Renowned leaders in artificial intelligence

Brighterion is headed by globally recognized thought leaders in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Our talented management group brings diverse skills and achievements, enabling our entire team to work together to create a better solution to the world’s security challenges.

Sudhir Jha - Mastercard Senior Vice President and Head of Brighterion.

Sudhir Jha

Mastercard Executive Vice President and Head of Brighterion

Sudhir Jha is Mastercard Executive Vice President and Head of Brighterion. Prior to joining Mastercard he was Senior Vice President at Infosys Limited, where he led their AI Platform and Solutions business, managing all product, engineering and services functions. During his tenure, Sudhir drove the development and growth of Infosys Nia, an industry-leading enterprise AI platform, establishing Infosys as a leader in AI-driven business transformation solutions for Global 2000 companies.

Prior to joining Infosys, Sudhir spent more than nine years at Google. He was product head of policy enforcement for Google’s multi-billion dollar Personalized Ads products. He also led financial fraud management across all Google products, establishing industry benchmarks for loss prevention while minimizing good customer impact. Additionally, he helped Google develop its first proprietary CRM system, now used by its worldwide sales team.

Previously, Sudhir held leadership roles with two start-ups that were successfully acquired. Sudhir started his career at Intel, where he held various positions in product marketing and software engineering during his eight-year tenure.

Sudhir holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from IIT Kanpur, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Brighterion Chief Technology Officer Manu Thapar

Manu Thapar

Chief Technology Officer

Manu Thapar has extensive technology experience leading large multinational engineering teams across the U.S., India, China and Europe and has expertise in scaling systems, platforms and organizations. In his most recent role as Chief Technologist at Barclays, he drove the development of cloud-based solutions for financial applications and fraud prevention. Prior to joining Barclays, Manu led global engineering teams at Infosys, Rocket Fuel, Angie’s List, Walmart, and Yahoo where he spearheaded the development and operations of large-scale big data AI/ML platforms. Manu received a PhD in Computer Systems from Stanford University.

Amyn Dhala, Vice President, Global Product Management, AI Express, Mastercard

Amyn Dhala

Chief Product Officer 

Amyn Dhala is currently Chief Product Officer for Brighterion. Amyn leads product strategy and management for a suite of Brighterion’s AI products such as market-ready models for issuer and acquirer fraud, omni-channel fraud, healthcare fraud, waste and abuse, AI Express and marketing optimization. He launched and manages Mastercard’s market-ready AI models that can be deployed in just days and AI Express through which Mastercard enables financial institutions, merchants and healthcare institutions to efficiently adopt AI.

Currently, Amyn’s team is working with leading global financial institutions on applying AI for issuer and acquirer fraud. Amyn has over fifteen years in leading product teams globally across fintech and e-commerce. At Mastercard, Amyn has launched products such as AI Express, Consumer Controls and Mastercard Wallet, taking these from ideation and product strategy to development and adoption. Before joining Mastercard, Amyn launched products such as Amazon Pay and Amazon Prime on Your Site at Amazon.

Amyn has an MBA in Strategy & Marketing from Yale and a bachelor degree from BITS, Pilani, India.

Chris Merz - Vice President, Security and Decision Products

Chris Merz

Senior Vice President, Security and Decision Products

Chris Merz has been with Mastercard for 18 years. He leads several teams of data scientists that provide an AI layer to such security and decision products as Decision Intelligence, Safety Net, Smart Authentication, AI Express, Stand In, AML, and other R&D efforts. Chris has also spent time in Mastercard Labs, Loyalty Solutions, and Advisors, applying machine learning techniques to engage cardholders. Before joining Mastercard, he worked at a startup for online personalization and performed machine learning research at the NASA COE for AI, and the McDonnell Douglas Research Lab. He has a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of California, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Eusong Huynh, Vice President, Market Delivery

Eusong Huynh

Vice President, Market Delivery

Eusong Huynh leads the global Customer Success team for Brighterion, in charge of customer deployment and on-going platform and product support. Eusong has been with Brighterion for over 15 years and initially led the QA testing team in charge of application testing for all of Brighterion’s core products and AI/ML models spanning all use cases.

During his tenure at Brighterion, Eusong led deployments in the areas of issuing fraud, acquiring fraud/risk, AML, sanctions screening, and cyber security. Eusong has overseen deployments of Brighterion’s solution used in real-time and batch processing hundreds of millions of transactions daily and has personally deployed the application on-premise for some of Brighterion’s largest customers.

Eusong has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics of Computation from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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