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Ricardo Villadiego

Founder & CEO

Ricardo Villadiego is founder and CEO of Easy Solutions, a global leader in electronic fraud protection. Easy Solutions’ guiding principle is Total Fraud Protection®, a fraud prevention strategy that enables companies to fight online fraud at every stage of the fraud attack lifecycle. Ricardo founded Easy Solutions from the ground up with the vision of building best-in-class technologies that would help organizations around the world fight electronic fraud. Under dynamic Ricardo’s leadership, Easy Solutions currently serves more than 320 leading financial institutions, monitors 24 billion connections a year and protects the online activities of more than 85 million users in 30 different countries. Easy Solutions has been recognized by industry influencers, research analysts and media for its comprehensive and advanced offerings as well as explosive growth of 134% in 2015.

Prior to creating Easy Solutions, Ricardo held various management positions at IBM, Internet Security Systems and Unisys Corporation. He is an electrical engineer and lives in South Florida.

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Daniel Ingevaldson

Chief Technology Officer

With over 15 years of experience protecting some of the world’s biggest organizations from next-generation threats, Daniel is our guru when it comes to developing fresh approaches to online security and fraud. As our CTO, he defines and executes the strategies for researching and creating the next generation of Total Fraud Protection® products. Daniel previously co-founded Endgame, a cutting-edge organization focused on building endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions for large government and enterprise clients. Before Endgame, Daniel joined Internet Security Systems (ISS) in the late ’90s as a member of the famed X-Force research team. While at ISS and through IBM’s acquisition of ISS in 2008, Daniel held various research, engineering and strategy positions. Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.

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Damien HUgoo

Director of Product Management

Damien is a seasoned technology professional with 10 years of experience in creating, building and deploying digital software products for the financial services industry. Today, Damien serves as product manager at Easy Solutions, where he plays a key role in the creation of the most innovative and comprehensive fraud prevention and detection solutions available on the market.
Prior to Easy Solutions, Damien held product management roles at FIS, the world’s top provider of banking technology, where he most recently lead all aspects of product management for 2 online banking products that served over 600 financial institutions in North America.

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David Castañeda

VP of Research and Development

As Director of Research and Development, David has been instrumental in managing, defining and driving the Easy Solutions’ core technologies as it has grown from a startup to a leader in the information security field. He oversees the team that is responsible for producing our cutting-edge proprietary software.

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Paul Wilson

Anti-Fraud Solutions Consultant

Having spent over 10 years in development, architecture and consultancy roles in the financial services industry, Paul Wilson now leads the EMEA Sales Engineering function at Easy Solutions. Paul works with prospects, customers, and the rest of the Easy Solutions team in the creation of fresh and innovative solutions.
Prior to Easy Solutions, Paul held roles at FIS, the world’s top provider of banking technology, and at VocaLink, the operator of the UK national payments infrastructure.

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Josh Schleicher

Anti-Fraud Solutions Consultant

As Easy Solutions’ Senior Security Engineer in the United States and Canada, Josh provides technical product assistance to the sales teams in North America. With over 7 years in the Information Security and Anti-Fraud technology industry, Josh helps financial institutions and enterprises identify needs in their current fraud prevention strategies and works with the company’s product management and development teams to tailor a solution to fit those needs. Prior to joining Easy Solutions, Josh held numerous different positions in operations and sales engineering at Trustwave, a PCI compliance and information security technology vendor.

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Javier Vargas

Research Manager

Javier Vargas is an experienced developer responsible for leading the Research organization at Easy Solutions. In this role, Javier and his team perform research of the latest trends and techniques of electronic attacks to ensure the company’s product portfolio is the most innovative and advanced in the market. Previously, he was a Technical Product Manager for Easy Solutions’ safe browsing offering, DSB2Go.

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Luis Betancourt

Product Manager

As Technical Product Manager for Easy Solutions’ safe browsing products, Detect Safe Browsing, Luis and his team focus on the research and development of innovative anti-fraud technologies. He graduated with a Cum Laude in Mechatronic Engineer from the Military University New Granada. He currently lives in Bogota, Colombia.

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Michael Lopez

Director of Operations – US & Canada

Mike Lopez leads the service delivery process in the US, Canada and EMEA. Prior to joining Easy Solutions, Mike spent approximately 15 years of his life in the banking industry, holding a variety of leadership roles. Most recently, Mike was a Chief Information Officer at Marquis Bank, a south Florida Community Bank. Mike graduated from the University of Miami in IT and lives in Miami with his wife and children.

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German Patino

Business Development Manager

German is an experienced sales professional responsible for the business development in the Northern region of Latin America. Throughout his career, German has worked with hundreds of financial institutions, helping them assess their vulnerabilities and identifying highly effective solutions that work for their respective environments. He is an electronic engineer from Universidad Del Bosque with a postgraduate specialization in Strategic Thinking and Perspective from the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

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Alejandro Correa Bahnsen

Data Scientist

Alejandro Correa Bahnsen is part of Easy Solutions’ Research organization. In this role, Alejandro spends his time on the application of data science to Easy Solutions’ products to ensure our company continues to offer the most advanced and effective fraud prevention solutions. Alejandro holds a Ph.D. in machine learning from Luxembourg University.

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Mario Benedetti Bahnsen

Business Development Manager

Mario Benedetti has served as an IT consultant, auditor and engineer in the security field for countless organizations across different verticals for more than a decade, with a special focus on managing and optimizing security and anti-fraud related programs and processes.

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Oliver Quixchan

Anti-Fraud Solutions Consultant

Oliver is an Anti-Fraud Solutions Consultant, where he serves as a technical advisor for key current and prospective customers. Oliver has spent more than 15 years designing, developing and implementing software solutions for the financial and telecom industry. Prior to Easy Solutions, Oliver worked as a software solutions advisor for different organizations and has authored three redbooks various topics related to technology for IBM. He is an Engineer in Computer Science, holds an MBA with a Minor in Strategy and is currently pursuing a certification in data science from John Hopkins University.

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Jeremy Boorer

Director – Europe, Middle-Est & Africa

Jeremy is responsible for solidifying Easy Solution’s presence in the region, and expanding the company’s customer base and partner ecosystem. Jeremy has spent more than 20 years in the software industry and 15 years in the internet security space, helping enterprises and governments in 80 different countries unlock the power of emerging security and anti-fraud technologies.

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Alvaro Roldan

Online Fraud Specialist

Alvaro supervises the 24-7-365 DMS team that proactively monitors the web for potential threats against our clients. This positions Alvaro in the first line to prevent and detect fraud due to his responsibility to create the plans necessary to detect and deactivate any new attacks as fraud continues evolving. Thanks to Alvaro and his team, DMS has an industry-leading average attack takedown time of 3.6 hours with a 76% proactive detection rate.

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Bryan Jardine

Easy Solutions Advisor

Currently the Head of Fraud Operations at online loan startup Kabbage, Bryan Jardine is an experienced technology professional with over a decade of experience in building, deploying and managing anti-fraud organizations and tools. He currently sits on the Easy Solutions Board of Advisors, and as our former Vice President of US Operations and Product Management he played a key part in the creation of the most innovative and comprehensive fraud detection and prevention offerings available on the market. Prior to working at Easy Solutions, Bryan held a number of management roles on the customer side of the anti-fraud business at E*trade, a leading financial services organization.

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Andres Isaza

Online Fraud Specialist

Andres is part of Easy Solutions’ fraud intelligence team where electronic attacks are being monitored 24 by 7 for more than 240 leading financial institutions, airlines, governments and other organizations around the world. This team keeps an industry-leading average attack takedown time of 3.6 hours with a 76% proactive detection rate.

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Juan Pablo Sanchez

Senior Product Delivery Engineer

Juan Pablo is part of the Operations team at Easy Solutions, where he works side by side with financial institutions and enterprises across the world to deploy anti-fraud technologies. In this role, he has been part of countless deployments, gaining extensive experience in the implementation of a wide range of fraud prevention solutions. Juan Pablo is a computer engineer, ethical hacker and is a fluent English and Spanish speaker.

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Silvia Lopez

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Silvia is responsible for keeping a watchful eye on the information security market and brainstorming what comes next. What do our customers need, and how can we provide it? By researching information security issues, domestic and international regulations, market trends and customer behavior and desires, she helps Easy Solutions develop the ideas that will become our products and services of the future.

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Maria Lobato

Marketing & Communications Manager

María is responsible for driving external communication efforts to position Easy Solutions as the global leader of Total Fraud Protection. In this capacity, In this role, she handles announcements, media relations and events to increase brand awareness and lead generation. Prior to joining, Maria was Senior External Communications Analyst at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where she led strategic visibility programs, including media relations, social media and messaging for Verizon’s cloud computing business unit, Verizon Terremark. Maria was also editor-in-chief of the Enterprise Cloud Blog.
Maria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida International University. She currently lives in Miami with her husband and her two Chihuahuas.

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Daniel Brody

Product Marketing Manager

As Product Marketing Manager, Daniel is always following trends, regulations, and critical issues in the world of information security to come up with the ideas that will turn into the products and services of the future.

Using the communicative skills that he has honed in over a decade of experience as a blogger, journalist, professor, translator, and copywriter, Daniel takes the complex jargon spoken by engineers and helps translate it into terms financial services providers and their customers can understand, a task that only grows more vital with each passing year as the amount of threats targeting electronic transactional platforms continues to grow.

Daniel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brown University. Born and raised in the United States, he currently resides in Bogota, Colombia.

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Fernando Cuervo

Detect Monitoring Service Leader 

Fernando Cuervo is an Easy Solutions engineer in charge of Detect Monitoring Service (DMS). He ensures his team is continually protecting brands from cyber fraud through the latest threat intelligence technology. He has extensive experience in fraud detection and deactivation, network design and data transmission. Before coming to Easy Solutions, Fernando was a Project Coordinator at RED. He speaks Spanish and English.

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Cheng Zhu

Fraud Solutions Consultant

With more than 10 years of experience working in the information technology industry, Cheng Zhu identifies and deploys fraud protection options for the Japanese market. As a Fraud Solutions Consultant, he ensures clients have the most up-to-date information and resources to fight fraud and protect sensitive information. Cheng has experience in software design, authentication, transaction monitoring, delivery and support. He speaks English, Japanese and Chinese.

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Mark Kennedy

Fraud Analyst

Mark Kennedy is a researcher and writer focused on emerging cyber security trends and how businesses can protect themselves in the ever-mutating threat environment. He brings more than 12 years of journalism experience to Easy Solutions, and is based in Bogota, Colombia. He speaks Spanish and English.

Jhoan Mauricio Vivas Rubiano

Software Engineering Expert

Jhoan is a Software Engineering Expert at Easy Solutions. He has more than four years of experience designing, programing and testing software across a variety of platforms. He has also worked on numerous projects related to detection and prevention of electronic fraud across all devices and channels.

His analytical and problem solving skills facilitate the development of new ideas and improve existing concepts. Jhoan graduated with a degree in Engineering from Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. He speaks Spanish and English.

Dee Miller

Anti-Fraud Solutions Consultant

Dee Millard is an experienced risk management consultant specializing in fraud prevention and regulatory compliance. Dee has over two decades of experience in helping organizations exceed their fraud prevention programs and compliance requirements. Throughout her career she has worked closely with financial institutions and enterprises of all sizes to help them better understand their current threat environment, assess risks, and identify gaps for staying on track with fraud prevention and compliance guidelines. Her expertise includes online and mobile banking fraud prevention, enterprise financial crimes management, digital banking, and anti-money laundering. Dee possesses the rare ability to take extremely complex subjects and make them relatable to any audience.

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Juan Sebastian Gomez

Senior Technical Mobile Manager

In his role as Senior Technical Mobile Manager at Easy Solutions, Juan Sebastian masterminds the inspired development teams behind our cutting-edge mobile solutions. His academic background and years of diversified experience, from videogames to music-composing applications, confer him the abilities that help our company constantly push the envelope of mobile security.

Juan Sebastian’s technical expertise includes four years of mobile application development and vast knowledge in programming languages (JAVA, MYSQL, SQLite), design software (Autodesk Maya, 3D Max, Motion Builder) and game engines (UNITY, XNA and OGRE3D).

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Matthew Platten

Anti-Fraud Solutions Consultant

Matthew Platten is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with over 15 years of technology security experience in the Middle East and Europe. As an Anti-Fraud Solutions Consultant in these regions, Matthew assists financial institutions and enterprises identify weaknesses in their current fraud prevention strategies and creates solutions to fit their unique needs. He is an expert in DMARC authentication, access control and penetration testing.