Issue 3 2024

CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 3 2024 15 Kyle Collier: Accelerating Digital Economies and Everyday Shopping Based in Ontario, Canada, Phaze is a financial software development firm renowned for its innovative prepaid payout API, trusted by numerous multi-billion-dollar fintech companies and over 80 million users. Spearheaded by Founder and CEO Kyle Collier, recently named Most Influential CEO 2023 - Toronto (Digital Gift Cards) in the Most Influential CEO Awards 2023, Phaze prioritizes swift integration, enabling customers to go to market in days, not months. Here, we delve into Kyle’s career in light of this achievement. Driven by a passion for technology, Kyle Collier’s journey commenced in 2006 at the University of Waterloo, where he distinguished himself among 100 students admitted to the prestigious bachelor’s program in system design engineering. Excelling academically, he also pursued minors in management science and biomechanics. During his tenure, he gained practical experience through cooperative education roles at Sandvine, Blackberry, and Public Mobile, refining his expertise in networks, protocols, and mobile applications. Upon graduating in 2011, Kyle embarked on a career as a Network Engineer at Public Mobile. However, his entrepreneurial drive soon propelled him to establish several successful tech startups, including BoothPass, Eve Tab, and Noq, many of which were later acquired. In 2018, Kyle founded Phaze with the vision of accelerating the fusion of digital economies with everyday commerce. Offering modern financial enterprises secure payment disbursement solutions, Phaze ensures seamless issuance of digital gift cards, cash cards, and prepaid mobile top-ups for use at over 2,500 global retailers and mobile carriers. At the heart of Phaze’s offerings lies its API, renowned for its rapid integration capabilities, allowing customers to bring their products to market in a matter of days, not months. Supported by patent-pending “Smart Offer” technology to enhance security and fraud mitigation, Phaze sets the standard for efficiency and reliability. By aggregating digital gift cards from over 100 countries, Phaze has solidified its position as the premier platform for digital wallets, neobanks, and gaming platforms operating internationally. In addition to streamlining vendor management, Phaze offers clients substantial benefits, including profit margins of 3% to 5% per end-user transaction, surpassing those of competitors in the market. Phaze’s integration benefits end-users by facilitating instant delivery of digital gift cards for immediate use online or instore, even enabling conversion at checkout. Moreover, with customizable white-label B2B payment and disbursement solutions, Phaze ensures a seamless experience for endusers within the client’s platform. Furthermore, Phaze is now launching a groundbreaking initiative, offering a free program for any company. Under this program, Phaze will create a digital gift card for participating companies and resell it through its extensive network of 80 million connected users through its partner networks, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for businesses to expand their reach and capitalize on the digital economy. If you’re a business, startup or SMB looking to grow a zero effort sales channel. Connect with Kyle here. At the helm of this groundbreaking company, Kyle Collier is driving the global transition to digital payments. Recognized for his exceptional contributions, he was awarded the title of Most Influential CEO 2023 - Toronto (Digital Gift Cards) in the Most Influential CEO Awards 2023. With a track record of success and a commitment to rapid integration, Kyle’s future looks promising, and we extend our best wishes for his continued achievements. Sep23245