Tom Jaklitsch is the co-founder and CTO of Negotiatus, a purchasing and payments company that helps businesses centralize and streamline their purchase-to-pay processes. Negotiatus has raised $20mm to date and serves hundreds of mid-to-large-sized businesses with hundreds of millions in spending annually. Tom’s role centers around the company’s technology and product: driving and supporting its fintech and payments technology (e.g. virtual cards, ACH, check automation), procurement technology facilitating orders with thousands of vendors each month, dashboard and SaaS offering for clients, and internal tooling for Negotiatus’ team of 60 to best serve its customers. Outside of Negotiatus, Tom is a mentor for young startups and a resident technologist at ERA, the accelerator his company graduated from years ago.