Our StorySince 2011, our core purpose has been to make it easy for people to grow their business. We've been living up to this goal by delivering a payment platform that makes it simple to take payments in any way, and provides payment analytics to help people make better business decisions. Today we process payments for thousands of businesses across North America from local trade companies and professional services to global online retailers, national publishers, non-profits and large enterprises using our payment platform.
- Payfirma is a registered ISO/MSP of Chase Paymentech Solutions and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Canadian Branch -
Just make the customer happy
Always have the voice of the customer at heart.
Inspire those around you
Help people see the possibilities. Always show how it can be better.
Stay true to who you are
Take on projects with honesty, transparency, and accuracy in your actions.
Hold yourself accountable and be humble.
Make it delightful
Focus on the experience and deliver an end-to-end WOW factor.
Challenge the status quo. Set wild and audacious goals with clear plans to get there.
Mobile Payments Arrives in Canada
Launched Payfirma Mobile, Canada's first mobile payment app for Apple iPhones.June 2011
Product Roadmap for Multi-Channel Payments
Declared our product roadmap from being a mobile payment provider to being a multi-channel payment provider.February 2012
Launched Mobile SDKs
Opened Payfirma Mobile app for integration with iOS and Android. In-app payments here we come!May 2012
Payfirma PayHQ™ Is Alive
Processed the first transaction through our own new payment platform, PayHQ.September 2012
We're US Friendly
We opened our doors to merchants in the United States. We offer payment acceptance nationwide in Canada and the US.March 2013
BluePay Joins The Family
Partnered with BluePay, a leading payment processor in the US.May 2013
CIBC Joins The Family
Partnered with CIBC, a leading bank in Canada.November 2013
New Payfirma Recurring Billing
Launched Payfirma Recurring Billing through our PayHQ platform for automated scheduled billing.February 2014
New Payment API for Developers
Launched an open payment API for eCommerce along with a new developers resource.March 2014
Partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Became the Official Payment Processing Technology of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.May 2014
$13 Million Series A Funding
Raised funds to accelerate growth, enhance product offering, pursue strategic partnerships and hire A+ players.May 2015
COO joins the team
Hired 20 year business executive Yves to scale business strategies and evolve the corporate culture.June 2015
CMO joins the team
Hired 20 year veteran Robin Jones to drive marketing strategy and customer engagement.July 2015
Board of Directors
Ryan Holmes - CEO and Founder, HootSuite
Ryan Holmes is the CEO of HootSuite. Thought leader, dog lover and serial entrepreneur, he has redefined the face of social media – bringing Twitter, Facebook and other social networks out of the dorm room and into the boardroom. A college drop-out, he started a paintball company and pizza restaurant before founding Invoke Media, the company that developed HootSuite in 2009. Today, Holmes is an authority on the social business revolution, quoted in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and called upon to speak at TEDx and SXSW Interactive Conferences.
Roger Hardy - Chairman, Hardy Capital Partners
Roger Hardy is the Chairman of Hardy Capital Partners, a Canadian merchant bank established to foster the growth of young businesses that have the potential to achieve marketing leading positions. Roger is most known for founding Coastal Contacts, Inc., the world’s largest online retailer or contact lenses and eyeglasses. A graduate of Bishops University, Roger founded Coastal Contacts in 2000, rapidly developing it into the largest online retailer in Canada and an international Internet retail giant.
John Rante - CEO and Founder, BluePay
John Rante has been in the credit card payment industry since 1985 and is the CEO and Founder of BluePay. BluePay currently serves almost 30,000 merchants. The company has 95 employees in Chicago and New York, independent sales agents across the United States, and was listed as number 128 on the Inc 500 report of fastest growing US companies in 2010.
Adam Atlas - President, Adam Atlas Attorney At Law
Adam Atlas heads North America’s top law firm advising on legal aspects of payments businesses. Adam advises principally on matters of electronic transactions and merchant transaction acquiring law for about 400 US and Canadian merchant acquirers and is the Chairman of the Acquirers Association.
Lance Tracey - President, Peer 1 & Sutton Group
Lance Tracey co-founded Sutton Group, a Canadian Real Estate Franchise in 1983. Lance and Sutton have been early stage investors in many successful Internet startups over the years, including Look Communications, Internet Direct. His most recent exit is Peer 1 Networks selling to Cogeco Cable in 2013, where Lance was Chairman and Co-Founder. Lance is an active user and early adopter of technology both personally and through his businesses.
Marc Levy - CEO and Founder, Mosam Ventures
Marc Levy is the founder and former CEO and Chairman of Norsemont Mining, which he grew from a market capitalization of $1 million to over $100 million in less than two years. He brings over 18 years of management and leadership experience in both private and public company businesses. He is also a Director of Lornex Capital, Prescient Mining, Sparrow Ventures and Mosam Ventures.