Our Founding Team

Always up for adventure, this dynamic group of founders has built one of the most innovative companies in payments.

We’re all former point-of-sale and SaaS engineers sick of the status quo. We were tired of the payment industry’s brittle technology, shady business practices, and broken promises.

So we flipped the table and started over.

Jon Decker
Hanakapi'ai Falls, Kauai
Altitude: 1,300 ft

Jon Decker

Chief Executive Officer

Jon has been running payment or point-of-sale organizations for over 10 years. Before BlockChyp, Jon worked at Jonas Software as President over multiple point-of-sale solutions. At Jonas, he helped with the strategic path that provided solutions for pizza, retail and coffee markets. Prior to Jonas, Jon worked for Mercury Payment Solutions. While there, Jon led a team working with over 500 Independent Software Vendors focused on integrated payments. During that time, he helped pioneer cloud-based EMV approaches. He studied English at MetroState University of Denver.

Jeffrey Payne

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff has been designing and building payments, point-of-sale and business operations software for over twenty years. Before co-founding BlockChyp, Jeff worked as a Solutions Architect on large e-commerce systems for Fortune 500 clients at Elastic Path. He served as Director of Engineering at Granbury Solutions, helping guide the technology platform toward acquisition. Jeff also served as the founding CTO of Flex Rental Solutions, taking the company from startup to award winning industry leader. He studied Math at DePaul University.

Jeffrey Payne
Burroughs Mountain Peak 2, Mt. Rainier National Park
Altitude: 7,380 ft
Josiah Niedrauer
Old Snowy Mountain, Goat Rocks Wilderness
Altitude: 6,332 ft

Josiah Niedrauer

Senior Software Engineer

Josiah is a skilled and tireless engineer who specializes in terminal firmware development and DevOps infrastructure. As a founding member of the BlockChyp team, he’s helped turn the early prototypes into a state of the art technology stack. Prior to BlockChyp, Josiah was an Infrastructure Engineer at DealerSocket, where he rolled out immutable architecture and stateless automation. Under his watch, DealerSocket saw an increase in reliability and reduction in costs. Josiah has been performing similar magic at software companies for over half a decade.