James Byler

San Diego, California, US

CEO looking for CTO/Sr Engineer for profitable cloud startup
James's Skills
Mobile Payments
Alternative Payments
Emerging Payments
Start Up's
Public Relations
Sales & Marketing Leadership
Sales & Marketing
Business Strategy
Business Planning
Business Networking
Building Strong Relationships
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Social Media-Marketing
Online PR
Social Media
Sales & Marketing

About James

Founder & CEO Angelpaw.com - bringing pet cremation into the 21st century.
Founder & Chairman Linkpay.com - making payments easy for everyone.
Founder & Volunteer Chairman Empower.life - non-profit for good
Founder of Linkpay.university - payment industries first online video university


Learn, Evolve, Find Solutions and Grow! - James Byler

Work Experience

VP Global Issuer Sales & Partnerships

Verifi Inc.

January 2015 - December 2018

Verifi's network bridges Issuing Banks with Merchants to facilitate exchange of information to deflect and resolved disputes before they become chargebacks. Responsible for all Global Issuer Bank Sales & Partnership teams as well as all non-US Merchant Business Development & Sales teams. Built & now executing on Verifi’s global expansion plans into Europe, Asia and Latin America!

Founder & Chairman of the Board


July 2014 - March 2018

Linkpay makes Payments Easy for Everyone! Whether an online, mobile, retail or global business wehave solutions for everyone. Linkpay is the payment industries first 100% cloud-build omni-channelpayment platform. We offer solutions differently. We’re Secure, Flexible and Driven all within theCloud. Our passion for technology and payment solutions is unrivaled – it shows in our services.

Founder & Volunteer Chairman


December 2016 - September 2018

Empower.life is a nonprofit which magnifies socially conscience decisions we make in our daily lives. In partnership with Linkpay, empower.life donates 10% of all payment revenue to the charity of your choice! All you have to do is refer local businesses (restaurants, retailers, eCommerce) who have interest in saving money and making a positive impact within our community’s. The businesses receive less expensive merchant accounts, free point of sale solutions and makes positive impacts within their community’s. All with the most respected payment company in the country! You choose the charity of your choice and empower.life donates 10% of all revenue forever! Empower our lives for good with empower.life



September 2017 - March 2018

Linkpay University is the World’s first and only online video university for Merchant Services Professionals. It consists of 12 courses over 64 videos, and will step you through everything you need to be successful in Merchant Services.



December 2018 - Today

Launching in December 2019 ANGELPAW (www.angelpaw.com) is built to bring Pet Cremation into the 21st Century. Angelpaw is the pet cremation industry’s first and only cloud-built, real-time Crematorium-Veterinarian-Driver-Pet Owner tracking and messaging platform. We offer solutions differently. We’re Secure, Flexible and Driven all within the Cloud. Our passion for pet’s and technology is unrivaled – it shows in our services.

Regional Head, North America & International

Ogone an Ingenico company

January 2012 - December 2014

Acquired by Ingenico for $484million, January 2013 Brussels based leader in Global Payments and Fraud Prevention. Built the North American division from scratch. Management Team & Investor.

Chairman of the Board of Directors


January 2006 - October 2015

Acquired by Stakool, Inc. (OTC: STKO) in 2010. Assumed Chairman & CEO roles of the publicly traded parent company; Stakool, Inc. The largest Mobile Payments service company in South Africa. Device and carrier agnostic mobile payment services which empowers the handsets mobile professional already carry today to deliver user friendly real-time data and secure real-time payments to enterprises both large and small. The services unifies mobile payments, mobile order capture, mobile inventory management and mobile fulfillment. Joint Ventures in China and India.

Board Member

IPS Linkpay

January 2007 - January 2011

Acquired by Stakool, Inc. (OTC: STKO) in 2010. Chinese Joint Venture between LinQpay, Inc. and Universal Technologies HK/Universal iPayments China (HK:1026). LinQpay is a leading mobile and global ecommerce payment company while iPayments China (IPS) is one of the largest ecommerce payment companies in China.

Founder & CEO


January 2003 - January 2006

A leading Global Payment Service Provider (PSP) widely credited with being the first Payment Service Platform to connect payment infrastructure within the major countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

US Country Manager


January 2001 - January 2003

Acquired by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for $100 million Dutch based European Payment Service Provider. Built the North American division from scratch.

VP of Sales


January 2000 - January 2001

Acquired by Interwoven for $150 million San Francisco based start-up (Metacode), specializing in Content Intelligence. Acquired by Interwoven 6 months after I joined. Interwoven was a global leaders in Content Management.

Founder & Chairman


February 2018 - Today

Today, Pet Owners have more visibility into a book they buy on Amazon then they do in the final journey of their beloved pets, Angelpaw is built to solve this! Angelpaw is the pet cremation industry’s first and only cloud-built, real-time Crematorium-Veterinarian tracking and Pet Owner messaging platform. Built from the ground up to handle everything including, Crematorium real-time pet tracking system, Veterinarian pet tracking and robust billing portal, Deliver driver route and scheduling mobile App, Pet owner text and email notification platform and Pet owner automated social media celebration video creator - all within a cloud infrastructure. Pet crematoriums now have a complete service for themselves, their Vet clients and their pet owners through a single, secure and trusted partner.