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THE TEAM

 

Management Team

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John K. Totten, Chairman of Board (Emeritus)

  • Former CIO/CTO for FCC National Bank of Chicago (n/k/a JP Morgan Chase) and First Chicago NBD First Card Credit Card services
  • Former Vice President of Visa USA
  • Former President of the Georgia Automated Clearinghouse and founder of the Wachovia Bank Automated Clearinghouse
  • 30 years of experience and expertise in the management of financial institutions
  • MBA - UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management
  • MS and BS in Aeronautical and Space Engineering from the University of Oklahoma

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Martin Bronstein, Chairman of Board

  • Former CTO for Bank One (f/k/a First National Bank of Chicago, n/k/a JP Morgan Chase)
  • Chief Technology Strategist for more than 40 years
  • Former Head of Capital Market Systems, First Chicago
  • Former head of First Chicago's data centers, technical support, end user computing and telecommunications (voice and data) activities including mainframes, minicomputers and local and wide area networks, managing a staff of over 500 and a budget of $100 million
  • Former Vice President of Bankers Trust Company
  • MBA in Computer Science, Baruch College of New York, BA in Political Science, City College of New York

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 Edward V. Szofer, Director and CEO

  • Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Whittman-Hart (NASDAQ:WHIT) Wall Street’s 4th most successful IPO in 1996.  During his tenure at Whittman-Hart, he guided the business from start-up to revenues of more than $1 billion and a market capitalization of nearly $4 billion
  • Former CEO of divine/Professional Services, successfully orchestrated the sale of prior Whittman-Hart business assets and repositioned over 2000 employees and a $250M business enterprise into divine Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVN)
  • Present Director and Co-founder Seneca Global, an IT consulting firm, headquartered in Chicago and Hyderabad India
  • BS – Loyola University of Chicago

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Allison P. DeBonnett, Director and COO

  • 25+ years of IT and financial service industry management experience for companies such as Continental Bank (n/k/a Bank of America), First National Bank of Chicago (n/k/a JP Morgan Chase), University of Chicago National Opinion Research Center, Waste Management, Inc. U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau and Data Resources Consultants, Inc.
  • Chief Architect for the design and development of the CyberMoney paradigm, strategic planning, intellectual property and overall systems architecture
  • Author and owner of numerous state and federal copyrights, trademarks and pending patents
  • BS in Business Management/Computer Science emphasis - Western Illinois University
  • 2 years of Jurist Doctorate study - DePaul University, College of Law, emphasis in corporate law

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Michael Walsh, Legal Counsel

  • Partner, Walsh Peterson LLP
  • Former partner for 17 years at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago
  • Former partner and (associate) at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago for approximately 10 years
  • Former Adjunct professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 30+ year practice, corporate transactions and matters involving intellectual property and technology
  • Special Assistant State's Attorney for Kankakee County
  • President of Cornell University's Johnson School Alumni Board
  • A.B. in Physics from Colgate University; M.B.A. in Finance from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management and J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law

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Maurice D. White, Senior Technology Officer

  • 16+ years of professional experience in the IT industry
  • Former Senior Mobile Application Enterprise Architect for Research in Motion/Blackberry
  • Senior Developer for Geneva Trading, a Chicago-based financial trading firm, charged with building high-performance proprietary trading software used by both U.S. & European based traders
  • Programmer Analyst/Project Manager for Hewitt Associates, Lincolnshire, IL (purchased by Aon Insurance)
  • Credited for the successful rollout of industry software throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • BS with honors  from DeVry Institute of Technology, MS/PhD candidate - Illinois Institute of Technology

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Eric H. Weimers, Patent and Trademark Counsel

  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 25 year practice of intellectual property law
  • Partner, Hindshaw & Culbertson, LLP. Chicago, Illinois
  • Former Partner, Ryndak & Suri, Chicago, Illinois (merged with Hindshaw & Culbertson, LLP)
  • JD with honors from Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.S.E.E. and B.S. Computer Science Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Dean K. Matt, Chief Financial Officer

  • 25+ years of financial and operational experience in hyper-growth and acquisitive environments
  • Waste Management, ConAgra, start-ups
  • Capital raises (including IPO)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • MBA – Finance from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; BS – Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Donald Chapman, Chief Business Development Officer

  • 14+ years of Financial services technology and payments consulting and business development.
  • Prior to joining CyberBanque, he helped establish and develop a real-time global payments network for Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), a U.S. based Fortune 500 financial technology firm.
  • Eight years in corporate consulting for clients like Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Financial, Discovery Communications and Ocean Spray Cranberries.
  • BA - Providence College, as a Division 1 NCAA lacrosse player and scholar.
  • MBA - with an Investments concentration from Babson College’s F.W. Olin School of Business; ranked #1 in Entrepreneurship by U.S. News and World Report in 2013 for the twentieth consecutive year.

 

 

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