Ex-UTX CFO Guy Blum Joins BridgerPay as a Partner

CEO Ran Cohen said Blum's appointment means the payments company now has the "perfect mix" of partners

Finance Magnates learned on Friday that Guy Blum has become a partner at BridgerPay. Blum will also take up a new role as chief financial officer at the payments start-up.

“After almost 8 years at a NASDAQ company, I felt it was time a for a change,” said Blum. “Living in Cyprus and having many friends

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BridgerPay CFO and Partner Guy Blum
BridgerPay CFO and Partner Guy Blum

in the payments industry exposed me to it’s [sic] day-to-day challenges.”

“When my partners Ran Cohen and Yaron Hershcovich exposed me to Bridger I knew that I can fit in and I should join Bridger core founders’ team. The payment world has lot’s of challenges and by using the best technology with our great payment solutions partners we can actually make a huge difference for our customers allowing them to process better and reach much better results.”

Experienced hands

Blum joins BridgerPay from NASDAQ-listed Verint, a US technology giant. He joined the firm in 2011 and worked for several years in

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financial controller positions.

In 2016 he was appointed chief financial officer of UTX Technologies. A provider of mobile tracking solutions, UTX was acquired by Verint for $83 million back in 2014.

Prior to joining Verint, Blum spent almost three years as an auditor in PWC’s Tel Aviv office.

“As experienced founders of a fintech company, we know that Bridger is a company on a mission, not just another ‘gateway,'” said

BridgerPay CEO Ran Cohen. “But we knew something was missing, a third person that can complete the perfect mix of partners that can lead this venture in all verticals.

“Guy was simply a perfect fit. Besides being an incredible guy, he brings with him massive experience and knowledge of startup-to-enterprise operations and unique financial and personal skills that will come in hand with the ongoing relationships with our long partners list of payment providers and acquirers.”

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