Expert Practitioners and Advanced Automation

We apply over 40 years of credit to cash automation software implementation and hands-on operations expertise to create the most effective processes for cash application, deduction resolution, collection dunning and credit management. No other company has a better handle on the complexities of these processes.

Our mission is to help you optimize financial results. Whether you use Carixa Cloud Suite yourself or contract us to do it for you, we will use intelligent, field-proven automation to streamline your A/R processes.

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Accelerate Cashflow and Profits

We deliver expertise and subject matter knowledge refined by hundreds of successful client engagements. Our goal is to accelerate cash flow and profits with workflow automation and managed services for each client. And our entire operation is 100% based in the USA – operations, software development, cloud hosting, and client services. So you get dedicated, expert support when you need it.

Senior Leadership

Industry specialists and functional experts delivering solutions-minded technology

Our leadership team brings extensive backgrounds in financial services and cloud software for B2B accounts receivable processes. Our vision is to always think and work cross functionally to support you throughout the entire revenue cycle – Credit, Collections, Deductions Management and Cash Application.

Kristen Metzger

Kristen Metzger
Chief Executive Officer, Smyyth

Kristen is responsible for Smyyth's Solutions business. She is an expert in enterprise accounts receivable and revenue cycle optimization through automation and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Before Smyyth, Kristen served as Sr. Vice President Operations for Creditek, the leading BPO firm in order-to-cash, where she managed operations for numerous Fortune 1000 companies, including CPG and Pharmaceutical, and earlier with Accenture Strategy and Business Architecture.

Kristen received a BA in Economics from The University of Vermont and has an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Shyarsh Desai

Shyarsh Desai
Chief Executive Officer, Carixa

Shyarsh is responsible for Carixa, Smyyth's order-to-cash cloud technology business. From 2012 to 2018, he was CEO of Credit2B.com, another Smyyth company, which was a leader in B2B credit decision automation until its sale to a strategic acquirer. Most recently, he served as President of Wellaware, an IoT leader for industrial assets and operations.

Earlier in his career, he was Corporate Development Officer at Global Compliance, and Leader, Strategy and Business Development for Dun and Bradstreet, and held solutions leadership roles at IBM. Shyarsh has degrees from the University of Bombay and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

John Metzger

John Metzger
Chairman, Smyyth + Carixa

Smyyth's focus is on Carixa cloud software and services to optimize credit, collections, trade promotion settlement, and deduction management. John was previously Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Creditek Corp., from start-up to the singular leadership position in A/R BPO, and to its ultimate sale.

John’s early career positions were as Director of Credit, VP Distribution, and EVP Global Operations in the consumer goods industry, and also led a consultancy. Credit2B, another leading company he founded for automated business credit decisions, was acquired by a strategic acquirer in 2018. He is a graduate of Rutgers University.

Joe Chin

Joe Chin
Senior Vice President, Sales

Joe is responsible for sales for Carixa order-to-cash software and Carixa-enabled A/R service solutions and has over two decades of financial technology, services, and business information.

His earlier career was with KPMG audit, Dun & Bradstreet, and Acxiom, where he gained knowledge of the global data analytics business. He then went on to lead the sales team at Credit2B, another Smyyth company, until its sale to a strategic acquirer. Most recently, Joe was the Regional North America Head for Coface Business Information.

Joe is passionate about helping clients leverage Carixa SaaS automation and our A/R service solutions to optimize their profits, cash flow, and productivity. He earned his B.S.B.A. in accounting from Georgetown University.

Frank Boni

Frank Boni
Vice President, Managed Services & Client Operations

Frank is responsible for Carixa Credit-to-Cash SaaS client operations, and outsource and collection operations. Prior to joining Smyyth, Frank had more than 20 years of experience in commercial receivables management, credit, and collections, including serving as Director of Operations and Sales Support for NCO Financial Systems, Inc.

Earlier in his career, he served in management capacities with Dun & Bradstreet RMS, and Payco GAC Corp. Frank has a B.S. in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

Larissa Filine

Larissa Filine
Chief Technology Officer

Larissa most recently served as Enterprise Architect at Deutsche Bank and Johnson & Johnson. Before that, she was Smyyth’s CTO and was instrumental in developing Carixa and Credit2B. During her IT career, she was an application development professional and technology consultant for D&B and Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and Europe. She holds an M.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Joseph D'Apolito

Joseph D'Apolito
Chief Financial Officer

Joe is responsible for finance, corporate planning, and shared service functions for several Smyyth companies. He has over twenty years' management experience in finance, accounting, and administration with large and mid-sized businesses.

Earlier in his career, CFO and V.P. Underwriting for PHHC, Director of Health Care Reform at Emblem Health, and CFO of a $5 billion unit of Anthem, as well as the CFO of Empire Roofing. Joe is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in Finance and Accounting.

Karen McCann

Karen McCann
Vice President, Operations

Karen has 20 years of experience in operations, data management, administration, and customer service, including serving as Director, Client Services with Creditek, a leading outsourcing company, and as a customer services executive in the telecom industry.

In addition to managing Smyyth's operations and client services, Karen is the product manager for Carixa, the company's remarkable cloud order-to-cash automation.

Frank Buck

Frank Buck
Director, Product

Frank is responsible for Carixa Cloud Suite product management, and he joins the Carixa team with deep experience in invoice-to-cash automation. Previously, he served in senior product management roles with Avalara, a tax compliance software company, Billtrust, an invoice-to-payments company, and Sungard Availability Services.

He has early-career experience with FedEx Ground and Amazon fulfillment. Frank has a B.A. Sociology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Cheryl Westphal

Cheryl Westphal
Director, Client Success

Cheryl leads the Carixa Client Success team. Her expertise is in refining the customer experience and ensuring products and features enhance the client’s way of business. She is focused on driving product adoption to guarantee the highest return on investment for our customers.

Previously, she served as the Director of Client Success at WellAware, a leading IoT company. Earlier in her career, she managed a regional training department at United Healthcare. Cheryl graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Communications.

John G. Eberhardt

John G. Eberhardt
Executive Consultant, Order-to-Cash

John is an expert in order-to-cash management and revenue cycle optimization. He has had executive roles in the global consumer goods and manufacturing industries, including GM-Customer Financial Services at Nikon Americas Inc., Director of Corporate Credit at Pentair, and Director of Customer Financial Services at Coltec Industries Inc.

John's many years of corporate finance experience has included managing global credit collections teams as well as procurement, internal audit, and treasury functions.   He is a graduate of Iona College School of Business Administration

Advisory Group


Andrei Afanassenkov

Andrei Afanassenkov
Technology Advisor

Andrei has been a strategic resource to the Smyyth companies since 2006 including leading the development team for Carixa, Smyyth’s modular credit-to-cash automation platform. Andrei has deep experience in FinTech and enterprise technologies, computer simulation, and 3D modeling, and holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Bryansk University.

He leads Smyyth's infrastructure and software development activities.

Anna Costello

Anna Costello
PhD

Anna is a Professor of Accounting at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business prior to which she was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Costello received her Bachelor's and MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Costello's research investigates how information asymmetry between buyers and suppliers impacts the terms in long-term supply contracts, and studies how trade credit between supply chain partners influences firm-specific and market-wide risk.

Her research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and The Accounting Review.

Kim Zablocky

Kim Zablocky
CEO And Chairman, Retail Value Chain Federation

Associated with Smyyth since 2002, Kim is Chairman of the affiliated Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF.com), the leading advocate for retailer-supplier trading partner synchronization that champions initiatives to increase industry-wide productivity, profitability, and growth.

Kim is well known for his expertise in customer financial services and serves as an advisor in matters concerning the retail and distribution industries. Kim holds a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York.

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