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AvidXchange Hires Fintech Industry Leaders for Continued Growth and Innovation

Chelcee Coffman

Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2019)AvidXchange™, a leading fintech software provider of accounts payable (AP) and payment automation solutions for midsize companies, continues its growth momentum by naming four new leaders across its sales, marketing, information technology, and product teams. Angelic Gibson joins the leadership team as Chief Information Officer, while Don Finucane assumes the role of Chief Product Officer. Mike Travis and Jessica Antle sign on as Senior Vice President of Sales and Senior Director of Marketing Communications, respectively. These seasoned executives are welcomed as part of ongoing expansion at the AvidXchange headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., and will work collaboratively to position the company as an innovator in automating the accounts payable and payment process for middle market companies.

“Bringing experienced industry experts to AvidXchange is key to our growth.  I’m looking forward to working with them to help define our strategic direction,” said Michael Praeger, CEO and Co-Founder of AvidXchange. “We want to create a work environment that fosters personal growth and development, and great leaders are an important resource to help employees succeed in their goals as we continue to scale our operations.”

Chief Information Officer, Angelic Gibson

Angelic Gibson is a results-driven executive with hands-on experience utilizing Information Technology (IT) to address business challenges. In the Chief Information Officer role, Angelic will oversee AvidXchange’s IT strategy, including development, operations and technology services. Most recently the Senior Vice President of IT at TKXS, Angelic also held IT leadership positions with American Tire Distributors, Stony Brook University and the Estee Lauder Group. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from American InterContinental University.

Chief Product Officer, Don Finucane

As the Chief Product Officer, Don will oversee strategy and development for AvidXchange’s full product suite. Most recently the President of Strategy, Product & Innovation at Informa, Don has more than 20 years of experience managing global software product portfolios across multiple industry sectors, including fintech, law and agribusiness. Prior to Informa, he held product leadership roles with Wolters Kluwer, Interactive Data, Standard & Poor’s, and Market News International, where he demonstrated a successful track record of growing revenue through customer-centric product management initiatives. Don earned a Master of Business Administration from Pace University and a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the University of Limerick.

Senior Vice President of Sales, Mike Travis

As Senior Vice President of Sales, Mike Travis joins AvidXchange to spearhead sales across key verticals and emerging markets, including the Real Estate, Construction, Health Care, Financial Services, Education and HOA industries. Previously the Vice President of Sales at Fiserv, Mike has more than 25 years of experience building elite field sales teams in IT and enterprise software and services. Before Fiserv, he also held positions with RiskIQ, TIBCO and HP, among numerous others.  Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology while on a football scholarship.

Senior Director of Marketing Communications, Jessica Antle

As Senior Director of Marketing Communications, Jessica Antle oversees the full suite of marketing and communications initiatives, including brand strategy, public relations, social media engagement, and content strategy. With a background in both corporate and agency roles, Jessica has more than 20 years of experience with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. During her seven years at Mastercard, she was instrumental in ensuring the success of significant corporate events, including Mastercard’s IPO and global brand re-launch. Following Mastercard, Jessica served as Vice President, Global Communications for Dorel Sports, a billion-dollar company with operations in more than 16 countries around the world.

Angelic and Don will report directly to Chief Operating Officer, Steve Boehm, while Mike and Jessica will report to Chief Growth Officer, Dan Drees.

 

About AvidXchange™

AvidXchange™ revolutionizes the way companies pay their bills.  Serving more than 5,500 clients throughout North America, AvidXchange is an industry leader in automating invoice and payment processes for midmarket companies spanning multiple industries including Real Estate, Financial Services, Construction, Health and Human Resources, and Hospitality.  AvidXchange has been recognized as the top software company in North Carolina by the North Carolina Technology Association, one of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Charlotte area for six consecutive years, ranked among Deloitte’s Fast 500 this past year, and was recently named the top 100 technology companies in North America by Red Herring.  In the midst of record growth, AvidXchange has remained true to its most valued competitive advantage—its people.  AvidXchange has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Charlotte for eight consecutive years.  For more information, contact us at 800.560.9305 or info@AvidXchange.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chelcee Coffman

Chelcee Coffman

Chelcee is passionate about storytelling, particularly when it comes to the AvidXchange story. As Senior Manager of Public Relations, she oversees strategic communications, including media relations and social media. When she isn't reading about the latest fintech trends, Chelcee enjoys cooking, live music and watching too much Netflix.

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