Thomas C. Priore

Thomas C. Priore

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Priore has served as Executive Chairman and founding member of Priority since August 2005 and recently assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in December of 2018. Under Mr. Priore’s strategic direction, Priority has emerged from a start-up organization to become the 13th largest merchant acquirer in the US and a leading provider of commercial payment solutions to major global institutions. Prior to dedicating his full time to Priority, he founded ICP Capital, a boutique investment banking enterprise that became a market leader in structured finance reaching over $20 billion in assets under management. From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Priore was with Guggenheim Securities where he founded the Structured Finance Trading and Origination business and managed its Fixed Income Sales and Trading division. Previously, Mr. Priore spent eight years in PaineWebber’s Fixed Income Sales and Trading department, rising to Vice President. Mr. Priore is a graduate of Harvard University and holds an MBA from Columbia University. Thomas Priore is the brother of John Priore, Priority’s Vice Chairman.

Michael Vollkommer

Michael Vollkommer

Principal Financial Officer

Michael Vollkommer is a CPA who has over 30 years of financial experience in a variety of industries, serving in executive-level positions within several global corporations after beginning his career at a Big Four accounting firm. From 2001 to 2006 Vollkommer was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Certegy Inc., a leading provider of credit, debit, and check risk management services to over 6,500 financial institutions and 100,000 retail merchants. Certegy was spun off from Equifax in 2001 and merged with FIS in 2006. Most recently Vollkommer served as the Chief Financial Officer of Vesta Corporation, a privately-held international provider of comprehensive fraud and payment solutions for online commerce, and before that was the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Mueller Water Products.

Sean Kiewiet

Sean Kiewiet

Chief Technology Officer

Sean Kiewiet co-founded Priority after serving as the Director of Technology for Cornerstone Payment Systems. He has served as Chief Technology Officer of Priority since August 2005. Mr. Kiewiet previously worked in software development and architecture for Hypercom and Syntellect. His technology development background drives his vision for Priority to develop high-performing teams that deliberately target technologies at areas where the industry has been complacent and customers have been under-served.

Bradley J. Miller

Bradley J. Miller

General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer

Bradley J. Miller has served as Priority’s General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer since February 2020. Mr. Miller has over 25 years of legal and financial industry experience having served as EVP & General Counsel of United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI), a $13 billion regional community bank, for over 12 years. Mr. Miller also served as Chief Risk Officer of UCBI for over five years while continuing to serve as its General Counsel, responsible for the oversight of all legal, compliance, and enterprise risk functions. Prior to UCBI, Mr. Miller began his career with the international firm of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP (now Kilpatrick Townsend LLP) focusing his practice on consumer and commercial litigation, privacy, and regulatory matters. Mr. Miller is responsible for all facets of Priority’s legal, risk and compliance functions.

David Faupel

David Faupel

Chief Marketing Officer

With over 25 years of marketing experience across a wide array of industries, David has an extensive background building high-performing marketing teams to drive brand awareness and profitable growth at leading fintech, martech and healthcare companies. Before joining Priority, David was the VP of Marketing for North America for Sage, a global market leader for small and medium businesses to manage finances, operations and people. At Sage, David helped to increase marketing-driven revenue and launched the newest cloud portfolio for small businesses in the US. Previously, David served as Head of Worldwide Marketing for IBM Silverpop, leading the global launch of the IBM Marketing Cloud. David has also held senior marketing roles at McKesson and with some of the largest marketing and communications agencies worldwide. His passion for fusing marketing strategy with creative programs – while also connecting leadership and communications – has resulted in impactful marketing programs.