IDEX Announces Several New Hires, Sharpens Focus on Biometric Cards

“I am very excited about our strong team of commercial hires and our ability to attract industry experts based on our leadership position in the biometric cards market.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

IDEX is putting its money where its mouth is with respect to its developing biometric cards business: The company has announced some new hires to help drive growth in this area.IDEX Announces Several New Hires, Sharpens Focus on Biometric Cards

In a statement, the company announced “several new hires in Asia” as part of this expansion, including individuals with extensive experience in the fingerprint biometrics industry, with pedigrees including Authentec, Gemalto, NEXT Biometrics, Oberthur, and Synaptics. But IDEX singled out David Orme, who will become its new SVP of Global Sales and Marketing. Orme has held senior positions with the electronic security firms Bell Group and Quadnetics Group, and served as the CEO of Bell ID for nine years, until its acquisition by semiconductor specialist Rambus; from there, Orme “helped transition the Bell ID business to being part of Rambus Security Division,” IDEX said.

Commenting on the hires, IDEX CEO Stan Swearingen said he is “very excited” about IDEX’s “ability to attract industry experts based on our leadership position in the biometric cards market,” adding that Orme in particular will bring “solid experience and relationships in the payments and security ecosystem” to the company’s executive team.

Having strained under the same market pressures that have affected its peers in the mobile biometrics industry in its latest fiscal update, IDEX is now seeking to focus on new areas including, and perhaps especially, biometric smart cards. The company recently saw an elevated profile when Mastercard announced a new remote enrolment solution for biometric cards based on IDEX technology.

May 8, 2018 – by Alex Perala