We thrive in a fast paced, highly demanding, and constantly evolving work environment in support of our clients. We have a strong commitment to our employees, partners and customers. Our relationships are the foundation for everything that we have achieved in the past twenty years and everything we plan to achieve in the next decade.
Tom Mitchell, Executive Chairman and Founder
Tom Mitchell is an accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and well-respected leader with 40+ years of experience. Tom founded GEOBRIDGE and has served as its CEO for the past twenty years. Since the inception of GEOBRIDGE in 1997, Tom has instilled trustworthiness, respect, fairness, and reliability into a company that builds and provides quality products and solutions. GEOBRIDGE emerged as one of the first information security solutions providers to support cryptography and payment applications for payment processors, financial institutions, and retail organizations.
Before founding GEOBRIDGE Corporation, Tom worked as part of several international organizations’ leading sales teams and business development teams in global initiatives.
Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Laura Way, CEO and President
Laura Way is an experienced senior executive and leader with more than 20 years of sales, management, and operational experience. As CEO, Laura is responsible for corporate strategy and direction, and facilitates corporate activities in marketing, sales and strategic partnerships. Laura’s relentless energy and commitment to customers to provide exceptional customer service, has led to significant company growth.
Prior to being promoted to CEO, Laura held various executive level positions within GEOBRIDGE, during which she managed operations, sales, and partners. Prior to joining GEOBRIDGE in 2003, Laura worked in business development, marketing, and sales for various organizations in the telecom and warranty industries.
Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Jason Way, CTO
Jason Way has nearly 20 years of information security experience in the payments industry. As CTO, Jason is responsible for the direction and technical operations of GEOBRIDGE’s services and solutions. This includes overall delivery of services and solutions at GEOBRIDGE including product development, cryptographic development, consulting and compliance assessment services, and product support. Jason leads the team to identify solution requirements to drive and support new product delivery with our customers.
Jason is actively sought after in the industry to provide cryptography and key management consulting. He is an active voting participant with the Accredited Standards Committee X9 and maintains various industry-related certifications including CISSP, PCI QSA, and CTGA certifications.
Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Donna Gem, Vice President
Donna Gem has over 26 years of vast experience and knowledge in the payments processing industry. She is a subject matter expert for acquirer and merchant encryption keys including Debit, EMV, P2PE, E2E. Donna’s specialty is encryption key management documentation for procedures and controls. She has trained 100s of Key Custodians and Key Administrators at both large and small corporations across the US, Canada and Europe on their responsibilities to the PCI PIN requirements. She is an active member of Accredited Standards Committee X9-F6 and has attained industry-related certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified TR-39 (TG-3) Auditor.
Donna joined GEOBRIDGE as the Director of Solutions Delivery. Prior to GEOBRIDGE, she worked at Chase Paymentech (JPMC) for twenty-four years as the Senior Director of Encryption Keys and Compliance. She was responsible for the implementation and reconciliation of the very first debit card transactions at Paymentech, formerly known as Transnet in 1992.
Establishing longstanding customer relationships.