CardFlight Appoints Brian Butts Chief Technology Officer

New CTO Will Lead Technological Innovations, Drive Growth and Expand Product Features
June 6, 2023

CardFlight, a leading provider of payment technology and point-of-sale solutions and creator of SwipeSimple, a signature CardFlight product used by more than 125,000 small businesses nationwide, announced today the appointment of Brian Butts as their new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With this strategic hire, CardFlight is poised to further enhance its technological capabilities and drive growth in the coming years.

Brian Butts, an accomplished technology leader, brings more than two decades of cloud technology leadership experience to the company. Prior to joining CardFlight, he spent five years serving as Vice President of Development & Cloud Operations at Revel Systems, where he successfully led a 175+ person team responsible for product management, software development, and cloud services.

This is Brian’s sixth time serving in a leadership role within growth-stage companies spanning industries including payments, communications and entertainment. He has held roles at multiple companies, including Northplains, Scientia Solutions Inc, KSE, and Reignmaker Communications (acquired by Cypress Communications). Throughout his career, he has played a pivotal role in driving growth, implementing product upgrades, and improving technical architecture for growth-stage companies.

Derek Webster, Founder and CEO, says:

We are pleased to add Brian’s extensive technology and organizational leadership experience to our team. He will be key in continuing the acceleration of CardFlight's growth and scalability in the upcoming quarters and years.

Brian Butts, Chief Technology Officer, says:

I am excited to be a part of the CardFlight mission to make payments simple for small business merchants. The company's commitment to innovation combined with its strong culture of collaboration are what attracted me to this role. I look forward to working with the talented technical team at CardFlight to further our strategic vision and ambitions.

CardFlight embraces the employee team as the engine that fuels its success. The company offers unique career opportunities for all team members, with a commitment to individual development and growth.

For engineers at CardFlight, this means working in interdisciplinary teams; living out the values of collaboration through active communication, paired programming, and the contribution of their unique experience to the final product; and the opportunity for individuals to see the features they have personally developed making an impact in customers’ success and revenue growth. 

CardFlight has significantly expanded its engineering team over the past year, and continues to seek qualified and exceptional candidates for key roles. More information about career opportunities at CardFlight can be found here.

About CardFlight

CardFlight is an innovative SaaS payment technology company dedicated to empowering small businesses and helping them grow. With payment acceptance software that’s easy to use and easy to love, the company creates simple payment software that serves the unique needs of merchants in the communities in which they live. CardFlight takes pride in building forward-thinking solutions defined by reliability and driven by the goals of both end-users and the channel that serves them in mind. 

SwipeSimple, a signature CardFlight product, reaches businesses through a sales channel of financial institutions, independent sales organizations, and merchant service providers. Used by more than 125,000 small businesses in the U.S., across all 50 states, SwipeSimple lets entrepreneurs quickly accept payments, allowing them to focus more on operating and growing their businesses.

Headquartered in New York City with operations in Lincoln, Nebraska, CardFlight is a full-remote company with employees working across the United States. More information about career opportunities at CardFlight can be found on LinkedIn.