Board of Directors and Advisors
Chip is the founder & CEO of Boomtown. Prior to Boomtown, he founded BroadHop which was acquired by Cisco and IP Commerce, while as CEO he grew it from an idea to $8B in annual payment volume while directly helping companies like Square and Intuit launch their payment solutions. He has also served as an Advisor to PaySimple, Leapset and Loop Commerce among others in Silicon Valley. He also served as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Commerce Ventures. He is a ’40 under 40’ winner as well as the recipient of Michael P. Duffy Leadership award, an accolade honoring the entrepreneurial spirit of the late Chase executive Mike Duffy.
Hans Morris is managing partner of Nyca Partners. He is the chairman of the board of Lending Club, and a board member of KCG, AvidXchange, Boomtown, Payoneer, and SigFig. From 2010 to 2014 he was managing director and advisor at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. From 2007 until 2010 he served as president of Visa Inc., and from 1980 until 2007, he worked at Citigroup in several operating and management roles, including CFO and head of finance, technology and operations for Citi’s institutional businesses, COO of the investment bank, and head of the financial services group at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Morris graduated from Dartmouth College, and serves as chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Hopkins Center for Arts at Dartmouth. He is also chairman of the board of MASS MoCA.
Robert HB Baldwin, Jr. serves on the Board of Global Payments Inc., brings a wealth of experience in finance and operations together with key industry relationships. He joined Heartland Payment Systems in 2000 as its CFO and helped manage its ensuing growth through its IPO in 2005 and the eventual $4.3 billion sale to Global Payments in 2016. Before joining Heartland, he served as a Managing Director in Smith Barney’s Financial Institutions advisory business.
David is a seasoned leader in the hospitality industry with deep restaurant domain expertise including brand leadership, enterprise strategy, human capital, operations, turnarounds, marketing and loyalty, existing and emerging technologies, benefits and compensation, supply chain and purchasing, franchising, payments, and payroll systems. David’s most recent full-time position was President of Heartland Payment Systems Hospitality Group. Prior to his role at Heartland, David served as Chief Operating Officer of the National Restaurant Association which focuses on restaurant issues and advocacy. Earlier, David developed deep operational and brand leadership experience across quick service, fast casual, family dining and fast casual segments of the industry. This includes nearly a decade in the Wendy’s franchise system, a decade helping build a high volume casual dining brand d/b/a Rio Bravo Cantina and then worked with Applebee’s International. He followed this with steadily increasing and diverse C-level leadership responsibilities with Shoney’s Inc. and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. He currently serves on several advisory boards including ToGo Technologies Inc., Juvo360 and Built Technologies.
John was President of Visa Inc. from October 2009 until March 2013 and as Chief Operating Officer from 2007. John joined Visa in 1999 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Inovant the company that owns and operates VisaNet, an electronic payment processing network. Prior to that, John served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Unum Provident Corp., a disability insurance company, and had direct responsibility for technology and operations. From 1989 to 1998, John was Executive Vice President for Credicorp Inc., where he was responsible for consumer banking, technology and operations. Prior to joining Credicorp Inc., John held various management positions with Wells Fargo Bank. He currently serves as a Board Member of Global Payments, Inc. and CIGNA Corporation. John graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.
Robert was the founder of Geek Squad and then the CTO of Best Buy. He is currently the co-founder of Assist, the automated assistant platform for messaging and voice.