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Board of Directors

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Vincent Scales | Verizon | Chairman of the Board

Vincent Scales is an enterprise program manager with 15 years of experience building, delivering and operating IT and shared services programs in F500 environments, both from the perspective of the outsourcer as well as the service provider. Currently, Vincent is a leader in Verizon’s TPRM organization, leading a portfolio of third party risk management activities and serving as product owner and development leader for Verizon’s TPRM platform. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University. Vincent resides in Phoenix, AZ along with his girlfriend and their two labradoodles.

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Kim LaBarbiera | American Express

Kim M. LaBarbiera is currently Director and Counsel for Third-Party Risk in the General Counsel’s Organization at American Express. At Amex she provides global legal support to business and legal colleagues related to third party risk including: strategy; training, third party lifecycle management; fin tech; bank vendor risk; compliance audit functions; regulatory requirements; cloud computing and lobbying. 

Prior to working at American Express, Kim held various legal, compliance and risk roles at: Goldman, Sachs, USAA, Lloyds Bank, and Société General among other global financial institutions. 

Kim holds a BA from Boston College, JD from Seton Hall Law School and LLM from Georgetown University. She is GDPR, CAMS, and CTPRP certified and has previously held equity and options principle licenses. 

Kim resides in Old Town Alexandria, VA with her husband Rob and her Chocolate Lab and two cats.

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Dustin Sachs | World Kinect Corporation

Dustin is a results-driven Senior Information Security Officer. He has a proven record of developing and implementing robust cybersecurity strategies that protect critical assets and ensure organizational resilience. His expertise encompasses information security risk management, governance, and compliance, underscored by a CISSP certification. Dustin has a strong background in building high-performing teams and cultivating a cybersecurity-conscious culture. With ongoing pursuit of a Doctor of Computer Science (DCS) degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, he is committed to staying at the forefront of the field and contributing his knowledge and leadership to the board of directors.

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Morgan Binder | Stripe

Morgan is currently part of the Third Party Risk team at Stripe and has spent the duration of her career in the risk and compliance space. Her belief in right-sized foundational governance based on benchmarks and best practices has enabled her to develop nimble enterprise, operational, and third party risk programs for financial firms. Tooling enablement has also been a major part of her experience ranging from initial selection, implementation, and ongoing administration.

Morgan has a M.S. of Enterprise Risk from Boston University and a B.S. of Management from Bentley University. She is based in the greater Boston area.

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Paul Kurtz | MerchantE

Paul Kurtz is the Director of Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) at MerchantE, an end-to-end payment platform leader that provides flexible, secure payment processing for in-person and online payment acceptance. With three decades of experience in financial services, Paul’s Third-Party Risk experience dates to 2012 when he was asked to help build the TPRM program at SunTrust Bank, now Truist. Paul has held first and second line of defense TPRM roles with banks and financial service providers serving clients and financial institutions worldwide. Additionally, Paul has experience in card issuing and merchant services in both the private and public sectors with prior responsibilities in both client and vendor relationship management, loss prevention, fraud investigation and program management, including oversight of the State of Georgia’s purchasing card program. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, and he and his wife live in metro Atlanta and have a son at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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