Board of Advisors

Kurt Abrahamson, Chairman and Former CEO at ShareThis

Kurt Abrahamson
Chairman and Former CEO | ShareThis

Adept in designing and directing sales, marketing and product development initiatives, Abrahamson has devoted his more than 25-year career to guiding organizations to growth and efficiency. He has held a variety of positions with several high-tech and digital companies, including Google, Jupiter Media and ShareThis. His track record of raising capital and designing highly effective operational infrastructures will help Breach Clarity achieve a number of objectives as a fast-growing, early-stage company.


David Eads, Founder of Xtensifi

David Eads
Founder | Xtensify
Co-Founder and CEO | Gro Solutions Inc.

Eads brings a deep understanding of the banking and credit union technology industry. A software developer and serial entrepreneur, he has built multiple solutions designed to help banks and credit unions grow while keeping the customer experience top of mind. Eads is the founder of Mobile Strategy Partners (now Xtensifi) and was a co-founder and CEO of Gro Solutions Inc., a digital sales platform acquired by Q2 Holdings in 2018.


Matt Macomber, Founder of TMG Solutions Former and Digital Executive at BlackRock and Bank of the West

Matt Macomber
Founder | TMG Solutions
Former Digital Executive | BlackRock and Bank of the West

For TMG Solutions, Macomber and his team help financial institutions accelerate and optimize their digital transformation strategies. Prior to founding TMG Solutions, Macomber led teams responsible for everything from web and systems integration to omnichannel distribution at financial services firms BlackRock and Bank of the West. His distinctive expertise around user experience, design and development will not only assist Breach Clarity in the iteration of its own technology; it will also help the company develop strategies for seamless integration of the Breach Clarity Score within banks’ and credit unions’ digital channels.


Ellen Richey, Former Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer with Visa

Ellen Richey
Former Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer | Visa

Richey topped off her 40-year career serving as chief risk officer for Visa, Inc. Her knowledge of digital-era risk and the different ways financial institutions, merchants and networks view and manage for it will provide useful context for Breach Clarity’s enterprise product development and delivery. In addition, Richey’s understanding of cyber threat actor tools, techniques and procedures will give Breach Clarity a clear line of sight into the ever-evolving threat landscape.


Tom Shaw, Former VP of Financial Crimes Management with USAA

Tom Shaw
Former VP of Financial Crimes Management | USAA

Following 16 years with Bank of America, Shaw dedicated more than a decade to USAA where he was head of fraud and oversaw the fraud management lifecycle of financial products from deposits to brokerage. Now a consultant, Shaw applies his 33-year experience to assisting financial institutions with the development of agile fraud risk management strategies and evolving their fraud programs to combat current and evolving threats. His mastery of analytics, organizational design and vendor selection will help Breach Clarity delivery its message and value proposition within the financial institution marketplace.


Eva Casey Velasquez, CEO at Identity Theft Resource Center

Eva Casey Velasquez
CEO | Identity Theft Resource Center

Velasquez has more than 30 years of experience assisting victims of crime. She has investigated consumer and economic fraud issues for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and led a BBB team in the agency’s pursuit of increasing awareness of consumer protection tools and resources. In her current role as president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, Velasquez furthers her passion for public good by providing free services to victims of identity theft. For Breach Clarity, Velasquez will ensure the voice of the consumer remains a central component to the company’s purpose and product evolution.


Ben Wallach, Board of Director Member of The Knoble

Ben Wallach
Cyber & Fraud Executive | Board Member | Senior Advisor

Wallach, a cyber and fraud executive with decades of experience in the financial services market, spent the first 25 years of his career advancing financial services companies in technology, operations and line of business leadership. His combined cross-domain experience culminated largely in the protection of assets and funds movement at three of the top six U.S. financial institutions. After transforming some of the largest fraud functions and convergence initiatives in the U.S., Wallach today dedicates his expertise to addressing complicated challenges of fraud, financial crime and cyber risk across the broader financial services ecosystem. He is a member of the board of directors for The Knoble, a FinCrime professional network, and serves as an advisor to Vocalize Inc., a digital marketing technology firm, and Premier Enterprise Media Services, a consulting service for early-stage startups.