Sightline Payments confirms executive overhaul

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Sightline Payments has confirmed several changes to its executive leadership team, including that Omer Sattar will become the fintech firm’s sole CEO. 

Sattar will transition from Co-CEO to take on sole duties of leading the company into this new era after being named as the “strategic leader” in a statement. 

Meanwhile, Sattar will also assume extra responsibility as the Head of Payments Innovation, which “underscores his commitment to pioneering the next wave of untapped payment innovations in the gaming space”. 

Elsewhere in the executive shakeup, Mike McManus has been appointed as President of Customer Innovation. McManus will lead the unit as Sightline aims to improve its omnichannel payment offerings. 

“As we envision Sightline’s imminent and promising future, spearheading the industry’s innovation emerges as our foremost endeavor,” said Sattar. 

“Mike is equipped with the requisite skills, experience, and vision to actualize our commitment to the industry. Our motto remains clear: Innovate, and then innovate some more.”

Further changes to Sightline’s leadership team include Jonathan Michaels, who moves from his prior role of SVP of Strategic Development & Government Affairs to lead his new company, Michaels Strategies

Felicia Gassen will continue her role as Chief of Staff but will also take on additional responsibilities as Chief Administrative Officer.

Finally, Tom Sears, who is the Chief Operating Officer of the company, will transition into an advisory role taking on a Strategic Advisor to the CEO position. With 13 years of experience, Sears will finalize his role as COO on September 15.

Sattar added: “Tom Sears’ dedication and insight have been integral to Sightline’s success, he has been our master watch builder and we could not have done this without him. His transition to Special Advisor is a reflection of our trust in his wisdom and the value we place on his strategic counsel. 

“Though we’ll miss his daily operational leadership, we know that his influence will continue to guide us as we embrace the next decade of innovation. On behalf of everyone at Sightline and its original Founders (Kirk Sanford, Diran Kludjian, and Harry Hagerty), I extend heartfelt thanks to Tom for his remarkable contributions and wish him the very best in this next phase of his journey with our team.”