Noted U.S. financier joins ImageWare Systems board
ImageWare Systems, Inc., a leader in multimodal biometric security solutions, has elected Charles Crocker to its board of directors effective September 6, 2012.
Crocker said of his appointment: “ImageWare is an early pioneer in multimodal biometrics, an industry that has received recent attention as businesses look to secure information in the cloud. In addition, society’s increasing mobility is a key driver, with smartphones equipped with tools that may require the security of biometrics. I believe ImageWare is well-positioned to benefit from these secular trends and I look forward to working closely with Jim and the executive suite to help monetize their IP portfolio in a number of markets.”
Crocker comes to ImageWare as chairman and CEO of Crocker Capital, a private investment firm with particular interest in early stage companies. Prior to his work at Crocker Capital, he served as chairman of the board and CEO of BEI Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed, diversified technology company which he founded. BEI was sold in October 2005 to global conglomerate Schneider Electric.
He also serves as a director of two public companies, Franklin Resources, Inc. and Teledyne Technologies, Inc., and is a director for various private companies. Crocker received his B.S. degree from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
“Charlie’s proven experience leading and advising numerous successful public technology companies over his expansive career is highly valuable to our company,” said Jim Miller, ImageWare Systems chairman and CEO. “He was drawn to our industry-best patent portfolio in multimodal biometrics and we look forward to leveraging his experience as we advance our strategic direction to become the standard for biometric identity management.”