Paul Finch has been the president and chief executive officer of Early Warning since 2003. As a recognized financial technology innovator, he has successfully guided Early Warning through several transformations, beginning with the transition to a bank-owned consortium model in 2006, and continuing with a series of strategic acquisitions and partnerships, including Austin Logistics, Authentify®, Payfone® and, most recently, clearXchangeTM. Under Finch’s leadership, Early Warning has consistently achieved year-over- year growth and expanded beyond its Scottsdale headquarters to include offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Charlotte. Finch is responsible for building an executive leadership team that has established Early Warning as the pre-eminent provider of real-time payments, risk and authentication solutions to financial institutions nationwide.
Finch began his career in the payments industry as the founder and CEO of ACH Systems, an electronic payment technology outsourcing company specializing in the processing and settlement of U.S. ACH transactions. Subsequently, he headed global operations, technology and customer support at eFunds corporation.
Finch holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northern Arizona University. He is active with the Boys and Girls Club and is the president of the Finch Family Foundation, a non-profit organization in Phoenix dedicated to serving children and families in need.