Payments Industry Veteran Lucatuorto Will Be Responsible for All Sales and Partner Acquisition in the Small Merchant Business Segment.
Nashville, Tenn. (August 3, 2018) —Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, hired payments industry veteran, Anthony Lucatuorto to lead the integrated small merchant business (SMB) segment for the company as Chief Sales Officer, SMB. Supporting the company’s integrated payments strategy, Lucatuorto will be responsible for all SMB sales and partner acquisition within the company’s key market verticals, serving markets throughout U.S., Canada, and Australia.
“We are thrilled to have Anthony join the team. His leadership and experience in the industry will be key in cultivating new partners and growing our small merchant customer base,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere. “Anthony is well-respected in the industry and has a longstanding history of sales achievement and we look forward to the positive impact that he can bring to our organization.”
“Anthony’s 25 years of experience in serving small and large businesses will enhance Sphere’s ability to bring leading edge software and payments services to our clients,” said Andrew Rueff, Executive Chairman of Sphere. “The addition of Anthony to the executive team of Sphere demonstrates our commitment to building a top caliber team to lead our company through the next phase of growth and expansion.”
Lucatuorto has more than 25 years of experience in the payment processing industry having held executive-level roles in strategic planning, financial management and sales leadership. For nine years, Lucatuorto was President of Referral Partner Sales and Financial Institutions at TSYS/TransFirst Holdings Corp. Prior to his time with TSYS/TransFirst, Lucatuorto held tenure at First Data for 14 years. He served as Senior Vice President of Sales for the Revenue Sharing Alliance Group and led the growth of its sales division with the signing of more than 70 bank partners.
Sphere, is a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments, security software, payments gateway, and merchant software services. Sphere serves large, complex enterprises, mid-size businesses, and small local businesses across a range of vertical end-markets, including healthcare, transportation, education, insurance and non-profit. Sphere provides payments technology that integrates into business management software platforms of its clients, enabling them to process highly secure and compliant transactions integrated with their core business software. Sphere supports businesses across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.