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Randy Tillim

CEO

Eric Pottebaum

President

Michael Jaffe

Vice President of Business Development

Randy Tillim

Chief Executive Officer

Randy Tillim leads CLARUS as an established payments industry veteran. Tillim started CLARUS to be a transparent company after experiencing difficulties with payment processing as a restaurant owner. Under his leadership, CLARUS grew to process over $5 billion for over 7,000 merchants every year. His industry expertise and acumen are well respected around the country. He often speaks at partner events and conferences including the Electronic Transaction Association conference in Washington D.C. Tillim is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University. In his free time, Tillim enjoys spending time with his family, catching the latest automotive shows, and running in off-road rallies.

Eric Pottebaum

President

Eric Pottebaum joined CLARUS in 2015, bringing his expansive experience from the national hospitality industry to the executive leadership and management team at CLARUS. Pottebaum’s vast skill set ranges from strategic planning and analysis, training and development, operations management, budgeting and forecasting, sales management, to contracts negotiations. As CLARUS President, Pottebaum guides CLARUS towards its long-term objectives while ensuring smooth day-to-day success throughout company teams and functions. Pottebaum holds a bachelor’s degree from Benedictine College. Outside of the office, you can find him catching Iowa Hawkeyes football games or taking his children on adventures with his wife.

Michael Jaffe

Vice President of Business Development

In his role as Vice President of Business Development, Michael Jaffe brings over 20 years of experience to bear on his work with Merchant Residual Portfolio analysis and acquisition. Jaffe knows every element of the merchant services industry from security requirements to software integrations to sales force management. Prior to joining CLARUS, Jaffe held roles as Vice President of Channel Sales, Senior Director of Product Development and MARCOMM, and Vice President of Global Marketing and New Programs. Jaffe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University Bloomington. Aside from analyzing portfolio spreadsheets, Jaffe enjoys spending time with his daughter, exploring the outdoors, and driving his 1990 VW Westfalia.

Matt Holtzman

Vice President of Corporate Strategy

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