Have the courage to die | Chris Heaslip, Co-Founder & Former-CEO of PushpayBusiness, New Zealand|2016|04:01|G
Chris Heaslip is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pushpay, which he founded alongside Eliot Crowther in 2011. Pushpay provides a mobile giving and engagement system to the faith sector, non-profit organizations, and education providers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Pushpay is one of the fastest-growing businesses founded in New Zealand, growing from USD $1m ACMR (annualised committed monthly revenue) to USD $10m ACMR in just ten months, and is on track to hit $100m by the end of 2017. As of November 2017, Pushpay has a market capitalisation of $700m, has 400 staff and processes over $2.2 billion in monthly transaction volume. Pushpay has 7,100 churches using its product, with 50 of the top 100 churches in the U.S. as customers. Chris has previously served as CEO of an accounting and tax consultancy, a tax management professional and business adviser at KPMG, and an investigator for the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department. Alongside his Co-Founder Eliot Crowther, Chris was named New Zealand EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015. He has a Masters in Tax (Hons) at the University of Auckland, a Graduate Diploma in Commerce, Taxation and Law and a BCom in Accounting.