Alcatraz AI appoints new Regional VP to drive biometric access control sales, business development

Alcatraz AI appoints new Regional VP to drive biometric access control sales, business development

Alcatraz AI has appointed security industry veteran Josh Jackson as Regional Vice President, Strategic Partnerships to build its facial recognition customer base in the Eastern U.S., the company announced.

Jackson will work out of Florida and will manage sales, business development, customer service, marketing and operations.

“We’re excited to have a security industry pro lead our East Coast sales operations as we continue to build our innovative frictionless access control platforms,” said Alcatraz AI Chief Executive Officer and Founder Vince Gaydarzhiev, in a prepared statement. “Josh Jackson has earned a high level of respect throughout his career with leading roles with international security companies and professional organizations. His colleagues consistently report that he is hard-working, dedicated, and is very skilled at relaying complex technical processes like those we are developing.”

Jackson’s previous roles include Regional Vice President North America with RightCrowd Software, Director of Global Product Integration at Stanley Security, Director of Strategic Accounts for Pelco by Schneider Electric where he helped set up the EMEA Center of Excellence in Paris. Jackson was also involved in the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) global security consortium and was a member of the team that took the PLAI (Physical Logical Access Interoperability) concept to market. Here he acted as board member for seven years, out of which three were spent as vice chairman.

“As a longtime security industry professional, I’ve witnessed many impressive technological advances, but access control in physical security has not been innovating at a pace consistent with the demands of digital transformation. With Alcatraz AI, there is a product to change the way access control ties into the site access experience strategies of many enterprise organizations adding frictionless access, but without compromising the validation and identity assurance required. That is why I am thrilled to join Alcatraz AI to lead the way in getting the offering to market,” said Jackson, in a prepared statement. “The future of access control is in the ability to deliver security without compromising on friction and Alcatraz AI has developed an incredible product that will improve access and overall security for a variety of vertical markets.”

Jackson is the second recent major hire by Alcatraz AI, which last month named Mitch Fagundes as Vice President of Global Accounts to lead the company’s global biometrics business development and growth strategies.

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