PE-backed ABC Financial hires Garner as sales and marketing EVP


ABC Financial, a software and payment processing provider for health and fitness clubs, has named Kyle Garner as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, Garner was vice president of Xerox’s US graphic communications organization. ABC Financial is a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo LLC.

PRESS RELEASE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ABC Financial (ABC) is pleased to announce the addition of Kyle Garner as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Paul Schaller, ABC Financial’s Chief Executive Officer announced the news today.

With over twenty years of experience in sales leadership and management process, as well as, financial management in the technology industry, Garner has expertise in management of all sales, marketing and financial aspects of an organization. At ABC, he will be responsible for managing and directing the execution of sales plans and initiatives towards new and existing markets.

Prior to his employment with ABC, Garner served as Vice President of Xerox’ US Graphic Communications Organization. He was responsible for advancing the business relationships with intense focus on new logo acquisition. Garner has held multiple positions within the company, such as vice president, regional vice president and general manager, as well as, sales representative when he started with the company in 1995.

“ABC Financial is fortunate to find a candidate with a strong track record of results driven strategic objectives,” said Paul Schaller, Chief Executive Officer of ABC Financial. “Garner’s excellent leadership, communication and problem solving skills makes him ideal to lead our sales and marketing department into the next phase of ABC’s future developments.”

About ABC Financial
ABC Financial is the nation’s leading software and payment processing provider for health and fitness clubs. Its comprehensive offerings include payment processing solutions and advanced health club management tools, such as DataTrak and MYiCLUBonline, allowing gym owners and managers to track and manage memberships and member and employee schedules, drive member engagement, and automate payment processing functions. Founded in 1981 by Jim Bottin, ABC Financial’s cutting edge technology and top quality customer service are utilized by more than 7,000 health clubs across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The company’s software has won numerous design and feature awards, such as Club Industry’s Best of the Best and IHRSA’s Vendor of the Year. In January 2018, ABC Financial was acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, LLC, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL.