executive appointments

Former Director of U.S. National Economic Council Joins Hoyos Board

Former Director of U.S. National Economic Council Joins Hoyos Board

Hoyos Integrity Corporation (Hoyos) has announced Gary Cohn, the former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs, as an investor and member of its Board of Advisors. Hoyos provides secure patent-protected mobile communications technologies to both the private and public sectors, and has its’ own FCC license to…

Aware Announces High Profile Executive Appointment

Aware Announces High Profile Executive Appointment

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 VP of…

Former IDEMIA Exec Appointed Aware CEO

Former IDEMIA Exec Appointed Aware 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…

Yubico Hires New SVP to Develop YubiHSM Business

Yubico Hires New SVP to Develop YubiHSM Business

Yubico has announced that Wendy Spies will be taking over as the company’s SVP of New Business. Spies arrives after a stint at Microsoft, where she led business development for new cloud and AI products. Her role at Yubico will be similar, with an early emphasis on YubiHSM. To that end, Spies will leverage more…

ID R&D Looks to Boost Sales with Trio of New Executives

ID R&D Looks to Boost Sales with Trio of New Executives

ID R&D has added a trio of new executives to its team. The company has announced that Steve Cook has signed on as the new Global Head of Business Development, while Kim Martin has joined as the new VP of Marketing and Scott Rosenthal is stepping in as the new Director of Sales, Financial Services.…

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Communications has unveiled several new details about its forthcoming automotive spinoff, including the company’s name: Cerence Inc. will become its own corporate entity on October 1st. In announcing the new brand name, Nuance explained that “Cerence” is an invented word that nevertheless has linguistic associations with intelligence and cognition. Further emphasizing the company’s focus…

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

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 Biometrics Appoints New Directors of Sales for Europe

IDEX Biometrics Appoints New Directors of Sales for Europe

‘“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…

Khazanah Nasional Adds SenseTime and Tencent Execs to Board

Khazanah Nasional Adds SenseTime and 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 Gets New CEO

NuData Gets 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…

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Neil MacDonald is taking over as Sequent’s new Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sequent is a data security specialist with a platform that tokenizes Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The process makes that information useless to hackers and other cybercriminals, and can be used to protect everything from bank accounts to…

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…

This Week’s Top Stories: The Art of the Deal

This Week’s Top Stories: The Art of the Deal

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is about as varied as they come, with stories spanning smart car tech, online gambling, biometric payment cards, and more. But if there’s any theme to discern in this lineup, it may perhaps be dealmaking. Three of this week’s top stories involved companies teaming together on…

Integrated Biometrics Announces South African Office

Integrated Biometrics Announces South African Office

“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…

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

“Javier brings an interesting new outlook on the digital ecosystem to the GSMA and has a solid understanding of the key topics impacting the region.” – Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA The GSMA has a new Head of Latin America. Javier Piñeiro comes to the mobile alliance from a previous position as Google’s Commercial…

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Communications has tapped Sanjay Dhawan to lead Nuance Automotive when the mobility division becomes an independent company later this year. Nuance Automotive will be spun off on October 1, at which point it will be a publicly traded entity focusing exclusively on automotive software and mobility technology. Dhawan will join Nuance Communications on July…

Derek P. D’Antilio Joins IDEX Biometrics as New CFO

Derek P. D’Antilio Joins IDEX Biometrics as 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…

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico has appointed two new executives to its team and has a new member on its advisory board, the company has announced. Jeff Kukowski is Yubico’s new Chief Revenue Officer. He comes to the company from SecureAuth, which he helmed as CEO and Board Director from 2015 to 2018. Bill Rule, meanwhile, joins Yubico as…

New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

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…

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