Ascent Processing, Inc. Appoints Executive Leadership Team Paul Guccione and Julia Paige

Ascent Processing announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed industry veterans Paul Guccione and Julia Paige to lead the company into the future.  With a combined 33 years’ experience in the payment processing and short-term rental space, the leadership team is well poised to navigate an influx of growth opportunities available to Ascent.

Paul Guccione joined Ascent in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing earlier this year.  His expertise in orchestrating and implementing strategic plans, his deep understanding of short-term rental challenges and solutions, his over 20 years’ experience in payments and financial technology, and his outstanding leadership skills all converge to make him the obvious choice to lead the company through exponential growth.  Both at Ascent and in his senior leadership roles with PayPros and OpenEdge, Paul has demonstrated the vision, strategy, and leadership expertise that resulted in his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Processing.

The Operations Team, often lauded by clients and competitors alike for delivering support unsurpassed in the industry, is led by Julia Paige.  Julia, in her role as Vice President of Operations, has 13 years’ experience designing systems, managing banking relationships, and leading teams that deliver unrivaled client support.  Julia’s commitment to excellence managing Ascent’s banking, compliance, risk, and operational strategies has been invaluable and her leadership on the Executive Team is foundational to Ascent’s success.

Regina Ebert, outgoing CEO, will remain active in the industry and at Ascent.  She retains her role on the Board of Directors as a valuable advisor and remains committed to actively supporting Ascent’s ongoing success.  “I’m so grateful and humbled by our team’s expertise, creativity, and dedication,” said Regina Ebert.   “In our ever-transforming market, it’s an honor to support Paul and the entire Ascent team in our ongoing commitment to provide industry changing products, services, and support to our clients and the industry.”

Paul Guccione adds, “I’m extremely honored to have been chosen as Ascent Processing’s next CEO.  The Ascent Team is uniquely poised to navigate the ever-changing intersection of innovative payments and alternative rentals to capture tremendous growth. What Regina and the team of industry experts have accomplished in these markets over the past 20+ years is incredible. It is an absolute privilege to lead this best-in-class organization into 2020.”

With a flurry of M&A activity in the U.S. short-term rental space in the last 12 months, Ascent Processing is proud to be the only remaining independently-owned payments company in the short-term rental space, and thrilled to have the Paul and Julia leadership team to lead it into the future.

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