Avner Ziv

Brad Wiskirchen

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In just a few brief years, Kount went from an concept mentioned at a Boise sushi bar on Vista Avenue to a worldwide chief within the on-line fraud prevention and safety {industry}. In the present day, greater than 6,500 firms worldwide rely on Kount, which has headquarters in downtown Boise.

Deftly dealing with on-line transactions in additional than 180 nations, Kount supplies fraud management options. Its purchasers embrace Staples, Crate and Barrel, Chase and PetSmart.

Kount founder CEO Brad Wiskirchen didn’t start his profession as a know-how entrepreneur and visionary. He graduated from the College of Notre Dame Legislation Faculty with a Juris Doctorate in 1996.

After regulation faculty, Wiskirchen turned a companion with Holland & Hart in Boise, the place he represented a few of Idaho’s largest publicly and privately held know-how firms. He then launched himself from a profitable and safe regulation profession into an entrepreneurial company govt function on the world’s stage, counting on his life to uncover alternatives.

“Should you leverage open, trustworthy and fearless communications, you can find alternatives early on,” says Wiskirchen. “Innovation can evolve from an concept to a worldwide, industry-leading know-how in a matter of months with this philosophy. Your crew will rally across the alternative to innovate and combat tirelessly to make sure that the thought turns into a viable enterprise.”

He additional says that, “Folks will fill vacuums of knowledge with misinformation. As a pacesetter, I consider it’s important to inform workers what’s occurring with the corporate. Workforce members know that they are going to hear any information, good or unhealthy, from me first. Workforce members then know that they’re revered and entrusted with priceless info.”

Mark A. Gould, first VP and CEO of the Federal Reserve Financial institution of San Francisco, really helpful Wiskirchen as an Idaho Enterprise Assessment Icon.

“Brad has excelled in enterprise,” Gould writes. “He has completed so in a method that has created unimaginable alternative for others, remodeled how funds are executed, and boosted progress within the Idaho financial system whereas nonetheless making time to offer again to essential causes.”

Rob Cameron, CEO at Barclays, additionally really helpful Wiskirchen.

“His potential to hyperlink shopper must the appropriate resolution has helped the businesses he has labored with and Kount develop … they’ve taken a posh downside of fraud in e-commerce and made it easy for purchasers to implement and take motion,” Cameron writes. “Kount not solely helps its purchasers cease fraud but in addition perceive let extra good transactions full efficiently — defending them from loss whereas really  rising their revenues.”

Wiskirchen’s workers additionally consider him extremely and say they discovered rather a lot below his steerage.

“I discovered from Brad to plan and chart my course,” says Sean Desruisseaux, Kount group product supervisor. “Be intentional with my time and relationships.”


Brad Wiskirchen is the founding CEO at Kount, the premier fraud prevention resolution for card-not-present transactions. Kount protects lots of the world’s largest card-not-present retailers and a few of the largest buying banks and fee platforms. Previous to December 2015, Wiskirchen was additionally CEO of Keynetics and govt chairman of ClickBank. He started his profession as an lawyer and have become one of many youngest companions on the time at Holland and Hart in Boise. Shifting out of regulation into company govt management represented a profession milestone.


Graduated from Notre Dame Legislation Faculty

Member of the Worldwide Financial Fund Excessive-Degree Advisory Group, 2017-present

Chairman of the Board, Federal Reserve Financial institution of San Francisco, Salt Lake Metropolis Department, 2014-16

Former CEO of Keynetics and govt chairman of ClickBank

Based Kount