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IBM Veteran Becomes HYPR’s First Independent Director

IBM Veteran Becomes HYPR’s First Independent Director

IBM veteran Nicholas Donofrio has joined the HYPR board as its first independent director. Donofrio joined IBM as an engineer in 1967, and ultimately retired in 2008 from his position as Executive Vice President, Innovation and Technology. Thus he “has experienced a half-century of innovation and disruption across multiple waves of technology,” as HYPR CEO George…

FPC Appoints Mattias Hakeröd As New HR Head

FPC Appoints Mattias Hakeröd As New HR Head

Fingerprint Cards has a new head of HR: Mattias Hakeröd has joined the company’s executive team as a new SVP. Hakeröd comes to the company from a previous position as Global HR Director for Mölnlycke HealthCare. He has also held administrative HR positions with AstraZeneca R&D and Vattenfall. In a statement announcing Hakeröd’s new post, FPC indicated…

SpeechPro Appoints Bob Schiff as New EVP

SpeechPro Appoints Bob Schiff as New EVP

SpeechPro, the US subsidiary of Russia-based STC Group, has announced a new Executive Vice President, Bob Schiff. In a statement, the company lauded Schiff’s experience leading rapidly growing tech companies, particularly in the area of digital security; and his “extensive network of both C- suite executives and cybersecurity professionals.” Commenting on the appointment, SpeechPro CEO…

FPC Pushes On Tech Front with New CTO, Module House Partnerships

FPC Pushes On Tech Front with New CTO, Module House Partnerships

Fingerprint Cards is pushing forward on the technology front with a management change and two new partnerships. The company has announced that Pontus Jägemalm, who has hitherto served as FPC’s SVP of Research and Development, has also been appointed its new Chief Technology Officer. In a statement announcing the change, Jägemalm said it “means an increased focus…

Crossmatch Gets New Authentication Market Director

Crossmatch Gets New Authentication Market Director

Crossmatch has a new member of its executive team, with Jeff Carpenter signing on as the company’s new Authentication Market Director. Carpenter, who possesses ISC² certification in Cloud Security and Information Systems Security, joins the company from RSA, where he held numerous roles promoting the company’s identity and authentication solutions, according to a statement from…

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,…

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