Tyson is the founder and CEO of Saylent. In his role as CEO, Tyson sets the strategic direction, promotes Saylent’s values and client-first culture. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Tyson is determined to help community and regional focused financial institutions deliver the best solutions for their customers.
Under Tyson’s leadership, Saylent has earned dozens of awards, including the Inc. 5000. Tyson received his degree from Skidmore College. Tyson and his wife live in Walpole with their two daughters. He enjoys playing and coaching basketball and cheering on the Boston teams to more championships.
Russ is a 25-year veteran in the banking technology industry. For the past 10 years, Russ has had the lead role in managing Saylent’s business development and sales efforts with a focus on driving additional revenue through existing client relationships and with new clients, partners, and affiliates.
Prior to joining Saylent, he served as Vice President of Sales at MasterCard. Russ graduated from the University of Rhode Island and currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and four children. They avidly take in sports along with summer beach days.
Bill brings 20 years of accounting and financial experience to Saylent. As CFO, Bill is responsible for managing the company’s finances, as well as supporting and enhancing Saylent’s various growth initiatives.
Before joining Saylent, he has served as Vice President of Finance at RatePoint, Inc. and CFO of ChosenSecurity, Inc. Bill graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. He lives in Dover with his wife and three children. Bill spends his weekends at various fields and coaches his children’s hockey and baseball teams.
Laura brings over 20 years of strategic marketing experience to Saylent. In her role as Director of Marketing, she is responsible for driving the corporate marketing and communications for the Saylent brand, building awareness of the importance of relevant and personalized customer communications for financial institutions.
Prior to joining Saylent, Laura was the Managing Director, Creative Services at BKM Marketing where she led the strategic marketing and creative teams to develop multichannel marketing campaigns for banking industry clients. Laura received her B.A. from Clark University, and now lives in Braintree with her husband and two sons, where she spends as much time as she can perfecting her charcoal grill cooking techniques.
Chris brings close to 20 years experience in software engineering to his role at Saylent. As Director of Engineering, Chris leads the software engineers, QA and technical support staff in the timely and successful development of Saylent’s leading-edge suite of products.
Before joining Saylent in 2009, Chris served in software engineering positions at DCU and Dell EMC, and graduated with a bachelors degree from Tufts University. Chris lives in Medway with his wife and daughter and house full of pets, and enjoys playing golf and rooting for the Celtics in his spare time.
Tom is a 20 year veteran in the banking technology industry. In his past 8 years at Saylent, Tom has had the lead role in managing Saylent’s business development and sales efforts with a focus on driving additional revenue through the existing client relationship with Jack Henry and Associates for both software solutions R360 (Relationship 360) and C360 (Debit Optimizer) along with Marketing Services.
Tom resides in Westwood, Massachusetts with his wife and two children, and enjoys spending time with his family on Cape Cod.
Joe brings over 17 years experience in analyst and product management roles to Saylent. As Director of Product for the past 5 years, Joe is responsible for meeting the current and future market needs of the Saylent suite of products, obtaining the voice of the customer to all product development while overseeing the Saylent product and UX teams.
Prior to joining Saylent, Joe held various roles in Product Management, most recently serving as Product Manager at Merchant Warehouse (now part of TSYS Payments), where he drove a wide variety of cutting-edge payment technologies. He holds a bachelors degree from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from Curry College. Joe lives in Bellingham with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys spending time with his family outdoors and supporting all Boston sports teams!
Lauren brings over 15 years of financial industry experience to Saylent. As Senior Director of Customer Experience, Lauren is responsible for leading the development, implementation and evaluation of customer engagement programs that drive usage, adoption and advocacy from Saylent customers.
Before joining Saylent, Lauren served in various roles in the industry, including experience in personal banking, inside sales, software administration and sales coaching. She holds both bachelors and masters degrees from Bridgewater State University. Lauren lives in Raynham with her husband and son, and spends her weekends enjoying time with her family, doing home improvement projects, and planning her next vacation
Carl is a leader in Boston’s early-stage venture capital space. In 2001, Carl became a general partner and managing director of Venture Fund of New England (VCFNE), where he oversees the fund’s direct marketing-related investments.
In addition to Saylent, Carl serves as a member of the board of five VCFNE portfolio companies, including Cartera Commerce, Associates in International Research, First Equity Card Corporation, Edge Motion Technology, and NextMark. He is also a member of the board of directors of Next Generation Insurance, an affiliate of Sallie Mae Student Loan Services.
Prior to joining VCFNE, Carl was the founder of First USA Partners, a leading independent affinity marketing company, which he sold to Bank One in 1998. Carl also co-founded Trans National Financial Services, the credit card marketing partner of MBNA America, and served as its COO until 1988.
In addition to his business activities, Carl is a member of the Board of Trustees of the CCRC North Hill – Needham Retirement Communities and is active in a number of philanthropic advisory boards at Children’s Hospital Boston and at the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. He received his BA from Rice University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Since founding North Hill Ventures in 1999, Brett has worked closely with companies in several financial services sectors. Previously, Brett was a Principal at Westbury Capital Partners, a New York-based venture capital firm investing in information technology and healthcare services companies. Prior to Westbury, Brett was a Principal at The Parthenon Group, a Boston-based strategy consulting firm, where he worked with companies in information services, healthcare services, and private equity.
At North Hill, Brett has focused on financial information services, compliance management, and payments. Brett’s representative investments include: OpenPages (acquired by IBM), Forefield (acquired by Broadridge Financial Solutions), and Exchange Solutions.
Brett holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar, and an AB from Princeton University.
Tom has deep managerial and strategic experience in helping high-growth software companies achieve lasting success. As CEO of Group RHI, he has partnered with a team of entrepreneurs to provide world-class solutions for the consolidation of the highly fragmented retirement financial services industry.
Previously, as Chief Administrative Officer for Bottomline Technologies, Tom lead the firm’s information technology and corporate legal functions, and its acquisition strategies. Tom served as Chief Operating Officer of eVelocity, and held Chief Financial Officer roles at Newmarket International and NovaNET Learning. Through more than 25 years as a senior executive in dynamic industries, Tom has played a key role in building strong teams and achieving breakthrough results.
Tom is active in the non-profit community, where he’s served on the board and chaired capital campaigns for a number of educational, religious and community organizations. He holds an MBA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA from Williams College.
Sharon, a founder and board member of Saylent, brings extensive financial, operational, and administrative expertise to the company. She was formerly Saylent’s vice president of finance and human resources.
Previous to joining Saylent, Sharon was the director of accounting and assistant controller at The Charles River Center (formerly Charles River Arc), a private, nonprofit human services agency. She has held a variety of financial accounting positions during her career including seven years with the federal government, where she was responsible for budget compliance of regional military offices. She holds a degree from Massachusetts Bay College.
Since co-founding WWC Capital Group in 1998, Jonathan has focused on guiding growth-stage technology areas including new media, IT software/services, and alternative energy. He was responsible for the firm’s highly successful Internet advertising investments including WeatherBug and Advertising.com. In addition to Saylent, Jonathan represents WWC Capital on the boards of Double Positive and AllTrust.
Jonathan is widely regarded as an expert in designing capital structures for growth companies with the objective of increasing flexibility and managing financing costs. Companies use his capital structure advice to help them achieve vital strategic objectives such as financing an acquisition, retirement of a shareholder equity position, or raising development capital.
During his extensive career as an investment banker, Jonathan was responsible for the placement of more than $3.5 billion of senior debt, subordinated debt, and equity. Jonathan holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden Business School, and a BS in commerce from the University of Virginia.
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