CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features YapStone.
YapStone is a leading global provider of web and mobile payment technology solutions enabling electronic payments and automated onboarding for global online and mobile marketplaces, including HomeAway® and VRBO®, as well as for large vertical markets, including apartment and vacation rentals (through its RentPayment and VacationRentPayment brands, respectively), HOA communities, self-storage and non-profits. YapStone develops tailored payment solutions to address partner needs and processes over $14B in payments volume annually.
YapStone continues to be recognized for its growth, ranking on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for seven consecutive years, and honored in 2013 and 2015 on Forbes’ List of America’s Most Promising Companies. YapStone has raised over $110 million from investors, including Accel Partners, Meritech Capital and Bregal Sagemount. YapStone is headquartered in both Walnut Creek and Santa Monica, California, with its international operations center in Drogheda, Ireland.
Powered by the YapStone payment platform, RentPayment is the most robust and convenient online payment solution to accept and pay rent. Founded in 1999, the RentPayment online and mobile payment solution powers payments for property management companies, landlords and renters. As the established market leader, RentPayment partners with thousands of property management companies representing millions of rental units nationwide.
Chairman & CEO | Co-Founder
Tom Villante is Chairman of Villante Capital Partners, a Santa Monica, CA-based private equity and real estate investing firm he formed in 1997. Tom is responsible for managing more than $100 million in this role. In 2001, YapStone began a collaboration with RentPayment and then acquired the company in 2003. Before YapStone, Tom was a Partner at The Seidler Company (“TSC”), a leveraged buyout firm in Los Angeles. He has invested in and led buyouts in several industries including manufacturing, retail, Internet consulting, and e-commerce. Prior to TSC, Tom was with S.G. Warburg’s Investment Banking Division, TLC Capital Partners, and William E. Simon & Sons. Tom is a graduate of Princeton University.
Co-Chairman I Co-Founder
Matt founded RentPayment.com, Inc. (the original online rent payment service) in 1999. In 2001, RentPayment began a collaboration with YapStone and was then acquired by YapStone in 2003. In his current role as Co-Chairman, Matt advises YapStone on strategic initiatives and corporate strategy. Prior to YapStone, Matt founded Internet Commerce Associates (ICA), an Internet consultancy that implemented business e-commerce applications for Netscape Communications (AOL) where his clients included many Fortune 500 companies. With over 15 years in the payments industry, Matt is a highly regarded thought leader on credit card and electronic payments. Matt is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Chief Commercial Officer
David Weiss is responsible for YapStone’s corporate development activities focusing on strategic planning and driving global revenue growth. In this role, David develops strategic partnerships, identifies acquisitions and manages new business initiatives to strengthen YapStone’s existing vertical markets while also contributing to expansion into new markets. In addition, he also oversees efforts to secure financing for the company. Prior to joining YapStone, David spent 22 years in investment banking, primarily with Citigroup, where he specialized in M&A, public and private equity and debt offerings. Over the course of his career, David has executed over 100 transactions with a deal value of approximately $75 billion. David graduated Cum Laude in Government from Harvard University.