About Us

We are a team of compliance experts who provide third party risk management (TPRM) solutions to small, medium, and large financial institutions.


Compliance Experts

We are a team of compliance experts who provide third party risk management (TPRM) solutions to small, medium, and large financial institutions. With our customized services, affordable pricing, and high-level expertise, we can help your institution get and stay compliant with regulatory guidelines—so that you can focus on your customers.

Founded in 1997, Fortrex Technologies, Inc. began as a market leader in providing IT Governance and Risk services and solutions. Today, our focus is building partnerships with you, whether you need an end-to-end TPRM solution, a la carte compliance services, or an advisor to weigh in on decisions.

Meet Our Team

Our values of Integrity, Excellence, Empowerment, Teamwork, and Thankfulness are reflected in all of our relationships—with our employees, customers and partners. We look forward to working with you.

J. Michael Edison


Mike Edison founded Fortrex Technologies in 1997. He designed, prototyped, and patented Fortrex’s signature vendor risk management solution, VendorPoint.

Prior to forming Fortrex, Mr. Edison held several positions during his tenure with Pioneer Technologies. He served as Corporate Director of Value Added Services, where he was responsible for Pioneer’s entire systems integration and component kitting operations, which combined, represented over $50 Million in revenue.

Before his time at Pioneer, Mr. Edison was Sr. Scientific Programmer for Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center, where he designed, managed, implemented, and maintained several systems within the EPCOT complex.

As a key figure in vendor risk management to the financial services community, Mr. Edison speaks frequently at financial institution seminars, ABA conferences, and during phone briefings. He also publishes whitepapers on the subject of vendor risk management.

Bill Schneider

EVP, Operations and Risk Management

Bill Schneider has run Fortrex Technologies’ VendSure program for over five years. With this experience, he helps clients find effective ways to manage and execute their third party risk management (TPRM) programs.

Mr. Schneider has successfully managed $1MM+ IT agile custom software development and integration projects for the finance and healthcare industries, Fortune 500 companies, and Federal government. These projects include data-driven donation web sites, claim servicing and payment web applications, expense and reimbursement web applications, energy futures trading applications, and Energy Star decision support applications. He has managed project execution using Agile (XP), iterative, and full software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies for over 20 years, with over 26 years of IT software development and delivery experience. Bill maintains his PMP certification from PMI.

Pam Hamingson

Director, Compliance/Risk Practice

Pam Hamingson began her career in Business Continuity Planning and Telecom; design, implementation, testing and maintenance. Over the next two decades, working directly for US and foreign based banks, she added: Vendor Risk, Cyber Security, Data Security, Contract Management, Model Risk, Pandemic Planning, Operational Risk and Regulatory relations to her skill set. Today, she brings this breadth of knowledge to the Fortrex family in the never-ending effort to assist our clients build and mature their Risk programs.

Overwhelmed by TPRM responsibilities?

Our team of experts can take them off of your hands.



Fortrex is looking for a Senior Sales Executive who is experienced selling into the financial services and healthcare industries. The Senior Sales Executive primary responsibilities will be to uncover new business sales opportunities and schedule meetings for presentation of Fortrex’s suite of compliance products nationwide. The ideal candidate will be a true “hunter” with a proven track record at selling complex software systems. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of regional compliance regulations issued by the FFIEC and/or HIPAA.

Experience selling compliance solutions to financial or healthcare institutions is a strong plus. Former or retired compliance officer or other compliance experience with existing relationships is highly desirable. Direct work experience related to these industries is a strong plus. Retired professionals still looking for job opportunities are encouraged to apply.

Please let us know your interest with cover letter and resume at jobs@fortrex.com.