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TouchSuite Continues to Expand its Team with Three New Senior-Level Appointments

New employees Ed Gagliardi, Patrick Pritchard and David Purisch will all support the company’s sales and marketing efforts in various capacities.


Leading U.S. financial technology company TouchSuite continues to expand its team to support its growing portfolio of industry innovation and new-to-market tools. The three new senior level team members will oversee various aspects of sales, marketing and business development for the award-winning business and payment technology company.

Ed Gagliardi

Ed Gagliardi joins the TouchSuite team as Director of Strategic Markets, focusing primarily on the company’s newly acquired Lightning Payments product. Previously, Mr. Gagliardi served as the vice president of marketing and sales for such leading national brands as Colgate Palmolive Company, Airwick Industries and Atlas Paper Mills, where he also went on to serve as interim president. Mr. Gagliardi’s decades of corporate leadership, sales and marketing, and relationship management will support his ability to identify and build new opportunities for TouchSuite’s most innovative payment tools.

Patrick Pritchard

TouchSuite’s new strategic partner team director, Patrick Pritchard, brings the experience of a career aligned entirely within the financial services space. Previously, Mr. Pritchard drove extremely successful sales initiatives of companies including Bank of America, Wachovia, Merrill Lynch, First Data, Vantiv and Mercury, to name just a few. These highly effective financial and payment industry sales strategies provided an ideal framework to support and enhance TouchSuite’s growing sales team.

David Purisch

As TouchSuite’s inside sales manager, David Purisch will oversee the company’s growing internal selling muscle with the knowledge and experience of more than 15 years of professional sales team management. Mr. Purisch has worked in a variety of industries, including real estate, higher education, and medical services, always with a focus on sales and business development.

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