Leadership | Kasasa

Our leaders are united by their love of breaking new ground in pursuit of a common goal: restore the balance of power to local banks and credit unions. Their collective experience spans community banking, global digital marketing, national brand management, core processor development, multi-billion financial services, successful startups, and many other worlds.

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Traci Burgess

Executive Chair

Golfing anywhere that's warm

Traci Burgess is the Executive Chair of Kasasa and an Operat...

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Gabriel (Gabe) Krajicek

Chief Executive Officer

Star Trek (Team Picard)

Gabriel Krajicek empowers community financial institutions with disruptive innovations ...

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Vennesa Van Ameyde

Chief Operating Officer

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Vennesa Van Ameyde directs the daily operations of Kasasa, a financial technology compa...

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Alisha Crafton

Chief Growth Officer


As Chief Client Officer, Alisha Crafton is responsible for r...

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Chris Cohen

Chief Innovation Officer

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Chris developed an intuitive understanding of what drives an...

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Patrick Laughlin

EVP, Compliance & Government Relations

Single-digit handicap golfer

Patrick Laughlin is responsible for developing and executing upon Kasasa’s overall gove...

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Keith Thompson

Chief Technical Officer

Star Wars

Keith Thompson specializes in creating scalable, product-bas...

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John Waupsh

Strategic Advisor

Preservation Project

For more than a decade, John Waupsh has pioneered integrated financial technology and m...

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