Meet the Team Behind

Visionaries, Industry Veterans and Senior Leaders

With deep payments, healthcare and technology expertise.

Andrew Rueff has more than 25 years of experience in the legal, banking and financial technology sectors and has substantial experience identifying, structuring and negotiating strategic acquisitions, investments and partner alliances.


Andrew Rueff

Executive Chairman

Anthony Lucatuorto is Chief Executive Officer at Sphere, Powered by TrustCommerce. An accomplished veteran in the financial technology space, Anthony has over 25 years of leadership experience in embedded payments, digital engagement, and high-growth partnerships. Prior to joining the company, Anthony held executive roles at First Data & TSYS, and TransFirst Holdings, Inc. Mr. Lucatuorto began his career working at MasterCard and American Express.

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Anthony Lucatuorto

Chief Executive Officer

Heather Barnes serves as Chief Financial Officer to TrustCommerce, a Sphere company. She brings over 12 years of experience in the payments industry to the role. As CFO, Heather is responsible for overseeing and managing the organization's financial activities and reporting.

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Heather Barnes

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Ryne Natzke is responsible for managing the integrated health and payments strategy and largest, strategic accounts across our key verticals, including both large merchants and software partners. Previously, he worked with early-stage digital health companies at HealthX Ventures and managed partnerships at Epic.

Ryne Natzke

Ryne Natzke

Chief Revenue Officer

Andrew Immerman serves as Chief Technology Officer. With over 25 years of technology leadership experience, Andrew is responsible for all aspects of revenue generating technologies. Andrew has an extensive background in financial and healthcare technologies, including the development, operation, and compliance of secure, high availability, & high performance systems.

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Andrew Immerman

Chief Technology Officer

Heather Randall, PhD, CCEP brings two decades of payments industry experience to managing regulatory compliance and information security at TrustCommerce, a Sphere company. As CCO, she is responsible for ensuring that our products, platforms, and processes enable and support compliance with regulation and industry standards. Prior to joining, she held compliance positions, most recently at TSYS.

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Heather Randall, PhD

Chief Compliance Officer

Doug Woessner

Chief Strategy Officer

Johnathan (John) Welch is Chief Product Officer of TrustCommerce, a Sphere company, where he leads the Product organization and drives the roadmap for Sphere's payment and healthcare focused product suite. Originally from London, England, John is an internationally minded payments expert with over 15 years of experience working for some of the largest payment providers and banks in the world, including leadership roles at Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, WorldPay, and MasterCard.

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Johnathan Welch

Chief Product Officer

Claudia Benitez, VP of HR, has over 15 years of experience. In her role, she oversees all aspects of HR strategy and operations including recruitment and retention, employee relations, DEI, leadership development, performance management, and compensation and benefits. She partners with leaders to create an inclusive workplace that recognizes and rewards performance and provides opportunities for growth and development.

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Claudia Benitez

Vice President,
Human Resources

As Marketing Director, Melody Hendricks is responsible for developing and executing TrustCommerce marketing and communication strategies. She delivers the brand strategy across all channels, provides creative direction, and establishes marketing programs to meet organizational objectives and facilitate growth.


Melody Hendricks

Marketing Director

Eric Muckelroy serves as Vice President, Implementation & Account Management, and leads a team of Account Managers responsible for the growth and retention of key accounts. He has more than 21 years’ experience in the payment processing industry between TSYS Acquiring (Vital) and Sphere (TrustCommerce).

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Eric Muckelroy

VP, Implementation &
Account Management

Alexandra Gugliuzza serves as Associate General Counsel. With over 20 years of legal experience ranging from insurance defense and business litigation to in house counsel legal support, Alexandra is responsible for creating and negotiating client and vendor agreements, overseeing trademark and intellectual property matters, assisting with corporate compliance and advising senior management on corporate legal matters.

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Alexandra Gugliuzza

Associate General Counsel

Taylor Frank is Vice President of Enterprise Sales and is responsible for the management of the sales teams, base of current clients and executing a strategy for growth across all sales segments. Prior to joining Sphere, he held leadership roles at a major merchant services card payments acquirer.


Taylor Frank

Vice President,
Enterprise Sales