Passport advances payments leadership with key new hire
Former Sage, First Data executive joins Passport as head of payments
Charlotte, N.C. (April 18, 2019) — Passport, the leading mobility management platform, announces the hiring of Greg Hammermaster as head of payments. With more than $1 billion in payments processed to date, Passport is the world’s leader in payments in the transportation industry.
Greg brings to Passport nearly 30 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest banks, card issuers and merchants, including First Data, Sage, SunTrust, Visa and US Bank. He will work closely with Passport’s product, engineering, marketing and sales teams to develop an even more robust and competitive merchant processing offering for the company’s nearly 600 worldwide clients. The goal is to provide clients with a seamless transaction journey coupled with excellent customer service and full transparency into all the payment components.
“Our ultimate goal at Passport has always been to help cities create one to one connections with their citizens to enable data driven decisions that support their communities’ needs. Our payment platform enables cities to coordinate complex rates and process transportation transactions,” said Bob Youakim, Passport CEO. “With Greg’s guidance, we are building our payments infrastructure to continually improve the payment experience for our clients and the citizens they serve.”
Since raising $43 million in Series C investment from Bain Capital Ventures in December 2017, Passport has focused on making strategic hires across the organization. Earlier this year, Passport added Brian Mooney, seasoned payments executive to its board of directors.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had experience in the entire ecosystem of payments,” said Greg Hammermaster, head of payments at Passport. “I am looking forward to expanding Passport’s payments offerings and providing the best possible service for cities, universities and private operators around the world.”
Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by more than 600 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.
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