Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Vahe Dombalagian
Vahe Dombalagian
Vahe A. Dombalagian has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2018 and as a member of the board of managers of the EVO LLC since December 2012. Mr. Dombalagian is a Managing Director on the MDP Financial & Transaction Services team. Prior to joining MDP, he was with TPG and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Mr. Dombalagian currently also serves on the boards of directors of Ankura Consulting Group, Cinemark Theatres, Fitness International, LLC, NFP Corp. and Towergate & Nevada Investments Topco Limited. Mr. Dombalagian received his Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and his Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Dombalagian was elected to our board of directors in connection with this offering because of his role in the development and implementation of our strategic objectives over the past five years as a member of our board of managers, his extensive experience serving as a director of other businesses and his experience as a private equity investor with respect to acquisitions and a variety of debt and equity financings
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee
John Garabedian
John Garabedian
John Garabedian has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2018. Mr. Garabedian joined The Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), a management consulting firm, in September 1997 and has served as a Senior Partner since 2006. He is a member of BCG’s Financial Institutions practice and previously led the practice in the Americas from 2007 to 2012. Prior to joining BCG, Mr. Garabedian was a vice president for Gemini Consulting, where he was the North American Financial Services practice leader. He also worked in strategic planning at Continental Bank. Mr. Garabedian received a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University. Mr. Garabedian was elected to our board of directors in connection with this offering because of his experience working with banking, insurance and asset management firms on strategy and operational issues.
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Jim Kelly
James G. Kelly
James G. Kelly has served as EVO Payments, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer since its formation and a member of our board of directors since May 2018, and as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of managers of the EVO LLC since January 2012. Before joining EVO, Mr. Kelly served as President of Global Payments Inc. from November 2008 to June 2010, as Senior Executive Vice President of Global Payments Inc. from April 2004 to November 2008 and as Chief Financial Officer of Global Payments Inc. from February 2001 to October 2005. From March 1996 to April 2000, Mr. Kelly served as managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm. Prior to that, Mr. Kelly served as manager of Ernst & Young’s mergers and acquisitions/audit groups from 1989 to 1990. Mr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Mr. Kelly will be elected to our board of directors effective upon the completion of this offering because of his extensive experience in executive leadership positions in the payment services industry and his knowledge of our business in particular, gained through his service as our Chief Executive Officer and implementation of our strategic objectives over the past five years.
David Leeds
David W. Leeds
Mr. Leeds had been associated with Ernst & Young LLP for the past 40 years before his retirement in June 2018, having served as an assurance and audit partner in the Financial Services and Technology practice groups of the firm since 1991. Mr. Leeds has also served on the board of several non-profit organizations, most recently as chair of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Mr. Leeds received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1981.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Gregory Pope
Gregory Pope
Gregory S. Pope has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2018. Mr. Pope has served as Chief Operations Officer at Masters Capital Management LLC (“Masters Capital”), an investment management firm, since June 2000. Prior to joining Masters Capital, Mr. Pope worked for J.C. Bradford & Co. from 1989 until July 2000. Mr. Pope previously served on the board of directors for Georgia Commerce Bancshares, Inc. and was a member of its audit and asset-liability committee from 2011 until 2015. Mr. Pope currently serves on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta and is a past board member of several other charitable foundations. Mr. Pope received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Georgia State University. Mr. Pope was elected to our board of directors in connection with this offering because of his experience working in the banking and investment management sectors on a variety of strategic and operational issues.
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Matthew Raino
Matthew Raino
Matthew W. Raino has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2018 and as a member of the board of managers of EVO LLC since December 2012. Mr. Raino is a Managing Director on the MDP Financial & Transaction Services team. Prior to rejoining MDP in August 2007, Mr. Raino attended Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. From July 2003 to July 2005, Mr. Raino served as an associate at MDP. Mr. Raino currently also serves on the boards of directors of Ankura Consulting Group, NFP Corp. and Towergate & Nevada Investments TopcoLimited. Mr. Raino has a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mr. Raino was elected to our board of directors in connection with this offering because of his role in the development and implementation of our strategic objectives over the past five years as a member of our board of managers, his extensive experience serving as a director of other businesses and his experience as a private equity investor with respect to acquisitions and a variety of debt and equity financings.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Rafik Sidhom
Rafik R. Sidhom
Rafik R. Sidhom has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2018, and as Chairman and a member of the board of managers of EVO LLC since December 2012. As our original founder, Mr. Sidhom began his career in the acquiring industry selling card processing services and equipment to small retail merchants.  Mr. Sidhom was elected to our board of directors in connection with this offering because of his role in our founding and his extensive experience with and in-depth knowledge of, both the card processing services industry and our business in particular.