Chris guides the field team to create a sense of comfort and a culture of use for all TEMPOE products. Building performance teams that advance the customer—not just themselves—has long been his passion. Chris’s goal is to exceed the desired results in a way that creates success for TEMPOE, his team, and their customers. His mission is to help others achieve their highest potential. Chris has held various sales and senior management positions. He began his Professional journey in consumer leasing over 20 years ago and has been in the credit-challenged consumer space ever since.
Martin is a seasoned financial officer with 15+ years of experience in public and private enterprises. Martin’s background ranges from strategic financial planning and portfolio management to capital raising and M&A. While overseeing the finance, accounting, and risk analytics teams, he leads the strategic financial initiatives of the business. His goal is to maximize earnings potential while focusing on building long-term relationships with our partners, stakeholders, and customers. He credits the company’s success with hiring the right people, continuous focus on innovation, and the constant desire to evolve in a multi-platform arena.
Creating and managing the systems that drive TEMPOE’s payment technology is a 24x7 undertaking that John was eager to oversee. John considers system performance and security his two top goals as Chief Information Officer of TEMPOE. With 28 years of experience in IT, from start-ups (Zipcar) to global financial institutions (Fidelity), John knows that hiring the brightest development team and empowering each person is key to TEMPOE’s success. John is experienced in all aspects of IT planning, engineering, and driving innovation. He is CISSP certified and sees that security and compliance is a mandate from the bottom up to protect the privacy of TEMPOE customers and partners.
Matt has over 20 years in the retail lending space with leadership experience on the retail, lending and technology sides of the business. Matt is joining us most recently from VYZE, where he was VP of Lending & Customer Success, leading the teams responsible for all partner relationships, operations, and revenue. Matt currently resides in Austin Texas with his wife Jennifer, his son Dmitry and their two dogs. In his spare time, Matt enjoys reading, mountain biking and coaching/watching his son play youth ice hockey (yes they do play ice hockey in Texas).
With over 10 years’ experience in financial services, Laura Middendorf is the Vice President of Finance at TEMPOE. She is responsible for overseeing accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and capital/debt structure.
Laura was drawn to TEMPOE for its tremendous opportunity to serve clients and customers in underserved markets. She is excited to bring her experience in managing $500M+ portfolios, driving improvement through ROI based decisioning and analytics, and negotiating $1B+ in capital fundraising.
Laura is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.
20+ years of operational experience working for both Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Oversees the multi-location (both domestic and near-shore) collection and customer service teams. Enterprise change management expert, establishing “strong success based” cultures
Holding a Masters in Labor and Employee Relations and a BS in Psychology, Sarah brings over 15 years of Human Resource leadership to the TEMPOE organization. She has spent the majority of her career in Fortune 500 organizations leading global HR teams. Sarah currently leads the Human Resource function for TEMPOE with responsibilities including implementing human resource strategies that enables TEMPOE to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and motivated workforce. With a proven track record of results, leading a successful team, and implementing change, Sarah solves complex problems.
Joseph has over 20 years experience in predictive analytics and credit risk modeling in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Tempoe, Joseph was Senior Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet, focusing on business credit risk modeling and commercial information analytics. Prior to joining D&B, Joseph served as Chief Risk Officer of WJSChina.com, a P2P lending platform based in Shanghai, China. He was Vice President of Analytics at DataX, Ltd., a major U.S. subprime credit bureau providing consumer credit information and risk modeling/analytics services for the alternative financial services industry. Before DataX, Joseph was Vice President of Analytics and Modeling at M&T Bank, responsible for providing business intelligence through insightful analytics that impact customer acquisition, retention and cross sells. Joseph spent five years as Vice President of Analytics at Full Capture Solutions, a venture-capital-supported start-up company that developed unstructured data mining software/tools for analyzing insurance claims to uncover subrogation opportunities and fraud in the property and casualty insurance industry. Joseph also held analytics managerial roles at Wells Fargo Bank and Citi Group.
Joseph earned his Ph.D. in demography from Brown University.
Kamela is a driven and focused marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience in B-to-B and B-to-C marketing communications within financial services, accounting, consulting, and retail. She is results oriented and has extensive product, project and people process management background with an emphasis on product development, market branding and product positioning. Her passion lies in creative problem solving, process efficiencies and cross-functional team building. She earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the Defense Information School of Broadcast and Print Journalism. Kamela and her family reside on Cincinnati’s westside.
Brian is honored to manage the Client Management organization that assists consumers and retailers bridge the divide that is created by credit challenges. His role is to ensure that TEMPOE’s Client Relationships are managed above and beyond expectation. Prior to joining TEMPOE he has worked for Industry Leaders within the FINTECH industry such as Vantiv and UniRush LLC(RushCard) for more than 10 years. Throughout his career, responsibilities have included Relationship/Vendor Management, Product Management and Data Analytics. He holds a BS Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Mt. Saint Joseph University. He resides in Cincinnati with his wife and their two little girls.