Kris is a technology executive with 20 years’ experience in large and small companies. After twelve years in the telecom industry, including an executive role in China, he became chief security officer at Heartland Payment Systems where he led the technology response to the illegal intrusion by Russian-based cybercriminals. Kris was appointed chief technology officer at Heartland and later served as chief emerging product officer. A native of Texas, Kris earned both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas and holds a patent for innovation in thwarting hackers.
Kris lives with his wife of 18 years and 2 daughters and enjoys fitness, international travel and volunteer teaching at their Catholic community.