Chris Bucolo has over 30 years’ experience in the financial technology and security and compliance industries. As VP, Market Strategy at ControlScan, Chris is responsible for enhancing the company’s payments industry partnerships by identifying and delivering data security and compliance solutions that maximize the relationship between merchant service providers and their customers. Chris’s role also involves designing and marketing offerings that meet the unique needs of payment facilitators and their sub-merchants.
Chris possesses a wealth of knowledge in payment security best practices and merchant relationships, having built and sold his own Independent Sales Organization (ISO), which was one of the first in the country to embrace Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards and include related services among its core merchant offerings. He is a regular speaker at payments and security industry events, and his commentary has appeared in several notable publications as well as AP stories and live television interviews.
Other organizations Chris has worked with include Sikich LLP (formerly 403 Labs), where he was responsible for partner programs, and Global Payments Inc., where he was charged with building ISO relationships and managing telesales and trade association programs. Chris holds a BA in Government from Lafayette College and an MBA in Finance from St. Joseph’s University.