Managing Director; Financial Data Exchange
Don Cardinal is Managing Director of the Financial DataExchange (FDX), a non-profit, industry led collaboration dedicated to unifying the financial industry around a global interoperable standard for the secure access of consumer and business financial data. Don comes to FDX after more than 20 years with Bank ofAmerica, where he served in key leadership roles as the Privacy Officer of their Military Bank, the Digital Banking VP for Military Bank, VP in DigitalBanking, and most recently as a Senior VP in Global Information Security, where he orchestrated the bank’s DMARC email security implementation. From 2016 to2018, Don also served as co-chair of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s (FS-ISAC) Aggregation Working Group. Prior to his banking career, Don worked for a fintech, writing tax preparation software.Don is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified InformationSystems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, and holds a Six Sigma green belt. He earned BBAs in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a member of the FBI’s InfraGard and holds nine U.S.patents.Don is a frequent speaker on data aggregation, DMARC email security and other security topics, and has served as an adjunct faculty for the University of the Incarnate Word. His volunteer work has included leadership roles in the 500 Inc, Treasurer for pARTners supporting the NorthEast School of the Arts, and as Treasurer and President of the Alliance Française de Dallas.Don resides in far North Dallas with his wife, son, two dogs and two cats.