Tom Villante is an angel investor, entrepreneur, and the CEO of Yapstone, a leading online marketplace payment provider that has garnered numerous awards and accolades from Inc., Entrepreneur, and Forbes Magazine.
Villante co-founded Yapstone in 1999 with the not-so-simple goal of developing online payment solutions for complex industries dominated by the paper check – a progressive idea for the time. Today, his company processes over $20 billion a year in online payment volume and is most recognized as the payment partner for HomeAway and VRBO.
Prior to founding YapStone, Villante was a Partner at The Seidler Company, a private equity firm and an investment banker with S.G. Warburg (now UBS) and William E. Simon & Sons. He is currently a member of Young Presidents’ Organization and has served on the Boards of local schools and charitable organizations.
A graduate of Princeton University, Villante is a keynote speaker and recognized payments expert.