Payrailz Promotes Horng Tern to CTO, Paul Franko Moves to COO Role
Payrailz, a digital payments company offering smarter, more engaging and secure payment experiences to banks and credit unions, announced the promotion of Horng Tern to chief technology officer and Paul Franko’s move to chief operating officer.
As Payrailz manages for the company’s growth, co-founder and former Payrailz chief technology officer, Paul Franko, will be taking on more responsibilities as he steps into the new role of COO. Tern will report to Franko and the two will work closely together to execute Payrailz’s vision of a smarter payments experience.
In his role as CTO, Tern will oversee all technology related to software development, IT management and product development. Previously serving as senior architect at Payrailz, Tern has extensive experience both inside and outside of the company. Before Payrailz, Tern was senior technical architect for Payveris, and held technical positions at CyberSheath Services International, DynAgility and Online Resources Corporation.
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Tern brings more than 25 years of experience in IT management and software development to his role as Payrailz’s new CTO. His experience and expertise touch areas of enterprise architecture design, software development, platform consolidation, system integration, Agile Scrum methodology, data warehouse design, business intelligence reporting and technical project management.
“Payrailz has experienced tremendous momentum and industry acceptance since we announced our company in November of 2017. As we proactively manage our growth, we are thrilled to see Horng Tern stepping into a more strategic role within our organization as he has been an integral member of the team ever since he joined,” said Fran Duggan, CEO of Payrailz. “His expertise in both leadership and technology is a powerful combination, and we look forward to seeing how Horng continues to help us deliver the best payments experience possible. Additionally, as Paul moves into an expanded role, we look forward to his continued leadership and efforts in executing our vision.”
“I am honored to be able to expand my role at a company that values innovation as much as Payrailz does. Working closely with Paul, our development team has created something really special,” said Horng Tern, new CTO of Payrailz. “I look forward to delivering strategic guidance and leadership to help Payrailz further achieve its goal of creating smart and innovative technologies to transform the payments industry.”
Tern holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Computer Science from George Mason University and an executive master’s degree of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.