Flint is a mobile payment service for small businesses that makes it easier than ever to accept credit cards and increase customer engagement. Designed for businesses that operate outside of traditional retail stores, Flint's iOS and Android apps allow users to take credit cards without a card reader – by scanning instead of swiping – or via online invoice payments. To facilitate customer loyalty and referrals, the all-in-one platform also offers digital coupons, online social reviews, and a merchant portal for payment tracking (and customer follow up), invoice management and more. Flint is a secure Payment Service Provider which provides instant setup without a merchant account and low transaction fees. Founded in 2011 and based in Redwood City, California, Flint is backed by top-tier Silicon Valley investors and mobile operators. For more information, visit http://www.flint.com.
CEO & Co-Founder
Greg brings over 15 years of experience leading new products and building cross functional teams. Prior to Flint, he was Vice President at Ribbit, where he created its flagship application with Salesforce.com and served on the management team from Series A through acquisition by BT. Previously, he was Sr. Director of Products at Polycom and played an instrumental role in driving $100m+ growth.
VP of Engineering
Venkat leads application development and service integration. His engineering experience spans senior roles in payments, mobile platforms, rich web applications, and secure web services integration. Before Flint, Venkat was the Platform Director at Sendme Mobile. He also was a Principal Architect at Ribbit playing instrumental roles in the core platform and leading engineering.
VP of Operations
Jim leads client services, partner operations, finance, and fraud prevention. He brings extensive operational and finance experience in payments, social, and ecommerce businesses. Jim joined Flint from Worldpay, a leading global payment processing provider. Previously he was Director of Finance and Operations at Rivet Games, a social and mobile gaming startup.
VP of Marketing
Jiyoon is an internet marketing veteran with extensive experience building an online and mobile audience, managing teams, and executing key product and marketing initiatives. As Vice President of Marketing at Flint, she is responsible for developing and driving marketing strategies for user acquisition, customer retention, and PR. Before joining Flint, Jiyoon played an instrumental role in creating and building marketing organizations and managing key strategic initiatives around acquisition marketing, retention marketing and business development at various consumer internet and mobile companies including eBay, Coupons.com, Nextag, and CrowdStar.
VP of Scanning Technology
Sergei leads the development of card scanning methods and algorithms. He has over 25 years experience in visual data processing of all types including restoration, reconstruction, enhancement, understanding, and analysis. Before Flint, Sergei served as a Technical Lead at Scanr (rated by WSJ as the most accurate business card reading tool), VP Engineering at Exxim (the pioneer in graphic-card accelerated medical 3D imaging), and Technical Lead at iPIX (panoramic pseudo-3D imaging).
VP of Business Development
Ed comes from a strong background in business development, strategy and partnering. Most recently he led business development for multiple service groups at Nokia, including app store, local commerce, and music. Before that, Ed headed the business planning and partnering efforts for the first versions of Live Communications Server and Office Communicator (now Lync) at Microsoft, and delivered the first monetization for Microsoft’s mobile search (now Bing Mobile) business.
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