Rush Taggart serves as Chief Security Officer of CardConnect, a payment processing and technology solutions provider. CardConnect’s payment gateway and security offerings were primarily built by Taggart during his time at Princeton Payment Solutions, acquired by CardConnect in 2012. Taggart rebuilt the existing Payware and CardSecure C++ applications into Java, adding significant user functionality as well as platform portability. In 2014, CardConnect was awarded two patents related to payment security that were a direct result of Taggart’s work. Recently, Taggart developed a retail terminal solution for CardConnect's SMB customers, providing a PCI-validated P2PE solution that is also EMV-ready.