Darrel Anderson, President

Darrel Anderson is president of Conformance Technologies. A sought-after consultant and industry expert, Anderson has more than 25 years’ experience in the payments and privacy industries. He has provided advice and guidance to some of the largest processors, gateways and retail merchants in the world.

Previously, Darrel was executive vice president with Compliance Solutions and Resources (CSR), a consulting company, and was senior vice president of strategic partnerships for TSYS, a worldwide payment processor and merchant acquirer. 

Earlier in his career, Darrel served as vice president of sales for SITEL Worldwide, a global business process outsourcing leader. He also held a number of senior level positions with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a leading North American financial institution, including management roles in issuing, acquiring, payments, product development, marketing and channel management, and was selected as a chairman’s award winner three times – the only employee to achieve this honor.

While working in the Caribbean, Darrel developed several independent sales organizations and generated business in 11 countries. He was instrumental in creating the first touch screen ABM program in the region and developed the first linked debit switching systems between banks in the West Indies. Darrel was a member of the board of directors of CARIFS (Caribbean Integrated Financial Systems Network) and of CariCard Services Ltd., the largest independent credit card processing corporation in the Caribbean. 

Anderson is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, a fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and a fellow of the European Privacy Association. Through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, he holds both the CIPP/C and CIPP/US designations. He is active in the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) community, holding the Certified Payments Professional (CPP) designation, and has been a panelist, program speaker and session leader at ETA events, as well as a volunteer on ETA committees. Anderson has also been a featured speaker at National Retail Federation CFO forums, is a Direct Marketing Association (DMA) guru and has served the United Way as a cabinet member in the leadership giving program.​

Paul Nowling, SVP, Products & Technology

Paul Nowling is responsible for the development and day-to-day operations of the company’s technology offerings, as well as ongoing product maintenance, enhancement and support. He works closely with client and partner organizations to ensure complete satisfaction. Nowling brings more than twenty-five years of experience in the information technology field to the company, with substantial experience in all facets of the software development lifecycle, as well as network management and security.

Prior to Conformance Technologies, Nowling was responsible for the design, development, implementation and ongoing management of systems in the commercial, legal, medical device, healthcare and credit card security industries. He served as pre-surgical care management system product manager for DocuSys, was director of professional services for Prompte and was a senior project manager for Abbott Laboratories.

Nowling has earned the prestigious Certified Information Privacy Professional Information Technology (CIPP/IT) designation.

Dr. Patrick Bass

Dr. Patrick Bass, President, Conformance CyberSecurity LLC

Dr. Patrick Bass has overall responsibility for Conformance CyberSecurity. As lead consultant, Bass has completed client engagements for numerous American-based firms and has provided CIO guidance for some of the most influential organizations in the world. He frequently works closely with U.S. law enforcement agencies.

With more than two decades of experience, Bass specializes in IT compliance/audit, security, risk analysis, penetration testing, network design and vulnerability identification.  He is skilled in performing assessments and audits for PCI DSS, Experian Data Security (Information Security), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA/HiTECH) and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). 

During his professional career, Bass served as Chief Information Security Officer for Element Payment Services (now FIS) and was Chief of Security for Seattle-based software company Vulcan, co-founder and technology magnate for Infosecure Redteam, an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University, and a guest lecturer for various organizations throughout the United States.

Bass has earned more than 30 technical and professional certifications, including:

  • Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Accessor (QSA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
  • Information Systems Management Professional
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
  • GIAC Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • Licensed Private Investigator

He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology Security, a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance and Security and a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City. He additionally earned his Doctorate in Computer and Information Security from Northcentral University in San Diego.