In 2011 Chris co-founded Pushpay with Eliot Crowther, after realising there was an opportunity to improve payments by developing a mobile, non point-of-sale system that was simple, secure and easy to use.
Chris’ belief that payment complexity was killing potential transactions whether they be purchases, or acts of generosity has been proven accurate.
Through Chris’ direction, Pushpay has grown into a significant SaaS business that provides payment solutions to organisations across the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
Although Pushpay as a product is applicable in many different arenas, of foremost interest to Chris has been the use of Pushpay in businesses in order to see payments made simple. Developing a product and service which makes payment easy for the customer and time/cost efficient for the business is a passion for Chris.
Pushpay has successfully attracted several rounds of investment, totalling over 30 million dollars in 4 short years. In part, due to Chris’s leadership, strategic direction and sound business thinking. In August 2014 Pushpay became publicly listed in NZ in order to further innovate and continue serving organisations.
Chris’ focus is to execute on Pushpay’s vision for payment simplicity by driving uptake in the enterprise vertical and expanding Pushpay’s faith and not-for-profit market share.
His current role as CEO at Pushpay and Director of eChurch (a subsidiary of Pushpay) is to set and drive, strategic direction and business planning, to drive Pushpay’s revenue goal to over $100m.
Prior to co-founding Pushpay, Chris was a CEO at Accounting Brands. Chris also holds a Masters Degree (Hons.) in Taxation Accounting (2005) from Auckland University.
He splits his time between the Pushpay operations base in Seattle, Washington and his former home town of Auckland, New Zealand.