“We have set aggressive targets to grow our channel partnerships and footprint in the US, while dramatically reducing the total cost of ownership with edge computing which moves more of the processing power and data storage closer to the cameras themselves. The collective experience of these talented individuals will help us hit these targets.” – Avi Golan, CEO, AnyVision
Facial recognition specialist AnyVision is further demonstrating its momentum with the announcement of two new executive hires.
One of them is Adi Nativ, who has been named the company’s new VP of Global Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. Nativ comes to the company from a 16-year term with wireless broadband company Radwin, where he served as VP of Marketing and Business Development and later as VP of Global Business Development. He has also held positions with Actelis Networks and Israel’s Ministry of Defense.
Paul Witt, meanwhile, is AnyVision’s new VP and GM of Sales for the Americas. He comes to the company from a similar role at IDEMIA, which he held from August of 2020 to July of this year. Witt has also held sales VP roles with Crossmatch and HID Global (after its acquisition of the former), Early Warning Services, and Authentify.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Adi and Paul to AnyVision’s executive team to help harness the transformative power of AI, biometrics, and edge computing to redefine physical security and personal safety,” said AnyVision CEO Avi Golan. “We have set aggressive targets to grow our channel partnerships and footprint in the US, while dramatically reducing the total cost of ownership with edge computing which moves more of the processing power and data storage closer to the cameras themselves. The collective experience of these talented individuals will help us hit these targets.”
In addition to the new appointments, AnyVision has promoted its previous VP of Business Development & OEM, Ido Amidi, to the role of VP of Product Management. In a statement announcing the changes, AnyVision indicated that Amidi’s new role will entail, among other things, efforts to improve user satisfaction and “expand into new markets”.
News of the changes comes soon after AnyVision closed a funding round that brought in $235 million, and was led by the prominent SoftBank Vision Fund 2 as well as Eldridge. At the time, AnyVision indicated that the funding would be used to accelerate R&D innovation, though it now appears it may also help the company to finance the additions to its upper management – strategic moves that appear to signal the company’s ambitious growth plans in the global biometrics market.
September 14, 2021 – by Alex Perala