Chime recently welcomed Darragh Whelan as VP of Risk & Support Engineering to oversee the engineering function for risk and member services. Darragh will lead engineering around our decisioning platform. The platform protects Chime’s business and member base, as well as our member services and identity management services. His immediate priorities are to bring these traditionally separated functions together to combat fraud and create a safer Chime for everyone.
During his time at Mastercard, Darragh helped build Safety Net and Decision Intelligence, the company’s platforms that protect against fraud and cyber hacking of banks and processors. Following the launch of Safety Net, Darragh became the solution manager and technical driver for the product. Across his many projects, he contributed to preventing catastrophic fraud and bad actors contributing to drug and human trafficking. As a result of his work, tens of billions of dollars were stopped from moving through the hands of bad actors. His contributions to Safety Net led to the platform, and Mastercard’s CIO, winning the Forbes CIO Innovation Award.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have an influence that does good for the world, and I’m excited to apply the knowledge I’ve acquired throughout my career to a company that is truly a force for good. As an immigrant to the U.S., I am familiar with some of the struggles our members face and hope that through my work here, Chime will better protect and serve them.”
– Darragh Whelan
Welcome to the team, Darragh!