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  John C Sharp, Chairman & CEO

Authentium�s co-founder, Chairman & CEO is John Sharp, former Managing Director for Asia of WorldSpace Corporation, a satellite broadcaster based in Washington DC.  Prior to establishing the Singapore, Melbourne, Beijing and Bangalore offices for WorldSpace, Mr. Sharp was CEO of Content and Systems, Singapore, a consultancy firm specializing in international regulatory negotiations and project management on behalf of international cable and satellite broadcasters and technology companies and organizations, such as the Institute of Systems Science, Sony, Strategic Intelligence, Muvee, and the MIH Group. Since co-founding Authentium in 1999 in San Diego, Mr. Sharp has raised more than $18 million in private equity investment for Authentium, and has established Authentium as one of the fastest-growing security software companies in the world. 


Dyan Dyer, Vice-Chairman

Prior to leading the team that developed Authentium�s Command Antivirus technologies, Ms. Dyer was founder and general manager of an accounting business in Canada, which specialized in preparing documentation for public offerings on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Through strategic investments, she acquired technology which led to the formation of Command Software Systems, Inc, which merged with Authentium in 2002. She has extensive experience with both public and private companies and has used her experience with public company regulation and government regulatory policy to help guide the Company to its current position of industry technology leadership in the HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, and corporate email policy compliance arena.       

  Pete Nielsen, Chief Operating Officer

Authentium's Chief Operating Officer, Pete Nielsen, is an Authentium co-founder. With an Engineering background, Mr. Nielsen's career has focused on entrepreneurial leadership of high technology teams and companies. He was previously Managing Director at VeriSign's Business Incubator and Global Voice Registry, and SVP Multimedia Services at WorldSpace Corporation.  Prior to that, he led several international development initiatives at GTE Spacenet (now Verizon). He was recognized at GTE with the highest corporate award for technical excellence and innovation. Mr. Nielsen was the founding Chairman and CTO for one of East Africa's first privately-funded independent ISP/telecom companies. His background also includes development of secure and non-secure systems for the Naval Air Systems Command and NASA.

  Rich Cameron, Chief Revenue Officer

Prior to his appointment as Chief Revenue Officer, Mr. Cameron was head of Project Management at Authentium, with responsibility for management and delivery of the Comcast Security Manager.  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 division, where he helped create a billion dollar business within eight years.  Mr. Cameron is a former IBM staffer.

  Ray Dickenson, Chief Development 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.

  Ann Olsen, VP Finance, Controller

Ann Olsen has been with Command Software (now owned by Authentium) since August 1995. She is a CPA with a Masters in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and extensive skills in accounting and financial analysis. Prior to her position as world wide corporate controller, Ann held positions as Accounting Manager. 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.

  Doug Brunt, VP Business Development, VP Sales, RISC

Prior to his appointment as Authentium's Vice President of Business Development, Doug Brunt was a Director with idealab!'s New York City office. At idealab!, Mr. Brunt evaluated new investment opportunities as well as supported the marketing and business development initiatives of idealab! companies. Prior to idealab!, Mr. Brunt was an Associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton where he led consulting teams in engagements that included business process re-engineering, corporate strategy, and financial management. At Authentium, Mr. Brunt oversees corporate alliances, technology partnerships and the OEM Partner Program.    

  Scott Rickard, VP Sales, ESP Enhanced Security Platform

Authentium�s Vice President of Channel Sales, Scott Rickard, is a security and telecommunications expert having spent eight years with the National Security Agency, three years with Convergent Networks, and five years as a consultant to Xerox and several other US corporations and government agencies, including NASA. Mr. Rickard is an expert in telecommunications services (including value-added services), Windows operating system and networking environments, and spent several years working as a network engineer at NASA prior to joining the NSA. In addition to English, Mr. Rickard is fluent in both Korean and Arabic.

  Danny Ross, VP Sales, DIRECT

Danny Ross has been with Authentium since April 1997. Over the past five years Mr. Ross has contributed to the growth of the company in the roles of Sales and Product Management. As VP Sales Engineering, Mr. Ross is focused on providing prospective customers with a premier experience during their evaluation and installation of our various security solutions. His team will consult with customers to engineer customized strategies and solutions, with a focus on delivering a measurable Return on Investment.

  Matt Gill, VP Professional Services

Authentium's VP of Professional Services, Matt Gill, has over 10 years of experience in network design, integration and information security. For the past 4 years, Mr. Gill has been the architect of Authentium's global network and security infrastructure, and now brings that level of expertise to Authentium's customer base in the form of Professional Services. Mr. Gill leads a staff of highly skilled systems engineers, whose primary goal is to build relationships with customers, and provide the ultimate implementation and support experience. He holds certifications from most of the leading industry vendors, including Microsoft, Novell, Cisco, and Citrix.

  Vince Roccanova, VP Product Management

Authentium�s VP of Product Management, Vincent E. Roccanova, has over 27 years of managerial and technical experience in the computer and data communications industry. Mr. Roccanova is responsible for directing Authentium�s MIS/IT, Customer Service, Technical Support, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Security and Facilities departments. Mr. Roccanova is an expert at defining and implementing business process automation, developing customer-centric support initiatives, and internal management of infrastructure and resources. Mr. Roccanova holds a BA degree in Business Management from Florida Atlantic University.      

▼ Management > North America > Authentium Global RISC Labs
  Helmuth Freericks, CEO Global RISC, VP R&D

As head of Research and Development for Authentium, and previously for Command Software Systems, Mr. Freericks has worked at the leading edge of network security innovation and threat analysis for more than ten years. Mr. Freericks is an experienced software programmer with over twenty years experience in the software sector. 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.


Oleg Kouznetsov, VP Research & Development

Mr. Kouznetsov has been a Director of Research and Development since November 1997. Before that he worked as Systems Development Manager for YBM Magnex, Inc. from 1995 through 1997, and at Magnex RT, in Budapest, Hungary as Product Manager from 1994 through 1995 before immigrating to the United States. Mr. Kouznetsov is an expert technologist and holds several security software patents. Mr. Kouznetsov has developed several sophisticated software security systems for various Windows platforms and as a founding member of Authentium Global RISC, Mr. Koeznetsov is playing a leading role with respect to Authentium�s next-generation security technologies.

  Gustav Karlsson, VP Research & Development

Mr. Karlsson has been a co-Director of Research and Development, Trusted Platforms since April 1997. Before that he worked as Vice President Research and Development at JANUS Group Technologies in South Africa from 1994 through 1997 before immigrating to the United States. Prior to his appointment at Authentium, Mr. Karlsson was VP of Research & Development for Gear Software, based in Jupiter, Florida. Mr. Karlsson is a specialist in Novell and Windows security environments, and a leading developer of trusted computing platforms.

▼ Management > Europe
  Phil Braden, co-Founder, President & Director, Europe

The Company�s co-founder and President, Philip Braden, 44, was formerly CEO of Mindport USA, Vice President of Asian satellite television company STAR TV, and Executive Vice President of Middle Eastern satellite broadcaster Orbit Communications, based in Rome. Mr. Braden oversaw the entry of Mindport Broadband into the United States and engineered the acquisition of Ideal Systems, one of Asia�s leading system integrators, and several multimillion dollar sales contracts, including a major contract with TVB, based in Hong Kong. Mr. Braden is a recognized expert in orbital infrastructure innovation and digit distribution strategies and took the top award for digital system design and system architecture at the International Broadcasting Convention in 1995. 


Michiel de Bruijn, co-Founder, Chief Technology Advisor

Educated at the University of Amsterdam, Mr. de Bruijn has been involved in the design and deployment of Internet solutions since 1991. He has twice received a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. After joining the MIH Group in 1996, Mr. De Bruijn assisted in the development of the first major digital TV platform in Europe, including one of the first systems designed to address IP control data. Prior to joining Authentium as co-Founder and CTO, Mr. De Bruijn handled several high-tech implementation and business development projects within Mindport, the technology arm of the MIH Group. In addition to being a regular contributor to several magazines in the field of software development Mr. De Bruijn is a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

▼ Management > Asia

Michael Nugent, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific

Mr. Nugent has over 20 years of global experience in the incubation, evolution, strategic development and market positioning of new business ventures, products and services. For the past 14 years he has worked exclusively in the high technology environments of internet/e-business, media, entertainment, telecommunications, wireless and broadband technologies, consulting to Swinburne University, Ernst and Young Centre for Innovation and Technology, IBC Technical Services, Telstra, Motorola, Ericsson, Nortel, NEC, AT&T, Brisbane City Council, BHP, CPM, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, CSC Australia, St. George Bank, and many others. Michael is a Foundation Director of the International Institute of Innovation and Enterprise. He is also a Foundation Fellow of the Company Directors Association of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Masters Degree in Enterprise Innovation.



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