CheckFree CEO & Founder, Pete Kight, Joins BillGO Board
Las Vegas, Nev., October 23, 2018 – This morning at the Money20/20 Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., BillGO, Inc. announced Pete Kight has been appointed Board Director and Strategic Investor. Kight’s notoriety comes from founding CheckFree in 1981, which revolutionized the payments industry. After many years of success and going public in 1986, CheckFree was sold to Fiserv for $4.4 billion. Kight’s experience in the FinTech space is far reaching. He currently serves on the boards of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, Blackbaud, Inc., and has previously served on many other public boards.
“It’s a true honor to have the Godfather of Bill Pay join BillGO’s Board of Directors,” said Dan Holt, CEO of BillGO. “Pete’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable as BillGO continues through this massive period of growth – building on a platform that has already catapulted bill pay capabilities and profitability into the future.”
The recent acquisition of Prism has increased the strength of BillGO’s biller integrations and relationships, and is already being used by 25M+ consumers and businesses nationwide – fulfilling BillGO’s mission to relentlessly advance the U.S. payment system.
“The BillGO team has created great technology that is leading the industry,” said Kight. “I’m looking forward to providing guidance to ensure the company’s continued leadership in the space. Since leaving CheckFree, I have been looking to see the next generation of bill pay emerge, and I have no doubt the BillGO platform is leading that process.”
BillGO is a tech-first company driving new innovations to advance payment systems. Kight made a name for himself doing the same with the creation and continued expansion of CheckFree’s offerings during his 27 years leading the company. Having Kight on the Board will give BillGO access to a breadth of additional knowledge and experience to continue pushing past paper and human capital barriers to truly advance the industry.
BillGO constantly creates and innovates past what exists. That drive powers the BillGO team to relentlessly advance payment systems to accelerate speed, efficiency and security. BillGO provides a simple integration into any existing system that gives payment providers access to a faster, proven bill payments engine. Learn more: https://www.billgo.com/.