/Leadership Team
Leadership Team 2018-03-27T18:24:55+00:00

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.

Harp Gahunia
Chief Financial Officer

Harp Gahunia joined VersaPay in March 2016 on an interim role as CFO. Harp has over 16 years of experience in finance and accounting, with the last 7 years serving as CFO for the companies he worked with. In late 2012 he left his most recent full-time role as CFO at Virgin Gaming for the past four years, where he spent the last 6 months of his tenure as the acting-CEO, managing all aspects of a global web-based tournament gaming platform. Harp’s last three years were spent providing fractional CFO services, product and business development for various start-ups in and around Toronto. His portfolio of clients or work experience include Bell New Ventures, EnStream & Suretap Wallet, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Money, Lane Networks, X-Movement, and Strength.com.

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.

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.