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.
Lev Feldkhun - Technology
Alex Lemberg - Hedge Fund/Financial Industry
Wayne Mackie – Finance, Governance and Business
Dean Nolan - Payments and Fintech