Dushyant Sharma

Dushyant Sharma, our Founder, has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since our inception, and is also currently serving as our Chairman. Before founding Paymentus, Mr. Sharma cofounded Derivion Corporation, a SaaS-based electronic billing company, in 1998. Derivion was acquired in 2001 by Metavante Corporation, a banking and payment technologies provider. Mr. Sharma continued employment with Metavante from May 2001 to November 2004. Mr. Sharma holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering from Marathwada University, India.

Robert Palumbo

Robert Palumbo has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2011 and as Lead Independent Director since May 2021. Mr. Palumbo has served as Managing Director and Founding Partner of AKKR since November 2004, and currently serves on the board of several of AKKR’s private portfolio companies. Mr. Palumbo holds an A.B. from Princeton University. We believe Mr. Palumbo’s experience in the areas of corporate strategy, finance, investment banking, business transactions and software investments, as well as his experience working with other technology and software companies, qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.

William Ingram

William Ingram has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2021. Mr. Ingram previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Avalara, Inc., a provider of software for automated tax compliance that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from December 2015 to March 2020. Prior to joining Avalara, Mr. Ingram served as interim Chief Financial Officer of Khan Academy, a provider of online learning resources, from April 2015 to December 2015. Mr. Ingram also held various executive roles at Leap Wireless International, Inc., the parent company of Cricket Wireless, a wireless telecommunications provider, including Executive Vice President and Chief of Strategy, from August 2007 to March 2014, and with the acquiring company, AT&T, from March 2014 to January 2015. Mr. Ingram currently serves on the Board of Directors of Avalara and CCC Information Services, Inc. Mr. Ingram holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Ingram’s experience in the areas of corporate strategy, finance and business transactions, as well as his experience working with other public technology and software companies, qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Jason Klein

Jason Klein has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2011. Mr. Klein is a Managing Director at AKKR and joined the firm during its inaugural fund in May 2005. He has served on the board of many companies and currently serves on the board of several of AKKR’s private portfolio companies. Mr. Klein holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategic Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Klein is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. We believe Mr. Klein’s experience in the areas of corporate strategy, finance, business transactions and software investments, as well as his extensive experience serving on other boards of directors, qualify him to serve on our board of directors.

Adam Malinowski

Adam Malinowski has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2019. Mr. Malinowski has served as an investment professional at AKKR since August 2010, and currently serves on the board of several of AKKR’s private portfolio companies. Mr. Malinowski holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. We believe Mr. Malinowski’s experience in the areas of corporate strategy, finance, business transactions and software investments qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Gary Trainor

Gary Trainor has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2011, and served as our Executive Chairman from September 2011 to September 2013. Mr. Trainor has served as Executive Chairman of EasyWorkforce, a workforce management software company, since September 2020, Mindmarker Corporation, a learning software platform company, since August 2020, and Flores & Associates, a national benefits administrator, since April 2020, as well as Chief Executive Officer of CFH Strategic Investment I, LLC, a family office, since March 2018. Mr. Trainor previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Viventium Software from December 2014 to March 2018 and Infinisource (now iSolved Benefit Services) from September 2011 to January 2014, both SaaS-based human capital management software providers. Earlier in his career, Mr. Trainor served as Division President at First Data and ADP. Mr. Trainor holds an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University. We believe Mr. Trainor’s extensive industry and management experience, including at other SaaS companies, qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors