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Protecting the world’s most sensitive data

Steve Elefant

Steve Elefant is currently a Sr. Strategic Consultant for Payments and Security at Google. Before Google, Mr. Elefant was the Chief Information Officer at Heartland Payment Systems. While at Heartland, he helped bring its Software as a Service (SaaS) applications to its merchant base, created and managed the company’s new end-to-end encryption team and products (powered by Voltage), developed point-of-sale products, and executed Heartland’s E3™ security platform that encrypts cardholder data from the point of swipe/entry at a merchant location through the Heartland processing networks and to the card brands.

Mr. Elefant is the founder of several successful Silicon Valley startup and venture capital firms. He is also the co-founder and former chief executive officer of ICVerify, Inc., a leader in payments processing integration of PC-based POS software. The company merged with CyberCash, Inc. where he was Vice-Chairman and formed an Internet and physical service provider for electronic payments software (which was ultimately sold to FirstData and is still in production today).