Product and Sales Leadership

CSG’s leadership brings decades of experience in helping companies solve their biggest business challenges, from digital transformation to customer experience innovation.

Jeff Thorness

President, Payments

Jeff Thorness is President of CSG Payments, where he oversees go-to-market strategy and new opportunities in the global payments market.  

Thorness has over 20 years of business development, sales and programming experience in the payments space, founding Forte Payment Systems in October 1998. Over the following two decades, Thorness organically grew the business, which was recognized by the Inc. 5000 as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for eight consecutive years.  

Under Thorness’ leadership, Forte became the strategic payments engine for tens of thousands of merchants and organizations. Thorness joined CSG when the company acquired Forte in October 2018.