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Speaker Bios

Tom O'Neill, Risk Advisor | Equifax

Mr. O'Neill brings over 20 years of experience leading analytic consulting engagements within Financial Services and other industries. As Risk Advisor at Equifax, O’Neill provides analytic thought leadership to client senior management, public forums, and various industry and advisory councils. While at Experian upon the onset of COVID-19 and resulting in the CARES Act, Tom became responsible for producing weekly market insight summary reports for client groups spanning industries and lifecycle stages. 

Bob Hofmann Credit Risk Consultant | Equifax

Mr. Hofmann has been with Equifax for 17 years in a number of roles ranging from Analytics and Consulting to Sales Management in the Risk and Marketing spaces, for both small and large financial institutions and telecommunications companies. Since mid 2020, Bob has been leading the analytic and market tracking of Buy Now Pay Later as part of Equifax’s Fintech practice. In 2023, he joined Equifax’s Specialty Finance Division, helping lenders safely expand access to credit for consumers through the use of alternative credit data sources.

James Cook, VP Product Management | Accelitas

Early in his career, Mr. Cook realized that being in a finance department was just counting numbers and not making business decisions. So, he moved into product management, where he could enjoy high-pressure problem solving in risk-driven marketplaces. His experience in payments, identity management, fraud prevention, and data analytics (FirstData, Fiserv, LexisNexis), made him extremely qualified for the mission at Accelitas. Because he can wear more hats and have more direct impact at Accelitas, James believes he can better leverage his experience in more productive ways.    

Jimmy Williams, Chief Revenue Officer | Accelitas

Mr. Williams leads the Accelitas new business and client growth team. Before joining Accelitas, Mr. Williams was part of the Emerging Payments & Strategy team at Bank of America. Prior to this, he held various client-facing leadership roles at First Data over a span of 18 years to include the Money Network product, TeleCheck, and Merchant Services suite of payment acceptance solutions covering markets ranging from Small Business to National/Global.