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About Us / Board of Advisors

The beauty of big data is that it presents a new realm of possibilities for the financial services industry and, more importantly, will help organizations run differently. The VeracityID Advisory Board was formed to encourage new thinking with respect to fraud prevention, and risk management in order to stay ahead of cyber crimes. We are extremely proud to have the following industry leaders as part of VeracityID’s Advisory Board.

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Dave Bechberger

Dave Bechberger

With nearly 20 years of experience in software architecture and development, Dave Bechberger is a recognized thought leader in applying graph databases to build complex distributed data architectures.  Dave has consulted or led projects in a wide range of industries including finance, bioinformatics, oil & gas, and supply chain management. He is currently a member of the Global Graph Practice at DataStax where he assists customers in building some of the largest distributed graph backed applications around.  Previously, he was the Chief Software Architect at a genetic genealogy where he led initiatives to modernize their technology with the modern Big Data applications required to solve their most complex data and analytics challenges.

Dave is the author of Graph Databases in Action by Manning publications and has spoken at national and international conferences about practical approaches to applying graph databases to solve complex business problems.  

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H. Scott Burgess

H. Scott Burgess
Co-founder of VeracityID and Senior Advisor

With over 25 years of broad industry experience, H. Scott Burgess assists Senior Executives and Boards of global and regional financial institutions in navigating complex decisions of strategic repositioning (acquisitions, divestitures, alliances), new operating models, organizational realignment and PMI, large scale operational efficiency initiatives, and major technology investments.

Scott also supports private equity firms, hedge funds and institutional investors in evaluating FinTech opportunities and turnaround situations in the payments, mortgage, retail distribution and consumer finance spaces.

Scott was previously a Principal and National Leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP for the Banking & Finance practice. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was the co-head of the North American Financial Services practice for Booz & Company, and a founding partner of A.T. Kearney’s Financial Services Practice. Earlier in his career, Scott worked for the private equity firm of Golder Thoma Cressey & Rauner, Inc. (GTCR).

Scott graduated as valedictorian and Phi Beta Kappa from Lake Forest College and attended the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

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Michael J. Schroeck

Michael J. Schroeck
Former VP & Partner, IBM's Big Data Analytics

Having completed his tour in senior leadership roles for some of the largest global companies of the last 25 years, Michael is now an advisor to select startups he believes will be the leaders of the future in technology or social good including VeracityID. Michael recently retired as the Global Analytics Solutions Team/Center of Competency Leader for IBM’s Business Analytics and Optimization Consulting Practice. With more than 25 years of consulting experience, he has a proven track record in Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and Analytics. Michael has guided project teams in the design and successful implementation of large, complex enterprise-wide business intelligence and analytic solutions for a wide range of clients, in areas such as: customer relationship management, financial reporting and analytics, enterprise risk management, supply chain optimization, and operational intelligence. Michael is considered an industry luminary and thought leader. He has authored several articles on Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and Analytics, has co-authored a book on Enterprise Information Architecture, has been a featured speaker at many industry conferences and major seminars, and is frequently quoted in leading business and technical publications. Michael was twice named as one of the world’s top “25 Most Influential Consultants” by Consulting Magazine and was named a Distinguished Engineer by IBM for his outstanding and sustained technical achievement and leadership.