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Veridium, Patriot One, LumenVox and Clearview AI announce hires to grow biometrics and CV market share

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Veridium, Patriot One, LumenVox and Clearview AI announce hires to grow biometrics and CV market share

Several biometrics companies and a video analysis firm have announced new hires as they look to build their technology portfolios and customer bases. Veridium has a new CEO, Patriot One is looking for one and has a new CFO, while LumenVox has a new research and development scientist and Clearview AI has a new sales leader.

Veridium has appointed Ismet Geri as chief executive officer, effective the beginning of July, to lead the next phase of the company’s growth in the market for behavioral biometrics and other technologies for passwordless authentication.

Geri has a PhD in Optoelectronics, and has held leadership positions at Proofpoint, InfoBlox, Juniper, ForgeRock, Transmit Security and Onfido.

“Cloud and mobile technologies have propelled new innovation in the identity market, which is seeing rapid growth globally,” says Geri in the company announcement. “Consequently, this raises concerns about user experience, but also trust in privacy and in security. Passwords are long dead and can no longer be relied upon to safeguard companies or consumers from the threat of fraud and data breaches. At Veridium, we believe your digital identity should fundamentally match your real identity and our technologies deliver a strong passwordless experience, enforced with our innovative Behavioural Biometrics AI/ML engine, to improve user experience, to increase security, and to meet ever changing regulatory requirements while simultaneously reducing costs and complexity.”

Patriot One overhauling leadership

Patriot One Technologies has appointed Karen Hersh as chief financial officer and corporate secretary and that CEO Martin Cronin will step down from his position once a replacement has been found.

Hersh will oversee financial reporting, corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, and support the board of directors in strategy related to the commercial deployment of the PATSCAN platform. She recently held the role of CFO at a global private equity company focussed on cybersecurity technologies.

“When first approached about this role, I was immediately impressed with the approach Patriot One is taking with its multi-sensor platform as being both unique and highly important to protecting our communities,” comments Hersh. “I am eager to assist the Company in bringing its vision to life and creating a world safer from acts of violence on our global citizens.”

Cronin oversaw the successful rollout of the PATSCAN multi-sensor threat detection platform and initial sales. He will remain a member of the Board in an advisory role, looking into new technologies and partnership opportunities.

“It’s been a rewarding experience leading Patriot One on this path from concept to product launch and I’m proud to have been part of the team,” states Martin Cronin in the announcement of his change in role. “The Board and I agree that it is the right time for this thoughtful succession process, and I am committed to supporting a smooth transition for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. As in every start-up in today’s economy, my departure is part of a natural evolution in corporate leadership.  Now it is about sales execution and scaling. The addition of our new COO and President Dietmar Wennemer was the first step in this process which was followed up by the hiring of our new CFO, Karen Hersh. The search for a CEO with demonstrated growth-stage experience will complement and round out our new leadership group and I look forward to working with this new C-Suite team and the Board as the Company continues its mission to save lives and improve the way of life for our communities.”

Patriot One has initiated its search for a new CEO with sales and business development experience as it transitions from start-up to full-scale operations.

The company also thanked outgoing CFO Mike Barnsley, who is retiring, and Chairman of the Board Peter van der Gracht calling him an “instrumental part” of Patriot One’s path to productization.

LumenVox boosts research team

LumenVox has added Joachim Hofer to its research and development team as an R&D Scientist to contribute to the development of its natural language understanding engine.

The company says the move reflects its prioritization of research and development to deliver cutting-edge speech and voice biometric technology.

Hofer has served as a product architect and researcher at Intel since 2013, and was formerly Senior Software Engineer and Speech Scientist at VoiceBox Technologies.

Clearview AI adds sales director

Clearview AI has hired Kevin Haskins as director of identity sales and customer engagement, according to a Linkedin post.

Haskins will engage with law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels, and says he looks forward to helping agencies save time while acquiring better leads.

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