Swift Exchange Appoints Don Codling as Head of
Former FBI Division Chief Liaison Officer Joins Loyalty Rewards Innovator
July 26, 2011 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MIAMI--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Swift Exchange, the innovator in global commerce, today announced
that FBI veteran Don Codling has joined the company as head of cyber security. A former Supervisory Special
Agent, Unit Chief and DHS National Cyber Security Division Chief Liaison officer from the FBI’s Cyber Division in
Washington, D.C., Codling joins Swift Exchange after 23 years of service in the FBI.
“We are delighted that Don has joined Swift Exchange,” said Richard Postrel, CEO of Swift Exchange. “A world-
class technology platform calls for world-class professionals in every area, particularly security, as we design,
implement and evolve the Swift Exchange system to meet and defeat threats both known and unforeseen. Don
personifies these qualifications.”
“Don will be an extremely valuable team member and contributor to Swift Exchange,” said Nancy Gordon, Chief
Operating Officer of Swift Exchange, “Don’s decision to join Swift Exchange attests to the uncompromising levels of
excellence we are committed to achieving, including new levels of security, as we build and expand our system for
consumers, loyalty point issuers, and merchants.”
As Chief Security Officer, Mr. Codling will be responsible for network security, protocol and policies to protect
Swift Exchange and its user community from all manner of attacks and breaches. He will help design protocols to
shield all sensitive or confidential company information, customer Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and data
storage facilities through preventive monitoring, fraud detection and fraud resolution. Codling will take a lead role in
implementing state-of-the-art security standards for constituent groups, act as spokesman on related matters and
lead training related to security protocol and standards.
“I am extremely pleased to be joining Swift Exchange and to be working with Richard Postrel,” said Don Codling.
“Swift Exchange combines an innovative vision of the rewards industry, a groundbreaking technology platform and a
highly seasoned management team. I’m particularly excited about the opportunity to implement new, innovative,
precedent setting techniques for cyber security. In a world where cyber security is more pronounced than ever, as
more companies discover new exposures, this new level of protection Swift Exchange is implementing for partners
and users will become a critical factor in delivering profitability and sustainability.”
In a related development, Codling will be working with Richard Postrel, Swift Exchange founder, CEO and chief
inventor, to establish an advanced cyber security working group designed to identify, thwart and destroy threats in
the cyber environment.
Codling joins Swift Exchange with a wealth of experience as the lead investigator or supervisor on numerous cases
including major domestic and international criminal and cyber crime, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence cases
as well as long-term undercover operations. He has served as chairman of an international cyber crime working
group comprising the heads of the cyber investigative departments of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United
Kingdom and the United States. Following service in the United States Marine Corps, Codling received his BS in
Civil Engineering from Norwich University. Before joining the FBI, he was an engineer for a telecommunications firm
in Dallas. His domestic postings in the FBI have been in San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas and Washington DC.
About Swift Exchange
An innovator in global commerce, Swift Exchange has developed a first-of-its kind, powerful, scalable and highly
transformative technology platform designed to provide unprecedented liquidity, transparency and usability of
rewards points and miles. Using patent protected technology, Swift is enabling an entirely new marketplace that will
allow consumers to quickly and easily blend points and miles they have accumulated across a multitude of loyalty
programs and spend them as easily as cash. Swift Exchange is owned and operated by Signature Systems LLC. For
more information, visit www.swiftexchange.com.
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