Fort Wayne-based Allied Payment Network Inc. is appointing a new CEO. Geoff Knapp succeeds Allied founder Ralph Marcuccilli, who will transition to the role of chairman of the board.
“Over the past 12 years, we’ve built something that’s really meaningful to the community financial institutions we serve and to the employees who helped build it,” said Marcuccilli. “Geoff’s extensive experience leading fintech organizations that are much larger than Allied make him the perfect person to help maximize the investment that both Plymouth Growth Partners and RF Investment Partners have made in Allied.”
Knapp joined Allied in 2020 as chief growth officer. His background includes more than 20 years of experience improving growth, profitability, and efficiency at various fintech companies, according to Allied.
“Under Ralph’s direction, Allied has thrived in an environment where most startups fail,” said Knapp. “We are extremely well-positioned and will continue executing on our vision by expanding our network and delivering innovative real-time payment capabilities to the community FIs we serve.”
Prior to joining Allied, Knapp served as general manager of the payments division at 2checkout. He also previously held various leadership positions with CheckFree.
Allied provides payment technology and support for financial institutions.