Garrett Gafke – 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 – Chief Marketing Officer
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.
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.
Rao Wu – Head of Sales
Rao Wu has been in professional sales for over 22 years, which includes 14 years in senior sales leadership roles. He thrives in early start up environments and specializes in building sales teams and sales processes from the ground up. His teams have seen double and triple digit revenue growth at multiple levels and many of his past sales personnel, are in fact now sales leaders themselves. Rao has most recently served in senior sales leadership roles with Jumio, Reputation.com, and Wheelhouse. Rao loves his profession and everything about the art of selling. Outside of that he loves exercise, chess, sports, spending time with his family, and teaching martial arts. Rao has a communications degree from San Jose State University.
Gregg Gumbinger – VP of Business Development and Channels
Gregg has over 30 years of experience in the digital payments industry. Previously, he held Business Development roles at Integrity Payments, Bluefin Payments, Accelerated Payments, Authorize.Net/CyberSource, Assurz, Visa USA, ClearCommerce and HomeAccount. He was responsible for rolling out and implementing the first biometric payment service in the US at Indivos. He also was Director of Strategic Marketing in First Data Merchant Services’ eCommerce division. Gregg was also one of the founding members of the Western Sates Acquiring Association, where he spent 10 years on the Board of Directors.
Paul Kavanagh -VP of Customer Operations
Paul is a computer science graduate with over 25 years of experience in the business development, product management and engineering of high technology software products and supporting professional services. He has in-depth expertise in the leadership, growth and management of customer-facing high-technology teams. He has significant experience in building strong customer relationships and generating high levels of client satisfaction and loyalty. In the course of his career he has been responsible for the specification and delivery of software and systems solution with multi -million dollar revenues to corporations in North America, Europe and Asia. Beyond his work life Paul has a keen interest in technology, particularly solutions related to photography, video, audio, music and fitness. He is an enthusiastic cyclist, runner, swimmer, mountaineer and cook with a life-long interest in travel.
Arcadio García-Gómez – General Manager, Latin America
Arcadio García-Gómez has over 20 years of experience in business development, finance, strategy and sales. Before joining IdentityMind, Arcadio held executive positions with regional and multinational companies including Walmart, Guga21 Tecnología, IMS Health, DuPont and PagaTodo. His entrepreneurial focus has enabled him to convert opportunities into profitable services and products in fintech, retail, pharma, chemical, construction, hospitality and other industries. He speaks French, Italian, Spanish and English and loves playing soccer and spending time with his family and friends. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from National Autonomous University of Mexico as well as an MBA from ITAM / ESSEC.