Michael C. Helmantoler is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with over 14 years in preparing businesses to ride out disruptions in service. He holds international certifications in continuity planning and is a leader in the field in aligning business processes to technology capabilities. He is sought out by organizations to help designing and deploy database tools to manage business process resiliency.

Mr. Helmantoler is presently helping financial institutions and international product distribution networks with business continuity management information systems that contribute to the survivability during organizational disruptions.

Recently, he served as Chief Business Recovery Planning Architect for VISA/ Inovant where he improved the resiliency of the largest global payments processing network through instilling business continuity as a core business process.  He initiated the global service catalog business impact analysis process which included hundreds of interdependent business processes and systems.

Prior to Visa he was a Senior Business Continuity Planning consultant with Strohl Systems, a global leader in business continuity planning software. He implemented and customized the Living Disaster Recovery Planning System) and BIA Professional database management systems for customers.

His consulting career has included coordinating enterprise business continuity planning; conducting risk assessments; assessing supply chain risk and monitoring risks. He has worked with the US Congress, and four Federal Executive Departments to improve crisis communications and lower operational risks.

He holds a Masters degree in Communications from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Business Continuity Professional with the Disaster Recovery Institute International.  He is also certified in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITI