Meet The Team Behind Sphere

Visionaries, industry veterans, and senior leaders with deep payments, healthcare, and technology expertise.

Andrew has more than 25 years of experience in the legal, banking and financial technology sectors and has substantial experience identifying, structuring and negotiating strategic acquisitions, investments and partner alliances.

Andrew Rueff

Executive Chairman

As Chief Executive Officer, Steve shapes the strategy of Sphere, while providing operational expertise as the company builds upon its leading technology and products in the integrated payments sector. He brings more than two decades of executive experience serving the electronic payments industry in organizations such as TSYS/TransFirst and First Data.

Steve Rizzuto

Chief Executive Officer

Steven brings 15+ years of corporate development in the payments industry with 10+ years investment banking experience to his role as chief financial officer.

Steven Neel

Chief Financial Officer

Curtis brings more than two decades of payment industry experience with a core focus on Product, Technology and Corporate strategies. He has held Senior Leadership roles at TSYS, TransFirst and Vantiv. He is responsible for Sphere’s innovative strategic development across all Sphere operations and technology platforms with a distinct focus on developing solutions for our clients and partners.

Curtis Bauer

Chief Innovation Officer

Anthony Lucatuorto serves as President, Integrated Health & Payments division. In this role, he is directly responsible for the full P&L management, including strategy, business development, sales, operations, marketing, and technology. Mr. Lucatuorto has over 25 years of experience leading and growing businesses in the financial services industry having held executive-level roles at First Data/Fiserv and TSYS/TransFirst.

Anthony Lucatuorto

President, Integrated Health and Payments

Rajesh "Raj" Voddiraju serves as President, Patient Engagement Technologies division (Health iPASS). In this role, he manages the Division's P&L, sets the strategic direction/vision, and oversees all business development, sales, operations, marketing, and technology. Mr. Voddiraju has over 25 years of experience in founding and leading fast-growth businesses in the B2B Software, Healthcare IT and Fintech industries.

Rajesh Voddiraju

President, Patient Engagement Technologies

Todd Baylis is President, Not for Profit Technologies and CEO/Co-Founder of Qgiv, a digital fundraising platform that provides thoughtfully-designed, user-friendly fundraising software to more than 5,000 nonprofits in the United States and Canada. Todd co-founded Qgiv in 2007 with the goal of making it easy for nonprofit, faith-based, and political organizations to accept online donations and payments. Todd earned his MS in IT Management from Carnegie Mellon University and received his BS in Computer and Information Sciences from Florida State University.

Todd Baylis

President, Not for Profit Technologies

Heather Randall, PhD, CCEP brings almost two decades of payments industry experience to managing regulatory compliance and information security at Sphere. In her role as Chief Compliance Officer, Heather is responsible for ensuring that Sphere’s products, platforms, and processes enable and support compliance with regulation and industry standards. Prior to joining Sphere, Heather held various compliance positions in the payments space, most recently at TSYS.

Heather Randall, PhD

Chief Compliance Officer

As CHRO, Paulette is responsible for the company’s human resources strategy, including talent management, leadership development, employee engagement and total rewards. She brings more than two decades of experience in the payments industry, having served as CHRO for Vantiv and TransFirst.

Paulette Sasso

Chief Human Resources Officer

Lindsay is the General Counsel for Sphere. She provides oversight and guidance regarding all legal matters, corporate governance, and acts as corporate secretary to the company’s board of directors. Lindsay has ten years of experience in the electronic payments industry serving as in-house counsel to both TransFirst and TSYS prior to joining Sphere.

Lindsay Hudson

General Counsel