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Meet the Business Team: NuData Security

We were born with the belief that customers deserve a seamless online experience that keeps them protected.

NuData Security is a Mastercard company. It helps businesses identify users based on their online interactions and stops all forms of automated fraud. By analyzing 2 billion events and over 350 million unique devices monthly, NuData harnesses the power of behavioral analytics and passive biometrics, enabling its clients to identify the human behind the device accurately.
This allows clients to verify users before a critical decision, block account takeover, stop automated attacks, and reduce customer insult. NuData’s solution NuDetect was selected as the “Most Critical Cybersecurity Solution in the Last 30 Years” by SC Magazine and is used by some of the biggest brands in the world to prevent fraud while offering a great customer experience.

Michelle Hafner

Michelle Hafner

Senior Vice President, Business Strategy & Operations

Michelle Hafner is Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Execution at NuData Security, a Mastercard Company. In her present role, she oversees innovation and product development, including the integration of NuData Security’s suite of fraud management and security products. Michelle is also part of several industry forums and serves on the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) Americas Advisory Board. She has also led MasterCard’s Card Not Present advisory group responsible for recruiting participants, collaborating with merchants, issuers and acquirers to discuss topics aimed at driving industry innovation and change.

Kevin Rowland

Kevin Rowland

Vice President, Business Development

As the head of NuData’s global strategic partnerships, Kevin fosters client partnerships to give thousands of Affiliates access to NuData’s security solutions.

With over 25 years of operational and sales experience, including as Mastercard’s leader of North American Processor business, Kevin has learned first-hand about the challenges smaller companies face when entering the digital market. Self-described as a community focused person, he leverages partnerships to bring big ideas and solutions to the global eCommerce space, and help companies overcome their challenges without worrying about safety.

Over his career, he has also been on advisory councils, including the former First Data (Fiserv) Group Servicers Advisory Council and a co-founder of Corserv Solutions in the US, providing turnkey payment solutions for small and large financial institutions. He often shares his expertise with the public as a speaker and writer.

Jill Bugh

Jill Bugh

Vice President, Product Management

Jill Bugh is Global Head of Product at NuData Security, a Mastercard Company, with over 20 years of payments industry experience across product, technology, operations, and management. In her current role, she focuses on product strategy, development, and management for NuData solutions globally. In previous roles, Jill was responsible for the redesign, global deployment, and new product launches across various lines of business. Her focus on customer experience, product optimization, and fraud detection strategies allows her to provide innovative solutions to partners and prospects worldwide.

Joanne Lawrence

Joanne Lawrence

Vice President, Product Development and Innovation

Based in the UK, Jo is a member of Mastercard’s Enterprise Security Solutions Global Product Management team. In this role, she is responsible for Mastercard’s safety and security-related product development. Her goal is to protect the integrity of the electronic payment system as well as to ensure payments are convenient and secure, especially around acquiring and merchant solutions. Prior to Mastercard, Jo worked in Barclaycard Merchant Services for more than 13 years, holding roles including Strategic International and Ecommerce Relationship, Fraud Relationship Manager, and Fraud Control Investigator.

Donna Klecker

Donna Klecker

Director of Finance Integration

As Director of Finance Integration and Business Partner, Donna is responsible for all finance-related activities at NuData. She has over 20 years of experience with a proven track record successfully developing and integrating strategies to drive business results, improve processes, build relationships, and identify and deliver innovative solutions. In 2016 Donna was the winner of the distinguished Annual CFO award.