Meet the Team
Over 25 Years of payment processing leadership and industry innovation.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Alexandra oversees day-to-day operations for PenChecks. Her primary objectives include increasing efficiency and profitability by removing waste, developing cross-functional teams to improve company-wide communication and collaboration, and strengthening the culture of accountability in all areas of the business. Alexandra also places a high priority on coaching and mentoring, helping employees grow, build teamwork, and become skilled in continuous improvement methodology.
“The most successful companies are those who invest in their people,” says Alexandra. “Part of my job is to make sure we have the right people in the right jobs and treat them well. Without that foundation, organizational growth can be hard to achieve.”
One constant throughout Alexandra’s career has been keeping the customer experience foremost in all endeavors. She joined PenChecks in large part for its innovative culture and refusal to settle for the status quo. However she doesn’t believe in change for change’s sake. Before she approves the streamlining of any existing processes or implementing new ones, it must have the end customer in mind.
“Creating efficient, seamless internal processes lays the foundation for an exceptional customer experience”, says Alexandra. “I’m a big fan of gathering client feedback and measuring their satisfaction to make sure our upgrades are actually improvements from the client’s perspective.”
Team and Service Oriented
Always on the go, Alexandra played volleyball and basketball in high school and volleyball in college. Now she stays fit by hiking and walking the family’s four rescue dogs, and is very active with nonprofit animal rescue organizations.
An avid learner, Alexandra reads voraciously, averaging one book a week. Most books involve business topics from leadership and strategy to self-improvement. During the summer she often turns to fictional books just for fun. She also mentors off the job through the Georgetown and USC alumni groups, helping young women achieve their professional goals.
Best advice ever given: “There should never be a surprise in your employees’ reviews. If there is, it’s on you.”
Get to know our team...
Spiro Preovolos / President and CEO
Mike McWherter, JD / Chief Compliance Officer
Darryl Kuhn / Chief Technology Officer
Kevin D. Smallen / Chief Information Security Officer
Alexandra Gerritsen / Chief Operating Officer
Wendy Henderson / Vice President of Quality and Logistics
Scott Okrasinski / Vice President / National Sales Director
Steve Wagoner / Vice President of Institutional Sales
Tom Drosky / West Regional Vice President
Paul Kociuruba / Central Regional Director
Laurie Kemp / South Central Regional Director
Tim Loehr / East Regional Director
Cristina Stanton / Relationship Management Director
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