Q2ebanking (Q2), a provider of premier electronic banking solutions for community financial institutions, announced today that Jay McLaughlin has joined the company as chief security officer and senior vice president of data center operations.
McLaughlin is responsible for the delivery and execution of Q2's overall information security strategy and data center operations. The company provides a proactive approach to security and monitoring risk with client-controlled authentication that covers its online banking, voice banking and mobile banking platform.
"Jay is a seasoned banking professional who brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to our organization. He became extremely familiar with Q2ebanking's offerings as a former client, and therefore has a unique and invaluable perspective that will further our ability to meet and exceed customer expectations," said Matt Flake, president of Q2ebanking. "His data center experience, combined with a comprehensive understanding of security will further strengthen our management team."
Prior to joining Q2, McLaughlin was senior vice president and chief information officer for CNLBank, a $1.5 billion financial institution headquartered in Orlando, Fla. He has more than 13 years of technology experience within the hospitality, real estate, and financial services industries, including positions such as director of information technology for Healthcare Property Investors and vice president of information technology for CNL Retirement Properties.
McLaughlin commented, "I have been continually impressed with the focus that Q2ebanking has on improving the financial services industry and its heightened commitment to security as the foundation of all electronic banking solutions. This focus will prove invaluable as the industry faces both new threats from fraudsters and new regulations in 2012 and the years to come. I am pleased to join such a client driven team and look forward to helping Q2 provide financial institutions with the ability to operate in new and expanding channels with confidence and safety."