Paya names former analyst and F/A-18 aviator as new head of IR

Nov 05, 2020
Matt Humphries joins newly public payment processing firm

Integrated payment provider Paya, which listed on Nasdaq last month, has named Matt Humphries as its new head of IR, joining the firm from Manhattan Associates, a high-growth, Software-as-a-Service company.

Humphries, who has worked in investor relations and as an equity research analyst, is a former Marine Corps officer and F/A-18 aviator who holds an MBA from Mississippi State University and a BA in economics from the University of Florida.

‘Matt brings a wealth of experience building relationships with investors and analysts, as well as a deep knowledge of both financial markets and the software industry,’ says Glenn Renzulli, Paya’s CFO, in a statement welcoming Humphries to the firm. ‘In Paya’s next phase as a public company, Matt’s strategic vision and sharp analytical skills will serve as tremendous assets to us as we continue to execute on our vision and demonstrate the benefits and long-term value of integrated payments to shareholders, investors and the broader public.’

The company began trading on Nasdaq, under the ticker symbol PAYA, on October 19, 2020, less than a month after its acquisition of The Payment Group, a leading integrated payment provider serving more than 600 municipal and government clients.

‘Integrated payments are now critical to any organization’s digital infrastructure and, as Paya progresses on its roadmap as a public company, there is tremendous opportunity to communicate its value to software companies and their clients, as well as the broader financial community,’ says Humphries in the company statement, adding that this is an ‘exciting moment in Paya’s trajectory to join the team.’

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