2011 Recipient - Pete Kight

Pete Kight

Peter J. Kight - Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of CheckFree until selling to Fiserv in December 2007.

Kight founded CheckFree in 1981 in his grandmother’s basement, with a vision of providing electronic funds transfer services to businesses and consumers. Over the following 27 years, CheckFree expanded its scope beyond online bill payments to online and mobile banking, digital payments and processing infrastructures, business intelligence analytics, electronic billing, digital reconciliation, and operational risk management systems – through both internal development and acquisitions. CheckFree, with revenues of $1.1 Billion, was sold to Fiserv, Inc in December of 2007 for $4.4 Billion. 

 

Kight is a member of the Board of Directors at Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

 

 

 

Experience

Board Member
Blackbaud
December 2014 – Present: Charleston, South Carolina Area

 

Board Member
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
June 2012 – Present: Columbus, Ohio Area

 

Senior Advisor
Comvest Partners
2013 – April 2015 

Managing Partner
Comvest Partners
2010 – 2013: West Palm Beach, Florida Area

Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across the U.S. Comvest includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with management and entrepreneurs to grow businesses and create long-term value.

 

Board of Directors
Fiserv
2010 – 2012 

Vice-Chairman
Fiserv
2007 – 2010 

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) is a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry, providing integrated technology and services that create value and results for our clients. Fiserv drives innovations that transform experiences for more than 16,000 clients worldwide, including banks, credit unions and thrifts, billers, mortgage lenders and leasing companies, brokerage and investment firms and other business clients.

 

Board of Directors
Akamai Technologies
2004 – 2012: Cambridge, MA

 

Board of Directors
Manhattan Associates
2007 – 2011: Greater Atlanta Area

 

Founder, Chairman, and CEO
CheckFree
1981 – 2007 

Founded in 1981, CheckFree Corporation (Nasdaq: CKFR) provides financial electronic commerce services and products to organizations around the world. CheckFree Electronic Commerce solutions enable thousands of financial services providers and billers to offer their customers the convenience of receiving and paying their household bills online or in person through retail outlets. CheckFree Investment Services provides a broad range of investment management solutions and outsourced services to thousands of financial services organizations, which manage more than $1 trillion in assets. CheckFree Software develops, markets and supports software applications that are used by financial institutions to process more than two-thirds of the 10 billion Automated Clearing House transactions in the United States. The division also provides global trade processing, reconciliation, financial messaging, compliance and electronic billing and statement software to hundreds of organizations across the globe.

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