Joe Proto


Joe Proto is Chairman and CEO of Transactis, part of his three decades in the billing and payments industry as a senior executive and successful entrepreneur. Transactis is a leading SaaS technology provider of electronic billing and payment solutions (EBPP/EIPP) delivered to billers of all sizes through major financial institutions, BPOs, and print companies.

Prior to Transactis, Mr. Proto launched REMITCO, a payments company acquired in 2000 by First Data, as well as Financial Telesis (CashFlex), which was acquired in 1992 by CoreStates, now part of Wells Fargo. Mr. Proto co-founded Windham Ventures (an innovation leader in healthcare and med tech), and is a limited partner at Metamorphic Ventures (digital media and e-commerce) and ff Venture Capital (technology). He is Chairman of SpendSmart Payments Company (SSPC: OTC), a fast growing mobile loyalty platform with millions of digital subscribers.

Mr. Proto is a member of various financial services organizations including the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), he is Co-Chair of the Consumer Payments Advisory Committee of the Payments Innovation Council as well as serving on the Board of Advisors at the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA), and is a frequent speaker at conferences in the financial technology industry.

“I am impressed with JEGI’s collective persistence and its ability to stir buyers’ interest (regarding the sale of 101 Communications). Great thanks to the entire team for a job so well done.”

Rodney Goldstein, Chairman & Managing Director, Frontenac Company