MerchantE Appoints Experienced Payment Professionals to Executive Team

MerchantE, a leading end-to-end digital commerce platform, has added two seasoned experts to its leadership team. Mike Vaughn will serve as Senior Vice President of Operations and Peter Owino, Chief Accounting Officer, as the company enters its next stage of growth.

With more than 20 years of experience in the payments industry, Vaughn has a strong record of leading operational functions through a continuous process of improvement, optimization of customer experience, planning and execution for growth, and M&A integration. He joins MerchantE from PayTech Advisor, where he was a principal partner. Prior to that, Vaughn was the Chief Operating Officer at Paya and Executive Vice President of Operations at Total Merchant Services.

“I’m thrilled to be joining MerchantE during this exciting time in the company’s history,” said Vaughn. “I’m impressed with the direction the company is going and look forward to working with the team to continue this momentum.”

Vaughn’s leadership experience will help MerchantE optimize current operational capabilities. Additionally, he will focus on further developing the organization to deliver value across the enterprise and support long-term strategic goals.

Owino is an accounting and audit professional with international experience in both Big Four professional services and corporate accounting. He has strong technical expertise with US GAAP, IFRS, SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, internal controls, monthly close, financial analysis, financial statement preparation, budgeting and forecasting.


“I am excited about the opportunity to serve MerchantE in this role,” said Owino. “I look forward to working alongside the talented leadership team to help build on MerchantE’s momentum and achieve the company’s financial goals.”


Owino joins MerchantE with 20 years of experience in Public Accounting, most recently at KPMG where he was a Director in the Accounting Advisory Service practice. Prior to that role, he served in various director and management roles for leading financial companies, including Deloitte & Touche, MetLife, Alico Insurance Company (AIG) and Ernst & Young.



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