MORGANVILLE, N.J. — Chris Rodger, affiliate manager of Sexkey and Mansites, has been added to the Payze team as director of sales.
“I’m very happy and excited to become an integral part of the Payze team," Rodger said. "Considering my own extensive background in the industry and experience with billing, this feels like a natural engagement for me."
Rodger, aka "Evil Chris," is a veteran of the online industry with roots in the amateur niche, having launched some of the earliest solo girl sites dating back to 1998, including CarolCox.com.
Years later, Rodger managed the original TripleXCash and TeenRevenue affiliate programs, departing when those programs were sold. Rodger then took on several high-profile contracts before eventually landing his current position managing veteran AVS programs SexKey and ManSites.
Payze, founded by Joel Paulin and Hank Freeman, is rapidly moving forward with plans to "reform the online business of e-commerce," Rodger said.
Last month, Doug Wicks was bought into the company, teaming once again with Paulin.
“Adding a connected industry veteran like Chris allows us to accelerate our sales, continue to expand our referral base, and manage our growing client list,” Wicks said. “We believe it Payze to be prepared, and adding Chris now allows us to continue to rapidly expand without compromising our personalized approach.”
Payze, company execs say, is best described as a combination of unique software, industry veterans, and risk/throughput analysts that bring direct merchant accounts and monetization strategies to life via a trusted banking solutions.
In its initial launch, Payze can be utilized by clients who need direct merchant accounts, gateway services, consulting services, and those on Too Much Media’s NATS platform looking to manage their own direct merchant accounts more effectively.
“We think of Payze as a full PSP solution for direct merchant accounts,” Paulin said. “We are designing software and expanding payment and banking options in an efficient and flexible ecosystem that will allow clients to go from idea to affiliate to PSP client to direct merchant account — all within one platform.
We are excited about the addition of Chris to the team as he brings another trusted, thoughtful, and honest voice to the group.“
Rodgers and Paulin will be at shows throughout the E.U. through the end of month. Their itinerary can be viewed on Twitter.
Rodgers can be emailed here.