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.

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Global Payments

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types 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.

The OpenEdge Platform

The OpenEdge platform delivers payment innovations to support new technologies and allow for the creation of third-party custom software solutions. OpenEdge's platform incorporates the best aspects of the industry-leading Innovo and XCharge platforms. While 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:

  • Apple Pay, Mobile, 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)

Through its visionary payment processing platform, OpenEdge helps third-party application developers incorporate payment innovations and thereby strengthen their competitive stance with payments and payment-related services, bolster customer loyalty with unique software functionality, and improve profitability.


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.
Phil Wimberly

Philip Wimberly, Senior Vice President, Sales

Phil Wimberly oversees the partner acquisition and merchant sales strategy at OpenEdge. He has served as Senior Vice President of Partner and Merchant Services for PayPros, and held pivotal positions at American Express and Cisco. Mr. Wimberly has more than 25 years in payments, technology and sales. His leadership has been instrumental in the growth of OpenEdge’s base of software developer partners and merchants using advanced payment solutions.
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, Client Services

A customer service/call center veteran with more than two decades of experience, Mr. Hightower oversees merchant and technical support operations for OpenEdge. 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.


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