Message from our Founder

Amy Porter, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of
Amy Porter

Welcome to DesignPay!

At DesignPay our goal is simple—offer an easy-to-use, secure, and modern payment solution for your architecture firm. As your payment partner, our team is dedicated to delivering a high level of personal service and payment expertise to benefit both your firm and your clients. Over the past 15+ years we’ve built a reputation as the trusted payment solution for more than 105,000 professionals. Combining an unsurpassed customer experience with our commitment to innovation, we’re proud to be one of the fastest-growing financial technology companies in the country.

Thank you for trusting your payments to DesignPay!

-Amy Porter,
Founder, and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

The DesignPay Leadership Team

We are committed to offering the highest level of service and support to our association partners and this mindset starts with our leadership team. Learn more about the individuals who are leading our team and helping establish creative solutions for improving payments.

Tom is a career growth business leader, having led multiple businesses as CEO and President. As CEO at DesignPay, he is responsible for guiding all channels and working across all teams and departments to take growth at DesignPay to the next level.

Tom West

John is responsible for the company’s business development activities including integrated partnerships, corporate development, and other strategic initiatives. John also collaborates with the various DesignPay departments to seamlessly and efficiently execute the company’s vision.

John Porter

Teri leads the company's product and platform strategy, guiding a team that is dedicated to building and shipping the right products. Her team is also responsible for collecting and prioritizing customer feedback and delivering that to the technology team to ensure customers have a great experience with our product.

Teri Harwood

Christian serves as the company's chief financial officer, overseeing all accounting and finance activities and team members. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the payments industry to the team.

Christian Fadel

Greg Haney is VP of Operations at DesignPay and brings 24 years of experience in electronic payments and banking operations to the company. Greg is responsible for scaling and optimizing operational efficiencies to ensure clients are provided with the best product and experience possible.

Greg Haney

Greg leads our talented in-house software development team. His team created our proprietary AffiniPay application, which provides a modern, simple, and user-friendly interface developed specifically for professional services industries.

Greg Kattawar

James is responsible for the architecture of DesignPay's platform and applications. For the past 19 years, he has specialized in building large scale, mission critical software for the telecommunications and financial services spaces, where security and data privacy are of paramount importance.

James Sparrow

Erin and her team oversees the financial and accounting functions for DesignPay. Erin also serves as the company’s People Resources Director. In this role, she ensures the members of our team uphold the high quality and standard of service you have come to expect from DesignPay.

Erin Brooks

Stephen leads the solutions engineering team at DesignPay. His team communicates directly with our users to discover their unique payment needs and build custom solutions that allow them to process payments in the applications and workflows they prefer.

Stephen Perez

Tracey leads our Affinity Programs team, creating and promoting DesignPay member benefits programs to national, state, and local associations. Tracey’s team supports more than 150 partnerships and endorsements, and works closely with our events team to coordinate more than 200 events every year.

Tracey Gavin

Janelle leads a team of professionals with a combination of payment and association management experience. This gives her team the ability to offer our associations integration support and reconciliation guidance that associations have come to trust.

Janelle Benefield

Mike leads the support team to ensure your association has an exceptional DesignPay experience. This group includes: New Client Services, Technical Support, and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance. The support team is currently responsible for over 150,000 clients and growing every day.

Mike Mitchell

Amber works hand in hand with all departments throughout the company to drive revenue and growth. In addition, she leads the DesignPay account management team who consult and advise new clients on the DesignPay Solution.

Amber Bonander

Amanda supports our partners to create additional value through DesignPay's integrated solutions. Her efforts drive key strategic initiatives and ensure all partnerships are successful for both the organization and our mutual clients with regards to marketing, end user support, and technology.

Amanda Huyck

Amy is responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition, including the implementation and support of competitive compensation and benefits packages. She also oversees employee development, and handles all matters involving employee relations.

Amy Funk

Alon serves as the company’s Controller and is responsible for settlement and all other accounting functions. He is a Certified Public Accountant, bringing more than 30 years of accounting and 15 years of payment card experience to the team.

Alon Kindler