Former President & CFO of Appgate, Jonathan Simkins, to lead financial growth at Tappit
Tappit, the cashless experts, providing global payment and data ecosystems for sports, events, stadiums and venues, announced Jonathan Simkins has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Jonathan was most recently President & CFO of Appgate, a leading secure access company, where he led the spin-out from Cyxtera Technologies as a standalone company in January 2020 to accelerate its efforts in the rapidly changing cybersecurity industry.
Jason Thomas, Global CEO, Tappit comments
“We’re extremely excited for Jonathan to join our team as CFO. We are continuing to experience rapid growth, including recently partnering with new clubs in the NBA, MLB and NFL, and with Jonathan’s expertise and experience, Tappit is poised to continue expanding throughout 2021 and beyond.”
A seasoned CFO, Jonathan has led multiple companies through their early stages into their growth phases. He’s raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture and growth capital as both a CFO and an investment banker. In his most recent role at Appgate, he delivered the highest growth quarter in the company’s history. Jonathan also led CyberGRX from pre-revenue to tens of millions of annual recurring revenue as CFO, and as CEO of Visum Cyber, he led the company from pre-product to exit. Jonathan also spent 6 years at HSBC in various Strategy, Operations and Corporate Development roles.
“It’s no secret that the pandemic has accelerated the demand for next-gen cashless payment technology in everything we do, so I’m thrilled to join Tappit while it is flooded with demand,” said Jonathan. “It’s a real pleasure to meet that demand as part of such an innovative, high-quality team, and I’m looking forward to being a part of bringing the company to the next level as we look to execute several game-changing strategic initiatives and keep pushing the ball forward for our already best-in-class technology.”
At a time when in-person interactions are limited, sports teams and live event brands around the world are trusting Tappit with ensuring fans and staff alike still have a great experience as they make their return, all while increasing profits and delivering invaluable data. With multiple partnerships with Major League teams in the U.S. alone, Tappit is providing a cleaner, more seamless payment experience, while equipping brands with invaluable customer insights and data that are impossible to gather through traditional payment methods.
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