Vanco Payment Solutions Expands Leadership Team with New Head of Sales

Explore this investment 12.02.15

Vanco Payment Solutions announced today it has hired veteran sales leader Jim Kreller as the company’s Executive Vice President of Sales. Kreller will lead the Minneapolis office and direct all sales functions. He will work with theVanco management and sales teams to continue the company’s growth in customer acquisition and expand sales in multiple channels, including direct sales, existing clients, and strategic partners.

Vanco provides electronic payment solutions to faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and professional services companies. The company is the leading provider of e-Giving solutions to churches and charitable organizations across the U.S. More than 20,000 e-Giving clients rely on Vanco’s specialized services to offer electronic payment options to members and supporters of their mission.

CEO Kevin Lee says Kreller’s proven success in high growth markets and his ability to inspire and coach with purpose, demonstrated his ability to lead the company’s next wave of growth.

“Jim brings over two decades of technology sales leadership to our executive team and will play a significant role in helping us further accelerate our market share gains. He has a great ability to tune into a market’s needs and to use that insight to lead his sales team to meet client demands. His experience with digital technology gives him the perspective to best help our clients navigate their options in this digital and mobile world,” said Lee.

Prior to joining Vanco, Kreller had highly successful tenures as an executive leading both direct and indirect sales efforts at ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce.com), Vibes Mobile, Signal and Dachis Group. He has also served as a mentor to entrepreneurs at Chicago technology incubator 1871.

“It’s exciting to work with such a collaborative and forward thinking executive team that pushes each other to excellence. It’s also inspiring to provide organizations like churches and nonprofits with the specialized solutions they need to support their missions and bring value to their communities,” said Kreller.