Meet Our Team

Led by our two founders, Altius Systems has assembled a team of leading technology and security professionals who have significant experience protecting critical information for some of the country’s largest retailers, financial institutions, and FinTech companies.  This team is positioned Altius Systems in completing our initial offering and delivering our vision to the market. Altius Systems has been funded by its founders since inception. 

Robert Torino, Co-Founder / CEO

Bob brings 35 year of experience in technology, software and payments companies, both public and private.  Prior to founding Altius Systems, Bob was COO of iPayment, Inc., one of the country’s largest credit card processing independent sales organizations.   In this position, Bob oversaw security programs that successfully thwarted hundreds of data breach attempts and partnered with the FBI to provide evidence, identify and capture known international hackers.  Before joining iPayment, Inc., Bob was CEO of True Software and led a turn-around effort which eventually resulted in the sale of True Software to McCabe Associates.  He also served as COO of Expressway Technologies where he again drove turn-around efforts that resulted in a sale to Sybase Inc. and as CFO of Technology Concepts, a firm sold to Bell Atlantic.

Michael Stankiewicz, Co-Founder / CTO 

Mike brings 30 years of experience in IT, Data Security, strategy, compliance, forensics, enterprise applications, as well as professional services.  Mike has served as CTO for a variety of companies such as iPayment, Inc.and  Saylent Technologies. At iPayment, he was responsible for all software systems and led the design and implementation of security solutions that guarded against intrusions for 13 years. At Saylent Technologies, Mike architected one of the first cloud based transaction analytic solutions within the FinTech industry.  Mike has been involved in security for over fifteen years and was influential in the early creation of the VISA CISP/PCE DSS program, and has significant experience in the protection of company’s data for companies large and small.

Tony Castle, President 

Tony has more than ­30 years of experienc­e within the technolo­gy industry. He forme­rly served as VP, Sa­les at Infor, a $3B b­usiness applications provider. Prior to In­for, Tony served as Managing Dire­ctor/EVP of Plus Cons­ulting, where he was respon­sible for sales, mark­eting and global expa­nsion. Plus Consultin­g merged with Castle ­Group in 2010. Tony f­ounded and served as ­CEO of Castle Group s­ince 1988. In additio­n, Tony has held exec­utive level positions­ providing technology­ solutions to Fortune­ 500 and mid-market c­ompanies and organiza­tions.

Robert Dicesare, Director of Product Development

Rob has over 20 years of experience in software architecture and development.  Rob has worked internationally and brings significant management skills to the team in the areas of software development, architecture and delivery. 

 

Advisors

Lev Feldkhun - Technology

Alex Lemberg - Hedge Fund/Financial Industry

Wayne Mackie – Finance, Governance and Business

Dean Nolan - Payments and Fintech