Garrett Gafke - President & Chief Executive Officer
Garrett Gafke is a successful entrepreneur and Fortune 500 Executive, blending early stage action with public company knowledge. Prior to founding IdentityMind Global, Mr. Gafke served as President & CEO of Paymate, an innovative provider of payment and risk management services which was acquired by Flexigroup(FLX). Prior to Paymate, Mr. Gafke worked as advisor/Interim-CEO for several top tier venture firms and private equity firms. Mr. Gafke has served as President and CEO for SteelEye which was acquired by SIOS a public Japanese company, and was a member of the senior executive team that built and took CyberSource(CYBS) and Trintech(TTPA) public, the former of which Visa acquired in 2010 for $2 billion. He helped build VeriFone's Internet Commerce Division(PAY) which was later acquired by Hewlett Packard(HQP) for $1.2 billion, and served as the Group Vice President and General Manager for Cardinal Health's(CAH) technology division A serial entrepreneur, Garrett has a proven track record of founding and growing great technology companies, having completed five M&A transactions, and two successful IPO's. Mr. Gafke is an active angel investor and Board Member of early stage companies around Silicon Valley.
Jose Caldera - VP of Marketing & Products
Jose Caldera has been developing and marketing products for the last 20 years. An entrepreneur at heart, his focus has always been on the Enterprise, developing products and services for Information and Payments Security, Risk Mitigation and Compliance. He started in application and network security, later moving on to payments, virtual currencies, anti-fraud, and anti-money laundering. He has developed and marketed products for a number of silicon valley companies including Securify, McAfee and now IdentityMind Global. Jose earned a Masters of Science in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.
Kieran Sherlock - Chief Technology Officer
Kieran Sherlock has over 25 years experience developing high-availability distributed systems, with his last 15 years being spent in the security and anti-fraud space. Prior to being IdentityMind Global's first employee, he was a founding team member at Securify, where he built a next-generation network intrusion prevention product, and co-invented the associated patent suite. After Securify's acquisition, Kieran was a Systems Architect defining McAfee's next generation firewall strategy. He graduated with First Class Honors in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin. Kieran is also a competitive cyclist with multiple California State Champion titles in his palmarès.
Bin Tang - Chief Data Architect
Bin Tang has over 25 years of experience in developing enterprise and consumer applications, with focus on database modeling, performance, and scalability. Prior to being an early engineer of IdentityMind Global, he built payment service integration and anti-fraud system at PlaySpan, a leading provider of virtual goods monetization platform later acquired by Visa. Prior to PlaySpan, he worked at Oracle Corporation in the Procurement, and Manufacturing application groups as application developer, architect and engineering manager. Bin has a Master of Computer Science degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University, China.
Mark Quesenberry - Head of Business Development
Mark comes to IdenityMind Global with over 20 years of strategic, enterprise sales and business development experience to top tier financial institutions and Fortune500 companies. He has built out and led teams and solutions within SaaS and disruptive FinTech firms for the last ten years, with a focus on big data analysis and transaction monitoring. He has worked on "both sides of the desk" and prior to joining, worked for GreenPoint Financial, Fortent/Actimize, and CoreLogic.
Paul McClure - Head of Finance
Paul is a senior level ﬁnancial professional with experience in accounting, finance, and business management. He brings an extensive background in senior level accounting and finance, with previous experience as a Director of Finance and Corporate Controller. Paul has worked in a variety of industries including multi-channel retail, manufacturing, and software development, and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelors degree in Professional Accounting, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a Certiﬁed Public Accountant, and a retired veteran of the US Air Force.
Karen Sobie Hilbert - Head of IDMPay
Karen Sobie Hilbert has an extensive background in the Payments Industry – encompassing Point of Sale, Acquiring, Issuing, Channel Management and Retailers – in both Canada and the US. She has held executive positions with GreenDot, Boom Financial, Ingenico, and VeriFone. Always concentrating on the payments industry, Karen has kept on the leading edge of innovation and technology for brick and mortar + e-commerce retailers.