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.
Chief Commercial Officer
Rich Scott is chief commercial officer for EZShield, a provider of innovative cybersecurity solutions specializing in digital identity protection and resolution. In his role, Rich leads EZShield’s on-going sales and marketing strategies, specifically focusing on driving growth while repositioning the company to effectively address growing cybersecurity threats relentlessly targeting organizations, employees and the customers they serve.
Over the past 15 years, Rich has gained valuable experience within organizations ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar public companies, largely focusing on developing strategies to transform and inspire high-performance teams to produce award-winning results. Prior to joining EZShield, Rich served as national vice president of sales at Vonage Business, leading the reorganization of the company’s strategic direction, products and go-to-market strategy. Leading up to the organization’s acquisition by Vonage, Rich was also the National Director of Sales for iCore Networks where he succeeded in diversifying the company’s growth strategy and dramatically increasing its market visibility.
Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from George Mason University.
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.
Executive Vice President of Sales
John Evans joined EZShield in July of 2018, leading the sales and sales operations functions within the organization. John is an expert in Solution Selling and is known for taking organizations to their next level of growth through devising innovative initiatives, cultivating productive relationships, leveraging cutting-edge technology, and leading teams to ambitious and sustainable levels of achievement.
Prior to coming on board at EZShield, John was Senior Sales Director with Celerity IT/ AUSY. He was a key contributor in growing Celerity revenue 30% before acquisition to AUSY. John directed sales, operations, channel development, and was instrumental in positioning Celerity IT as the industry expert of choice across multiple verticals. John worked closely with multinational corporate executive customers to identify needs and deliver customized services, products, and solutions that facilitated substantial success for customers as well as Celerity IT.
John has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Law from Marymount University. He is an active volunteer with Partner in Hope and supporter of the President’s Circle of Marymount University.
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.