Ncontracts is proud to have such an impressive board possessing business acumen, expertise and achievement. As an integral part of our continued growth and success, these highly-experienced professionals help drive, support and expand our company vision, to ensure our clients will always have what they need to thrive.
Board of Directors
C. Jason Payne
Jason began his career with Summit Partners, a leading global private equity and venture firm. He went on to co-found a venture-backed software company and hold a variety of roles with American Dental Partners, a dental practice management company now owned by JLL Partners. In 2010, Jason teamed with Gavin Turner and John Griscavage (CEO of PlayMaker CRM) to start the Madrone Foundation, a private foundation with the goal of assisting the financially challenged to pay for healthcare and education expenses. Today, as a founder of Mainsail Partners, Jason co-manages the firm and is an active advisor to Mainsail CEOs through his role as a board member for Mainsail’s portfolio companies. Jason received an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University.
Tom Black is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Tom Black Center for Selling. Mr. Black is the author of the book, The Boxcar Millionaire. Tom Black is an entrepreneur who has founded, purchased, sold, and taken companies public. Mr. Black served as Chief Executive Officer of Imagic Corporation, a Nashville-based check imaging software company, and Tecniflex, Inc., a check processing equipment maintenance and servicing company. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Private Business, Inc., which provided an accounts receivable financing solution to community banks from 1991 until 1998, prior to the company’s initial public offering.
Chris is an Operating Partner at Mainsail Partners where he works with Mainsail’s portfolio companies to implement best practices in digital marketing and sales execution. He joined Mainsail in 2010 and helped to build the firm’s Operations Team, a dedicated group of operating professionals committed to helping Mainsail’s portfolio companies scale and accelerate growth. Prior to Mainsail, Chris spent 10 years leading marketing for Yahoo!’s media businesses where he helped build category-leading products including Yahoo! Sports, News and Finance. Earlier in his career he worked at several start-up companies including Action Marketing Group (a Warren Miller Entertainment Company) and mobile billing software company ITDS. Chris received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Gupta brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services and payments industries. He currently services as Chief Executive Officer for RevSpring, a billing and customer communications software company. Prior to that, Mr. Gupta was the Executive Vice President and Group President of Billing and Payments Solutions for Fiserv, where was a crucial player in helping Fiserv establish market leadership, as well as President of U.S. Operations for eFunds Corp (acquired by Fidelity Information Services, FIS) and has held executive positions at i2 Technologies, Summit Marketing Group, Fidelity Investments, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting. Mr. Gupta graduated Magna Cum Laude with an MBA from Indiana University and earned a BA in Commerce from Delhi University as well as Chartered Accountancy (CPA) certification from Delhi, India.
Michael Berman is the founder and CEO of Ncontracts, a leading provider of risk management solutions. His extensive background in legal and regulatory matters has afforded him unique insights into solving operational risk management challenges and is driven by the Ncontracts’ mission to efficiently and effectively manage operational risk. During his legal career, Mr. Berman was involved in numerous regulatory and compliance issues, contract management challenges, and assisted in the development of information systems to better manage these efforts. Prior to founding Ncontracts, he was General Counsel for Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Tecniflex, Inc. and Imagic Corporation. Mr. Berman is a well-regarded speaker at financial institution conferences on risk management. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and holds a J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee.