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J. D. (Denny) Carreker is Vice Chairman, a member of the board of directors, and an owner of Jet Linx Management Company. He joined Jet Linx in 2009 and established its Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio private jet operations. He is also CEO of Signal 88 a Dallas Fort Worth Security Company and Managing Partner of Promontory Insight a camera technology and monitoring company.
In 1978 Denny founded J.D. Carreker and Associates, a management consulting and technology company specializing in bank operations and services. Over time the company expanded to serve the largest banks in the U.S. and more than 250 clients on five continents with offices in London and Sydney, specializing in payment systems, revenue enhancement, e-commerce, technology strategy, fraud mitigation, and customer relationship management.
With Denny as chairman and CEO, the company went public in 1998 and completed a successful secondary in 2000 as Carreker Corporation. Carreker Corporation was acquired by CheckFree in 2007 and is now part of Fiserv. Carreker Corporation was named to Fortune’s list of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, #50 on Forbes’ Best Small Companies of 2000 and #75 on Business Week’s Hot Growth Companies of 2000.
Denny was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the 2001 Ernst & Young competition in the e-commerce category. The leading banking journal, American Banker, named him to its list of the “Top 25 Technology Consultants.” He has served as an expert witness to the U.S. Congress on banking and payment system matters.
Working with the largest U.S. banks, he founded influential industry organizations, including ECCHO (Electronic Check Clearinghouse Organization), The Payment Solutions Network, and Cash Services Australia. In 2005 he was inducted into the College of Engineering Architecture and Technology Hall of Fame at Oklahoma State University. In 2008 he was named as an outstanding OSU Alumni. Denny has spoken at banking conferences around the world and published numerous papers and articles on banking and the payment system.
Denny served on the advisory board of MedSynergies based in Irving, Texas and is currently on the board of Curantis Solutions based in Dallas, Texas. He is also active in community and philanthropic affairs. He is chairman of the board of Promising Youth Alliance, an innovative joint venture between Big Brothers Big Sisters, Phoenix House, Parkland Hospital and UT Dallas which he helped found in Dallas to provide a continuum of afterschool care to at-risk youth. Denny is a member of the regional board of the Salvation Army and also serves on the regional boards of Phoenix House Texas and Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. He and his wife Connie are past honorary chairs and past members of the board of directors of the Dallas Make-a-Wish Foundation and are current members of Park Cities Presbyterian Church.
The Carrekers make their home in Highland Park, Texas. They have three children and eight grandchildren.