Retail & Financial Advisor, Former President of ARCA
Aubrey Meador is an advisor in the financial and retail cash handling industries. Having spent the last 15 years as US president and global leader of sales at ARCA, a cash handling technology company, Aubrey grew the business from $1m to over $130m in annual sales. Included in the INC Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing private companies for 9 of the last 10 years, ARCA is a global leader in cash handling solutions headquartered in the USA and provides cash automation technology to customers in over 50 countries.
President, Rapid Armored Corporation
Cliff Jordan has served as the President of Rapid Armored Corporation since March of 2016 and has also served on the Board of Directors for the Independent Armored Car Operators Association (IACOA) as President and Chairman. Rapid Armored Corporation is one of the fastest growing regional carriers in the Northeastern US serving customers from Connecticut to Maryland. Cliff has over 35 years of banking, cash management and logistics experience. Prior to joining Rapid Armored Corp Cliff served as Senior Vice President at IBI Armored Services.
Daniel A. Littman,
Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Dan Littman is a policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Dan’s focus is on payments methods and instruments in the US, including check, cash, ACH faster payments, and payments security. He has more than 30 years of applied central bank payments experience, including involvement in national cash automation decisions, and helping to manage Fed’s priced services and the Fed’s national check and ACH services.
Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Tidel
Darren Taylor has served as Executive Vice President of Global Business Development for Tidel since 2012. Prior to joining Tidel, Darren was the Vice President of Retail Solutions for G4S, the world’s leading international security solutions group. In his role at G4S, Darren designed, developed and led its global retail solutions strategy and created a number of unique retail cash management solutions. Prior to his role at G4S, Darren was Vice President of Business Development for De La Rue Systems, both in Europe and North America, where he spearheaded the launch of De La Rue’s Retail Payment Solutions.
Owner & President, Breakthrough Solutions Consulting
David Hasler is the Owner & President of Breakthrough Solutions Consulting, LLC – a finance and strategy consulting firm focused on helping organizations solve complex problems, articulate and unlock hidden value, improve employee impacts and develop actionable strategies that deliver results. David has experience working in consumer products, retail and the restaurants' industries gaining finance and strategy leadership roles in prominent companies such as Walmart, Procter & Gamble and Limited Brands.
David N. Tente,
Executive Director, ATMIA
David is responsible for leading ATMIA’s largest region. He works with the membership team to maintain and grow U.S. membership, develops and manages content for the industry’s premier conference, manages regional committee groups, and serves as an ATM industry evangelist. Prior to joining ATMIA, David worked for a major ATM manufacturer and was responsible for the launch of a new business unit, which provided imaged deposit processing services. David’s career has been focused on ATMs, payments, fraud detection, image capture, and image processing applications for more than 25 years.
Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, GardaWorld Cash Services
As Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Dustin Symes is responsible for fostering and growing GardaWorld Cash Services’ major U.S. accounts, including with major financial institutions. Prior to joining GardaWorld, Symes was executive vice president with C1 Bank where he oversaw lending and business development for their 31 banking centers statewide. From 2009 to 2015, Symes was a senior vice president with City National Bank in Miami where he oversaw personal and business banking for their Southern branch network. He helped City National grow deposits and branch lending to become one of the largest community banks in the state. Symes was subsequently named one of the South Florida Business Journal’s 2015 “40 under 40”, recognizing dynamic individuals contributing to business growth and improving the local community. Previously, he also led the sales efforts for Wachovia Bank in Fort Lauderdale.
Chief Development Officer, Nanotech Security
Igi started his career in product research and development of printing and security features of banknotes and high-security documents. Igi brings 25 years’ experience in the banknote industry where his career evolved from product R&D, Business Development, Industry Consulting and into General Management. During this time he worked in a select few of the most notable companies in the banknote industry. He has been instrumental and successful in development and commercialization of a number of emerging technologies, concepts and businesses in the banknote industry.
Product Manager, Suzohapp
Jessica is the Product Manager at SUZOHAPP for CashComplete™ solutions in North, Central, and South America. Trained in Pragmatic Marketing principles, she contributes her expertise to the product development, refinement and marketing of the entire retail solutions line. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Business Administration and specialization in International Business. During her studies, she completed their flagship business student exchange program at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She previously served as the Country Manager for the US operation of Cata Company, a Brazilian cash management solution manufacturer, responsible not only for the US operation but sales efforts in Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, and Africa.
President, Triple C Consultants
Jim Goodwin brings over 35 years of currency handling experience to the casino market; helping casinos improve the efficiency and productivity in their count room processes. Jim has spent many years consulting with casinos around the Globe helping them evaluate and review present processes and help them design the best solution to improve their count room operation.
Commissioning Editor - Security Print, Smithers
John Nelson leads Smithers Pira’s market reports and consultancy team for security printing applications. This includes coordinating and producing a range of strategic market and technical studies both for the industry overall, and important segments, like banknote printing and personal ID. Smithers work in this area combines insightful qualitative analysis with extensive quantitative data research to give a unique perspective on this dynamic industry.
Director of Player Services Cage, Credit & Collections, WestGate Resorts Casino
Libbi Baranick is Director of Player Services, Cage, Credit & Collections at WestGate Resorts Casino in Las Vegas. Libbi has worked across a variety of casinos throughout her career – Various Caesars Entertainment Properties, Penn National Gaming; and SLS Casino. She has specialized in casino openings; advising on the design and set up of Casino Cages, Credit Offices, and Count Rooms; as well as setting good lending practices & policies; automated key systems set up; establishing initial cash loads. Libbi has experience of different regulatory environments and compliance issues across several different States.
Chief Editor, InterCrim Press
Maria Klysh graduated from Moscow State University n.a. Lomonosov, Faculty of History, specializing in International Relations. In a career spanning over 15 years with INTERCRIM-PRESS Publishing House, she supervised and created various publishing projects (reference periodicals in printed and digital form) on banknote authentication and legal tender of the world currencies. She also led the effort to provide credit institutions with a comprehensive data on counterfeit notes and changes in world cash circulation.
Director of North American Partnerships and Operations, Cassida
Matthew Holt is an expert in currency authentication and verification. He has been with Cassida Corporation, America’s leading brand in business-grade currency handling solutions, for over five years. During that time, Matthew has led the way in the creation of industry-leading counterfeit protection products and their standardization into leading national retailers.
Managing Director, Starrd Solutions
Paul Bidding spent 14 years at The Royal Mint, as part of the Senior Management team and managed the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics Commemorative Coin & Medals Program, before becoming Head of Marketing in the Circulating Coin team. Within that role, he gained an in-depth understanding of the world coin market and 'The Future of Cash' argument, as well as leading the establishment of The Royal Mint as a global player with the currency market.
Major Accounts Sales Manager, BankSupplies Inc.
Rusty Wigal is the Major Accounts Sales Manager at BankSupplies. He is also an expert for counterfeit currency detection. His experience and broad knowledge in the area allows him to provide expert advice and training in the areas of counterfeit detection, the science of currency, and other related topics. Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with post-graduate work in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, CONTROLTEK
At CONTROLTEK Tom leads the solutions development strategy and retail-specific strategic initiatives, while at the same time championing information security technologies and protocols for CONTROLTEK and its partners. Previously, Meehan was director of technology and investigations with Bloomingdale’s, where he was responsible for physical security, internal investigations, systems and data analytics. He currently serves as the chair of the Loss Prevention Research Council's (LPRC) innovations working group. He is also the Co-Host of the Crime Science PODCAST and is the author of the future of Loss Prevention column in LP Magazine as well as the author of Tom’s TEK tips featured in the D&D daily. Prior to his 13-year tenure at Bloomingdale's, Meehan worked for Home Depot in loss prevention and has had various technology, loss prevention, and operational roles at several other companies.