Ira Chandler wrote the first commercial credit card software for the IBM AS/40 platform in 1993 and has been immersed in the world of payment processing ever since. Programming since the day that UNIX 1.0 was released in 1971, Ira led Curbstone's growth from small company to major player in the world of payments. Drawing on his deep experience in communications programming, he oversaw the development of the product from licensed iSeries software to SaaS-based suite of technologies. He is a PCI-Certified Qualified Integrator/Reseller (QIR) and a Certified Payment Security Practitioner (CPSP).
In his role as Project Manager, Vito Mangiaracina leads Customer Service and Support at Curbstone. He brings 34 years of experience in programming, customer service, and consulting, with a detailed understanding of configuration setup, testing, delivery, and support site documentation. In his 16 years at Curbstone, he has led hundreds of customer implementations, while managing the 24 x 7 x 365 customer service program. His degree in Computer Information Science and his extensive customer service experience, paired with his knowledge of the IBM i Series environment, lets him seamlessly navigate the implementation and go-live process for Curbstone customers.
Russell Gilmer is the Director of Sales for Curbstone. With a focus on customer and partner relations, operations, and logistics, Russell brings critical business development experience to the Curbstone team. He has a deep knowledge of the AS/400 ecosystem, helping customers optimize their fee structures and payment processing workflows. He works hand-in-hand with Curbstone’s internal development team to advance the product roadmap, along with third-party partners who contribute to Curbstone’s industry-leading customer experience.
With more than ten years in the Information Security space, Ryan Nichols has a vast knowledge of security, with a specific focus on card payments and the PCI Data Security Standard. He is a PCI-Certified Qualified Integrator/Reseller (QIR) and a Certified Payment Security Practitioner (CPSP). In his time with Curbstone, Ryan has served as Infrastructure Technician, Security Compliance Manager, Operations Manager, and Chief Security Officer. He oversees all security-related matters, including maturing the security program at Curbstone, managing system configurations within the Cardholder Data Environment, and managing security audits.