Sergio Piñon is currently the senior vice president and director of security for Ocean Bank. He is responsible for all of the physical security and investigations of all branches, and corporate headquarters. In 2009 he was appointed by the board of directors as the bank’s privacy and information security officer in addition to the corporate security role.
Prior to joining Ocean Bank in 2008, he spent 20 years at MasterCard Worldwide, and retired as Group Executive in charge of all security & risk management global operations. While working in this capacity Sergio was involved in the writing and passing of credit card fraud related legislation for the State of Florida. In 1989, he received a special award from the Florida Attorney General for his outstanding contribution to the citizens of Florida. He is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the field of credit card fraud, identity theft, cyber-crimes, and terrorism by many members of federal and state law enforcement agencies throughout the world. He is a former Intelligence Officer and Anti-terrorism expert, and a certified bomb technician. Mr. Piñon served in the US Army, having earned the Bronze Star medal for valor during a special operations in the Republic of Vietnam having served two tours there and completed his military service honorably and with distinction.
Mr. Piñón graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Professional Management. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Information Security Assessment (IAM) by National Security Agency, Risk and Information Security Systems and Control (CRISC) AND Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI). He is a member of INfRAGard, Financial Services