Board of Advisors

Leo Taddeo

Leo Taddeo is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Cryptzone. A former Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations/Cyber Division of the FBI’s New York Office, Taddeo is responsible for analyzing the cybersecurity market to help shape Cryptzone’s vision for security solutions. Prior to Cryptzone, Taddeo led more than 400 agents and professional support staff in cyber investigations, surveillance operations, information technology support and crisis management for the FBI. He oversaw high profile cases, including Silk Road, Blackshades and JP Morgan. For the FBI, he held various national and international roles of increasing responsibility. After receiving his degree in applied physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1987, Taddeo served in the U.S. Marine Corps — earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for valor during his service in the Gulf War. Taddeo then earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University and joined a New York law firm until entering the FBI.

Juan Del Busto

Juan Del Busto is the former regional executive of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and current chairman and CEO of Del Busto Capital Partners, Inc. As regional executive he was responsible for the Branch’s operations and Board of Directors, provided regional input into the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s monetary policy process, led community outreach and development activities, and oversaw Miami’s economic and financial education programs. Del Busto joined the Ocean Bank Board of Directors in 2013. Long active in the community, Mr. Del Busto is a trustee for United Way of Dade County. He also serves on the board of directors of the Florida Council of Economic Education, the Center for Financial Training, the Florida International University President’s Council and the Miami Dade College Business School Advisory Committee.

Stephen Gant

Stephen Gant brings extensive leadership and experience in information security, virtualization, software, and communications to Easy Solutions. He is currently VP and Managing Director of Modulo's International Operations. Modulo is a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance solutions. He is also a Director and Advisor at Digital Stakeout, a social media monitoring company, and Spark Ventures, a non-profit dedicated to sustainable solutions for lifting children out of poverty. In addition to running his own highly successful M&A and start-up advisory consulting company, Gant served as Vice President of Business Development and Product Management at ISS. Internationally, he has also served as VP of Worldwide Consulting and Education, as well as VP of Latin American Operations for ISS.

John Hardy

John Hardy is one of the foremost electronic banking experts in the United Kingdom, with over 30 years of experience in the international payments industry. As Chief Executive Officer of LINK Interchange Network Ltd, Hardy transformed the company into the only ATM network in the UK and the busiest ATM transaction switch in the world. He also oversaw the company’s successful merger with Voca to form VocaLink, which now processes over 10 billion transactions a year. In addition, Hardy was chairman and founder of the European Switches Forum, an information exchange and lobbying group that encourages interoperability between ATMs and point-of-sales processors. Before his time at LINK, Hardy was the Head of Electronic Banking at Girobank, where he led all electronic banking strategy and development. He continues to advise a number of international financial technology companies.

Bryan Jardine

Currently the Head of Fraud Operations at the 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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