Dave Wilson, Founder and Chief Architect
Dave is the founder of DadeSystems and has been a pioneer in the payment industry for over twenty years. He founded ERAS JV in 1995 where he pioneered the development and implementation of the first web-based lockbox, check image processing, cash letter clearing, document imaging, positive pay, account monitoring, overdraft control and ATM balancing solutions. Dave and his team also developed and implemented the National Check Image Exchange for Mexico a full two years ahead of Check 21’s introduction into the US. ERAS JV’s success, with over 250 clients, led to the acquisition of the company by Diebold in 2006. In 2011, he left Diebold ERAS and founded DadeSystems. Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Informational Sciences from Western Illinois University.
Bill Zayas, President and CEO
A financial services and technology industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience, Bill was formerly Chief Operating Officer of U.S. operations for Canadian-based D+H, a leading provider of technology solutions to more than 6,000 North American financial institutions and a Top 25 Fin Tech provider. Prior to D+H, Zayas served as president and chief operating officer of Harland Financial Solutions where he was responsible for the company’s global operations, overseeing all aspects of the company’s 5,000 client banks and credit unions, 15 offices in the US, Ireland, India and Israel, as well as more than 1300 employees. Prior to Harland, Zayas held executive management positions with EDS/Newtrend, Open Solutions, and Phoenix International.
Dan Sollis, Executive Vice President of Business Development
Dan is a technology sales leader with over 30 years in the industry. During 16 years with Digital Equipment he rose to VP for its Canadian Financial Services division. Dan led sales at Sanchez Computer Associates helping the company grow from under $16M to over $100M in 7 years before its acquisition by FIS. More recently he has led sales at Infogix and Bluepoint Solutions. Dan holds a BA in Economics from the University of Victoria and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Doug Hathaway, Chief Technology Officer
Doug is an evangelist for next generation development methodologies. He is a leader in the Ruby on Rails community and an advocate of an agile test driven methodology for development. Prior to joining DadeSystems, Doug worked as a software engineer with Lockheed Martin. As a founding member of DadeSystems, Doug is responsible for leading the team that developed the company’s revolutionary new payment processing platform. Doug has both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.
Tom Berdan, Chief Marketing Officer
A financial services and technology industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience, Berdan was formerly Vice President of Market Development for Canadian-based D+H, a leading provider of technology solutions to more than 8,000 global financial institutions and a Top 20 Fin Tech provider. During his tenure, Berdan had responsibilities for the alliance management, consulting outreach, and key association relationship management for the D+H USA products.
Prior to D+H, Berdan served as Vice President of Product Management at Harland Financial Solutions, where he was responsible for leading the company’s product strategy for core banking, branch automation, channel and payment solutions. Prior to Harland, Berdan was a veteran banker, including opening several community banks in Wisconsin and Florida. He served on the bank’s Board of Directors as Chief Operating Officer and as President of the bank’s wholly owned mortgage company.
Pilar Rodriguez, Vice President of Customer Advocacy
Pilar is our customer advocate that has helped DadeSystems deliver a level of customer satisfaction unseen in our industry. She gained her payments expertise while working with Dave and Carlos at ERAS. She is one of the founding members of DadeSystems and has been responsible for leading implementation and support functions for the company. Pilar has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami.