DaySmart Names Patrick Shanahan CEO


ANN ARBOR – Officials at DaySmart Software, provider of software for small business management, announced the appointment of Patrick Shanahan as the company’s new CEO. He was previously a member of DaySmart’s Board of Managers.

Since joining CardConnect in 2008, Shanahan has focused his career on helping small business customers use integrated payments to improve their business. That focus helped CardConnect, where Shanahan served as COO, grow to more than 67,000 customers before being acquired by Fiserv (formerly First Data) for $ 750 million in July 2017. In his role as COO, Shanahan managed many of CardConnect’s key partner relationships, including DaySmart Software. Shanahan joined DaySmart’s board of directors in 2019 following recapitalization by LLR Partners and Parthenon Capital and has since advised DaySmart on its growth strategy.

Patrick Shanahan

Brian Golson, Co-CEO and Managing Partner at Parthenon Capital, said, “DaySmart will benefit from Pat’s extensive experience building exceptional products and customer experiences.”

Shanahan joins DaySmart as CEO as the company initiated two strategic acquisitions, AppointmentPlus and Vetter Software, in the past two months. In his role, Shanahan leads the company’s M&A strategy to expand its share of the enterprise management software market.

DaySmart provides desktop software, payment processing and cloud-based applications for the spa, salon, tattoo, pet care and other industries. More at