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Green Bit Appoints New US Sales VP

Green Bit Appoints New US Sales VP

Green Bit has hired a new VP of Sales and Business Development for its US subsidiary. Nadia Reid joins Green Bit Americas effective March 1st. Reid comes to the company after a six-year stint as Sales Director for Laxton Group Limited, a company specializing in self-service kiosks, digital signage, music equipment, and other ICT support offerings.…

Former Synaptics SVP is New CEO of NEXT Biometrics

Former Synaptics SVP is New CEO of NEXT Biometrics

“Meanwhile, Tore Etholm-Idsøe is staying on with NEXT as its new Chairman of the Board.” NEXT Biometrics has a new CEO. Ritu Favre, former Biometrics Products Division GM and SVP of Synaptics, is taking the helm from Tore Etholm-Idsøe, the company has announced. In a statement announcing the appointment, NEXT Biometrics Chair Brita Eilertsen emphasized Favre’s “extensive…

New Cognitec VP to Lead Asia Pacific Efforts

New Cognitec VP to Lead Asia Pacific Efforts

Germany-based biometrics specialist Cognitec has appointed a new VP for its Asia Pacific division. Terry Hartmann will lead the company’s efforts in business development and client relations in the region. Hartmann joins the company from his most recent stint as the head of Unisys’s North American transportation business, but his most crucial experience is in…

AnchorID Aims to Boost Momentum with New Board Member

AnchorID Aims to Boost Momentum with New Board Member

AnchorID is aiming to pick up some momentum with the appointment of a prominent new member of its Board of Directors. Mark Roe joins the Board after previous stints as Solar City’s VP of Operations and Engineering, and Apple’s Senior Director of Worldwide Service. In a statement announcing the appointment, the company emphasized Roe’s track record,…

CLEAR Bulks Up Executive Team to Support Expansion

CLEAR Bulks Up Executive Team to Support Expansion

“In a statement announcing the additions to the team, CLEAR framed them as part of a “major nationwide expansion.”” Biometric security screening specialist CLEAR has dramatically expanded its executive team with five new additions. Todd Edebohls is the company’s new SVP of Corporate Development, having previously held business development roles with Amazon.com and Zocdoc and…

Zwipe Announces New COO, EMEA Sales Exec

Zwipe Announces New COO, EMEA Sales Exec

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe has announced two major new additions to its executive team. Orlando Martinez has signed on as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, and John Laws is now Director of Sales Access Control EMEA. Martinez comes to the company from a previous position as SVP of Business Development for Snarf Networks,…

Veridium Has Appointed a New CEO

Veridium Has Appointed a New CEO

In a statement announcing his appointment, Veridium suggested that Stickland’s background makes him “uniquely well positioned to lead the company…” Fresh off a major rebrand announced in September, Veridium has appointed a new CEO. James Stickland joins the company from a position as Non Executive Director of Red Deer, a UK-based fintech company offering an investment…

IDEX Appoints Investor Relations Head Amid ‘Increasing Interest’ from Financial Market

IDEX Appoints Investor Relations Head Amid ‘Increasing Interest’ from Financial Market

IDEX has appointed a new Director of Investor Relations and Communications. Charlotte Knudsen joins the company from a previous stint as Norway-based Electromagnetic Geoservices’ Head of IR. She also held a corporate communications position at Crux Communications, and was a Hugin’s Business Manager before that. In a statement announcing Knudsen’s appointment, IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant…

Precise Biometrics Gets New CFO

Precise Biometrics Gets New CFO

Precise Biometrics has appointed a new CFO. Göran Thuresson will take the position starting November 9th. Thuresson joins the company from a position as CFO at gtIM AB, which he describes on LinkedIn as “an industrial company” in Sweden; and he has had other recent stints as CFO and Nordic Integration Manager with Weidmüller. Thuresson has also held…

FST Expands Leadership with New CEO

FST Expands Leadership with New CEO

Further adapting its positioning for continuing growth, FST Biometrics is expanding its upper management. The company has appointed Gary Drutin as its new CEO; meanwhile previous CEO Aharon Zeevi Farkash “will shift his focus to the areas of innovation and strategy development,” according to a statement from the company. Drutin previously held a position as sales…

TOC Biometrics Gets International Manager

TOC Biometrics Gets International Manager

Chile-based biometric authentication solutions provider TOC has appointed a new International Manager. Andrés Landerretche, a lawyer with the University of Chile, takes the post. It’s a new position aimed at promoting the company on the global market, and has been created in the wake of new TOC office openings in Europe. In a statement announcing the position…

BIO-key Appoints Barbara Rivera as New COO

BIO-key Appoints Barbara Rivera as New COO

BIO-key has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer. Barbara Rivera joins the company from a previous stint as the President & General Manager of Experian North America’s US Public Sector Division. Experian is a company providing consumers with their credit reports and FICO scores, and as such has to handle very sensitive information in a way…

New CEO Takes Helm at FPC

New CEO Takes Helm at FPC

Fingerprint Cards‘ new CEO has officially taken the helm. On August 1st, Christian Fredrikson took the place of former CEO Jörgen Lantto. In a statement announcing the transition, FPC highlighted Fredrikson’s previous leadership roles in Nokia Networks, noting that he has “strong engineering know-how in areas essential for FPC’s future growth,” as well as “experience…

FST Appoints New Board Chairman

FST Appoints New Board Chairman

Anticipating a ‘major growth phase’, FST Biometrics‘ board of directors has appointed Avi Naor its new chairman. A co-founder of software company Amdocs, Naor helped to build it into a multimillion dollar company and led its IPO just a few years after its launch in 1995. He went on to work for investment firm Alpha Group,…

New CTO Appointment Enhances Hoyos Labs’ R&D Focus

New CTO Appointment Enhances Hoyos Labs’ R&D Focus

Hoyos Labs has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer. Dr. John Callahan has taken on the role as the biometrics company continues to develop security solutions for the enterprise. With an academic background including a stint as Research Director of NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Dr. Callahan brings a strong level of expertise to…

NuData Promotes Talent, Reports Growth

NuData Promotes Talent, Reports Growth

“In a statement announcing the new appointments, NuData suggested they would help to maneuver the company through a growth phase…” NuData has announced a couple of major strategic appointments that it says are aimed at adapting to substantial growth. Both are internal promotions. Randy Lukashuk has helped the company in development and programming roles and…

FPC Board Appoints New CEO, Effective This August

FPC Board Appoints New CEO, Effective This August

Fingerprint Cards is getting a new CEO. The company’s Board of Directors has announced that Christian Fredrikson will take the post starting this August, when current CEO Jörgen Lantto will step down. In a statement announcing the change, the company suggested that FPC’s remarkable growth over the past year, as well as its move beyond the…

ImageWare Eyes Growth with New Board Appointment

ImageWare Eyes Growth with New Board Appointment

ImageWare has appointed tech industry veteran Dana Kammersgard to its board of directors. The appointment suggests anticipated growth on the company’s part. Kammersgard is a co-founder of Artecon, for which he served as director when it merged with Box Hill Systems Corp. in 1999 to create data storage company Dot Hill Systems. After serving in…

NuData Appoints New Business Development VP

NuData Appoints New Business Development VP

Behavioral biometrics specialist NuData Security has appointed a longtime digital security expert as its new Vice President of Business Development. Robert Capps comes to the company with over 20 years of experience in this area. He previously held digital security positions with network security provider RedSeal, and before that with Stubhub. Capps is also a…

BioCatch Appoints Growth-Focused CEO

BioCatch Appoints Growth-Focused CEO

Israel-based BioCatch has a new CEO: Eyal Goldwerger has taken the helm, aiming to guide the company through an intensive growth phase. BioCatch is aiming to be a pioneer in the growing field of behavioral biometrics. Its platform uses a complex combination of behavioral, physiological, and cognitive patterns for user authentication, and in a statement announcing…

FBI Vet to Head New Unisys Initiative

Global IT solutions provider Unisys has launched a new Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security Initiative, and has appointed a 20-year FBI veteran to lead it, the company has announced. The initiative is aimed at helping governments around the world in several areas, including border traffic processing, cloud-based IT infrastructure setup, public safety consulting, and…

Aiming for Growth, Zwipe Continues to Build Talent Pool

Aiming for Growth, Zwipe Continues to Build Talent Pool

Biometric smart card developer Zwipe is aiming to enter a new phase of growth with some strategic additions to its talent pool. The company has just announced the appointment of Lisbeth Breum, formerly of the Herkules Capital equity firm, as its new CFO; she replaces Steffen Larsen, who is now the company’s SVP of Products.…

Rx Safes Builds Sales and Marketing Team

Rx Safes Builds Sales and Marketing Team

Biometric storage specialist Rx Safes has added two new members to its executive team. William V. Koch joins the company as its new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, having come to the company from a strong background in this area, with previous stints at Pitney Bowes and The Tweddle Group. Meanwhile, Faruk Okcetin is the…

Credence ID Develops Presence in the Americas

Credence ID Develops Presence in the Americas

Mobile biometrics specialist Credence ID is expanding its team and the scope of its business. With an eye to further developing its presence in the Americas, the company has announced the appointment of Robert Garrigan as its Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Americas. In a statement announcing Garrigan’s entry into the…

Crossmatch Bolsters Executive Team With New Appointments

Crossmatch Bolsters Executive Team With New Appointments

Biometric identity solutions provider Crossmatch has announced two important new appointments to its executive team. John Atkinson joins the company  as Vice President of Global Enterprise Sales, while Eduardo Parodi is Crossmatch’s new Vice President of Government Sales for Europe, Africa and Latin America. Eduardo Parodi brings with him a strong background in both security…

CLEAR Hints at Business Expansion with New Board Appointments

CLEAR Hints at Business Expansion with New Board Appointments

Biometric security screening specialist CLEAR has formally announced two new appointments to its Board of Directors. The new board members are Jeffery H. Boyd and Lew Kling. Boyd is the former CEO of Priceline Group, and Lew Kling is the former CEO of Flowserve. Boyd was also a major participant in CLEAR’s latest round of funding,…

Morpho Appoints Digital Security & Authentication VP

Morpho Appoints Digital Security & Authentication VP

Morpho (Safran) has appointed a new Executive Vice President for its Digital Security and Authentication division. Olivier Méaux is now taking over for Jacques Pantin, who has become the company’s special advisor in charge of cybersecurity, according to a press release. Méaux brings with him a wealth of experience in the digital and IT sectors. In…

EyeLock Appoints Three New Execs

EyeLock Appoints Three New Execs

EyeLock has announced what it calls “three key appointments” to its executive team as it seeks to move forward from its acquisition by VOXX International Corporation. The acquisition via a 54 percent controlling interest was finalized earlier this month, with VOXX seeking to help EyeLock to explore new market opportunities for its iris scanning technology.…

Precise Biometrics Makes Interim CFO Permanent

Precise Biometrics Makes Interim CFO Permanent

Fingerprint recognition solutions developer Precise Biometrics is happy with its interim CFO – so much so that the company is taking him on as its new, official CFO. Tommy Nilsson is officially taking that position starting today. Nilsson first came to Precise Biometrics as a temporary replacement for previous CFO Bo-Göran Jaxelius, who unexpectedly stepped down earlier this…

MorphoTrak Appoints Teresa Wu To Executive Team

MorphoTrak Appoints Teresa Wu To Executive Team

MorphoTrak has appointed a new member of its executive team. Teresa Wu is the company’s new Director of Strategic Marketing and Government Relations. Wu brings considerable credentials to the role. Coming to MorphoTrak from a position as 3M Cogent’s Global Software Solutions Marketing Director, she holds International Management degrees from the Newcastle School of Management and…

Integrated Biometrics Appoints New CFO, Sales Chief

Integrated Biometrics Appoints New CFO, Sales Chief

Integrated Biometrics has appointed two new members to its executive management team. Jerry Zuzolo is the company’s new CFO, and David Gerulski has taken the post of Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In a press release, Integrated Biometrics CEO Steve Thies pointed to the individuals’ “years of  executive experience in both technology start-up and Fortune…

LaserLock Refresh Continues with New COO

LaserLock Refresh Continues with New COO

Anti-fraud company LaserLock continues its organizational refresh with a newly announced executive appointment: Benjamin Burrell is now the company’s Chief Operating Officer. The appointment takes effect immediately. It appears to be an extension of a major overhaul the company started to undergo this spring, when the company acquired the assets of its main authentication technology…

HYPR Appoints Well-Connected Execs to Team

HYPR Appoints Well-Connected Execs to Team

Biometrics-as-a-platform developer HYPR Corp. is bolstering its executive talent with two new additions to its team. In a statement, CEO George Avetisov suggested that both new appointees “bring experience and knowledge that is invaluable to the HYPR team as we amplify our core offering of biometric authentication to a diverse array of enterprise customers.” Dimitri…

Former ACER Exec Joins NEXT Biometrics as VP

Former ACER Exec Joins NEXT Biometrics as VP

NEXT Biometrics is welcoming a new addition to its executive team. The company has announced that Campbell Kan, ACER’s former President of PC Global Operations, has signed on as NEXT’s Vice President of Operations and Asia Sales. As his new title indicates, Mr. Kan’s role will be twofold. The first part involves general operations management;…