CoreCard Software, Inc(CoreCard) was founded in 2001 by the leaders and principal software engineers from the former PaySys International research and development group. This team was involved in the development of CardPac®, Vision21® and VisionPlus® card management systems prior to First Data Corporation’s acquisition of PaySys. CoreCard retained ownership of the intellectual property resulting from the R&D group’s efforts to move VisionPlus® functionality from a COBOL-based environment to a modern technology platform. This group’s efforts led to the release of CoreCard’s family of full-featured card management, payment, and transaction processing products.
With three decades of domain expertise in building and managing payment systems, the CoreCard team is committed to providing our clients with industry leading card management applications and payment solutions. In addition, Corecard operates a state of the art processing facility providing program and card portfolio managers all the benefits of our feature rich solutions.
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Leland Strange has been actively involved in card management systems since 1984 when he became an investor in Credit Card Software, Inc. Leland is a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has more than three decades of experience building technology companies. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Intelligent Systems Corporation. Intelligent Systems is a publicly traded company [NYSEMKT: INS] that identifies, creates and grows early stage technology and entrepreneurial companies and has founded, acquired or invested in more than 50 companies.
In 1996 Leland was inducted into the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame in recognition of his success as an entrepreneur and pioneer in the microcomputer products industry. In 2005, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Management. He has served on the board of numerous private and publicly held companies such as Great Plains Software, Healthdyne Technology and Peachtree Software. Leland was also Chair of the Georgia Research Alliance.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Matt was appointed CFO and Corporate Secretary of Intelligent Systems in 2019 with responsibility for financial and SEC reporting, legal and contract matters, corporate governance and due diligence. Prior to this role he was CFO of CoreCard Software, Inc., Intelligent Systems’ principal operating business. Mr. White remains the CFO for CoreCard, functioning in a dual capacity on both the corporate and subsidiary management teams. Prior to joining CoreCard, he was a Senior Director at Equifax, having held various positions in accounting and SEC reporting while at the company. Previously, Matt worked in an SEC reporting role at Humana and was a Senior Manager in the audit practice at Deloitte.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mark has over 20 years of technology and payments industry experience. After the sale of PaySys to First Data in 2001, Mark helped form CoreCard to continue the focus on engineering the products that are the backbone of our processing operations today. Mark plays a key role in connecting strategy and delivery at CoreCard. Prior to joining CoreCard Software, Mark worked in software engineering Getty Images and PaySys. Mark holds a business degree from the University of Washington and a MBA from Georgia State University.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Eswaraprasad Dontu is a seasoned manager and lead technical architect with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of software design and development. Dontu joined PaySys in 1996, prior to the spin-off of CoreCard in 2001 and has been the technical leader in the re-engineering of VisionPlus® and the development of the CoreCard suite of products. Under his direction, CoreCard’s technical team has architected, designed, developed and deployed CoreCard’s platform and application software products.
Dontu’s expertise includes web-based enterprise application design and development and object-oriented methodologies. Prior to joining PaySys, he held technical management and developer positions at Intergraph Corporation, after completing his M.S. in Computer Science.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Dan Stavros joined the company in 1984 when it was known as Credit Card Software, Inc. Dan brings more than 30 years of experience in global operations, financial technology development and entrepreneurship. He is responsible for product management and CoreCard’s professional services organization. During his tenure with CoreCard over the last 20 years, Dan oversaw development of the groundbreaking CardPac and Vision21 card management systems and directed the company’s growth and product development strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dan co-founded a series of successful banking software start-ups including TranSys Corporation and Operating Systems, which were sold to PaySys and The Kirchman Corporation, respectively. He also held executive and technical management positions at The Kirchman Corporation, Online Databanc, Inc., and First National Bank of Niles.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PROCESSING
Prakash joined PaySys in 1998 and during his long tenure at CoreCard, he made significant contributions while working on all products and applications at CoreCard. He was the architect of all interfaces included in CoreCard applications. Prakash played a key role in setting up the processing operations division at CoreCard. With his experience in working with different payment networks, he steered CoreCard processing operations to start their operations with direct connects to major payment networks.
Prakash is now leading the processing operations division at CoreCard. He oversees business development, vendor relationships, operations, customer service, technical development and financial institution relationships.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INDIA OPERATIONS
Anupam supports the heart of CoreCard’s development and quality assurance center, bringing more than 18 years of experience in the field of software product development. Anupam started his CoreCard career on the platform and application technology side before moving into management roles. Anupam skillset is a wide range of expertise which bridges the business and technology spectrum.
Anupam was instrumental in founding the growing the development center in Bhopal and is currently the Managing Director of the Bhopal office, ISC Software Pvt. Ltd, India. Prior to joining CoreCard, Anupam worked at NIIT India and PCL Mindware and has BS degree in Computer science.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PLATFORM & ARCHITECTURE
Brian has over 25 years of experience in the area of software development and architecture. Brian has worked with PaySys and CoreCard since 1997. Today, he leads CoreCard’s platform development team and is the chief architect of the CoreENGINE©posting engine. He is also an expert on scalability, database design, distributed data management and operating systems.
Prior to joining PaySys, Brian was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. While at AT&T, among his numerous accomplishments he co-invented a US patent, designed and developed the SLL programming language and managed the software building process for over 1,000 developers. Brian holds advanced degrees in Computer Science from Purdue University and has won several awards for his technical contributions.
VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION
John is passionate about technology and inventing solutions that our customers can truly benefit from. John leads a team of innovators at CoreCard making sure we are at the forefront of issuer-processor technology and can always offer the most advanced solutions for our premium platform. John was formerly the CTO at Acculynk, a merchant processing start up that specialized in smart routing, and led the technology build out for the new digital commerce products at First Data/Fiserv prior to CoreCard. In his spare time, John loves to play soccer and review the latest technologies.