About the Founders

Last time we discussed why Payability began and we want to share more about the founders behind the company.

Scott Lynn is the Founder of Payability. He started the company out of New York City after seeing a need for faster payments by his Adknowledge customers. Prior to Payability, Scott founded two successful businesses based in Kansas City – Virtumundo and Adknowledge. At Virtumundo, Scott built what became the most popular game on the Internet during the dot com boom. As CEO of Adknowledge, Scott led the business from a start-up to the 4th largest advertiser marketplace (trailing only Google, Yahoo, and MSN). In 2012, Scott stepped down as CEO of Adknowledge to focus his efforts on growing new businesses including Payability. In his spare time, Scott is passionate about contemporary art and serves on the board of multiple businesses and non-profits.

Keith Smith, co-Founder and CEO, originally hails from the Pacific Northwest and now calls New York City home. Keith spent the initial few years of his career working as an analyst at a few financial institutions before founding CyberMortgage and then Zango. Keith was most recently co-Founder and CEO of BigDoor, which provides loyalty programs to large consumer brands, including; NFL, MLB, CBS, Viacom, and Starbucks. A successful entrepreneur, Keith regularly lends his time to early stage startups via TechStars and also serves as an advisor, investor and board member for multiple tech startups.

Alberto Simon, co-Founder and Head of Product, is originally from sunny Florida and graduated with honors from the University of South Florida. Alberto brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his prior product management roles at Inuvo, Adknowledge, and AOL. A passionate product manager, Alberto works with an emphasis on UX and data analysis. Alberto enjoys staying physically active with Crossfit and olympic weightlifting.

The diverse experiences and unwavering commitment of Scott, Keith and Alberto make up the strong foundation of Payability. They bring a unique perspective to business and we are looking forward to hearing from each of them in the coming months.

If you’d like to learn more about Payability and how it can benefit your marketplace, email us bizdev@payability.com.

Keith Smith
Keith Smith is the Co-founder and CEO of Payability, a FinTech company that provides financing and payment solutions to eCommerce sellers. Its patented technology utilizes machine learning algorithms to underwrite customers based on sales quality and historical eCommerce performance - rather than simply looking at personal credit scores. Previously, Keith founded and ran multiple startups, including; CyberMortgage, Zango, and BigDoor. Keith lends his time to early-stage startups via Techstars and serves as an adviser, investor, and board member for multiple tech startups.

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