Michael Gokturk

CEO, Payfirma

Michael Gokturk is the CEO and Founder of Payfirma. He graduated in 1999 from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Prior to Payfirma, Michael founded Versapay Corp. in 2005, a payment-processing company that he took public in 2010. Using his share of the proceeds from Versapay’s IPO, Michael launched Payfirma with Sunan Spriggs, current Chief Customer Officer, in 2011. He founded Payfirma with the goal of disrupting the highly competitive payments market by creating a solution to merge online, in-store and mobile payments. He has since grown Payfirma from the first company to introduce mobile payments in Canada into one of the top multichannel payment platforms.

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