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Leadership Team

CHRIS GARRIDO

PRESIDENT

CHRIS GARRIDO

PRESIDENT

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

MARTIN KUHN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MARTIN KUHN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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,

CHRIS CHILTON

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

CHRIS CHILTON

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

As an innovative IT professional with more than two decades of experience, CIO Chris Chilton oversees the 24x7 operations of TEMPOE’s payment technology and in-store, mobile, and eCommerce solutions. Often described as “energetic and entrepreneurial,” he is passionate about creating

Executive Team

SARAH HAUCKE

VP, HUMAN RESOURCES

SARAH HAUCKE

VP, HUMAN RESOURCES

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.

LAURA MIDDENDORF

VP, FINANCE

LAURA MIDDENDORF

VP, FINANCE

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.

QUINCY STERLING

VP, OPERATIONS

QUINCY STERLING

VP, OPERATIONS

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

MATT WELTON

SENIOR VP SALES & MARKETING

MATT WELTON

SENIOR VP SALES & MARKETING

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).

Department Directors

KAMELA BARRIER

DIRECTOR, MARKETING

KAMELA BARRIER

DIRECTOR, MARKETING

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

GERRI JONES

GENERAL COUNSEL

GERRI JONES

GENERAL COUNSEL

BRIAN TILLEY

DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

BRIAN TILLEY

DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

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

JOSEPH ZHOU

DIRECTOR OF RISK AND ANALYTICS

JOSEPH ZHOU

DIRECTOR OF RISK AND ANALYTICS

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