service anywhere.”
Mr. DuPré added: “I am excited to take on this challenge which brings to bear all of my experiences over the last 30 years. I have the opportunity at JetPay to build a fresh architecture that offers all of the backroom and front room services that businesses need to operate smoothly and more efficiently. I will be using some of the newest technologies that are just coming to market to make the JetPay platform engineered for the way business will be conducted tomorrow as well as today.”