Ian Harris. Age 33 and a director since February 2022. Mr. Harris is a Director and Senior Analyst for Hudson Executive, an investment firm that seeks to identify value-oriented opportunities in the small/mid-cap U.S. public markets, engaged there since 2017. From August 2020 until February 2022, Mr. Harris also served as an advisor to the Company’s management team and the Board on financial and operational matters. Prior to joining Hudson Executive, Mr. Harris served as an investment banking Associate at Barclays Capital. Mr. Harris received his Bachelor of Arts degrees from Brown University.
We believe Mr. Harris’s familiarity with the Company and his background in corporate finance and investing provides the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives and experiences to serve on our Board of Directors.
Jacob Lamm. Age 57 and a director since April 2020. Mr. Lamm is founder and Independent Consultant to Enterik Advisory LLC, providing executive and board level consulting services with a focus on organic and inorganic growth strategies. Mr. Lamm was the Chief Operating Officer of InVisionApp Inc., a digital product design platform, from 2020 to 2022. He previously served as Executive Vice President of CA Technologies, a provider of information technology management software and solutions, from 2009 to 2019, where he was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, venture investing, strategic alliances, and new business incubation. Prior to joining CA Technologies, he co-founded and served as CTO of Professional Help Desk, a provider of Service Management software that was acquired by CA Technologies. Additionally, Mr. Lamm has served as a director of both private and non-profit organizations, serving as a director for the Long Island High Technology Incubator, the New York State Smart Grid Consortium and Watermark Medical Inc., a medical technology company focused on remote diagnostic testing, therapy and patient follow-up, the latter from 2010 to 2018. Mr. Lamm earned a B.S. in computer information science from the City University of New York - Brooklyn College.
We believe Mr. Lamm’s extensive experience in high-growth technology companies provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experiences to serve on our Board of Directors.
Michael K. Passilla. Age 55 and a director since April 2020. Mr. Passilla has served as the CEO of Posillipo Ventures, Inc., an investment and advisory services business, since 2018. He previously served as Vice Chairman at Chase Merchant Services, the global payment processing division of JPMorgan Chase & Co, from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Chase Merchant Services from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Passilla was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Elavon, Inc., a global payments processing firm, from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Passilla has been a member of the Board of Directors of Priority Technology Holdings, Inc., an IT service management company, since 2019, a Strategic Advisor to Optimized Payments, Inc., a consulting and analytics firm specializing in the payments ecosystem, a member of the Board of Directors of Bridge2 Solutions, LLC, a SaaS platform technology company, since 2020, and a member of the Board of Directors of P97 Networks, Inc., a mobile commerce and digital marketing platform, since 2019. Mr. Passilla earned a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from The J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
We believe Mr. Passilla’s leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the payments industry provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experiences to serve on our Board of Directors.
Ellen Richey. Age 73 and a director since April 2020, served as Vice Chairman of Risk and Public Policy of Visa Inc. (Visa), a global payments technology company, from 2014 to 2019, and as Chief Risk Officer from 2017 to 2019. In such roles, Ms. Richey oversaw risk management, including enterprise risk, settlement risk, operational resilience, internal audit, and risks to the integrity of the broader payments ecosystem, and served as a member of Visa’s senior executive committee. During 2014, Ms. Richey concurrently served as Chief Legal Officer, assuming responsibility for the legal function in addition to her risk responsibilities. From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Richey served as Executive Vice President and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer. In that role, she was responsible for oversight of Visa’s compliance, audit and risk teams, including payment system risk, settlement risk and enterprise risk. Ms. Richey has been a member of the Board of Directors and a Risk Committee member of Green Dot Corporation since 2020, and has served as Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Green Visor Financial Technology Acquisition Corp I since 2021. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Northern California, and chaired the board from 2017 to 2022. Ms. Richey earned a B.A. in Linguistics and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University (1970) and a J.D. from Stanford University (1977), and served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court, from 1979 to 1980.
We believe Ms. Richey’s extensive experience in the payments industry and in risk management, compliance and audit provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experiences to serve on our Board of Directors.