executive appointments

Autonomous_ID Adds Denis R. Hebert to Chairman’s Advisory Board

Autonomous_ID Adds Denis R. Hebert to Chairman’s Advisory Board

Autonomous_ID, a developer of gait-based biometric identification systems, has announced that Denis R. Hebert has joined its Chairman’s Advisory Board. Hebert, who will join the Board as a principal advisor on biometric identity and access control systems, joins Autonomous_ID with decades of experience working in the industry. “I am honored to welcome Denis to the…

Former AWS Exec is IDEMIA’s New Chief Digital Product Officer

Former AWS Exec is IDEMIA’s New Chief Digital Product Officer

A former Amazon executive is now IDEMIA‘s Chief Digital Product Officer. The company has announced that David Desharnais “will lead IDEMIA’s cloud and digital platform strategy.” Desharnais joins the global identity company after serving as Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Industries Group Head & GM, a position he held since July of 2018. Before that, he…

RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks has announced that Mike Ensing will be stepping up as the company’s new Interim CFO. Ensing will be taking over from Cary Baker, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after three years with the company. “We wish Cary the best in his future endeavors,” said RealNetworks Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser. “Mike is a…

Suprema Targets African Market with New Sales Representative

Suprema Targets African Market with New Sales Representative

Suprema ID is looking to solidify its presence in the African market after hiring Paul Kennedy as its new Sales Representative for the region. Kennedy brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, in which he will be expected to find new customers for the company’s fingerprint and identity document solutions. “My role…

Zwipe Founder Departs Company’s Board

Zwipe Founder Departs Company’s Board

Zwipe‘s founder and former CEO has left the company, the biometrics specialist has announced. Kim Humborstad launched the fingerprint sensor firm in 2009, and served as it’s chief executive until 2018, when he moved into a role as the company’s Chief Growth Officer and the Deputy Chairman of its board of directors. Last month, Humborstad…

Zwipe Announces Next CFO

Zwipe Announces Next CFO

Zwipe has announced a new Chief Financial Officer. Lars Kristian Solheim will take the position starting March 1st of 2020, when he will replace interim CFO Lars Myren. In a statement announcing the new executive’s appointment, Zwipe highlighted his relevant experience. After serving as a Senior Associate at the audit firm Ernst & Young, Solheim…

Aware Inc. Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Aware Inc. Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles finds one standout topic in the form of a company: Aware, Inc. Aware is, of course, a leading provider of biometric authentication solutions, including its mobile-focused Knomi SDK package. The company has lately seen some important changes to its executive team, including the appointment of a new…

INTERVIEW: Bob Eckel, Former MorphoTrust USA Head and Aware’s New CEO

INTERVIEW: Bob Eckel, Former MorphoTrust USA Head and Aware’s New CEO

In September, biometric authentication specialist Aware, Inc. announced a couple of C-suite changes, including the appointment of former IDEMIA executive Bob Eckel as the company’s new CEO. Now, Eckel has offered some insight into why he decided to take on this new adventure in an interview with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, not only providing some…

Aware Announces Mohamed Lazzouni as CTO

Aware Announces Mohamed Lazzouni as CTO

Aware Inc., a provider of biometric software and services, has announced Mohamed Lazzouni as its new Chief Technology Officer. “I’m excited to be taking on the role of Chief Technology Officer at Aware,” said Lazzouni. “I have extensive experience in leading research and development teams in the areas of biometrics, authentication and identity.  I have great…

Phillip L. Kumnick Joins Ipsidy Board of Directors

Phillip L. Kumnick Joins Ipsidy Board of Directors

Phillip L. Kumnick has been named as the newest member of Ipsidy’s Board of Directors. Kumnick has more than 30 years of executive experience in the payments industry, including a lengthy stint as Visa’s Senior Vice President of Global Acquirer Processing from 2010-2018. At Visa, Kumnick helped develop the Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) tokenization standard. His…

Tascent Founder Signs on as Paravision’s New CPO

Tascent Founder Signs on as Paravision’s New CPO

Joey Pritikin has joined Paravision as the company’s new Chief Product Officer (CPO). Pritikin is the founder of Tascent, and is leaving his Co-CEO post at Tascent to take on the Paravision position.  “Paravision’s ability to attract industry veterans like Joey demonstrates the potential of our technology and the opportunity for growth in the computer…

Synaptics Brings on Dean Butler as New CFO

Synaptics Brings on Dean Butler as New CFO

The Synaptics C-suite transformation continues with the appointment of Dean Butler as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Butler joins the company only a few short months after Michael Hurlston took over as the new CEO, and inherits the position from interim CFO Kermit Nolan, who will officially step down on October 21. Butler previously…

Featurespace Brings on Fraud and Financial Crime Software Expert

Featurespace Brings on Fraud and Financial Crime Software Expert

Biometrics News – Behavioral Biometrics Featurespace has hired Dena Hamilton in an effort to improve its anti-fraud capabilities. Hamilton is signing on as the company’s new Fraud and Financial Crime market expert, and arrives with more than 20 years of experience in the field of financial crime prevention. Hamilton has particular expertise in software product…

Aware Promotes Biometrics VP to Chief Commercial Officer

Aware Promotes Biometrics VP to Chief Commercial Officer

Biometrics News Aware, Inc. has announced another high-profile executive appointment, with a longstanding employee being promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Robert M. Mungovan has been with the company since 1997, when he came on as its Sales and Marketing Manager for Biometric Software. In 2000, Mungovan took on the position of Aware’s…

Former IDEMIA Exec is Aware’s New CEO

Former IDEMIA Exec is Aware’s New CEO

A former IDEMIA executive is Aware, Inc.‘s new Chief Executive Officer. Robert – or “Bob” – Eckel joins the Aware team as both CEO and a new member of the Board of Directors, while previous CEO Kevin Russell has been named the company’s Chief Legal and Administrative Officer. Eckel served as CEO of MorphoTrust starting…

IDEMIA Announces High-Profile New CMO

IDEMIA Announces High-Profile New CMO

IDEMIA has appointed a high-profile marketing specialist as its Chief Marketing Officer for North America: former Noveto Systems CEO Brian Wallace. Wallace has helmed Noveto Systems since June of last year, with previous advisory and executive roles with i.am+, Playground Global, Magic Leap, and Google, where he served as Global Brand and Product Marketing VP…

New Daon Appointment May Hint at Stronger Government Focus

New Daon Appointment May Hint at Stronger Government Focus

A former tech executive with some pretty substantial government experience is Daon‘s new President of Emerging Markets. In the tech world, John Sanders may be best known as a co-founder of Reveal Imaging Technologies, which he led as VP from 2003 to 2010. More recently, he served as CEO of Pramantha Solutions, a government-focused data…

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

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

Facial Recognition Specialist VSBLTY Brings on a Pair of New Executives

Facial Recognition Specialist VSBLTY Brings on a Pair of New Executives

VSBLTY has added two new members to its executive team. The company has announced that Matthew Pruitt will be taking over as the new Chief Experience Officer (CXO), while Paul Rinaldi has signed on as the company’s first Senior Client Services Director for Retail. The latter is a newly created position that will focus on…

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