Executive Team

Authentium's management team and board of directors combines decades of experience in service provider businesses, network architecture and management, software development, and business innovation.


Douglas Brunt

President & CEO

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Brunt leads company strategy, investor relations, and the formation of key strategic alliances including those with Microsoft, Google and Websense. Prior to Authentium, Mr. Brunt was a Director in the New York office of idealab! where he evaluated new investment opportunities as well as provided marketing and business development guidance to idealab! companies. Prior to idealab!, Mr. Brunt was an Associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton where he focused on corporate strategy, financial management and business process reengineering. Mr. Brunt earned his BA and MBA from Duke University and Georgetown University. Mr. Brunt joined Authentium in 2001.

Helmuth Freericks

Chief Science Officer

As Chief Science Officer and head of Research and Development for Authentium, and co-inventor of Authentium's innovative TSX runtime library, Mr. Freericks has worked at the leading edge of security software innovation and threat analysis for more than twelve years. Mr. Freericks is an experienced software programmer with over twenty years experience in the software sector, including more than ten years at Command Software, up until its merger with Authentium in 2002. Prior to his appointment with Authentium, Mr. Freericks was Director of Research and Development (Networking) at Peerless Systems, and Manager of System Software at Quotron Systems, Inc./Citicorp. Mr. Freericks holds a Bachelor of Science equivalent degree from the Technical University of Eindhoven (Holland), where he studied computer programming languages, computer design, integrated circuit design, economics, business administration, mathematics, and physics.

Ray Dickenson

Chief Technical Officer

Prior to joining Authentium, Mr. Dickenson was formerly VP of Technology and Product Management at NewChannel, a web sales solution company acquired by LivePerson. After NewChannel he was VP of Product Management at InnerPresence Networks, a document security and business rights management company. Previously, he was the Director of West Coast Operations for Digex, Inc, where he led the build-out, staffing and operation of the Digex SmartCenters in the Silicon Valley. Prior to Digex, he spent nine years at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, supporting the U.S. Navy's Strategic Communications Network and the Federal Highway Administration's Intelligent Transportation System project. Mr. Dickenson served 8 years in the U.S. Navy as a linguist and intelligence analyst on submarines, surface ships and aircraft. He was presented the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the Director of the NSA in 1988.

Richard Cameron

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Cameron was head of Project Management at Authentium, with responsibility for management and delivery of ESP for ISPs. Prior to Authentium, Mr. Cameron was one of the founders of the VeriSign Global Voice Registry. Prior to working at VeriSign, Mr. Cameron was co-founder of the GTE (now Verizon) Credit Card and GTE PhoneCard Services divisions, two businesses for which he helped create more than several hundred million dollars in value within eight years. Mr. Cameron is a former IBM staffer.

Carlisle Kirkpatrick, IV

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to his appointment at Authentium, Carlisle (Kirk) Kirkpatrick worked with Seisint, where he was responsible for organizing the company's initial public offering prior to its acquisition by Lexis-Nexis. Prior to working at Seisint, Mr. Kirkpatrick was a principal at Accenture Technology Ventures. At Accenture, he worked in all phases of venture capital investment with a focus on Enterprise Software. Prior to working at Accenture, Mr. Kirkpatrick worked at Illinova as Corporate Development Manager, and at Pepsico as their Senior Financial Analyst.

Carl L. Spataro, Jr.

General Counsel

Mr. Spataro has extensive legal experience working with emerging technology companies. He began his legal career in 1996 as an attorney with Venture Law Group, in Menlo Park, California. Most recently, Carl served as Deputy General Counsel for Collegiate Funding Services, LLC, which was sold to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in March 2006. Carl was also as an attorney with the law firm of Covington & Burling, in Washington, DC. Prior to law school, Carl served as a communications officer in the United States Marine Corp and was employed as an engineer with IBM. Carl graduated from Stanford Law School in 1996, where he was appointed to the Order of the Coif. Carl also has an Executive MBA from Vanderbilt University, where he received the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and a Bachelor's Degree, with honors, from the United States Naval Academy.

Ann Olsen

VP Finance, Controller

Ann Olsen is a CPA with a Masters in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and has extensive skills in accounting, auditing, and financial analysis. Prior to her position as world wide corporate controller, Ann held positions as Accounting Manager at Command Software Systems (acquired by Authentium in 2002). As a general exception, she passed the CPA exam on her first attempt. Ms. Olsen is responsible for worldwide financial reporting and compliance with the Authentium Group.