Chief Executive Officer
Joe Cohane is a C-level executive with an exemplary record of driving sales revenues and profit growth, establishing new distribution channels, improving efficiency, and building long-term, strategic partnerships. He utilizes a creative and collaborative management style to lead as CDE’s CEO. Throughout his extensive 32-year career in the payment industry he has gained leadership experience in P&L management, strategy, credit and risk management, product management, international operations, market expansion strategies, merger and acquisitions, and global partner strategies.
Prior to joining CDE, Joe was a key participant in the development of three successful start-up companies creating valuations in excess of $2.5 billion. He has held senior management positions in global processing firms including Citibank, Global Payments, Elavon, U.S. Bancorp and Vanco Payment Solutions.
Joe and his wife, Christine, enjoy college football, lake life and golf at Pinehurst with their extended family of 10 siblings and 20 nieces and nephews.
Daniel Merchant serves as CDE’s President, with responsibility to establish the vision of CDE’s data architecture and leverage that information to better understand CDE’s performance across business lines as well as produce analytics that support a wide range of business decisions from operational to strategic. Daniel has previously served as Production Manager and Director of Operations providing him with a comprehensive understanding of CDE’s capabilities and processes in all areas of the business. Daniel has been instrumental in the ongoing development of CDE’s goEBT program.
Prior to his tenure at CDE, Daniel worked in the commercial construction industry for over 20 years as a Senior Project Manager for several Top 5 US construction companies. Working on projects ranging from $1MM to $300MM allowed Daniel to develop a wide range of business skills that have translated well to the operational needs at CDE.
Daniel and his wife Debbie have twin daughters, Evelyn and Amelia. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors rock climbing, back packing, camping and biking with his family.
Chief Commercial Officer
Randy Siebold has been with CDE since 2015 and currently serves as CDE’s Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for the development, implementation and execution of company strategies and commercial success. Over the past 20 plus years Randy has held numerous sales and business development leadership posts in the payments industry and related markets. Randy served as Vanco Payment Solutions’ SVP of Business Development where he was responsible for establishing channel partnerships. Prior to that, Siebold was head of sales for Capital Payment Systems (now Bluefin Payment Systems).
Randy and his wife Linda have two grown daughters and reside in the Atlanta area. He also enjoys tennis, golf and anything outdoors in his free time.
Chief Financial Officer
Stephanie Sharp is an accomplished CFO and senior executive who leverages her leadership skills to support CDE in the areas of corporate finance, business, human resources, MIS, facilities, compliance, and legal operations. Throughout her 25-year career in the payments industry she has demonstrated a proven ability to reduce spending, increase profitability and cash flow, and improve operational performance. With experience in establishing and documenting payments strategy as well as leading accounting, finance, HR, Compliance, M&A, and capital raises, Stephanie is uniquely qualified to oversee the financial health of the business. Her background ranges from managing in start-up and established business environments to directing investor relations and investment banker due diligence. She is an innovative entrepreneur with a passion for creating value solutions.
Stephanie and her husband, Joe, enjoy spending time at the lake and have two children who are both studying at Auburn University.
Chief Information Officer
Mark Buckner serves as CDE’s Chief Information Officer, responsible for all facets of the company’s business systems and technology infrastructure.
Mark stands at the forefront of the fast-moving technology field. Over the past twenty plus years Mark has established a consistent record of delivering value add services and projects that align with business strategy by transforming Information Technology into a flexible, scalable organization that promotes innovative and cost- effective technology solutions. Before Joining CDE, Mark was CIO for Superior Essex, Inc. a leading manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable products.
Mark and his wife Lisa, have two children: Alyx and Evan. Mark recently ended a 12-year run coaching youth travel baseball. He now focuses on his golf game and other less frustrating outdoor activities.
EVP, Government Payments
Joseph currently serves as Executive Vice President of Government Payments. He is a payments executive with over 24 years of experience in merchant acquiring and payment processing technology. Joseph has been instrumental in building the business by bringing new technologies to market. Prior to being CTO, Joseph served as the VP of Sales at CDE for over four years.
Joseph resides in Kennesaw, GA and has 2 daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer.
Executive Vice President of Product Solutions
Lori leads the product management group at CDE where her team is focused on delivering new solutions that meet strategic objectives and partner needs while ensuring innovation remains at the forefront of our customer experience. Lori has more than 30 years of financial services and global acquiring expertise primarily focused on product development, compliance, and payment transaction processing. Her proven track record for successfully delivering and enhancing commerce solutions that meet customer expectations, regulatory requirements and revenue objectives speaks for itself. Her extensive payments background enables her to strategically and effectively assess market trends, validate business justification and define technical direction to successfully drive initiatives from concept to completion.
Prior to CDE, Lori held leadership positions responsible for merchant acquiring and product development at Barclays, Elavon, and Mellon Bank. Outside of work, Lori enjoys international travel and the outdoors, especially boating and golfing.
Controller, Human Resources Manager
Doreen serves as CDE’s Controller and oversees the company Human Resources Department. Doreen is a CPA with a BBA and an MBA from Niagara University. She has been in accounting for 25 years. Doreen spent most of her career as a controller for RR Donnelley, where she worked as a financial executive for multiple brands generating revenues over $60M+. While at RR Donnelley, she implemented a number of changes that improved both the operations and cost management a great deal.
Doreen also held the role of Regional Finance Manager for Classic Party Rentals in the Southeast and Midwest, where she improved Accounts Receivable collections by over $1M.
Her hobbies include tennis, gardening and enjoying the beauty of the beach. Doreen spends the majority of her free time with her two wonderful daughters who are her joy and inspiration.
Currently serving as Inventory Manager, Adam originally joined the CDE team in 1998. Working his way through various departments, Adam learned the daily routine of the company and was instrumental in suggesting and implementing several time and financial saving strategies for areas within production.
Leaving in 2005, Adam joined the U.S. Army where he served as a Combat Engineer for nearly 10 years. After three tours of combat duty SSG Lemmerman was medically retired from the Military and returned to CDE.
His first appointment upon his return was Production Manager, where assisted in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing, completely revamping the production facility.
In his current role of Purchasing Manager, Adam now provides his expertise in acquiring equipment and supplies to meet the organization’s operational needs.
Most of his free time is spent with his wife Keri, rearing their three young daughters; Jenna, Grace and Scarlett. Adam is a member of the Knights of Columbus through his church, is an avid golfer, and a Cleveland sports enthusiast.
Senior Director of Marketing and Communication
Kelly Quattlebaum is a global marketing and communication executive who has spoken at more than 60 conferences and events nationwide since delivering her first keynote in 2000. As CDE’s senior director of marketing and communication, she owns CDE’s marketing strategy, identifies business opportunities, strengthens CDE’s market presence, manages the brand, leads the marketing team, and builds strategic relationships with external parties such as the media, stakeholders, and potential clients. Throughout her 17-year career in the technology industry she has held various senior-level marketing positions at software companies ranging from start-ups to publicly traded companies.
Kelly graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a degree in communication and speaks English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and French. She and her husband, Frank, enjoy spending time together through a wide range of activities such as golf, billiards, racquetball, biking, hiking, and gardening. Kelly also enjoys singing, songwriting, and playing guitar.