/Leadership Team
Leadership Team 2018-07-26T08:53:13+00:00

Leadership Team

Craig O’Neill
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Craig O’Neill was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer at VersaPay Corporation in 2013. He has also been a Director on the company’s board since 2013. He has more than 22 years of experience delivering enterprise software. Prior to joining VersaPay, Craig was the co-founder and CEO of Xeye, where he directed the company’s growth of more than 40% per year and sale to Odyssey Financial Technologies, and ultimately to the Temenos Group, where he became SVP Strategy and Development. His background includes management of large development groups, designing and building foundational components of corporate system architectures and applications, overseeing enterprise CRM implementations and driving strategic business initiatives. Craig holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Kevin Short
Chief Information Officer and Co-founder

Kevin Short co-founded VersaPay in 2006 and currently serves as its Chief Information Officer. Previously Kevin was responsible for developing and overseeing the IT security architecture and implementation for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics for Bell Canada. Kevin has been involved in designing, securing and implementing the IT infrastructure for fortune 500 companies for over 20 years. In his career, Kevin served in a senior capacity for Bell Canada, Sun Microsystems / Oracle, Nortel Networks, TELUS, Shaw Communications, Enbridge and TransCanada Pipelines.

Shouvik Roy
Chief Financial Officer

Shouvik Roy joined VersaPay in June 2018 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.  Shouvik has over 17 years of experience as a finance leader with extensive knowledge in financial reporting, financial planning & analysis, investor relations and regulatory compliance across multiple industries.  He is responsible for the company’s finance and accounting function, investor relations, budgeting, strategy execution and helping the Executive team create customer, employee and shareholder value. Prior to joining VersaPay, Shouvik held senior finance positions at various global organizations, including Nike, Home Depot and most recently at FreshBooks, an established Canadian fintech company. Shouvik holds an Honours BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the Charted Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant designation.

Eddie Chan
Chief Technology Officer

Eddie Chan joined VersaPay in May 2017 and is responsible for managing the engagement team as they support complex client integrations. Eddie is an accomplished technology executive, offering over 15 years of career success developing and executing operational strategies to promote organizational growth and the optimal utilization of emerging technologies. Prior to joining Versapay, Eddie worked with companies such as Ericsson, EnStream (Zoompass), Suretap Wallet, Bell Canada, Rogers, and Capgemini. Eddie holds an Honours BSc from the University of Waterloo and a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.

Ross Pellizzari
Chief Revenue Officer

Ross joined VersaPay in September 2017 as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. Ross has over 30 years of developing go-to-market teams and driving results through customer success as a leader and a sales professional across many vertical industries and segments including Financial Services, Retail, Government, Education, Health Care, Distribution and Solution Reseller. Ross has repeatedly achieved success through his focus on customer first relationships, building high-performance teams, sales leadership, and accountability. Prior to joining VersaPay, Ross has held several high-profile leadership positions, including President of Avaya Canada, head of channel sales at Cisco Canada, and Operations Director for Central Canada at Cisco Systems.

Jason Read
Chief Product Officer

In November of 2017, Jason Read joined VersaPay as Chief Product Officer.  Within this role, there are three areas of focus – Solutions Consulting, Customer Success and Product Management. Before joining VersaPay Jason worked at a global software company – the Descartes Systems Group for over ten years.  While at Descartes, Jason held different positions. His last position was as the Vice President of the Central and Western US Region. Prior to Descartes Systems Group Jason worked with a global consulting company in their Supply Chain practice focused on the order to last mile delivery. After completing his degrees at the University of Waterloo, Jason worked in the Operations of a large retailer and manufacturer focused on Supply Chain.  

John McLeod
VP, Marketing

John McLeod joined VersaPay in 2014 and is responsible for creating and delivering the company’s brand and marketing strategy. John was formerly Vice President, Marketing at Desire2Learn, a global SaaS based learning solutions provider. During his tenure he was instrumental in its growth from 35 employees to a global enterprise of nearly 900 employees serving 13 million learners. John has been a key member of senior management teams driving growth in both start-up ventures and large technology companies including MetroNet Communications, AT&T Canada and Allstream. John holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University and a CPA designation.

Geoff Coutts
VP, Sales

Geoff Coutts has over 25 years experience with such notable technology companies as Samsung, Verizon and Hewlett-Packard. In his role as VP Sales, Enterprise Business, at Samsung Canada he was responsible for managing the sales of mobility and IT related products and services to businesses. Prior to Samsung, Mr. Coutts was the VP & General Manager for Canada for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. He joined Verizon after a long career with Hewlett-Packard Canada, where he progressed from business unit manager to eventually become VP Sales, Enterprise Services.

Gary Mirsky
VP, Strategic Partnerships

Gary Mirsky joins Versapay with more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the technology space and is responsible for building out our partnership network. He has extensive background in the fintech space including being with Intuit Canada for 11 years, where he led their sales team and with FreshBooks where he was responsible for building their partnership and accountant community. Gary was a member of the Canadian Electronic Task Force on Electronic Invoicing and Bill Payment (2011) and has consulted with other technology companies in the accounting, tax and health benefits space.

Frank Opat
VP, Software Engineering

Frank Opat joined VersaPay Corporation in 2014 and leads the software engineering group. Over the past 16 years, he has brought enterprise scale software solutions to market globally, as a consultant, product architect, product manager, and entrepreneur. Prior to joining VersaPay, Frank held senior product leadership roles at Temenos through acquisitions of Odyssey Financial Technologies & Xeye. He co-founded and designed several products servicing the CRM & document management needs of the Canadian mortgage industry. Frank holds a Bachelor of Mathematics & Honours Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.