Joseph Cherry

Joseph Cherry


Joe Cherry has been a recognized leader in the sales industry for over 25 years. Joe is the Founder and
CEO/President of Exectras. He has spent years solidifying relationships with Fortune 500 companies like
Chase Paymentech, Paychex, Allstate and Liberty Mutual. He also negotiated contracts with world
recognized brands such as Lloyd’s of London and Burn’s and Wilcox.

Joe serves his community, his church, his company, his family, and every Member passionately from a
core belief that “relationships are everything”.

​Mr. Cherry recently received the incredible honor of being a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime
Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service,
and in recognition of his passion for serving community and country.

On Saturday May 20th, 2023, Mr. Cherry’s countless contributions to society by the way of community
service, advocacy, mentoring and philanthropic work, were also recognized by the Strategic Growth
Leaders Bible University (SGLU) and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanitarianism.

Click Here to read more about these prestigious awards.

Joe is married to Sara, and they have four amazing children: Nico, Gino, Isabella, and Gianna. ​
When he is not working or serving Joe enjoys scuba diving, fishing, golfing and plenty of time with
friends and family.

You can contact Joe Cherry via email at:


Mike Gargano

Mike Gargano

COO/Vice President

With a background in business operations & management for over 25 years, Mike has co-owned several start-up companies and is the co-founder of Exectras. His aptitude for detail, structure and organization has provided valuable solutions in the development of Exectras.

Mike has also worked for large Fortune 50 companies like Lowe’s Corporation, where he gained extensive knowledge in day-to-day operations, planning, employee development, safety regulations, customer relations and human resources. He also has 10 years’ experience in banking & leasing.

His current Operations role with Exectras includes the overseeing of multiple departments including Support, Technology, Finance and HR.

In his free time, Mike enjoys playing recreational ice hockey in the local league, traveling, golfing, fishing, boating and spending time with family and friends. He has also worked with Habitat for Humanity, serving as a board member and project coordinator rebuilding homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

You can contact Michael Gargano via email at:

John Coolbaugh

John Coolbaugh

CFO/Finance & Accounting

John has served the Exectras companies (Transact/Exectras) since 2010 and was moved into his current CFO position in 2015.

As a graduate from the University of Green Bay in 1986 with a degree in accounting, John started as a paralegal/accountant for a tax law firm where he enjoyed representing people before the Internal Revenue Service.

In 1993, he obtained an enrolled agent license and formed his own company, “Two Corporate Services”, specializing in tax, accounting, and small business reorganization.

Throughout the years John has served on the Board of Directors of several Corporations including Treasurer of the Tres Las Orphanage Fund for 20 years. Tres Las Orphanage is a nonprofit organization caring for multiple orphanages in Mexico including one for teenage girls involved in human trafficking.

You can contact John Coolbaugh via email at:

Tom Batchelor

Tom Batchelor

Vice President of Sales

Nelson Mandela once said, “I never lose. I either win or learn“. Tom Batchelor, Vice President of Sales at Exectras, has adopted this mantra throughout his remarkable career journey.

After completing his studies at Liberty University, Tom committed himself to a career in sales ultimately leading him to Exectras.  Before joining Exectras, he had already gained more than 20 years of rich experience ranging from start-ups to many Fortune companies. During these 20 some odd years, Tom’s accomplishments established him as a leader among his peers and opened many doors in both sales and sales leadership roles.

Along with his sales history and acumen, Tom possesses a rare combination of having a strategic mindset, critical and outside the lines thought processes, drive, commitment, and ability.  These attributes have been put to good use since Tom joined us.  His positive contributions are felt every day, by both clients and team members alike.

Tom is married to Gabi, and they share their time with two children, Christina and Tommy, and their newest addition, Sadie-their beloved Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix.

Problem solving, current affairs, deep conversation and mysteries are where you will likely find Tom’s mind outside of work.

You can contact Tom Batchelor via email at:

Zach Spader

Zach Spader

Director of Technology

After moving to Texas in 2012, Zach Spader joined the Exectras team as Director of Technology. He has a passion for new technologies and innovation. Zach brought to Exectras a proven track record of creativity, problem solving, and an intense drive to serve customers and drive retention. He is widely viewed as one of the leading experts of Zoho software in the world and is the go-to person at Exectras for training and support regarding the CRM, computers and all forms of communication. Zach is also an avid science fiction fan, music lover, and motorcycle enthusiast.

You can contact Zach Spader via email at:

Segundo “tory” Olmedo

Segundo “Tory” Olmedo

Director of Membership Support

Tory is currently the Director of Membership Support, which oversees the team that processes all membership applications. He and his team are also responsible for inventory, shipping & receiving, and customer service. He is a licensed insurance agent, holding licenses for life, health, property, and casualty.

He has been involved in the merchant processing industry for over 10 years. Working in sales, customer support, underwriting and training departments during this time. The culmination of his time and experience in various parts of the industry has brought him to his current role in leading our membership support department.

You can contact Tory Olmedo via email at:

Mery Smith

Mery Smith

Membership Support Specialist

Mery joined the Exectras team in 2016 and provides priceless administrative support to both the Exectras Executive team as well as all Exectras Members.

She brings with her 15 years in the Customer Service and Management fields. She handles all membership applications, inventory, receptionist duties and all things related to the customer service industry.  When she is not working, you can find her with her son or singing music.

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