It started with a simple plan…
to provide B2B companies with a superior credit program. A best-in-class option that provides a seamless customer experience, reduces risk and eliminates costs.
BlueTarp created the new standard in B2B credit management services for a range of industries. We work hard to create the best experience for our customers with a highly flexible and responsive approach.
Scott Simpson Chief Executive Officer
Shawn Cunningham President and Chief Operating Officer
Steve Daignault Chief Financial Officer
Holly Ballweg Manager, Human Resources
Jon Janczuk Vice President of Information Technology
Patrick Lenihan Vice President of Sales
Kelley Marko Vice President of Marketing
Tracey Richardson-Newton Vice President of Credit Risk Management
Scott joined BlueTarp in 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer, and has spent the majority of his twenty year career in financial services helping small businesses grow more rapidly through the effective use of credit. Prior to joining BlueTarp, Scott served as Vice President of Marketing and General Manager at Capital One Home Improvement Finance, a company focused on equipping contractors with point-of-sale financing to help them close more jobs. In addition to other leadership positions at Capital One, Scott also served as Vice President of Small Business Marketing at Vistaprint, an eCommerce leader in customized print and marketing services for small businesses.
Scott holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA from The College of William and Mary.
Shawn joined BlueTarp in 2007 and serves as President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all aspects of the company’s credit risk management, product development, information technology, service delivery and customer service operations. Prior to joining BlueTarp, Shawn was Vice President and General Manager of Operations at the Hartford Insurance Group, one of the leading insurance and financial services companies in the world. There Shawn had responsibility for running multi-site operations for The Hartford’s agency personal lines business segment, supporting both agents/brokers and the end customer. Shawn has also held senior operational leadership positions at Capital One Financial and L.L. Bean.
Shawn holds an MBA from the University of Southern Maine and a BS in Operations Research Engineering from Cornell University.
Steve brings over two decades of experience in leadership and senior management roles. He has focused his finance career in venture-backed, startup technology companies, driving growth from early stage to IPO or acquisition. Prior to joining BlueTarp in 2018, Steve was with Rethink Robotics, a pioneer in the development of collaborative robots designed to work alongside humans. Prior to that, he held senior finance roles at High Street Partners, envIO Networks, Ellacoya Networks and Maker Communications. He began his career with Deloitte & Touche in Boston.
Steve is a licensed certified public accountant and he graduated from Holy Cross College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Accounting.
Holly joined BlueTarp in 2013, bringing nearly 20 years of diverse human resource management experience to the team. As BlueTarp’s human resource leader, Holly serves as a strategic business partner to the organization – providing leadership in recruiting, employment branding, compensation, benefits, and HR information systems, as well as establishing the framework for our values and organizational culture. Under Holly’s leadership, BlueTarp is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine for the past four years. Before joining BlueTarp, Holly served in various HR leadership roles for Maine Medical Center for over 8 years. Prior to that, she held a range of HR generalist and specialist roles at Emery Waterhouse, American Express, and MBNA.
Holly earned a BA in Mass Communications from the University of Maine.
Jon joined BlueTarp as a software developer in 2000, and has continuously progressed to roles of increasing responsibility, including his current role as Vice President of Information Technology. In this role, Jon oversees all aspects of BlueTarp’s technology, encompassing IT infrastructure as well as the development of BlueTarp’s product and technology platforms for online transaction processing, payment / billing services, and web and mobile applications. During his tenure, Jon has been instrumental to the success of the company and to the evolution of its technology. He and his team play a critical role in interfacing with customers as well as sales and other business stakeholders to consistently deliver product and system enhancements.
Jon earned a BA in Art History from Tufts University.
Patrick joined BlueTarp in 2012, bringing over two decades of exceptional results achieved through building and leading world-class sales teams. As Vice President of Sales, Patrick leads BlueTarp’s team of industry-expert sales professionals who are responsible for building long-lasting customer relationships that drive substantial revenue and profitability growth for the company. Prior to joining BlueTarp, Patrick served as Vice President of Sales at Experian, one of the largest credit bureaus in the country, where he helped deliver accelerated growth and $3.9B in annual sales. He has also held sales leadership and business development roles in the home improvement and health industries at Capital One, VWR and Baxter International.
Patrick holds an MBA in Finance from Chicago’s Loyola School of Business and a BA in Finance from Marquette University. Patrick lives outside of Chicago and enjoys playing golf, hockey and spending time with his family.
Kelley brings 20 years of experience in senior marketing, product management, operations and sales roles spanning the software, telecommunications and services industries. Prior to joining BlueTarp in 2014, Kelley served as Vice President of Marketing for Arbor Networks, a leading global Internet security software provider. There she oversaw worldwide marketing, including brand management, communications, demand creation and marketing operations, and helped propel the company from $70M to nearly $200M in revenue over a three year period. Previously, she was Vice President of Marketing for Apprise Software, an ERP software and services provider serving the consumer goods industry. Earlier in her career, Kelley held leadership roles in product management, marketing, operations and sales at One Communications (now EarthLink), Global Crossing (now Level 3) and AT&T.
Kelley received her MBA from Seton Hall University and BS in Marketing from Quinnipiac University.
Tracey joined BlueTarp in May 2005 as Director of Credit & Collections, and today serves as Vice President of Credit Risk Management, responsible for complete oversight of the credit risk management function as well as credit and collection operations. Prior to joining BlueTarp, she spent 15 years in leadership roles in portfolio risk management at WEX Inc. (formerly Wright Express). During her tenure with BlueTarp, Tracey has been an integral part of the design and development of the company’s credit management system. Her leadership has been critical to achieving BlueTarp’s excellent portfolio results.
Tracey graduated from Trinity College of Vermont with a BA in Psychology and Business.