Our Management Team
Michael R. StanfieldExecutive Chairman & PresidentMichael R. Stanfield co-founded CreditComm, the predecessor to Intersections, in May 1996 and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since that time and also served as our Chief Executive Officer from inception until January 2017. Mr. Stanfield joined Loeb Partners Corporation, an affiliate of Loeb Holding Corporation, in November 1993 and served as a Managing Director at the time of his resignation in August 1999. Mr. Stanfield has been involved in management information services and direct marketing through investments and management since 1982, and has served as a director of CCC Information Services Inc. and BWIA West Indies Airways. Prior to beginning his operational career, Mr. Stanfield was an investment banker with Loeb, Rhoades & Co. and Wertheim & Co. He holds a B.B.A. in Business Administration from Emory University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Melba AmissiChief Operating Officer
Melba Amissi serves as our Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Amissi joined the Company in 2001 and has served in a number of management positions over the years. Most recently, Ms. Amissi served as Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer since January 1, 2017, and prior to that became Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff on November 17, 2014, after previously serving as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs since 2007. In these roles, Ms. Amissi was responsible for managing, directing, and implementing compliance and risk for marketing, technology, operations, customer care, information security, and human resources. Ms. Amissi received her business degree from Randolph Macon Woman’s College and she is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and IAPP Member since 2016.
Ron BardenChief Financial OfficerRon Barden serves as Intersections Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Intersections in September 2014, Mr. Barden served as Chief Financial Officer of N1Health LLC, building a national network of physician practices. He spent ten years in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young and previously served on the Board of Directors of Helig-Meyers Company as Managing Director of Reorganization and Senior Vice President and Controller. With more than 25 years of experience as a seasoned finance and operations executive, Mr. Barden’s extensive background includes board membership, investor relations, and public company financial reporting to managing suppliers, manufacturers, inventory and project costs. Mr. Barden holds a B.B.A. and M.B.A. the College of William and Mary and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Duane L. BerlinChief Legal Officer and General CounselDuane Berlin has served as Intersections’ Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel since October 2016. Mr. Berlin has practiced business law for more than three decades. His areas of expertise include securities law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, marketing and privacy law. Mr. Berlin is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as an AV Preeminent attorney. Mr. Berlin has served as General Counsel for the Counsel of American Survey Research Organizations since 1998, a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals since 2005, a Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain since 2007 and a member of the Board of Directors for The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research since 2011. Mr. Berlin received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from the University of Miami, where he served as an associate editor of the University of Miami Law Review and a member of the Society of the Wig and Robe. Mr. Berlin also completed studies at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Berlin is a member of the bars of Virginia and Connecticut. Previously, Mr. Berlin served as managing principal of Lev & Berlin, P.C., and practiced law with Cummings & Lockwood.