Our executive team is at the forefront of our company initiatives
and believes a hands-on approach is the best way to conduct business.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dale Dabbs has served as President and CEO of EZShield since May 2010. He is responsible for setting the company’s strategic vision and implementing initiatives to achieve its objectives of revenue growth and market share within the industry. Prior to EZShield, Dale was President and CEO of Custom Direct, the former corporate parent company of EZShield and a leading provider of custom checks and security services. During his tenure at Custom Direct, Dale held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations before his appointment to CEO. Dale also spent almost 20 years at Clarke American Checks, Inc., holding various sales and operations senior leadership roles before becoming President and General Manager of Checks in the Mail, a $65 million division of the company.
Dale is a recognized leader with a proven record of delivering measurable and significant revenue growth and shareholder value, as well as driving organizational change by building strong executive leadership teams. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the University of Texas, Arlington.
Chief Operating Officer
Angela Murphy joined EZShield in June 2010, and has held the positions of Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Operating Officer. Angela is responsible for all aspects of Client operations, including Customer Support and Client Services, as well as Human Resources, Administration and Risk Management. As the COO, Angela is focused on world class customer support and engagement, partner integration, talent management and establishing a corporate culture of teamwork, high performance and high energy. Prior to EZShield, Angela was the Vice President of Human Resources at Custom Direct, the former corporate parent company of EZShield and a leading provider of custom checks and security services. She also served as VP of Operations for Benelogic, a Benefits Management Company, and VP of HR for Aether Systems, Inc.
Angela has over 20 years of experience in Operations, Client Services and Human Resources, and has held senior level positions in organizations ranging from start-ups heavily involved in merger and acquisition, to mature turnaround organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master of Science degree in psychology from Loyola University in Maryland.
Michael J. Catanzarita, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Catanzarita has served as Chief Financial Officer of EZShield since November 2009. Mike is responsible for all finance and administrative functions including risk management, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury. Before joining EZShield, Mike served as Vice President of Finance at Visa, Inc., where he led global financial planning and analysis and prepared the company for its public offering. Prior to Visa, he held senior finance positions with The Gap and began his career as a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.
Mike has over 20 years of experience working for leading consumer brands and financial services companies. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in New York.
VP, Marketing and Solution Strategy
Laura Bruck joined EZShield in February of 2009, leading their marketing efforts and working with sales to develop partner solutions. Prior to joining EZShield, Laura was the VP of Marketing for Raymond Geddes, Inc, a national novelty supply distributor where she ran marketing for the school store supply division and supported sales to small businesses and retailers. She was also VP of Marketing for Frey Scientific, a division of School Specialty, a national school supply distributor, where she ran marketing for the science division of the company.
Laura has over 20 years of experience leading marketing and supporting sales. She holds a Bachelors degree in Communication from Towson University and a Master Of Business Administration degree from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Todd joined EZShield in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Sales. Prior to his role at EZShield, he served as Senior Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Transamerica where he was responsible for strategic partnerships with financial institutions in the U.S. and Canada. As Business Unit Leader, he managed all aspects of the business including strategic planning, sales and marketing, financial performance and channel management. Previous to joining Transamerica, Todd led the Insurance Direct Marketing Group for Bank of America. In that position, he earned a Green Belt designation in Six Sigma for his work on customer retention and served as champion for his division’s first Black Belt project.
Todd received an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine where he served as Student Body President. Todd served as a member of the board of directors for the American Teleservices Association (ATA) and the Consumer Credit Industry Association (CCIA), and is currently on the board of the American Bankers Insurance Association (ABIA).
Vice President of Technology
Darrell Laffoon has been with EZShield since its inception and is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all Information Technology initiatives. He leads the design, development and operation of our core technology platform and infrastructure, public facing applications and services, back-office solutions and enterprise wide information security. Prior to EZShield, Darrell held senior management positions at Custom Direct (CDI) and was instrumental in establishing an independent technology and systems platform for EZShield.
With more than 30 years of IT experience in key leadership roles, Darrell possesses a deep knowledge of application and web development, enterprise architecture, security, network infrastructure, R&D and IT governance processes. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Maryland and received his Certified Information Executive (CIE) certification from The Institute for CIO Excellence.