DaySmart appoints new CTO

ANN ARBOR—The developer of business management software DaySmart Software has appointed Jason Kirk as its new chief technology officer.

Jason Kirk. DaySmart Software photo.

Kirk brings more than 20 years of experience in product development and strategy for high-growth companies. Most recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Repay, a publicly traded payment processing company, where he focused on scaling the product and technology organization to support a rapidly growing market. His leadership and innovation to create a customer-centric solution played a pivotal role in Repay’s growth and transition to a publicly-traded company in 2019. This experience, paired with successfully executing multiple M&A integrations throughout his tenure, aligns with the goal to bolster and expand DaySmart’s platform in 2022 and beyond.

“We are thrilled to have Jason join the DaySmart team,” said Patrick Shanahan, CEO of DaySmart. “Our business has grown rapidly, and we are excited to continue that momentum with our product enhancements. Jason’s experience will be instrumental to the next phase of our development, and his contributions will be pivotal in the evolution of our platform.”

As the newly appointed CTO, Kirk will push forward technology operations, product engineering, and information systems at DaySmart to drive growth through the platform.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity and the path ahead to further develop customer-centric products with the talented team at DaySmart,” said Kirk. “The potential to continue to expand DaySmart’s comprehensive solution during this innovative phase of growth at our company is exciting.”

Since 1999, DaySmart has offered vertically-focused cloud-based applications and payment processing solutions to businesses of all sizes, spanning across the recreation, pet, salon, spa, and body art industries. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, DaySmart has been recognized for 11 consecutive years on the INC 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. In 2021 DaySmart expanded its platform through the acquisitions of AppointmentPlus, Vetter Software, and Dash. For more information about the company and its suite of solutions, visit

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