Leadership Team

Gary Bender | Founder & CEO |  LinkedIn
Mark Carlson | Chief Solutions Architect | LinkedIn

Mark Carlson | Chief Solutions Architect | LinkedIn

Pat Stan | Head of Product Development | LinkedIn

Pat Stan | Head of Product Development | LinkedIn

Jonathan Hromi | Head of Analytics |  LinkedIn

Jonathan Hromi | Head of Analytics | LinkedIn

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Innovation Team

T. Hardy Jackson | Project Lead |  LinkedIn

T. Hardy Jackson | Project Lead | LinkedIn

Paul Haughey | Patent Counsel |  LinkedIn

Paul Haughey | Patent Counsel | LinkedIn

Brian Rankin | Blockchain Lead |  LinkedIn

Brian Rankin | Blockchain Lead | LinkedIn

James Brandon   | Product Lead |  LinkedIn

James Brandon | Product Lead | LinkedIn


Chito Manansala | Systems Development, Security | LinkedIn

Rene Ho | Operational Infrastructure, Payments, Banking | LinkedIn

Chris McDaniels | Enterprise Infrastructure, Innovation, Mobile | LinkedIn

Steve Lehmann | Product Innovation | LinkedIn

Sean Donn | Credit Solutions, Banking Systems, Product | LinkedIn

Mike Bradley | Banking, Payments, Mobile, Products | LinkedIn

Warren Ronsiek | Big Data, Database Architecture | LinkedIn

Susan French | API, Solutions Architecture, Enterprise Systems | LinkedIn

Frederik Pen | Global Payments, Product Development, GTM | LinkedIn

Joseph Mognon | Products, Payments, GTM | LinkedIn

George Warfel | Global Payments, Blockchain, Banking | LinkedIn

David Shepard | Banking, Payments, R&D | LinkedIn

Amit Sharma | Regulatory Systems, Banking, Payments

Kris Koganti | Global Networks, Authentication, Payments | LinkedIn

Renee Ratay | Payments, Authentication, Strategy | LinkedIn

Pete Donat | Fintech, Product, Strategic Partnerships | LinkedIn

Bhavin Rawal | APIs, Product, Architecture | LinkedIn

Phil Dixon | Product, Payments | LinkedIn

Edward Katzin | Global Payments, Fintech, Early Stage | LinkedIn

Andy Ward | Growth Hacking, eCommerce | LinkedIn

Ken Moy | Digital Commerce, Venture, Payments | LinkedIn

Sam Asher | Strategy, Finance, Venture | LinkedIn

Rob MacColl | Payments, Product, Strategy, Venture | LinkedIn

Paritosh Satia | Banking, Investments, Strategy | LinkedIn

William Bischoff | Risk Management, Payments, Product | LinkedIn

Dana Hobson | FX, Credit, Payments | LinkedIn

Alex Kotyck | Analytics, Innovation, Digital Transformation | LinkedIn

Carneros Bay - Asia Pacific

Gabriel Grisham | Asia Pacific Business Development | LinkedIn


Elizabeth Buse

Ms. Buse is globally recognized as a leader in the financial services industry and has served in a number of executive management roles with Visa, First Data and Monitise Plc. Ms. Buse served as EVP, Global Solutions at Visa, and as Visa's Group President for Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Most recently she served as CEO of Monitise Plc.

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John A. Squires

Mr. Squires currently serves as Partner - IP at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Prior to this role, Mr. Squires has served various senior level roles in IP including Partner at Perkins Coie, and nearly ten years as Chief IP Counsel at Goldman Sachs. In addition, Mr. Squires Chaired the IP-Committee for the Securities and Financial Markets Ass’n, and led many policy efforts on behalf of SIFMA and American Banking Association working with Congress, the National Economic Council and the Federal Trade Commission.


Michael KEresman III

Mr.Keresman is the Founder, Chairman, President and former CEO of CardinalCommerce Corporation, the global leader in enabling authenticated payments, secure transactions, and alternative payment brands for both eCommerce and mobile commerce. Mr. Keresman has helped create a new industry with a global reach with operations in Europe, Africa, North and South America, and distributions in Asia and Australia. Before founding CardinalCommerce, he was one of the earliest employees and co-founder at STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE), holding several senior management positions from 1988 to 1999, including Senior Vice President, CFO, and CIO, as well as the primary operations executive. 

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deanda capital

de Anda Capital is a family office based in San Francisco, California. de Anda Capital creates value by aligning closely with management teams and our investment partners.


M2O was formed as a family investment office in 1992, and purchased its first company that same year. From mobile handset insurance to outsourced human resource solutions for small businesses, the firm invests in asset light, high-growth sectors.