Directors

Delivering excellent solutions & service requires organizational clarity.  Equiant achieves this goal through its’ dedicated team of directors.  These progressive, passionate & enthusiastic professionals take pride in supporting their individual teams, Clients and Equiant toward realizing an exceedingly successful future.

team member
"The Generator"

Ericka Schwarm, Director of Client Development

Ericka began her career in the Financial Servicing Industry in 2011. She has been deeply involved in various aspects of relationship management and implementing innovative programs tailored to the ever-changing financial climate. She brings extensive experience in receivables servicing, technology and banking. Ericka is most passionate about building relationships and finding solutions to help businesses grow.

When Not At the Office:

I'm outdoors with my family; At the beach, jet skiing, hiking, camping, four wheeling, you name it!

Words To Live By:

“Without passion, you don’t have energy. Without energy, you have nothing.” - Warren Buffet

No 1 Fan Of:

The San Diego Padres, Carne Asada Tacos

team member
"The Guide"

Bradford Beverlin, Director of Client Experience

Brad carries three decades of experience with him across multiple business disciplines and functions. With 12 of those years focusing specifically on property management and vacation ownership; and an emphasis in information technology and accounting. Brad graduated from the University of Nebraska and holds several certifications ranging from computer programming to human resources and accounting. He is a lifetime learner and believes in leading by example in everything he does!

When Not At the Office:

I love to spend time with my wife and our two dogs. We hike, mountain bike, urban bike, paddle board, and have cooking contests. I LOVE golf, but am thankful it is not my full time job!

Words To Live By:

You pay for fun, you get paid to work productively, so let’s go produce and then have some fun

No 1 Fan Of:

University of Nebraska football, Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, and now ALL Arizona teams.

team member
"The Disruptor"

Jon Chase, Director of Software Development

Jon has been involved in the IT industry for over 23 years. He has experience in the following industries: healthcare, mining, telecommunications, aviation, promotions, pension, and pharmaceutical. Jon is originally from Massena, NY. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from SUNY at Potsdam. Jon’s favorite aspect of his role is putting processes into place and mentoring his team.

When Not At the Office:

I am watching my son play baseball and coaching him; and playing softball!

Words To Live By:

Treat others the way you would like to be treated

No 1 Fan Of:

Chicago Cubs

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"The Operator"

Lynn Perkins, Operations Manager

Lynn, an Arizona native, has been with the Equiant family since 1996. She has 23 years of experience combined within the Operations & Client Relations departments; dealing with ACH/credit cards, cash, non-cash, and new sales processing. Lynn believes it is important to understand every aspect of her own department and all other departments. She is very passionate about life long-learning and integrates learning into her daily routine.

When Not At the Office:

I am spending time with my family and traveling - Some of our destinations have been: Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe

Words To Live By:

Priorities: "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child"

No 1 Fan Of:

Ice Cream and Traveling

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"The Financer "

Marc Nunes, Controller

Marc started his journey with Equiant in 2001. In January of 2020 he will have 19 years of experience at Equiant.  Marc has a Bachelor’s degree from the university of Phoenix; and a Master’s degree in Financial Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller Graduate School of Business. He is a certified CPA and is extremely passionate about accounting. His favorite part of his role is his team, they have become family to him.

When Not At the Office:

I am hanging out with the family, I love taking them to the movies!

Words To Live By:

UA Wildcats, UA Wildcats, & UA Wildcats!

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"The Maverick"

Wade Burns, Director of Contact Center

Wade Burns, a U.S. Army Infantry Veteran, holds 20 years of collections and call center leadership experience. He has an extensive background in client portfolio management and a strong strategic view of clients portfolio’s. He translates these views into tactical behaviors and processes, which is how he built out eqConnect. Wade believes in working hard but also celebrating all of his teams accomplishments.

When Not At the Office:

I am spending time with my kids, or on my bike/jeep. I spend time thought experimenting as well!

Words To Live By:

"Don’t confuse activity with achievement" - John Wooden

No 1 Fan Of:

Leadership & Culture

team member
"The Technician"

Eric Corn, Director of Business Applications

An Arizona native, Eric attended Arizona State University, he has 12 years’ experience in the payments industry starting in technical support. He came to Equiant in 2017 with a well-rounded background including but not limited to: technical escalations, relationship management, and developer integrations. His favorite aspect of his current position is finding effective solutions to the most difficult of problems!

When Not At the Office:

Driving his Audi S5, working on his photography skills, or drinking a cold beer

Words To Live By:

Life Is Short, Drive Fast (Safely)

No 1 Fan Of:

Cookies, Audi, & Corn Jokes

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"The Fixer"

Anthony Spires, Director of Network Ops & Compliance

Anthony carries over 20 years of customer service, sales, and relationship management experience with him. He has worked in both the financial services & payment processing industries. Anthony enjoys the people and culture at Equiant; he is passionate about the uplifting atmosphere. His favorite aspect of his position is that there is always something new and challenging each and every day!

When Not At the Office:

Spending time with friends & family or watching Netflix

Words To Live By:

“People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -Leonardo da Vinci

No 1 Fan Of:

Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Orioles, The Ohio State University, & the Arizona Wildcats