Kontrol is an innovative provider of game-changing virtual card payments. Since 2011, Kontrol has engineered best-in-class technology solutions for corporate and nonprofit organizations seeking a highly efficient, effective, secure, and rewarding approach to accounts payable.
A partner-based organization, Kontrol manages a sales and servicing team of over 100 members. Kontrol’s team helps drive millions of dollars in spend every week as part of our mission to transform AP departments into engines of change and drivers of revenue.
Who We Are
Scott Songer, Chief Executive Officer
Scott’s expertise in commercial payment technologies and strategies guides Kontrol’s vision and thought leadership in the ePayables and virtual card sector.
Scott is the founder of SilverStream Advisors, an M&A advisory and consulting firm focused on the commercial payments industry. Prior to SilverStream, Scott was a Senior Consultant at First Annapolis Consulting, an M&A advisory and strategy consulting firm focused exclusively on the payments industry. Scott previously worked as a Client and Product Manager for Intuit, a leading payments innovator and the makers of Quicken and TurboTax.
Scott spends time coaching youth soccer and supporting a variety of local volunteer projects. He is an active member of St. Andrew’s by the Sea of Hilton Head, SC, where he is involved as a youth leader.
Scott received his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was awarded a Batten Institute scholarship for achievement in the technology industry and earned a position in Batten Institute’s business incubator. Scott received his B.A. from the Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a Presidential Scholar and concentrated in international business.
Chad Clay, Chief Operating Officer
Chad’s extensive experience with operations and project management is critical for Kontrol’s client implementation, supplier enrollment and customer service functions.
Before joining Kontrol, Chad was a partner at a niche federal services consulting company where he consulted in the areas of Strategy, Project Management, Performance Measurement and Process improvement. Prior to this, he managed a consulting team operating in Central Asia that focused on helping small and medium businesses improve operations and to manage their transitions from planned economy dynamics to those found in a market economy. Prior to graduate school, Chad served as a Naval Officer.
In his community, Chad is a youth soccer, basketball and lacrosse coach, serves on his town’s planning board, and actively volunteers his time through his church and the American Legion.
Chad received his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in psychology and international peace studies.
Tom Parrish, SVP, Sales
As the co-founder and former CEO of a highly successful payments industry company, Tom has an integral role in growing Kontrol and serving our customers to the fullest.
Prior to joining the Kontrol team, Tom co-founded and ran a multi-million dollar payments solutions company before selling it in 2010 to a private equity firm. In a career spanning nearly thirty years, he has worked in every aspect of the corporate world, from finance to sales and marketing management to executive leadership, in industries ranging from manufacturing to virtual payments to professional services, including working as an auditor for Price Waterhouse.
Tom now works as a consultant from his home base in Spokane, WA, where he lives with his family. An avid golfer, but he also enjoys volunteering in the local community. He volunteers, including as a court monitor for as a Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world. Tom is also an annual judge for the Business Plan Competition at the University of Washington’s Center for Entrepreneurship in Seattle.
Tom graduated from the University of Washington in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Concentration in Accounting.
Stephanie Santos, Director of Client Management
Stephanie brings exceptional leadership and client management skills to her role as Director of Client Management at Kontrol.
Stephanie is responsible for the management of all aspects of Kontrol’s business. Her primary focus is leading Kontrol’s team of best-in-class technology and financial partners who collaborate to provide exceptional service to Kontrol’s corporate clients. Stephanie’s responsibilities encompass Kontrol’s client implementation, supplier enrollment and customer service functions.
As an active parent to three young children, Stephanie is a program leader and volunteer at her children’s schools. Stephanie has a passion for Christian outreach and mission which she pursues through ongoing work with St. Martins In-The-Field Episcopal Church and St. Andrew’s by the Sea Methodist Church.
Stephanie holds a Masters degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C in Public Health (MPH) and received a B.A. from St. Bonaventure University.
Lily Thayer Derrick, Director of Marketing
Lily brings a diverse background in marketing, communications and public relations in both the for- and non-profit sectors to her role at Kontrol, as well as a personal history of entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining Kontrol, Lily owned and operated a small craft business, concentrating her efforts on online sales, marketing, and communications. Previously, she developed fundraising and communications programs for education and arts-based non-profit organizations, and managed public relations for a global architecture and engineering firm. She has been regularly published as a freelance writer.
Lily is an active volunteer in her children’s schools. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis and undergraduate degrees in English and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.