Certified Payments provides government agencies with the ability to accept payments in a convenience fee environment, making it FREE to the agency. Our business is PCI Compliant, so all customer data is highly secured by industry standards.
The Certified Payments leadership team is comprised of experts with years of experience and expertise in the payments industry. Combining experience with passion for excellent customer service, our leadership team is committed to bringing you the best service, technology and products.
Mike joined Certified Payments in 2018 as President. Prior to joining Certified Payments, Mike worked in both Marketing and Sales for Harris Computer, North American Bancard (Point & Pay) and OpenGov Inc. Mike has more than 20 years of technology industry experience, including leading large sales teams. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Central Florida; Mike also holds an MBA from Jacksonville University.
Fun Fact: Mike’s Extended family owns olive groves in Toritto, Italy.
NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
Forrest started his career with Certified Payments 15 years ago as National Sales Director. He has been instrumental in building the company from the beginning. In this role, he manages a sizeable sales territory and has become a trusted payments advisor to many government agencies. Forrest holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from St. Nicholas Academy in London, England.
Fun Fact: Forrest owned a men’s fashion company for 21 years.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Ashley began her career in payments more than 15 years ago as a Loss Prevention Analyst. She has moved into roles of progressive responsibility since that time, being named Credit Analyst in 2006, ACT Supervisor and Risk Coordinator in 2007, Risk Manager in 2008, Senior Risk Manager in 2012 and Director of Operations for Certified Payments in 2015. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Fun Fact: Ashley is a sports and adventure enthusiast and is a certified scuba diver.
DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Chris first joined the team as a .NET Application developer in 2008. He was named Sr. Net Developer in 2012 before accepting the role of Software Development Manager in 2016. In 2018, Chris became Director of Software Development. Prior to joining us, he worked in development roles for Saxon Mortgage and TD Ameritrade. Chris has over 10 years of industry experience and 19 years as a developer; he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Fun Fact: Chris is a soccer fanatic and spends his free time playing and coaching.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & CREATIVE SERVICES
Shalayne joined the company 2015 as a graphic designer. Since that time, she has been promoted to a leadership role in marketing with responsibility for Certified Payments. She has over 10 years of marketing and creative experience with 4 years focused specifically on the payments industry. Shalayne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Fun Fact: Shalayne was a D1 Collegiate Soccer player at Southeastern Louisiana University.
The company’s growth trajectory has been fueled by the economies of scale it delivers to county clients, including expanded, low cost payment methods, real-time transaction posting, and automated ledger reporting.
Our team of support staff and sales executives is a wealth of information for government agencies when it comes to accepting payments.