Management Team

Meet the Clearent Management Team


Experienced and exceptional, Clearent’s leadership team has the vision that’s needed to give our partners and merchants a true competitive advantage. Committed to driving Clearent to develop innovative products and deliver superior service for our customers, our team knows what it takes to be the best.

Dan Geraty


With 15 years of senior executive experience in start-ups and established companies, Dan provides invaluable veteran leadership. Prior to joining Clearent, he was most recently the President and COO of Dynamicsoft, a venture-backed, network software and systems company that was purchased by Cisco Systems in 2004.

Chris Knibb


Chris brings over 20 years of financial leadership to Clearent across a variety of industries and business sizes ranging from a start-up technology company to a Fortune 25 organization with revenues exceeding $100 billion. Chris has served in financial leadership roles for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Savvis, and most recently Express Scripts.

Mark Sundt


Mark comes to Clearent with 25 years of experience with technology companies, including key roles at Microsoft. His leadership and technical experience spanned the project management, architecture, and deployment of 30 of the world’s busiest eCommerce sites. He has also contributed to high volume transaction processing solutions within the intelligence/defense, logistics, and financial services industries.

Jeff Zimmerman


Jeff has held senior product management roles at Intuit – maker of Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax – and brings 15 years of product management, finance and marketing experience in the financial services and software industries. Prior to joining Clearent, he was VP of Product Management for Network Solutions.

Paula Burch

SVP of Customer Support and Operations

Paula has 30 years of experience in customer service, finance and operations in the financial services and consumer products industries. Prior to joining Clearent, Paula held senior finance roles at Purina Mills.

Chris Carman

SVP of Finance and Administration

Chris joined Clearent with 25 years of experience in financial services and related industries, and has spent the bulk of his career either advising or working at growth companies. Prior to joining Clearent, Chris served in leadership roles as a Regional Manager at The PrivateBank, SVP of Business Development at Exegy, and a Managing Director at A.G. Edwards Investment Banking.

Kevin Haar

Senior Vice President of Sales

Kevin has been an integral part of the Clearent team since 2005 when he became a member of our Board of Directors. The majority of his career has been focused on software and technology, where he worked for companies such as Appistry, Rational Software, and Hewlett Packard. Kevin’s strength and passion lies in building and growing great companies and great sales teams.


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