Art is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the software industry. Most recently, he was CEO and Chairman of ISD Corporation, a leading provider of electronic payments software, before its acquisition by ACI Worldwide.
Prior to joining ISD, Art was the CEO of SecurePipe, a former Argentum portfolio company. While at SecurePipe, Art led the transformation of the business from a technology service firm into a leading provider of managed network security services which was eventually merged with TrustWave in December 2006. Art’s considerable experience with growing several other technology companies resulted in their acquisition by public companies.
Art is a member of the board directors of AFS Technologies (a former Argentum portfolio company) and ITS Compliance (a current Argentum portfolio company), BluePay, Channel IQ and ShowingTime.com. He has been recognized in Crain’s Internet 100 Executives and is also a frequent speaker at the entrepreneurship programs at Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the MBA program at The University of Chicago.
As an SLP, Art brings to Argentum extensive experience and expertise in online security and infrastructure, transaction processing, software, SaaS and cloud-based services.
Art began his career at IBM and holds a BS in Business Administration from DePaul University.
AFS Technologies is the leading provider of Enterprise and On Demand software solutions to the Food & Beverage industries, and serving over 1,200 customers across North America. AFS Solutions are designed to improve profitability, grow revenue, and assist in regulatory compliance. AFS Profile® offers the food industry’s largest single source for product information and data synchronization with GS1. All AFS solutions utilize service-oriented architecture (SOA) built with Microsoft .NET Framework technology. AFS was acquired by Goldman Sachs in August 2011.
Fleetworthy Solutions, Inc. (fka ITS Compliance, Inc.) provides outsourced compliance services to owners and operators of truck fleets. The company’s technology-enabled solutions, including fuel tax reporting, safety services, and asset management, are designed to help private fleets, for-hire carriers, and 3PL companies comply with federal, state, and local regulations, reduce costs, and mitigate risks. Since 1983, ITS has delivered compliance services to hundreds of fleets across numerous industries.
Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand data security compliance solutions that enable businesses and other organizations of all sizes to efficiently achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Trustwave’s compliance management solutions (including TrustKeeper) and a broad suite of compliance enablement solutions, assist their customers to comprehensively secure their network infrastructure, data communications and sensitive information assets, protecting them against the increasing threats of unauthorized access, fraudulent activity and other intrusions or breaches.