Silvio Tavares

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The CardLinx Forum

Silvio Tavares

Silvio Tavares

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The CardLinx Forum

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The CardLinx Forum

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Chief Executive Officer at TetraScience, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at CPI Card Group, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Excentus Corp.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Affinity Solutions, Inc.

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Venture Partner at Almaz Capital Management Ltd.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Pinpoint Pty Ltd.

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Director at The CardLinx Forum

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Managing Director/Chief Financial Officer at Parallel49 Equity (United States)

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Managing Partner at Parallel49 Equity

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Founder at Highland West Capital Ltd.

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Silvio Tavares
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The CardLinx Forum
BS Electrical & Computer Engineering

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

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Boston University School of Medicine is one of the graduate schools of Boston University. It holds the unique distinction as the first institution in the world to formally educate female physicians. Boston University School of Medicine offers MA, MS, and PhD degrees through its Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS). GMS offers MA degrees in bioimaging, clinical investigation, medical sciences, mental health counseling, and behavioral medicine. MS degrees are available in biomedical forensics, forensic anthropology, and genetic counseling. GMS also grants MD and PhD degrees in areas such as anatomy and neurobiology, biomedical neuroscience, genetics and genomics, microbiology, pathology and laboratory medicine, behavioral neuroscience, biophysics, immunology, molecular medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, medical nutrition sciences, oral biology, and physiology. Originally known as the New England Female Medical College, the university was subsequently renamed Boston University School of Medicine in 1873. It is notably also the first medical school in the United States to award an M.D. degree to an African-American woman in 1864. As the only medical school located in the South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, its primary teaching hospital, operates the largest 24-hour Level I trauma center in New England, the largest network of regional community health centers, and possesses the most diverse patient base in New England. Boston University School of Medicine is also the home of the world-renowned Framingham Heart Study, from which all knowledge of cardiovascular disease risk factors were originally discovered. Notable alumni of the medical school include Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine and the only woman to hold the position in the journal's almost 200 year history, as well as Louis Wade Sullivan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and founder of Morehouse School of Medicine. Boston University School of Medicine is ranked 30th on the 2014 list of Best Medical Schools by the U.S. News and World Report. Boston University School of Medicine was founded in 1848 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


The Carroll School of Management provides undergraduate and graduate management education attuned to the needs of today's business world. Aligned with the philosophy of Boston College, we develop leaders and managers who bring an ethical perspective to business decision making. In addition to its degree programs and centers which provide executive development programming for professionals, the School partners with the business community to provide (student) consulting services in the areas of financial and strategic analysis, product development, and general business planning.


The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.


The CardLinx Association provides access to interoperability services including card linked offer fraud detection services. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Bruno, CA.

Career History
Senior Vice President, GM-Global Information & Analytics
2006 - 2012

First Data Corp. provides electronic commerce and payment solutions. It offers credit card processing and solutions, cash advance, data security, payroll delivery, and check acceptance services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Senior Vice President & Head-Global Information Products
2012 - 2013

Visa, Inc. engages in the provision of digital payment services. It also facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among global network of consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It offers debit card, credit card, prepaid products, commercial payment solutions, and global ATM. The company was founded by Dee Hock in 1958 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.


AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications media and technology service. It operates through the following segments: Communications, WarnerMedia, and Latin America. The Communications segment provides services to businesses and consumers located in the U.S., or in U.S. territories, and businesses globally. The WarnerMedia segment develops, produces and distributes feature films, television, gaming and other content over various physical and digital formats. The Latin America segment provides entertainment and wireless services outside of the U.S.. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Member, Board of Directors
2020 - Current

CSG Systems International, Inc. engages in providing business support solutions serving the communications industry. It engages in revenue management & digital monetization, customer experience & payment solutions providers. The firm's solutions and services help companies around the world monetize and digitally enable the customer experience by accurately capturing, managing, generating, and optimizing the interactions and revenues associated with their customers. The company was founded on October 17, 1994 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO.

Independent Director
2016 - 2018

CPI Card Group, Inc. engages in the provision of financial payment card solutions. It operates through through the following segments U.S. Debit and Credit, U.S. Prepaid Debit, and Other. The U.S. Debit and Credit segment produces Financial Payment Cards and provides integrated card services to card-issuing banks in the U.S. The U.S. Prepaid Debit segment provides integrated card services to Prepaid Debit Card program managers in the U.S. The Other segment comprises of corporate expenses and less significant operation that generated sales from the production of Financial Payment Cards and retail gift cards, and card personalization and fulfillment services in Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Littleton, CO.

2013 - Current

The CardLinx Association provides access to interoperability services including card linked offer fraud detection services. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Bruno, CA.

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Former President of United States

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