Patriot One, the developer of the PATSCAN AI-driven threat detection platform, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer: Peter Evans will take the helm, effective Monday, November 16.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Patriot One indicated that Evans has over 25 years of experience in executive and operations positions as well as board roles. He has a background in the security industry, and has helped to develop market opportunities in startups and Fortune 500 companies alike, Patriot One said.
Commenting on the appointment, Patriot One’s board chairman, Peter Van Der Gracht, lauded Evans for his “deep understanding of critical business drivers for tech-enabled solutions and SaaS business models,” whose reach extends into the security sector.
“His ability to leverage digital transformation into operational acceleration is one of the key skill sets that led us to our hiring decision,” he said. “We are truly excited by his wealth of experience in SaaS and cloud services, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cyber security, telecom, and datacenter technology operations, and look forward to seeing great results with him leading Patriot One forward in the coming years.”
For his part, Evans expressed excitement about the market potential for Patriot One’s technology. The PATSCAN platform features computer vision technology designed to detect weapons and physical altercations, and can also be used to monitor body temperatures and compliance with mask requirements in the age of COVID-19.
“I am excited to join the Patriot One team to lead the business into this new growth phase and capitalize on the extraordinary value contained within this exceptional technology,” he said, adding later, “By leveraging innovation, data and AI capabilities, Patriot One is well positioned to digitize traditional labor-based security models, and deliver higher efficacy, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness to both public and private enterprises.”
Evans’ appointment comes after Patriot One named Karen Hersh as its new Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary in the summer. Evans succeeds former CEO Martin Cronin, who will stay on with Patriot One as a board member.
November 9, 2020 – by Alex Perala