John Thomson

PAYIT | CEO + founder

John Thomson is the founder and CEO of PayIt, a cloud-based digital government and payment platform solution provider for state and local government. PayIt delivers citizens a personalized experience for simplifying transactions and automating citizen engagement. (  PayIt’s innovative, mobile-first approach to the market has resulted in numerous industry awards.

John was previously the CEO of Saepio, a SaaS-based marketing technology software provider.  During his six years as CEO, Saepio delivered it’s innovative cloud-based digital marketing platform to some of the most powerful brands on the Fortune500.

John enjoys spending time working with government partners around the country working to reshape and dramatically simplify the way citizens do business with their government while producing dramatic improvements in customer satisfaction, engagement, and agency efficiency.

Thomson currently resides in Kansas City, MO with his wife, Holly, and daughter Brinklee.  He is an active member of the non-profit community and was recognized by his alma mater, Baker University, as it’s Distinguished Alumnus in 2009.  He was named a “Rising Star” by KC Business Magazine in 2011 and is routinely quoted and interviewed by industry media, analyst, venture firms and clients.  Thomson is a frequent speaker, panelist, former Techstars Mentor and active in the Kansas City tech entrepreneur community.