Seamless CEO transition
Buyatab Online Inc. announced today that Matias Marquez, has been named the company’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 6, 2018. Matias is the company’s founder and serving Chief Operating Officer. Johann Tergesen, the company’s preceding CEO, has been appointed Vice Chair of the Board.
Buyatab has grown to become a leader in digital gift giving, with a solution that allows merchants to transform and expand their gift card programs by leveraging the powerful trends toward online commerce and mobile device usage. Buyatab has been recognized for its rapid revenue growth, having been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 list, as well as earning the fastest growing software company in Canada title by Profit 500 in 2017. In 2018, Buyatab also earned the Growth Company of the Year Award at the 25th annual Technology Impact Awards, hosted by the BC Technology Industry Association.
“For the past several years, I’ve had the privilege of watching Matias grow to be the leader that he is now”, said Yuri Fulmer, Chairman of Buyatab’s Board, adding “His continuous commitment to learn, natural ability to connect vision, people and ideas to drive results has allowed him to elevate rapidly in his professional career. The board and I would like to thank Johann for his years of service and for the great work he has done to help build Buyatab to the level it is today. Having Matias become our next CEO was a natural transition that the Board overwhelmingly supported. Matias’ ability to inspire, motivate and connect with his team members, partners and industry leaders is precisely what Buyatab needs going into its next chapter.”
Matias has served in senior leadership roles within the organization since the company’s inception in 2009 and has continuously held a directorship position on Buyatab’s Board. Over the years, Matias has been recognized with numerous awards for his entrepreneurial success, including: being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; and being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. A digital gift card industry pioneer, Matias has been instrumental in driving Buyatab’s growth and customer-focused success.
“I began the journey of building Buyatab when I was a student at University,” said Matias Marquez, adding “Buyatab has evolved to become an industry-leading platform with an exceptionally talented team that is passionate about our vision and fiercely committed to our customers. The ability to lead the company in its next chapter of growth is an opportunity that I welcome with great pride.”
Buyatab is a leading provider of advanced online gift card infrastructure solutions for medium and large-sized businesses. Buyatab provides a seamless solution for gift cards to be purchased from a merchant’s online properties and delivered to recipients via email or text message, leveraging the rapid growth in mobile device and social media use. Buyatab’s technology has full compatibility with mobile wallets such as Apple Wallet and Google Pay. With clients in the United States, Canada, and Europe, Buyatab provides eGift Card services to merchants in a wide variety of sectors, including retail, hospitality, restaurant, shopping, hotel and others.