Technology >> CEO Interviews >> August 3, 2000

James Mahan Iii – S1 Corporation (sone)

JAMES S. MAHAN III is the co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Security First Technologies and co-Founder of Security First Network Bank (SFNB), the world's first Internet bank. In 1987, prior to founding Security First Network Bank and Security First Technologies, Mr. Mahan launched Cardinal Bancshares, located in Lexington, Ky., where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Before launching Cardinal, Mr. Mahan spent several years with Citizens Union National Bank & Trust Co., initially serving as President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman, then in 1984, moving into the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 1986, Mr. Mahan formed an investment group that purchased Citizens Union and sold it to Bank One Corp. of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Mahan began his career at Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. in Winston-Salem, N.C., after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He spent 10 years working for Wachovia, where for several years he managed its Southeast commercial bank as the youngest Vice President in Wachovia's history. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with some history and an overview of S1, just

to set the stage for the readers?

Mr. Mahan: In terms of our history and what we do, I started this

business in 1994, and