Payscape Prez Jeremy Wing was on BusinessRadioX recently to talk about who we are, where we're headed, and how we plan to get there. He was joined in the studio by fellow Atlanta technology leaders Tricia Whitlock of Hypepotamus, Erica Baity with TechieChic and Jeff Newlin, VP & General Manager at OutSystems.
Each week Business RadioX interviews executives, providers, and thought leaders in the Atlanta technology community — exploring trends, sharing best practices, and reporting exciting new developments on the technology scene. In keeping with that, Jeremy gave a brief history lesson on how payment processing companies came to be, and revealed the surprising statistic that 80 percent of the world's transactions flow through Georgia. That's a lot of digital moolah.
You can listen to the whole interview, which includes some backstory on Jeremy's time at MTV, on the Atlanta Technology Leaders section of the Business RadioX website. And here's a brief rundown on the life and times of our man, Mr. Wing, and the rest of the tech leaders who joined him on air:
Jeremy Wing is the founder of president of Payscape Advisors, which has grown from a local startup to a diversified FinTech company with $45 million in projected revenue and more than 225 employees. The company has been an Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter for three straight years and has secured positions on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies in the country.
Jeremy is a graduate of Dunwoody High School and the University of Alabama. During college, he began his entrepreneurial activities by founding CampusCard, a discount card marketed toward college students. Jeremy’s post-education professional experience began with a successful six year career at MTV where, as the Director of Business Development for the Southeast, he was the youngest director in the company’s history. It was during this time that Jeremy also founded the Peachtree Social Club, which still draws countless scores of Atlantans to social gatherings each year.
Tricia Whitlock is with Hypepotamus, a publication that shares interesting and innovative people and ideas. Based in Atlanta, Hypepotamus is a voice of record for the innovation ecosystem. Spanning the technology and creative workplace, Hypepotamus focuses on surfacing promising talent, entrepreneurs and the innovative companies that shape the future and participate in building community. Whether it’s storytelling, highlighting a community event or surfacing a job, creating connectivity and awareness is central to the Hypepotamus mission. We invite all to participate.
Erica is the founder of TechieChic, a company geared towards educating, training and staffing women in technology. Its vision is to reach gender parity in coding fields. To this effect TechieChic offers two programs, Girls Learning Code and Youth Code Academy, to expose the youth of the country to technological prospects and provide affordable learning options.
With over thirteen years experience in technology as a software engineer and data architect claiming several certifications, Erica has a sincere passion for educating and empowering girls and believes in cheering on women in technology. Outside of developing and growing her business, she enjoys being a mother to Sidney and Ethan and a wife to her fellow “techie” husband, Godfrey.
Jeff Newlin joined OutSystems in 2011 as Vice President and General Manager of Americas. In this role, he is responsible for OutSystems American business where he drives continued growth and expands the organization. As a member of the executive team, he plays an active role in the overall strategy of the company. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in creating and continually evolving sales and services organizations as well as strategic and tactical operational management. Most recently, he held the position of Senior VP of Global Sales and Chief Revenue Officer at Silverpop, a provider of SaaS solutions for engagement marketing. Prior to Silverpop, he held positions at Cybrant, TenFold Corporation, Texas Instruments Software, and KnowledgeWare. Jeff holds BS in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University.