Aurora Payments Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Doug Hardman appointed to Aurora’s executive leadership team as CTO


Tempe, AZ, February 18, 2021 – Aurora Payments, a leading Full-Service Provider (FSP) in the payments industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Hardman as Chief Technology Officer. Doug oversees Aurora’s technology solutions and software development teams and will directly influence the custom software coming to Aurora in the future. Doug reports directly to CEO, Brian Goudie.

“Aurora is committed to best-in-class technology to serve our partners and clients and to that end we are thrilled to have a guy like Doug Hardman leading our technology vision and execution.” said Aurora Payments CEO, Brian Goudie. “Doug has a sterling 20-year record in payments and fits the Aurora culture wonderfully. His wisdom will help expedite strategic investments we make in technology-based companies as well as grow our organic distribution.”

Doug Hardman has extensive technology experience building and managing teams of software engineers who create technology to fix problems. Doug is recognized as a thought leader and trusted advisor in the electronic payments space.

“Gone are the days when you can cobble together tech from 5-6 different companies and call yourself a leader in payments. The true leaders and innovators are the ones getting their hands dirty and doing the hard work of building best-in-class technology for the space.” states Doug Hardman, Aurora Payments CTO, “Aurora was the clear stand-out choice for me, based on the leadership team Brian has assembled, as well as the roadmap of what we want to accomplish over the next few years. This is truly an impressive company, with well-defined goals that I’m delighted to join.”