Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Thomas began his entrepreneurial career by founding payment processing company PCI Professionals in 2005. Renamed to SkyBank Financial, in 2011, Thomas is currently the company’s President where he is responsible for developing the strategic vision for the company’s future growth. In 2013, Thomas founded PrestigePay, a leading provider of prepaid debit card solutions to the underbanked in the United States. Thomas currently serves as PrestigePay’s Chief Executive Officer where he oversees its day to day operations and strategy for the growth of the brand. As a graduate of the University of Miami where he earned a Bachelor of Science with majors in Computer Science, Marketing and Mathematics, Thomas has blended his knowledge of computer systems with his expertise in account management, strategic planning and consultative sales to present a unique skill set, making him a pioneer in his industry.
Philippe Houdard is co-founder of SkyBank Financial, as well as Pipeline, a high-design shared office space fostering a community of entrepreneurs, start-ups, independent professionals, and small business teams. He is also founder and president of Developing Minds Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that builds schools and supports education projects in areas affected by armed conflict and poverty. Previously, he served in executive positions in sales, marketing, and mergers & acquisitions for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. Philippe graduated with a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University and a BS in Business Administration from University of Florida.