Dushyant Sharma, Founder and CEO

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.

Sanjay Kalra, Senior Vice President and CFO

Sanjay Kalra has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2023. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harmonic Inc., a Nasdaq-listed virtualized broadband and video delivery solutions company, from June 2017 to March 2023. Previously, he served as Chief Accounting Officer at Harmonic, Corporate Controller at TiVo, Inc. and Vice President and Corporate Controller at Model N, Inc., and held various senior financial leadership roles at Silicon Image after beginning his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Kalra holds a B. Com. in Commerce and Accounting from CCS University, India, is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jerry Portocalis, CCO

Jerry Portocalis has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since October 2020 and prior to that served as our Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations since October 2012. Prior to joining Paymentus, Mr. Portocalis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of QT Technologies, a business-process outsourcing and ePayments company, from October 2006 to March 2012. Mr. Portocalis was also previously an Executive Founder of the BillMatrix Corporation, a Fiserv company providing business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-payment solutions, from March 1999 to October 2006, most recently as Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Client Services. Mr. Portocalis holds an M.B.A. from California State University, East Bay and a B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University.

Andrew Gerber, General Counsel

Andrew Gerber has served as our General Counsel and Secretary since January 2022. Prior to joining Paymentus, he was an attorney at Premier, Inc., a publicly traded technology-driven healthcare improvement company from 2013-2022, most recently serving as the Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. From 1998 to 2013, Mr. Gerber was an associate and then partner at several international law firms advising clients across a broad spectrum of industries on securities, governance, and M&A matters. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Gerber was an attorney and Special Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gerber holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School Law and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland (College Park).