Leadership

OUR TEAM

Meet the team behind Sphere – visionaries, industry veterans and senior leaders with deep payments, healthcare and technology expertise.

Andrew Rueff

Executive Chairman

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.

Steve Rizzuto

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Steven Neel

Chief Financial 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.

Curtis Bauer

Chief Product Officer

Curtis brings more than two decades of payment industry experience with a core focus on Product, Technology and Corporate strategy. He has held Senior Leadership roles at TSYS, TransFirst and Vantiv. He is responsible for identifying and executing on our Product strategy to help deliver growth by providing innovative solutions to our customers.

Anthony Lucatuorto

President, Integrated Health and Payments

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.

Rajesh Voddiraju

President, Patient Engagement Technologies

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.

Todd Baylis

President, Not for Profit Technologies

Todd Baylis is President, Not for Profit Technologies and CEO and 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.

Dr. Heather Randall

Chief Compliance Officer

Heather oversees internal compliance and security, building on the strong foundation to mature and evolve the program. Previously, she served in various senior leadership roles, most recently at a wholly-owned subsidiary of a global payment processor, card issuer, and merchant acquirer.

Anne Bentley

Chief Communications Officer

As Chief Communications Officer Anne leads the development and execution of Sphere’s strategic communications and branding plans to support the Sphere suite of businesses and products. She brings more than two decades of digital healthcare executive leadership experience serving high-growth digital health businesses, PBMs and Life Science companies such as Merck and WebMD.

Paulette Sasso

Chief Human Resources 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.

Lindsay Hudson

General Counsel

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.

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