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Louis Hoch, CPP

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Mr. Hoch has more than 30 years of management experience, of which 25 are at a senior executive level serving public companies. Mr. Hoch is an expert in payment processing and service bureau operations. Mr. Hoch is responsible for all operations and strategy for Usio, Inc. in his role as Chairman, President and CEO, and co-founder.

Mr. Hoch previously co-founded Billserv, Inc., the industry leader in Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment, where he was the company’s President and COO. Billserv reached a peak market cap of well over 500 million while on the NASDAQ National Market Exchange. Billserv is now owned by American Express.

Mr. Hoch has held various key management positions with U.S. Long Distance (NASDAQ:USLD), Billing Concepts (NASDAQ:BILL) and Andersen Consulting (NYSE:ACN). Mr. Hoch holds a BBA in computer information systems and a MBA in international business management with honors, both from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Mr. Hoch is a past director on the advisory board for Our Lady of the Lake University Business School. He is also a past executive lecturer in the school’s weekend MBA program. He is a past board member of San Antonio Children’s Museum.

Mr. Hoch holds inventor status on U.S. Patent 7,021,530 “System and method for managing and processing stored-value cards and bill payment therefrom”. He has other published patent pending applications which are all related to the payment processing industry. 

He participates in many local charities, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where he was the Chairman of the Light the Night campaign. He is also active with other organizations whose missions focus on the needs of children, like the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute –