Douglas Hartung joined Diebold, Incorporated in 2014 and isthe director of global software research and strategy. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, leading and evangelizing new business and product ventures to expand Diebold’s software portfolio.

Prior to joining Diebold, Hartung served at PULSE, a leading debit network, where he was responsible for mobile payment services and emerging products. He also worked with H&R Block, where he led the company’s strategy to differentiate its tax business with new advice-based products and services. In addition, Hartung held various business strategy and product development roles with Sprint Communication Corporation. Hartung remains focused at the intersection of payments, mobiletechnology and financial services.

Hartung is a native Californian and currently resides in Houston, Texas. He received his MBA from the University of California at Irvine, Calif., and bachelor’s degrees in both business economics and philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara.