Chief Information Security Officer, United Data Technologies
Mike is UDT’s Chief Information Security Officer and oversees the company’s product lifecycle for its global Cyber Security initiatives to include portfolio strategy, pricing and go-to-market strategies. He has more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing emerging technology and cyber security product and service offerings in several industries, including financial, information technologies and electronic payments. Prior to joining UDT, he served as President and Chief Operations Officer for a Visa Subsidiary where he led the company’s global cyber security initiatives for commercial and federal markets. During his tenure, the company experienced a 15% CAGR on revenue growth between 2014 and 2016. Mike also pioneered the development and successful launch of the company’s online learning management system related to cyber security
Mike also served as President of Transworld Payment Solutions Inc., where he oversaw the company’s successful development and launch of its proprietary online international ebanking and electronic payment processing platforms. The platform’s capabilities provided cross border electronic payment processing, online banking technology and services to global financial institutions and merchants. Mike successfully grew the company from startup to approximately $30 million dollars in annualized revenue and positive EBITDA of $1.5 million within a 32-month time period. In conjunction with Visa Latin America’s division, successfully introduced a cobranded debit card mechanism serving online and physical platforms using Visa Electron.
Prior to TWPS, Mike worked with VISA INTERNATIONAL (Miami, Florida) as Sr. Vice President in their emerging technologies division and also had responsibilities for Mergers & Acquisitions. He oversaw the development and launch of several key Visa International initiatives to include online home banking, eCommerce and Chip technology products throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region. During his tenure with Visa, Mike oversaw a team of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Microsoft personnel which developed the internet’s first use of secured payment gateway technologies referred to as Secured Electronic Transaction (SET).
Mike is a retired Captain of the United States Marine Corps where he served as an infantry officer with 1st Force Recon out of Camp Pendleton, California. Mike attended the University of Miami where he attained his Juris Doctor and Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering.
His professional security certifications include CISSP, CISM, CISA and COBIT 5.0.