Ralph Dangelmaier is a fearless, forward-thinking and hard-driving leader. He holds himself and everyone around him to incredibly high standards. He prioritizes creating a team with diverse styles and strengths, and provides challenging roles and developmental opportunities. He fosters cross-functional brainstorming which brings experts of differing disciplines to weigh in on strategic thinking across the organization, enhancing communications and efficiency.
These leadership qualities have fueled breakout success, smashing through barriers. In the mid-1990s, he pioneered business banking on the Internet as CEO of P&H Solutions. He led venture capital investment, built the product from the ground up and drove its explosive success. Under his leadership P&H became the dominant player in the market. In 2006, they were courted by 12 interested buyers, eventually selling to ACI Worldwide, a global provider of payment software and solutions.
Ralph then served as President of ACI, where he steered the company in a new direction. In his 6 years at the helm, ACI’s revenue grew from approximately $300M to $900M and the stock price increased approximately 8 times.
Next Ralph saw a significant opportunity in eCommerce expansion from mobile adoption and cross-border shopping. In 2013 he jumped into private equity-backed, Israeli FinTech payments company BlueSnap. Again, Ralph drove a major market transformation. He raised over $50 million to build the product that would transform the industry. Simultaneously, he was gaining the commitment of leaders at top financial institutions and payment partners, forging partnerships with over 30 global banks. Ralph found that 80% of businesses were implementing and supporting multiple payment systems, and that their struggle was amplified by geographic expansion, new payment methods, and mobile devices. BlueSnap’s platform enables small and medium-sized businesses and Independent Software Vendors (ISV) alike to quickly facilitate ecommerce, without the complex integration of disparate applications such as shopping carts, e-wallets, payment types and fraud prevention. Under Ralph's leadership, BlueSnap is offering a single platform and services uniquely suited for growing businesses.
Ralph has a deep knowledge of the vast and complex payment industry. He is not swayed by what is easy, or what ‘seems’ right, yet he retains a balanced, humble understanding that competitive insights shift, and flexibility is the mark of a true leader. If you ask, he would point to his team to demonstrate the source of the company’s success, but ultimately the team comes to work excited each day inspired by the leader who motivates, supports and champions them in everything they do.