Through hard work and perpetual success over the course of a twenty-five year career, Brian Shanahan has become one of the payment processing industry’s most recognizable names. Since 1991 Brian has built successful companies utilizing new and innovative business models, ultimately leading to an national reputation in the U.S. business community for leadership, integrity, and financial success. After strong exits to NASDAQ companies with his first three payments ventures, Brian founded CardConnect in 2006. He served as CardConnect’s CEO from 2006 to 2014 and as its Chairman from 2014 to 2016. CardConnect recently went public on NASDAQ and is currently trading under the symbol CCN.
Over the past few years Brian has increasingly turned his focus to PCG Capital, his family office that provides strategic executive and financial consulting for a broad spectrum of companies both regionally and around the country. With a core a focus on development and growth in the Pittsburgh region specifically, PCG Capital also holds financial investments in a variety of real estate projects and operating businesses.
After just two years away from the payments industry, Brian found that his passion for the space had only been reinvigorated. He launched Pineapple Payments in 2016 after quickly assembling a first-class team to execute on his new vision. Brian’s combination of experience from previous ventures and his uncanny ability to see not just where the industry is today but where it will be tomorrow has him poised to once again disrupt the world of payments.
Brian is a native of the South Hills of Pittsburgh where he currently resides with his wife. They enjoy spending time with their dogs and supporting various non-profit initiatives that are close to their hearts.