Founders

Jim Van Dyke, Breach Clarity Co-Founder and CEO

Jim serves as a courtroom expert witness in many of the nation’s largest data breaches. He has provided expertise in some of the most significant U.S. cases, including Anthem, Equifax and Yahoo. Jim founded Breach Clarity out of a passion to more authentically and effectively improve consumer financial health and well-being. 

Previously, Jim founded Javelin Strategy & Research and served as its CEO for 12 years. He was a research director at Jupiter Research (now Forrester Research); a product manager for a variety of fintech products, including digital banking, encryption, secure internet messaging and digital commerce. 

Jim serves as a board member for the Identity Theft Resource Center, formerly served as a board member of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, a party of U.S. Treasury), and has served on other non-profit boards focused on consumer well-being.

Al Pascual, Breach Clarity Co-Founder and COO

Al is a recognized expert in financial crime, having spent the bulk of his career in the fight against fraud. 

He most recently served as head of fraud and security for Javelin Strategy & Research, where he directed the company’s oft-cited research and analysis on consumer identity theft trends, and also served as a member of the executive leadership team. Prior to Javelin, Al led investigations into cases of organized payment fraud while serving at FIS, where his work resulted in the arrests of more than 400 accused fraudsters across the country.  During the mid-to-late 2000’s, he served in fraud roles at HSBC and Goldman Sachs, where he worked to tackle the rampant mortgage fraud plaguing the real estate boom. Over the years, he has actively participated in several fraud-oriented industry associations and government-sponsored working groups on fraud. 

Al‘s insights on the effects of identity theft and fraud have been published by hundreds of publications and shared with attendees at industry events around the world.