About Us

PayIt is simplifying doing business with state, local, and federal government through its award-winning digital government and payment platform. Along with our government partners, we are transforming the customer experience and making government more modern, convenient, and mobile.

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Awards & Recognitions



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Meet the Minds Behind PayIt

John founded PayIt after waiting in line to renew his license at the DMV. He knew a smarter digital government experience was possible and PayIt was born.

John was recently recognized as an industry leader in Government IT by StateScoop. Previously, John served as CEO of an innovative SaaS-based marketing technology company serving some of the biggest names on the Fortune500. John's career began with roles across Engineering, Product Strategy, and Sales at Cerner Corporation and EMC.

John Thomson

Founder, CEO

Mike began his career with Arthur Andersen and since has held a variety of leadership positions with venture capital and private equity-backed companies. In both start-up and $100M+ revenue companies, Mike has led strategic and operational management, financial administration, capital finance, teams and process development across the U.S.

Mike Plunkett

Co-Founder, COO

Mike served as the first Chief Technology Officer for the state of Illinois. While there he established the Illinois “FIRST” strategy shaping the future of Tech and Innovation across the state. He is a founding member of the Illinois Blockchain Initiative, and has served on the Electronic Driver’s License Taskforce for Illinois. Mike also served in President, CEO, CTO and CIO roles for companies focused on building next generation technology platforms including Microsoft, Waste Management, Federal Signal and CellTrak Technologies.

Mike Wons

Chief Client Officer, CCO

Richard was PayIt’s original technologist and chief architect for the first-ever, all-in-one, cross-service government platform. After leading engineering organizations across an accounting software firm, Richard focused his energy on building a micro-services platform, with continuous delivery that could revolutionize the progress of how the government interacts with its’ citizens.

Richard Garbi

Founding Architect, CTO

Jean began her career in the technology industry at the Federal Reserve Bank. She later held key operations roles at various digital media companies, including focus around big data analytics and marketing software in Austin, TX. Her role at PayIt spans key functions focused on internal program delivery and customer operations.

After various design and development positions for Kansas City technology companies, Paul joined PayIt as a UI designer and developer, always expressing the value of optimizing user experience and the focus on making sure the PayIt platform used the most cutting-edge front end tools. Paul’s passion for ensuring the PayIt Platform is built with user first in mind, he ensures the team remains product-focused every day.

Paul Browning

Director of Product

Katie Beth has led client engagements across various industries, including business intelligence software and the non-profit sector. Her significant experience in strategic execution, operational management, and team development enable her to ensure client problems are well understood by the team, and government teams experience a smooth transition to a new solution.

Katie Beth DeSchepper

Director of Client Operations

Kevin Tucker is the Director of Engineering and brings over 16 years of experience across development, implementation, architecture, custom solutions, and more. Kevin’s role is focused on building innovative products that provide efficiency to customers and team members internally. His passion for communication helps translate specific customer needs into repeatable processes.


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Partner With Us


Become A Partner

PayIt strives to provide an open Digital Government Platform that allows our partners and the industry to collaborate on providing the best solution to improve the delivery of government services to citizens.

These Efforts Include

Standard published API’s

Services based plug-in solutions that allow our partners to integrate PayIt solutions seamlessly into theirs

Dedicated and focused channel partner eco-system for technology, go-to-market and systems integrators

An extensible enterprise platform that allows our partners to build their solutions and deploy them on top of the PayIt Digital Government platform

A software development kit (SDK) for our government customers to build citizen experience solutions along with PayIt

Improving the overall citizen experience with government is our goal. Seamless, easy to use, anytime, anywhere, and on any device provides the basis for us as an industry to help government get personal.

For more information reach out partners@payitgov.com


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Do Meaningful Work with Talented People

PayIt is the leader in government technology.

Our team is a group of like-minded, driven individuals who are passionate about the solution they are providing to citizens and the partnerships they are creating with governments.

PayIt has flexible work hours, unlimited vacation, a newly expanded workspace, and enough personality to fill up the city.

We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.

Check out our openings below!


Don't See a Fit?

We’ll gladly review your resume and get back to you if you’re a fit.

Send resumes to careers@payitgov.com.


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Our Board & Advisors

Board Members


Founder and CEO, PayIt LLC


Managing Partner, Weatherford Capital


Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners


Investor at Insight Venture Partners




Founding Executive Director, Republican Legislative Campaign Committee


Former Chief of Staff, Missouri Attorney General's Office


Former Chair of Texas Transportation Commission


President, Capitol Advantage Associates


Director, Global Core Payments for PayPal


Former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives



Former Chief Financial Officer for H&R Block and MasterCard


Former Speaker, Michigan House of Representatives


Former CTO, State of Illinois

The Digital Government Platform


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Our Solutions