IPO Edge and the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a fireside chat with the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of Composecure LLC and the Chairman & Co-CEO of Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: DBDR) to discuss CompoSecure’s positioning in the metal cards market, the use of manufacturing sale and security know-how to build Arculus, and the process of constructing a digital assets ecosystem using Arculus. The event featured Composecure CEO& President Jon Wilk, Chief Innovation Officer Adam Lowe, and Roman DBDR Chairman & Co-CEO Dr. Don Basile joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone and Editor-at-Large Jarrett Banks in a moderated video session lasting approximately 60 minutes and including a Q&A with the audience.
CompoSecure is the category leader in the design and manufacture of premium financial cards. Utilizing expertise spanning materials science to aerospace engineering to financial professional services, the company provides innovative proprietary products that make their way into the daily life of tens of millions of people. Since 2003, CompoSecure has established itself as the dominant player in supplying high-quality metal cards to the world’s largest financial programs targeting high net worth and mass affluent audiences. The company’s track record of elevating customer experience for clients such as Chase, American Express, and Capital One has earned CompoSecure numerous design awards from the International Card Manufacturers Association for the blending of aesthetics and financial practicality.
Messrs. Wilk, Lowe, and Basile discussed:
- The metal cards business
- Building a digital assets ecosystem with Arculus
- Using manufacturing scale and security know-how to build Arculus
- 3-factor authentication
- Huge new TAM (not just crypto, but gaming, insurance, all digital assets, etc.)
About the Speakers:
Jon Wilk is the CEO and President of Composecure. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, is the former Head of Product and Chief Marketing Officer for JPMorgan Chase Consumer Bank, and is the former President of Paychoice, leading SaaS-based payroll company that was sold to Sage in October 2014.
Adam Lowe, PhD is the Chief Innovation Officer of Composecure. He has more than 10 years of experience in the security and technology industries, received his PhD and MBA from Cornell University, and is a former group leader of the Innovation Development Team at SRC, Inc.
Dr. Don Basile, PhD is the Chairman and Co-CEO of Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. He has more than 20 years of technology industry experience as an executive, investor, or board member in more than 30 Silicon Valley growth companies. Don also is a former CEO, Co-Founder, and Director of two leading data storage companies that completed successful IPOs on the NYSE.