Meet the Gearfire Payments Team

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” GFP.

  • 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 Gearfire Payments 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 aspiration is to work hard, make an impact, and work her way into an executive position.

Kathrine Martarella, Sales Executive

  • Kathrine joined the Gearfire team as an account manager in 2017 and moved into her role in Gearfire Payments in 2018.

  • She is very family oriented, (Family of 5 with 3 teenage girls), loves to paint in spare time, and loves music of all kinds.

  • Kathrine attended Arizona Culinary Institute where she studied advanced bakery and cuisine

  • In the future, she aspires to open a local Arizona art gallery to display her work.