Chairman of the Board
Orazio Pater is the founder of GTreasury and Chairman of the Board and a recognized leader in the treasury management industry for more than 40 years. Mr. Pater founded GTreasury (originally Gateway Systems) in 1986, offering an MS-DOS product that evolved through the MS-Windows® Client-Server architecture to the current cloud-based solution. Prior to founding GTreasury, Orazio led the National Data Corporation (NDC) Cash Management Division from 1974 to 1984, where he was instrumental in developing the automated cash and treasury management industry. Prior to NDC, Orazio was a cash manager at Honeywell, Inc., where he designed and implemented one of the first automated treasury management systems in the world.
Renaat Ver Eecke
Chief Executive Officer
Renaat is Chief Executive Officer at GTreasury, where he is responsible for the overall strategy, overseeing all aspects of the business. He brings twenty years of proven experience in business and technology, most recently as President of Teletrac Navman, where he led the business to double-digit growth. Prior to his role as President, Renaat was Chief Service Officer, leading the merger of Teletrac and Navman Wireless. In 2007 he and his management team bought Navman Wireless from Brunswick Corporation and ultimately sold to Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) after tripling revenues. Renaat holds a Master of Business Administration degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington D.C’s Catholic University of America.
Vinay Kashyap is a Partner at Mainsail. Vinay has been investing in rapidly growing, founder-owned software companies for more than a decade. Vinay currently serves on the board of GTreasury, Nexus Systems, SentryOne, and PlayMaker. He formerly served on the board of Zen Planner (acquired by Daxko) and Steelwedge (acquired by E2open) Prior to Mainsail, Vinay worked at Summit Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm, where he sourced, executed and supported more than $200 million of growth equity investments across North America, Europe and Asia. He started his career with Deloitte Consulting. Vinay received his A.B in Economics and International Relations from Bowdoin College, where he was captain of the men’s varsity lacrosse team, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
Bill is Mainsail’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer and works with Mainsail’s portfolio companies to help them scale their financial operations as they migrate from bootstrapping to mature operating models. Prior to joining Mainsail, Bill was CFO of Hearsay Social, a privately-held enterprise software company offering an advisor-client engagement platform for financial services companies, where he oversaw finance, accounting, legal and people operations. From 2011 to 2014, Bill was CFO of Avast Software, a privately-held security software company, during a period of significant growth and evolution in its business and capital structure. Previously, Bill served as CFO of Crescendo Bioscience, a privately-held molecular diagnostics company, which he joined prior to product release, building the finance organization and driving capital-raising activities including the innovative financing transaction that ultimately led to Crescendo’s acquisition by Myriad Genetics. Bill received an A.B. in International Relations, with distinction, from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Peg Pater served as General Manager at G TREASURY SS, LLC. Ms. Pater was involved in managing all aspects of GTreasury’s operations. Before joining GTreasury, she was an executive in the Human Resources-Department of Solomon Brothers from 1980 to 1983. She was responsible for recruiting and staffing the Manufacturers Hanover Bank Cash Management Division from 1974 to 1980. From 1970 to 1973, she was an executive recruiter with Archer and Wood, a firm that was purchased by Peat, Marwick and Mitchell.
General Manager, Hedge Trackers
Ashley Pater is the General Manager at Hedge Trackers, where she oversees daily business operations and is responsible for implementing growth strategies. Prior to her role at Hedge Trackers, she was Chief Product Officer at GTreasury, ensuring that the product vision and strategy aligned with GTreasury’s business objectives. Ashely has also held leadership positions in Marketing and Account Management functions at GTreasury, focusing on growing global brand awareness, lead generation, and event management, as well as client upsell and cross-sell programs. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Jason joined Mainsail Partners in 2014. He is responsible for originating, executing, and supporting new investments. He works closely with a number of portfolio companies including GTreasury, ResMan, Bio-Optronics, Ncontracts, and Nexus. Jason currently serves on the board of GTreasury and ResMan. In 2018, Jason served as the Chief of Staff at GTreasury. During his tenure at GTreasury, the company expanded into Europe and acquired Australia-based Visual Risk. Prior to joining Mainsail, Jason was an Investment Banker at Raymond James & Associates in Nashville, TN. While at Raymond James, Jason advised on a number of M&A transactions for both leading public and private companies across a number of sectors. Jason graduated from Vanderbilt University where he earned a B.A. in Economics, minoring in Financial Economics and Corporate Strategy.
N. Louis Shipley
Former CEO Black Duck Software
Lou has more than three decades of accomplishments as an enterprise software executive, technology entrepreneur, and sales leader. He currently serves as the Executive-in-Residence at General Catalyst and is a member of the boards of GTreasury, Fairmarkit, Wasabi, Logz.io, TeamWorks, Alchemista, and CustomerGauge. Lou is also a member of the faculty at Harvard Business School where he teaches Entrepreneurial Sales and lectures at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches Technology Sales. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Lou was President and CEO of Black Duck Software, where his leadership led to a successful acquisition by Synopsys. Before that, Lou served as President and CEO of Turbonomic, and Reflectent Software (acquired by Citrix Systems). He holds a degree in Economics from Trinity College-Hartford (where he also a Trustee), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Gayle brings deep experience to the GTreasury Board from her career as a director, chief executive, and strategic business advisor across several high-growth technology and financial services companies. She served as the Senior Operating Advisor for the technology, media and telecommunications portfolio at private equity firm Warburg Pincus, and previously led RightPoint Software, as chief executive. Gayle currently serves on the boards of several private and public companies within the technology, financial services, and biotech industries, including Board Director at Envestnet (ENV), Lead Director at ResMan, Board Director at Hercules Capital (HTGC) and Pliant Therapeutics (PLRX), among others