YapStone has announced that it has appointed Kelly Kay as President and Chief Operating Officer. Kay will be responsible for overseeing the operational aspects of the company.
Prior to joining YapStone, Kelly Kay has over 15 years of global payment and regulatory experience, previously holding senior roles with companies including MasterCard, eBay and PayPal.
“For the past 16 months, Kelly has played an instrumental role in the operations and growth of YapStone. In addition to her responsibilities as General Counsel, she has excelled in leading several key initiatives for the company,” said Tom Villante, Chairman and Co-founder of YapStone. “As one of the largest online payment companies in the world, we are experiencing rapid growth and scaling operations for our future. Kelly’s leadership, payment expertise and universal respect within our company makes her the perfect fit for this newly created role.”
“This new role is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the leadership of one of the fastest growing companies in the tech and payments space today, and I’m looking forward to working with the YapStone team in our next phase of growth,” said Kelly Kay. “I’m also incredibly honoured to have been named one of this year’s Most Influential Women in Business by the SF Business Times alongside so many other accomplished women in our Bay Area community.”
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