Kurt Thams

CTO and Chief Information Security Officer in Santa Cruz, California

Kurt Thams

CTO and Chief Information Security Officer in Santa Cruz, California

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I'm the CTO and CISO at HandleFinancial (aka PayNearMe). I'm an entrepreneur who has designed and launched numerous payment systems, which have transacted a lot of money. Working in FinTech is a delicious challenge: simultaneous holding the process of innovating, while making systems truly reliable, which is critical for payment systems.

I LOVE flying gliders. Soaring takes me hundreds of miles up and down the mountains of California and over the desert southwest. Hours of deep concentration, while experiencing the beauty of some of the most wonderful and hostile terrain in the world. Flow at its finest. Flight in its purest form.

  • #soaring
  • #surfing
  • #economics
  • #meterology
  • #payments
  • Work
    • HandleFinancial.com
  • Education
    • Stanford Univerity