executive appointments

IDEMIA Sharpens North America Focus with Latest Corporate Change

IDEMIA Sharpens North America Focus with Latest Corporate Change

IDEMIA has made another important change to its corporate infrastructure, including the appointment of a new high-level executive: Dan Kent is the company’s new Chief Technology Officer, VP, and member of the Executive Committee for IDEMIA’s North American Identity & Security business. Additionally, Kent will be heading a new division that is a consolidation of…

Synaptics Announces New CEO: Michael Hurlston

Synaptics Announces New CEO: Michael Hurlston

Synaptics has announced its next CEO: Michael Hurlston will take the helm on August 19th, and is expected to join the company’s Board of Directors at the same time. Hurlston is coming to Synaptics straight from Finisar, where he has served as chief executive since January of last year. His appointment at Synaptics can therefore…

Suprema Targets European Market with New Managing Director

Suprema Targets European Market with New Managing Director

“The newly appointed executive will split his time between the company’s offices in Germany and France, and will be expected to boost Suprema’s profile as a provider of security solutions.” Baudoin Genouville has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Suprema Systems GmbH, where he will help promote the Korean company’s operations in the…

Experian Hires New SVP of Product Management

Experian Hires New SVP of Product Management

Experian is looking to build its profile in the identity authentication space. The company has announced that EK Koh will be stepping up as the new Senior Vice President of Product Management for Global Identity & Fraud Solutions, bringing more than 20 years of product management experience to the position. “Being able to resolve, identify…

IDEX Brings On New EMEA Sales Director

IDEX Brings On New EMEA Sales Director

‘“I am delighted to welcome Pascal to the team,” said IDEX Sales and Marketing SVP David Orme…’ IDEX Biometrics has named Pascal Dufour as its new Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Darfour officially took over the role on July 9th, and brings more than 25 years of experience to…

BRIEF: Biometrics Industry Wheelings and Dealings

BRIEF: Biometrics Industry Wheelings and Dealings

The biometrics industry is perhaps one of the most active markets in the world, with a constant stream of activity pertaining to strategic alliances, technological integrations, product launches, and more. And this momentum can sometimes be seen on the highest level of corporate activity – mergers, acquisitions, executive appointments, and corporate restructuring. There has been…

Malaysian Wealth Fund Adds SenseTime, Tencent Execs to Board

Malaysian Wealth Fund Adds SenseTime, Tencent Execs to Board

“The two new board members are Tencent Holdings Senior Executive Lau Seng Yee and SenseTime Founder Tang Xiao’ou…” A pair of tech executives with China’s SenseTime and Tencent have joined the board of Khazanah Nasional, a sovereign wealth fund in Malaysia. The appointees are the first representatives of Chinese companies on the Khazanah board, which…

NuData Co-Founder Steps Up as New CEO

NuData Co-Founder Steps Up as New CEO

NuData Security’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer is taking over as the company’s new CEO. Christopher Bailey will be replacing company co-founder Michel Giasson, who is retiring after 12 years of service as the former CEO. Though the assignment is technically a promotion, Bailey co-founded NuData alongside Giasson in 2007 and is extremely…

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…

New Appointments Bring Wealth of Experience to BioConnect

New Appointments Bring Wealth of Experience to BioConnect

“We are very pleased Debbie and Mark have joined our company. Their years of experience in financial services, physical access, enterprise technology, global scale and culture fit make them ideal leaders to join our mission,” – Rob Douglas, Chairman & CEO, BioConnect BioConnect is looking to further build on excitement over its multimodal biometric authentication…

New Integrated Biometrics Division Targets Africa Market

New Integrated Biometrics Division Targets Africa Market

“The announcement comes just ahead of the ID4Africa conference, in which Integrated Biometrics has participated since the conference’s launch in 2015.” Integrated Biometrics is looking to strengthen its presence in the African market, announcing its first office located in South Africa. The office will be headed by Integrated Biometrics founding partner Jim Seaborn, who has…

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,…

IDEX Biometrics Announces New CFO

IDEX Biometrics Announces New CFO

“We are pleased to welcome Derek to our team, where he will have an immediate impact through his experienced leadership of our financial organization. He joins us at an ideal time as we prepare the company for commercial success.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found its new Chief Financial Officer: Derek…

IDEX Biometrics Officially Announces New Board Member, Name Change

IDEX Biometrics Officially Announces New Board Member, Name Change

“The appointment’s official announcement arrives alongside that of IDEX’s name change, with the company’s formal moniker switching from IDEX ASA to IDEX Biometrics ASA…” IDEX Biometrics has officially announced the appointment of the latest member of its Board of Directors, Stephen Skaggs. Elected as the Board’s fifth member at this month’s Annual General Meeting, Skaggs…

New BioCatch CRO to Oversee Behavioral Biometrics Firm’s ‘Ambitious Growth Plan’

New BioCatch CRO to Oversee Behavioral Biometrics Firm’s ‘Ambitious Growth Plan’

BioCatch has a new Chief Revenue Officer; Bill Sytsma will lead the company’s sales and professional services team, and will oversee “an ambitious plan for growth,” according to a statement announcing his appointment. Sytsma comes to the company from ThreatMetrix, another provider of an enterprise-focused digital security platform, where he served as the company’s Americas…

RealNetworks Brings On New CRO to Further SAFR Sales

RealNetworks Brings On New CRO to Further SAFR Sales

Jay Burrell has joined the RealNetworks team as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer for computer vision. As the CRO, Burrell will primarily be responsible for overseeing global sales and business development for the company’s SAFR facial recognition platform. “The facial recognition market is growing at an exponential rate, with a variety of uses cases…

Nuance Finds New Investor Relations SVP Ahead of  Release of Q2 Results

Nuance Finds New Investor Relations SVP Ahead of Release of Q2 Results

Nuance Communications has announced that Tracy Krumme will be taking over as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Krumme brings more than 25 years of financial experience to the role, with similar investor relations stops at companies like Luxoft, NCR, and Hollinger International. “In addition to her extensive investor relations and technology…

TypingDNA Looks to Capitalize on Behavioral Biometrics Demand with New Sales VP

TypingDNA Looks to Capitalize on Behavioral Biometrics Demand with New Sales VP

“In his new position with TypingDNA, Freeman will be based in the company’s US office, and will focus on building its presence in the American market.” As it seeks to expand, Romania-based behavioral biometrics startup TypingDNA has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Sales. The new VP, Terry Freeman, comes to the…

Zwipe Appoints Dr. Robert Mueller as CTO

Zwipe Appoints Dr. Robert Mueller as CTO

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A longtime NEXT Biometrics executive has now become Zwipe‘s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Robert Mueller – no, not that Robert Mueller – is…

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