New Company.
Payments Pioneer.

How can an organization bill itself as having developed some of the most innovative payments technology on the market when it just arrived on the scene? Well, OpenEdge is just the new name for two payment technology companies now on their third decade of developing integrated payment solutions. Accelerated Payment Technologies and PayPros – now combined as OpenEdge, the technology innovation division of Global Payments – helped invent integrated payment solutions, merging technology and payment processing. What will we think of next? Wait and see.

Learn More About OpenEdge

Global Payments Inc Wordmark

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions delivering innovative services to our customers globally. Our technologies, services and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of solutions that allow our customers to accept various payment types and operate their businesses more efficiently across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with customers and partners in 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies, please visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com.

The OpenEdge Platform

The OpenEdge platform delivers real payment innovation so developers of business management solutions can accept payments through their systems and stay relevant. While many processors offer payments tied to antiquated platforms designed to support stand-alone systems, the OpenEdge platform can handle custom, scalable payment solution integration – ready for the swiftly shifting ways consumers pay for goods and services:

  • Mobile, Apple Pay, GooglePay, Near Field Communication (NFC) and app-based payments
  • Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Security (tokenization, point-to-point encryption, signature capture, EMV)
  • Multi-platform software support (Windows Client, Linux, MacOS, APIs, Open Source Plugins, Mobile SDK, Cloud)

With this visionary payment processing platform, OpenEdge helps business management software companies strengthen their competitive stance through payments and payment-related services, bolster customer loyalty with unique software functionality, and improve profitability.

Leadership

Robert Cortopassi

Robert Cortopassi, President

Leading the OpenEdge organization, Bob possesses more than 20 years’ experience in the POS, eCommerce and payment technology sectors. He is active in the Electronic Transaction Association, the PCI Security Standards Council and several industry advisory boards. With OpenEdge forerunner, Accelerated Payment Technologies, he was instrumental in growing the organization from a small point-of-sale software provider to a leading technology ISO. Bob’s background includes sales, networking, security and software development.
Robyn Thompson

Robyn Thompson, Vice President, Human Resources

Robyn Bedell Thompson is responsible for fulfilling OpenEdge’s human resources strategy to create an exceptional employment experience. This includes: talent management, compensation, performance management, team member and leadership development, organizational effectiveness, change management, diversity and inclusion. Previously, Robyn served as VP Human Resources for Accelerated Payment Technologies, as well as in various executive and consulting human resources roles with WDE, eMachines, American Commercial Capital and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and holds a Masters in Communications from California State University, Fullerton.
TJ Fund

TJ Fund, General Counsel

TJ Fund is the General Counsel for OpenEdge. Prior to his time at OpenEdge, Mr. Fund served as General Counsel for Accelerated Payment Technologies, and managed domestic and international legal matters for publicly-traded Nature’s Sunshine Products. He has also worked for Nutraceutical Corporation, in the international practice section of the Kirton McConkie law firm, and as a strategy consultant for the firm of Roland Berger. Mr. Fund earned his Juris Doctor degree at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark law school and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an international emphasis from Utah Valley University.

Bodhi Choudhuri, Senior Vice President, Product Delivery

Heading OpenEdge’s product development and market delivery areas, Bodhi is responsible for bringing innovative omni-channel payment products to market. He is passionate about incorporating an agile mindset to delivery and problem solving. He has a long history of engineering and product development leadership within the Cards and Payments industry, including over a decade with American Express. He holds several patents and has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University.

Jim Hightower, Senior Vice President, Operations

A customer service/call center veteran with more than two decades of experience, Mr. Hightower oversees merchant and technical support, credit, risk and underwriting operations in addition to managing the Client Success organization. Prior to his time at OpenEdge, Jim held senior level positions with AT&T and Brinks Home Security. A frequent speaker and panelist, he maintains a focus on customer experience and world-class information delivery. Jim has managed three customer contact centers earning the prestigious JD Power Award for Customer Service. He earned his Master’s degree in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.
Jennifer Nguyen

Jennifer Nguyen, Vice President, Marketing and Product Marketing

Jennifer Nguyen is passionate about customer success and ensuring that the OpenEdge team focuses every day on delivering value to its customers. As the Vice President, Marketing and Product Marketing, Jennifer oversees the planning, development and execution of the organization’s marketing, product marketing, lead generation, communications, and advertising initiatives. The responsibility of connecting the innovations of OpenEdge’s product team to the customer-focused operations of the business units allows Jennifer and her team to focus all efforts on ensuring that every customer is offered products that allow them to run their business more successfully. With over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing for payments and technology companies, Jennifer’s leadership has been essential in OpenEdge’s delivery of consistently remarkable experiences for its customers.

Partnerships

OpenEdge is pleased to be a thought leader, active in the payments industry.
Electronic Transactions Association

Electronic Transactions Association

PCI Security Standards Council

PCI Security Standards Council

SSA

SSA