Meet the Outdoor Payment Solutions Team

Jon Rydberg,  Owner and CEO

  • In 2018 Jon and his team launched Outdoor Payment Solutions which has now become the largest Merchant Processing company in the Shooting Sports Industry.

  • In conjunction with his role as CEO of Orchid Advisors, Retail Technology and Outdoor Payment Solutions, Jon and his team provide an end-to-end service for retailers. Together with his peers, Jon worked tirelessly to design the current and future Gearfire eCommerce platform.

  • Born and raised in central Connecticut, Jon and his wife have lived on both coasts and actively spend their time between the Company’s various offices.

  • Jon is a BSME with an MBA in Corporate Finance and holds a number of professional certifications.

Taylor Phillipps,  Operating Executive

  • Taylor hails from the mighty TSYS organization where he gained a thorough understanding of integrated merchant processing, and the complex nuances that comes with accepting credit card as a firearms retailer.

  • Career focused extensively on the shooting sports industry. Developed and managed referral partnership with Gearfire/RTG until being brought on to “run” Outdoor Payment Solutions.

  • Born and raised in a small town in central Nebraska, where he grew a passion for hunting and shooting.

  • Graduated from University of Nebraska with Masters in Engineering where he was a member of Tau Beta PI National Honor Society, and earned runner up for a national building design competition.

Darcy Esemonu, Sales Executive

  • Darcy Esemonu joined the Gearfire eCommerce team as an Account Manager in 2018 and joined the Outdoor Payment Solutions team in 2019.

  • Prior to joining Gearfire, she worked in litigation and labor and employment law.

  • When she’s not busy onboarding merchants, she can be found boarding planes, country swing dancing or hosting charity events.

  • Ms. Esemonu’s aspirations are to work hard, make an impact, and work her way into an executive position.