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Jeff Hudesman joins Pinwheel as Chief Information Security Officer

Pinwheel Team

September 1, 2021

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Pinwheel is the leading payroll connectivity infrastructure that securely connects payroll systems to banks, lenders, and other financial service providers, unlocking data that is critical for the next era of financial services innovation. 

Today, Pinwheel is proud to announce that the company is furthering its commitment to security and compliance by appointing Jeff Hudesman as Pinwheel’s Chief Information Security Officer. 

“Since day one we’ve recognized that for any fintech company to build long-lasting solutions that truly benefit consumers, security and compliance must be a top consideration every step of the way,” said Kurtis Lin, co-founder and CEO. “We’re proud here at Pinwheel to be setting the market-leading security standards for consumer-permissioned access to payroll data. We are SOC2 Type 2 compliant, and last month, we became the only company that handles both direct deposit switching and the provision of payroll data to be a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We’re excited to swiftly follow up that announcement with the addition of Jeff to our team. We trust that Jeff’s experience, skills, and matched passion for our goal of creating a fairer financial system will help us further realize this mission.”

Jeff Hudesman will be Pinwheel’s first Chief Information Security Officer. In this role Jeff will lead the Information Security function responsible for protecting our platform that currently covers over 100 million Americans and grows more by the day. Jeff will lead Pinwheel’s information security strategy and objectives to monitor and address current and emerging risks.

Prior to joining Pinwheel, Jeff led global information security teams and implemented strategies for large and heavily regulated companies including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Sony, and most recently, DailyPay. During his time at DailyPay, the company grew its headcount fivefold and reached over a $1 billion valuation. Jeff built the Information Security team that protected tens of millions of on-demand payments while scaling a unified approach to security challenges during a period of hypergrowth.  

“I’m impressed with Pinwheel’s market-leading approach to securing payroll data and am excited to bring my robust cybersecurity background to help the company continue to innovate the industry,” said Hudesman.  

Jeff is an integral part of the information and cybersecurity community, regularly speaking at industry conferences and sitting on the Ithaca College Cybersecurity Advisory Board. 

As the company that powers over half of all direct deposit switches for the neobank market, Pinwheel is undergoing a period of expansion and Jeff joins the Pinwheel team alongside the recently appointed VP of Engineering, John Whitfield

Welcome to Pinwheel, Jeff!