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Ryan Holmes Joins Payfirma’s Board of Directors

Payfirma today announced that Ryan Holmes, Founder and CEO of HootSuite, has joined Payfirma’s board of directors. Ryan Holmes is a thought leader and one of Canada’s most accomplished entrepreneurs that has redefined the face of social media – bringing Twitter, Facebook and other social networks out of the dorm room and into the boardroom.

“Ryan is a strong CEO and we look forward to benefiting from his insights and experience as a member of Payfirma’s board,” said Michael Gokturk, founder & CEO of Payfirma. “He is intimately familiar with competing against large incumbents in industries experiencing disruptive innovation. This is what we in the payment industry are currently going through.”

“Payfirma has revolutionized the payment process, consolidating mobile, e-commerce and in-store payments under a single solution, much like HootSuite did for social media,” said Holmes. “They are now poised to grow exponentially with a strong suite of payment solutions designed to help businesses accept payments anytime, from anywhere. I’m excited to be part of Payfirma’s next stage of growth.”

Holmes has grown HootSuite to be a global leader in social media management with over 8 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies. HootSuite is a social relationship platform for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute social media strategies across networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages from one secure, web-based dashboard. Advanced functionality includes tools for audience engagement, team collaboration, account security and comprehensive analytics for end-to-end measurement and reporting.

About Payfirma

Payfirma is an award winning payments company that helps businesses accept credit and debit cards online, in-stores, and on mobile devices. Payfirma’s payment solutions keep all transaction data in one place, making it simple for businesses to use their sales data to make smarter decisions about their customers, products and employees. To learn more about Payfirma, visit www.payfirma.com or call 1-800-747-6883 to speak to any one of our amazing people.

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