Chief Executive Officer and Director
Michael Massaro has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since December 2013. Prior to being appointed as our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Massaro served as our Vice President, Sales and Business Development from March 2012 to December 2013. Mr. Massaro has over 20 years of background in global payments, mobile software and hardware, and e-billing at high growth technology companies, including edocs, Inc. (later acquired by Siebel Systems) and Carrier IQ. Mr. Massaro began his career as part of the technical risk services practice at PWC, LLP. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Babson College.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Rob Orgel has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2019. Mr. Orgel leads Flywire’s global payment network, business operations, finance, legal, compliance, and corporate strategy functions. He brings extensive experience with 20 years in the technology/payments ecosystem to Flywire, including hands-on experience in legal, compliance, finance, go-to-market, business development and global operations. Prior to Flywire, Mr. Orgel served in various roles at Apple Inc. from 2010 to 2019 where he was part of the leadership team that developed, launched and grew the Apple Pay business and global expansion as well as the launch of the Apple Card. Prior to his time at Apple Inc., Mr. Orgel served as Chief Operating Officer at Quattro Wireless, Inc. from 2008 until it was acquired by Apple Inc. in 2010. Mr. Orgel has also played key leadership roles at m-Qube, Inc., a carrier billing and payment platform which was acquired by Verisign Inc., and edocs Inc., an e-billing and payment solution which was acquired by Siebel Systems (subsequently acquired by Oracle Corporation). Mr. Orgel holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in International Relations from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Ellis has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2015. Mr. Ellis has over 15 years experience in leading technology/payment companies in the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Flywire, Mr. Ellis was the Chief Financial Officer at CashStar, a provider of digital gifting solutions for retailers, from 2009 to 2015, where he oversaw multiple functions including finance, risk and settlement operations, legal, and human resources. Prior to Cashstar, Mr. Ellis was the Chief Financial Officer of Eze Castle Software after beginning his career in public accounting where he spent nearly a decade in the audit and transactions services groups of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton. Mr. Ellis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Politics & Government from Ohio Wesleyan University.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Peter Butterfield has served as our General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer since March 2015. Prior to joining Flywire, Mr. Butterfield held various senior management roles within Devonshire Investors, the private equity arm of Fidelity Investments, and its operating companies from 2001 to 2015. During that time, Mr. Butterfield lived and worked for over a decade in Tokyo and Singapore managing legal, risk, and compliance functions, and leading the ex-Japan APAC operations for KVH Co., Ltd. Mr. Butterfield holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from Bowdoin College and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University.
Chief Technology Officer
David King has served as our Chief Technology Officer since June 2019 and is responsible for oversight of our global technology and solutions development. Mr. King joined Flywire as its Vice President of Engineering in January 2018, following our acquisition of OnPlan Holdings where he was a co-founder and leveraged his background in payments, analytics and billing to develop innovative payment plan solutions for the healthcare and education sectors. Before co-founding OnPlan in May 2014, Mr. King founded other companies including infiNET Solutions, Inc., which delivered SaaS solutions to higher education and was subsequently acquired by Nelnet, Inc. in 2006. Mr. King served as president of Nelnet’s higher education division and led its transformation to become an online medical education program. He also led data security at Nelnet. Mr. King holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Westminster College, and a Master of Science in Physics from Miami University.
Executive Vice President of Global Education
Sharon Butler has served as our Executive Vice President of Global Education since May 2016 Prior to serving as our Executive Vice President of Global Education, Ms. Butler served as our Vice President of Global Sales from June 2014 to May 2015 and as our Global Sales Director from December 2010 to June 2014. Ms. Butler has a degree in Communications with a minor in Business from Bridgewater State University.
Executive Vice President of Healthcare
John Talaga has served as our Executive Vice President of Healthcare since January 2018, following our acquisition of OnPlan Holdings where he was a co-founder and leveraged his background in payments, analytics and billing to develop innovative payment plan solutions for the healthcare and education sectors. Before co-founding OnPlan in May 2014, Mr. Talaga led the healthcare vertical for doxo inc., a multi-biller payment network. Mr. Talaga co-founded HealthCom Partners in 2001, which launched healthcare billing online account management solutions. After HealthCom sold to McKesson (to form RelayHealth, Mr. Talaga led the patient billing and payment business at RelayHealth for five years before joining doxo in 2011. Mr. Talaga holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton.