Credit Union Advocates, Charles Rodriguez and Jason Colasante, Join Payrailz to Support Credit Union Momentum


–CU professionals with more than 35 years of combined experience join digital payments provider’s sales organization– 

Glastonbury, CT – MARCH 24, 2021 – Payrailz®, a digital payments company offering smarter, more engaging payment experiences to banks and credit unions across the United States, announced it has hired credit union sales leaders, Charles Rodriguez and Jason Colasante to serve as Vice Presidents of Credit Union Sales. 

Rodriguez has served the credit union movement for the past two decades, excelling in his roles with Mountain America, Orange County Teachers and Wescom credit unions before serving as a sales executive for Best Innovation Group and, most recently, Connect FSS, a company that provides digital banking services to credit unions across the U.S.  

His experience and credit union-related roles have given him a diverse experience and the opportunity to develop deep relationships within the credit union community.  Rodriguez lives by the credit union mantra of “people helping people” and has a passion and curiosity that drives him to connect credit union clients with the right solutions to help them to better compete in a highly competitive marketplace. 

“I am proud to be joining an innovative organization that shares my passion and vision for helping credit unions,” said Rodriguez. “Payrailz is truly client-oriented, and I am excited to be part of the team that is bringing innovative digital payment solutions to credit unions looking to shape the future of payments.” 

Colasante joins Payrailz with an extensive credit union and payments background. He began his career in 2005 with Checkfree, before moving on to various roles within Fiserv. Most recently, he was a key member of the Coinstar team, working with the company’s financial institution channel. 

He has a demonstrated track record of generating successful working partnerships through the meaningful relationships he has formed, not only among credit unions, but within the payments industry, as well. Colasante brings with him the knowledge and experience that enable him to connect financial institutions with focused solutions that are designed to meet their strategic needs. 

“2020 has changed the financial industry landscape by not only changing how technology works, but how consumers view it,” said Colasante. “I am excited to join Payrailz because they are a company that is on top of these shifting expectations. I look forward to working with them as they continue to shape the industry by setting an example of continuous innovation.” 

“Having both Jason and Charles join our team will be a tremendous asset as we continue to resonate in the credit union space,” said Fran Duggan, CEO of Payrailz. “They both bring us an incredible amount of industry experience, as well as a passion for helping credit unions succeed. They will fit right into the Payrailz family and our overall mission of reimagining the payments experience. We welcome them to the team and wish them great success.” 

About Payrailz® 

Payrailz is a digital payments company offering advanced payment capabilities and experiences includingconsumer and business bill pay, external and internal transfers, new account funding, P2P, B2B, B2C and other related solutions to banks and credit unions. In a society that increasingly has become focused on a “do it for me” culture, Payrailz’ smart technology makes the difference. Payrailz creates smarter payment experiences for the financial services industry that are predictive and more engaging than currently available alternatives. Financial institutions can confidently embrace Payrailz’ API-first and cloud-native technology engine, to offer unique payment solutions to their consumers and businesses. Payrailz helps financial institutions meet the payment expectations of today and the payment innovation needs of tomorrow. For more information, visit, follow them on Twitter @Payrailz, Facebook or LinkedIn, or contact Mickey Goldwasser at 860.430.9245. 

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