Meet Our Team
ExaDigm has assembled a team of management professionals recognized as industry leaders in their respective fields. With extensive experience in the payment, point-of-sale, high technology and wireless industries, including tenure with key competitors, this world-class team is intimately familiar with the problems and issues faced by our clients and the payment industry as a whole.
Tony Dabbene - President and CEO
Tony was appointed President and CEO after having served as Acting Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He joined ExaDigm as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him over 25 years experience as a CFO and Controller. Prior to joining ExaDigm, Tony was Managing Director of Priority Advisors, which focused on business and financial advisory services to small and mid-size companies primarily in the technology sector.
Tony has also served as Senior Managing Director for the Global Client Solutions Group with Cushman & Wakefield; CFO for Ximeta Inc., a technology start up, where he was instrumental in achieving revenues of $16 million in its first full year; CFO and Director of Metalclad Corp., a Nasdaq-listed company, where he helped lead a successful prosecution of the first investor case under the NAFTA treaty; and VP and Controller of the $2 billion Energy Services Group of LG&E Energy, an NYSE company.
Tony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Francis College (NY) and an MBA in Finance from Long Island University.
Bill Gao - COO
Bill Gao joined ExaDigm in 2001. He is in charge of international sales and support, as well as supply chain management. He has over 18 years management and consulting experience in marketing strategy and supply chain management. Additionally, Bill has expertise in project management, product management and specific areas of supply chain management that include operations optimization and purchasing strategy.
He worked for the State Information Center of China as a consultant doing market and industry analysis and providing consulting services for companies in different industries, including the utility, auto, computer and telecommunications industries.
Bill holds an MBA on Supply Chain Management and Marketing Technology from Michigan State University and is bilingual (English/Chinese).
Patricia Love - Vice President, Relationship Management
Patricia Love joined ExaDigm in 2007 and is the Vice President of Relationship Management. She is primarily responsible for managing vendor partnerships, project management, and product implementations, including all certifications. She is well recognized by ExaDigm’s customers and partners in the payment industry for having directed several large-scale custom implementations, all of which came in on time and below budget.
With more than 18 years of experience in the payments industry, Patricia has held increasingly responsible positions, including Project Manager, Business Analyst, Product Manager and Sales Support Manager.
Prior to joining ExaDigm, she held several key leadership positions with Educational Testing Services, Global Payments Inc. and eBill.
Patricia is bilingual (English/Spanish).
Angela Grimes - Vice President, Sales
Angela is a 20 year industry veteran with a demonstrated record of achievement in Sales, Sales Management and Operations, with the past 10 years focused on the payment processing industry. She has managed sales teams for both the largest processor and the largest equipment distributor in the U.S. payments industry, First Data and TASQ Technology, along with creating strategic relationships and integrations for payment gateways. Most recently, Angela developed a software startup, POSKITZ USA, and successfully and timely delivered EMV hardware and software solutions to the payments industry.
Angela co-founded the Northern California chapter of Wnet, Women Networking in the Electronic Transaction Industry, and served on its leadership committee for five years. She continues to share her time and leadership skills as a committee member on the ETA Payment and Strategy Committee and the ETA Retail Technology Committee, both of which are responsible for driving the development of the ETA’s core services, benefits and events.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Angela is ExaDigm’s Vice President of Sales. Her focus is leading our sales, business development and channel partners to grow sales and ensure we are a valued partner to our customers.
Rob Wiltse - Vice President, Wireless Programs
Rob joined ExaDigm in 2016 to expand our current M2M Wireless programs by creating new services and offerings in the IoT arena. He is a skilled leader, always working to develop unique solutions to meet industry and customer goals and objectives. Rob’s leadership experience covers operations, sales, corporate finance and commercial banking.
Prior to joining ExaDigm, Rob provided business and financial advisory services to small and mid-sized companies primarily in the technology sector. In these efforts, Rob focused on creating and executing revenue, financial and marketing strategies with boards and executive teams.
Rob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and an MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California