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IDEMIA Looks to Expand Government Reach with New Head of Business Development

IDEMIA Looks to Expand Government Reach with New Head of Business Development

“Thompson brings 26 years of executive experience to the role, and has spent much of it helping companies build better business relationships with the Federal Government, which was a key factor in his hiring. IDEMIA has officially brought on Sean Thompson as the company’s new Head of Business Development for IDEMIA Identity & Security, North…

Details on Yoti Guardian Council Underline Commitment to Transparency

Details on Yoti Guardian Council Underline Commitment to Transparency

“According to Yoti, the Council was set up to make sure that Yoti’s actions are in keeping with its stated humanitarian principles.” Yoti has once again demonstrated its commitment to ethical best practices in tech. The company has shared some details about its Guardian Council, which is intended to make the company more transparent and…

Mitchel Lenson Joins BioCatch Board of Directors as an Independent Member

Mitchel Lenson is the newest member of the BioCatch Board of Directors. The former Deutsche Bank executive has been appointed as an independent member of the board, where he will offer financial guidance as the company looks to expand its business internationally.  “Mitchel brings broad experience in the application of technology within the banking sector,…

FPC Gets Experienced New CFO

FPC Gets Experienced New CFO

“He is a very experienced leader in the finance area, and he will make a strong addition to our leadership team.” -Christian Fredrikson, CEO, Fingerprint Cards Fingerprint Cards has found its long-sought, permanent new Chief Financial Officer. The company has announced that the role will be filled by Per Sundqvist, who comes to FPC after a…

FPC Searches for New CFO After Appointee Backs Out

FPC Searches for New CFO After Appointee Backs Out

Fingerprint Cards is on the hunt for a new CFO, with the individual previously slated for the position having pulled out. Previously the CFO of Commercial Finance at Mölnlycke Health Care, Pernilla Lindén was to take over the role of FPC’s CFO after the June 6th departure of Hassan Tabrizi, who filled the position on an interim…

New BioConnect Exec to Build Engineering Team

New BioConnect Exec to Build Engineering Team

With an eye to expansion, BioConnect is bringing in a new senior executive to focus on the development of its engineering team. It’s a dual role, with Courtney Gibson becoming the firm’s Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. Gibson comes to BioConnect from a previous role as Chief Information Security Officer with OANDA…

BioCatch Chairman Becomes Its CEO

BioCatch Chairman Becomes Its CEO

The chairman of BioCatch‘s board of directors has now been named the company’s CEO. Howard Edelstein became the behavioral biometrics specialist‘s chairman in 2016, the same year that Eyal Goldwerger took on the role of CEO. In a statement announcing Edelstein’s new appointment as CEO, the company called him a “FinTech industry luminary”, highlighting his…

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

Immediately ahead of its Q4 and 2017 fiscal update, IDEX has announced that it’s getting a new CEO. Stan Swearingen, the company’s Chief Products Officer, will replace current CEO Hemant Mardia effective April 1st. In a statement, IDEX explained that the change is meant to accommodate an “expected step change” in the company’s business as…

IDEMIA Announces New Chairman of Supervisory Board

IDEMIA Announces New Chairman of Supervisory Board

Yann Delabrière has been named Chairman of IDEMIA’s Supervisory Board, a promotion from his previous role as Vice-Chairman. Delabrière replaces Marwan Lahoud, who now takes the role of Vice-Chairman. In a statement, IDEMIA did not offer a reason for the leadership change, but it did highlight Delabrière’s concurrent role as the Chairman of Zodiac Aerospace’s Management…

Gemalto is Getting a New Chief Financial Officer

Gemalto is Getting a New Chief Financial Officer

Gemalto is getting a new Chief Financial Officer. The company has announced that Virginie Duperat-Vergne will take the company’s fiscal reigns at the start of next year. Duperat-Vergne replaces Jacques Tierny, who has been with the company for a decade, and will undergo an introduction and transition process under his guidance beginning October 16th. Tierny’s role…

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,…

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