Fort Wayne-based Allied Payment Network Inc. has appointed Kathi Klawitter chief operating officer. Allied, which provides payment technology for financial institutions, says Klawitter brings more than 20 years of experience building business units for companies in the financial and fintech industries.
Klawitter will report directly to Allied CEO Geoff Knapp and will oversee the company’s operations to support growing demand and market share.
In her new role, Allied says Klawitter will work to establish new business development, client retention, product development and performance optimization.
“Kathi is a deeply experienced fintech leader who possesses a clear client-first mentality,” said Knapp. “Kathi has worked with community financial institutions her entire career, which puts her in the unique position of knowing exactly what it takes to nurture and grow those customer relationships. We are fortunate to have her join our leadership team.”
Prior to her appointment, Klawitter worked for Wisconsin-based Fiserv Community Financial Institutions as head of operations, as well as head of operations & initiatives for the global business solutions division.
Klawitter’s background also includes work as chief operating officer for Mississippi-based Security Card Services, as well as vice president of merchant services at Pennsylvania-based Susquehanna Bank.
In December, Allied appointed Geoff Knapp as its new CEO, succeeding Allied founder Ralph Marcuccilli.