Message from our Founder

Welcome to AffiniPay!

When AffiniPay was founded, many associations were just beginning to consider credit card acceptance and online payments for the first time. For many groups the move from spreadsheets and mailed-in dues was a major adjustment. AffiniPay is proud to have partnered with thousands of organizations in their transition to a modern payment solution.

Over the last ten years, our staff has gained valuable experience and knowledge regarding payment best practices, various association management platforms, and the other unique needs that come with running a professional organization. In addition, we have built a proprietary payment system that exceeds all standard security requirements, ensuring our associations and their members are protected. This combination of technology and experience has made us one of the leading payment companies in the association industry.

Thank you for trusting AffiniPay with your transactions.

-Amy Porter, Founder, and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Meet the AffiniPay management team.

CEO

Tom West

Tom is a career growth business leader, having led multiple businesses as CEO and President. As CEO at AffiniPay, he is responsible for guiding all channels and working across all teams and departments to take growth at AffiniPay to the next level.

Email

PRESIDENT & COO

John Porter

John is responsible for the company’s business development activities including integrated partnerships, corporate development, and other strategic initiatives. John also collaborates with the various AffiniPay departments to seamlessly and efficiently execute the company’s vision.

Email

VP OF PRODUCT

Teri Harwood

Teri leads the company's product and platform strategy, guiding a team that is dedicated to building and shipping the right products. Her team is also responsible for collecting and prioritizing customer feedback and delivering that to the technology team to ensure customers have a great experience with our product.

Email

CFO

Christian Fadel

Christian serves as the company's chief financial officer, overseeing all accounting and finance activities and team members. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the payments industry to the team.

Email

VP OF OPERATIONS

Greg Haney

Greg Haney is VP of Operations at AffiniPay and brings 24 years of experience in electronic payments and banking operations to the company. Greg is responsible for scaling and optimizing operational efficiencies to ensure clients are provided with the best product and experience possible.

Email

VP OF ENGINEERING

Greg Kattawar

Greg leads our talented in-house software development team. His team created our proprietary AffiniPay application, which provides a modern, simple, and user-friendly interface developed specifically for professional services industries.

Email

VP OF TECHNOLOGY

James Sparrow

James is responsible for the architecture of LawPay's platform and applications. For the past 19 years, he has specialized in building large scale, mission critical software for the telecommunications and financial services spaces, where security and data privacy are of paramount importance.

Email

VP OF CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

Stephen Perez

Stephen leads the solutions engineering team at AffiniPay. His team communicates directly with our users to discover their unique payment needs and build custom solutions that allow them to process payments in the applications and workflows they prefer.

Email

FINANCE & PR DIRECTOR

Erin Brooks

Erin and her team oversee the financial and accounting functions for AffiniPay. Erin also serves as the company’s People Resources Director. In this role, she ensures the members of our team uphold the high quality and standard of service you have come to expect from AffiniPay.

Email

VP OF CREATIVE SERVICES

Lance Looper

Lance leads the creative strategy for LawPay, working with a team of designers, writers, and marketing pros to create brand value for all stakeholders. He brings nearly 20 years of experience to this role, along with a track record for delivering results through integrated campaigns.

Email

EDUCATION & COMPLIANCE

Claude Ducloux

With 39 years of law practice and Board Certifications in Civil Trial and Civil Appellate Law, Claude serves as an industry liaison for LawPay. In addition, he is past Chair of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as well as the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism.

Email

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Mike Mitchell

Mike leads the support team to ensure your association has an exceptional AffiniPay experience. This group includes: New Client Services, Technical Support, and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance. The support team is currently responsible for over 30,000 clients and growing every day.

Email

DIRECTOR OF ASSOCIATION PAYMENTS

Janelle Benefield

Janelle leads our team of professional Account Managers who consult and advise new clients on the AffiniPay solution. In addition, Janelle works with our training team to educate association leaders through classes and webinars on payment best practices, PCI Compliance, and chargeback prevention.

Email

AFFINITY PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Tracey Gavin

Tracey leads our team of creative professionals to develop and promote the AffiniPay brand. Her team also supports over 150 partnerships and endorsements. Her responsibilities include managing AffiniPay’s member benefit programs and coordinating almost 200 events per year.

Email

PARTNER INTEGRATIONS DIRECTOR

Amanda Huyck

Amanda supports our partners to create additional value through LawPay’s integrated solutions. Her efforts drive key strategic initiatives and ensure all partnerships are successful for both the organization and our mutual clients with regards to marketing, enduser support, and technology.

Email

TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER

Amy Funk

Amy is responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition, including the implementation and support of competitive compensation and benefits packages. She also oversees employee development, and handles all matters involving employee relations.

Email

SALES DIRECTOR

Amber Bonander

Amber works hand in hand with all departments throughout the company to drive revenue and growth. In addition, she leads the LawPay account management team who consult and advise new clients on the LawPay Solution.

Email

EVENTS MANAGER

Abby Drake

Abby leads our marketing events team, managing a calendar of over 200 live events across multiple brands. Her team fosters a unique presence at each event to increase brand awareness and maintain growth. She is also tasked with planning all internal events, including the company's quarterly and annual meetings.

Email

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Amy Mann

Amy leads a team of MarCom professionals responsible for developing communication strategies and creating content for a variety of short and long-form projects. Her team works across the organization on internal and external initiatives, developing thought leadership and marketing collateral to increase awareness, lead generation, and adoption.

Email

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Jill Denney

Jill leads our team of creative professionals and develops the visual strategy for LawPay. Her team works across the organization to support all initiatives, develop marketing collateral and drive brand awareness.

Email

EY Entrepreneur of the Year
2016 Mid-Year Meeting at Top Golf
2016 Color Run -- Austin, TX
AffiniPay Halloween 2014
Fast 50 Dinner
Swipers in Action!
University of Texas Football Game - Hook 'em Horns!
Celebrating Staff Member Baby Shower
Holiday Cubicle Decorating Contest
New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting
ALA Annual Meeting in Toronto 2014
Clio Meet-up, ABA Techshow 2014
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 2014
2014 First Quarter Company Meeting — Award of Excellence Winners
 

Contact Us

Our team of Certified Payments Specialists has the experience and knowledge to give your organization complete support. We don't believe in phone trees. We're always available to answer your questions and your call.

3700 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746

Sales: 855.656.4684

Support: 855.656.4685

AffiniPay is proud of our CPP staff who have earned the designation of Certified Payments Professional, an honor based on expertise in the payment industry.