Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Rafik Sidhom
Rafik R. Sidhom

Rafik R. Sidhom has served as Chairman of our board of directors 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.

Jim Kelly
James G. Kelly
James G. Kelly has served as EVO’s Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors 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.
Vahe Dombalagian
Vahe Dombalagian

Vahe A. Dombalagian has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2012. Mr. Dombalagian is a Managing Director on the Madison Dearborn Partners, or 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 The Amynta Group, Ankura Consulting Group, The Ardonaugh Group Limited, Navacord Corp., NFP Corp. and 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.

Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
John Garabedian
John Garabedian
John Garabedian has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2018. Mr. is currently a senior advisor for The Boston Consulting Group, or BCG, a management consulting firm. Mr. Garabendian joined BCG in September 1997 and served as a Senior Partner from 2006 to 2018. He is a member of BCG’s Financial Institutions practice and 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.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
David Leeds
David W. Leeds
David W. Leeds has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2018. 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
Laura M. Miller, Board of Directors EVO Payments, Inc.
Laura M. Miller
Ms. Miller has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2019. Ms. Miller is the Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where she leads the vision, strategic direction and cybersecurity of IHG’s global technology solutions. Prior to joining IHG in 2013, Ms. Miller was Senior Vice President, Financial Services Application Development for First Data Corporation, where she was responsible for the company’s credit card issuing, merchant acquiring, ATM and online banking solutions. Ms. Miller currently serves as a board member of LGI Homes, Inc., an industry-leading residential home design, construction and sales business based in The Woodlands, Texas. She is also a member of the Society of Information Management, Women in Technology and the Technology Association of Georgia. Ms. Miller has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and holds a master’s degree in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College.
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance 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, or 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.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Matthew Raino
Matthew Raino
Matthew W. Raino has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2012. Mr. Raino is a Managing Director on the Madison Dearborn Partners, or 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 The Amynta Group, Ankura Consulting Group, The Ardonaugh Group Limited, Navacord Corp., NFP Corp. and Nevada Investments Topco Limited. Mr. Raino has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and Master in Business Administration from Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Member of the Compensation Committee