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Biometrics providers Alcatraz, OneSpan and RealNetworks add leaders to drive expansions

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Biometrics providers Alcatraz, OneSpan and RealNetworks add leaders to drive expansions

Alcatraz has appointed Holley Hunt to be the company’s director of business development and lead its pursuit of new business opportunities and partnerships in the biometric access control space.

Previously, Hunt served as Johnson Controls Director of Business Development and Global Strategic Account Executive, in addition to several other corporate and volunteer leadership roles. Alcatraz CRO Tina D’Agostin, who was recently appointed to her role, also joins the company from HVAC and building security giant Johnson Controls.

“As a leader in the security space, Holley is an excellent addition to the Alcatraz team in this critical time of our go-to-market strategy and execution,” states D’Agostin. “She has impressive security industry business development experience with world-renowned security leaders. What’s also impressive is that, throughout her career, Holley has taken the extra step of serving as a mentor to her peers in the industry and also in encouraging young women to get into STEM fields to help create future leaders.”

Hunt also developed the School of ROCC, a program for high school students interested in STEM fields to create future leaders in Risk, Operations, Cyber and Controls.

OneSpan appoints new CTO, creates Chief Technology Evangelist role

OneSpan has a new CTO, naming former Oracle Identity Cloud Service head Ajay Keni to the role to continue transforming the global financial services market with OneSpan’s Trusted Identity platform, biometric and authentication solutions, the company says.

Former CTO Benoit Grangé is switching to the newly created role of Chief Technology Evangelist, in which position he will focus on sharing OneSpan’s technology vision and industry insights with the financial services ecosystem.

“OneSpan has an exciting future ahead in identity and anti-fraud technologies,” says OneSpan CTO Ajay Keni. “There is clear market demand for OneSpan’s solutions, a strong worldwide banking customer base and a global team executing on this important and essential work in a digital world.”

Keni will draw more than 20 years of experience leading product and technology teams to guide OneSpan’s future product development and delivery. At Oracle, Keni was head of Product, Engineering, Quality and DevOps for software and SaaS identity and access management portfolio.

RealNetworks adds VP of CV to lead SAFR face biometrics development

RealNetworks has added Brad Donaldson to SAFR’s leadership team as vice president of computer vision to lead the development and expansion of its biometric facial recognition product line.

Donaldson oversaw product management, quality assurance and engineering functions as VP of product development for security camera company Arecont Vision Costar.

“Brad’s deep product expertise, commitment, and fluency in the physical security market immediately bolster SAFR’s leadership position,” comments Mike Ensing, president and COO of RealNetworks. “The expansive range of opportunities for our SAFR product line is nicely paired with Brad’s customer focused approach and demonstrated track record of driving growth.”

RealNetworks announced Ensing’s appointment in August.

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