Larry Hipp is an accomplished executive who brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology and product development field. Currently, he is the CEO of Brightwell Payments, a FinTech company that helps global workers get paid, as well as send and spend money safely and easily worldwide.
Larry has a proven track record of creating expertly crafted digital products that deliver comprehensive value to the business and end-user. Unlike many technologists, however, Larry is uniquely able to connect all the critical elements of digital strategy and performance expertise to develop a product that excels in user experience, functional software, and digital marketing combined.
Tapan Patel joined the Trextel leadership team in 2020 as CTO, bringing over 10 years of technology experience developing a wide range of business software from complex financial systems to distributed databases, and everything in between.
Most recently, Tapan led and built a 60 person global engineering team at Revel Systems, a POS provider primarily serving the hospitality industry. In 2016 he launched his first startup in Atlanta, growing it to $5M in ARR in just two years, and was sold in late 2018. In recent years Tapan has primarily focused on product and venture capital strategy exclusively.
When not working, Tapan enjoys running on trails in Suburban Atlanta where he lives with his wife and newborn baby.
About Your Host
Joey Kline is a Vice President at JLL, specializing in office brokerage and tenant representation. As an Atlanta native, he has a deep passion for promoting the economic growth and continued competitiveness of communities in and around Atlanta, as well as the Southeast as a whole.
He has completed transactions in every major submarket of metro Atlanta, and works primarily with start-ups, advertising/marketing agencies, and publicly-traded companies. With a healthy mix of tenacious drive and analytical insights, Joey is a skilled negotiator who advises clients on a myriad of complex real estate matters.
With a strategy and business development background, Joey is first and foremost a pragmatic advisor to his clients. Most recently, he was the Director of Business Development for American Fueling Systems, an Atlanta-based alternative energy company.
While at JLL, he has become a member of the Million Dollar Club, and has built a reputation as an expert on the intersection of transit-accessibility and urban real estate. With intimate involvement in site selection and planning/zoning concerns, Joey approaches real estate from the perspective of the end user, and thus possesses a unique lens through which to serve his clients.
Joey holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a founder, board member, and the treasurer of Advance Atlanta, and also sits on the Selection Committee for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Fast 40 event. In addition, he is a member of CoreNet and the Urban Land Institute. Finally, he is part of LEAD Atlanta’s Class of 2019.
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