Darryl Hicks


, Fastpay.io

“Ever since I was a kid I’ve been obsessed with technology and optimization, but I’ve always enjoyed working with people even more, especially when I’m leading a bright-minded team with the goal of building something new. Eventually, these passions led me to build a team focused on creating innovative tech products. To take these concepts and turn them into working products has been the challenge of a lifetime, but the results are well worth it. I like to think it’s this passion for innovation, optimization, and efficient execution that defines my companies.”

Darryl has been active as a successful serial entrepreneur and technology expert for more than 20 years. A pioneer in Card Not Present sales, Darryl has extensive experience in building and managing technologically complex online and offline Direct Marketing businesses. Darryl is currently the CEO of FlexPay.io, a new transaction processing tool that leverages machine learning to reduce failed payments, as well as performing transaction cost and risk arbitrage. FlexPay was born out of his necessity to optimize his own significant volume of credit card processing within his Marketing and e-commerce businesses, but is now available to solve similar problems for the public.

Darryl has founded or co-founded several successful B2C and B2B businesses in the past, servicing millions of consumer customers across 4 continents, successfully exiting from two of the larger companies (2006, 2011). He has also served on the advisory boards of multiple early stage companies, holds technology patents, and serves as an active advisor to many e-commerce and Direct Marketing entrepreneurs.