Exec with Marketing, Payments Experience is NEXT Biometrics’ New CEO

“NEXT’s unique fingerprint sensor technology and the growth potential of its target markets provides the foundation to further scale the business and reach the Company’s true potential.” – Peter Heuman, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

Biometrics News: Exec with Marketing, Payments Experience is NEXT Biometrics' New CEO

NEXT Biometrics has found its next CEO in Peter Heuman, an executive with experience in media marketing and financial services.

In announcing the appointment, NEXT Biometrics highlighted Heuman’s experience as CEO of Done Management & Systems AB (now operating under the name House of Friends), a marketing and media production company based in Sweden that Heuman led from August of 2008 to March of 2012. NEXT also noted Heuman’s experience in the payments industry from his role as Ericsson’s Managing Director of Mobile Financial Services, and pointed out that before his appointment with NEXT, Heuman has been acting as an advisor to multiple European private equity firms.

Heuman comes to NEXT Biometrics after the departure of former CEO Ritu Favre earlier this summer, and will replace interim CEO Dan Cronin, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Commenting on his appointment in a statement, Heuman lauded NEXT Biometrics’ fingerprint biometrics technology and emphasized the company’s potential. “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to serve as the new CEO of NEXT Biometrics,” he said. “NEXT’s unique fingerprint sensor technology and the growth potential of its target markets provides the foundation to further scale the business and reach the Company’s true potential.”

The announcement of Heuman’s appointment arrives soon after a Q2 update in which NEXT Biometrics reported year-over-year improvements in revenues and its net loss, and Cronin anticipated “hypergrowth” in the biometric payment cards market, a key focus area for NEXT. Human will officially become the company’s CEO on September 16th.

September 9, 2019 – by Alex Perala


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