VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 17, 2015) – Payfirma Corp., a Vancouver-based company that helps businesses get paid, is pleased to announce the appointment of new Chief Operating Officer Yves Millette. Millette brings more than 20 years of executive management experience, with a specialization in scalable business strategies and evolving corporate cultures.
“I’ve spent the last few years advising Canadian technology start-ups, many of which asked me to join them,” said Millette. “Payfirma finally got me to say yes! This company has the perfect combination of visionary leadership, market opportunity and a truly enlightened view of solving a big problem for customers. I couldn’t be more excited at the prospect of helping Payfirma grow.”
As CEO of Intuit Canada and UK, Millette led his organization to recognition as a Great Place to Work (#2 in Canada) and number one market position in every market segment served. Millette has a long track record of growing and scaling companies – as General Manager of Kodak’s commercial inkjet business, he led that division from $18 to $140 million in revenues with a worldwide market presence.
“Yves’ track record, thought process and business acumen is extraordinary,” said Michael Gokturk, CEO of Payfirma. “With Yves on our team, I’m more confident than ever that we can successfully navigate our next stage of hyper growth.”
Included in Millette’s portfolio of start-up clients is yet another one of Canada’s best workplaces, FreshBooks, where he has been instrumental in scaling their organization.
The appointment comes along with the company’s recent Series A funding of $13 million – the largest in a Canadian FinTech firm this year, bringing its total to $26 million to date. Their multi-platform solutions have secured high-profile clients including Versace and 1-800-GOT-JUNK, putting them on track to pursue an IPO as early as next year.
Payfirma is an award-winning payments company that helps businesses accept credit and debit cards online, in-store, and on mobile devices. Payfirma’s payment solution keep all transaction data in one place and makes it simple for businesses to use data to make smarter business decisions about their customers, products and employees. To learn more about Payfirma, visit www.payfirma.com or call 1-800-747-6883 to speak to any one of our amazing people.