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Industry Recognition

iBeta

Standards, Certifications and Memberships

Our continuous innovation is important to us. We have 50 patents granted and 69 more are pending across over 20 countries, for car access, wearables, UBA and more.

We support the following standards:

  • IEEE 2410 (2015, 2017, 2019)
  • IEEE2418-6
  • ISO SC 27/WG5
  • W3C Dencentralized Identifiers
  • W3C Verifiable Credentials

We have achieved the following certifications: 

  • FIDO2.0
  • FIPS 140-2
  • iBeta (including DEA)
  • Citrix Ready RENIEC

(Successful tests approved by a 3rd party or self-assessed against published criteria).

We are members of:

  • Mastercard StartPath
  • Sovrin Foundation (we are a Founding Steward)
  • Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF)
  • FIDO Alliance

Research and Development

  • NIST Contactless Fingerprint Capture Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) – funded by US National Science Foundation (NSF)

(Paid or unpaid efforts to evaluate, test, or collaborate with academic, industry and government teams)

James Stickland
Chief Executive Officer

A seasoned executive in financial technology, James Stickland is tasked with driving business revenue and investment growth, as well as leading the company’s global go-to-market strategy for its flagship solution, VeridiumID. Based out of the company’s London headquarters, James comes to Veridium from the UK-based fintech firm Red Deer Systems. Previously, he held senior leadership roles at HSBC, JP Morgan Chase and CISCO SYSTEMS, where he specialized in expanding a pipeline of venture capital and accelerating innovation within emerging technology portfolios.

John Spencer
Chief Product Officer

John Spencer is a seasoned IT Executive with 30 years experience in the software industry. John’s focus is on the development of Veridium’s product offerings, as well as looking into the future and detailing the product roadmap. In recent years, John led European Engineering teams, as well as being chief technology officer for Citrix in Northern Europe. John has been instrumental in working with development teams to deliver commercially successful and award winning products, experiencing strong customer acceptance across multiple industry types.

Geoff Knotwell
Chief Finance Officer

Geoffrey Knotwell has a true specialty for driving operational and financial performance that builds and sustains long term value. He is a CPA with more than 25 years of experience with the Big Four public-accounting and corporate-finance firms. Geoff has a career-long track record of solving incredibly tough business challenges and driving shareholder value through his executive leadership of finance, IT and cross-functional teams. He holds an MS in finance from Fairfield University.

John Chester
General Counsel

Possessing a keen eye for detail and advanced proficiency in commercial, corporate, insurance, employment, consumer-fraud, and product-liability law, as well as regulatory compliance, John Chester brings two decades worth of expertise to Veridium as General Counsel. He joins the company following a successful career in private practice at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, where he counseled and represented a range of clients, from small businesses to international Fortune 500 organizations. John received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from Rutgers Law School.

John Callahan
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. John Callahan is responsible for the development of the company’s world class enterprise-ready biometric solutions, leading a global team of software developers, computer vision scientists and sales engineers. He has previously served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research Global, London UK office, via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. John completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ionut Dumitran
Head of Product Development

A veteran engineer and entrepreneur, Ionut Dumitran has in-depth experience and knowledge of high availability, scalable systems. A graduate of Bucharest’s University Politehnica, he co-founded Inside Software, an IT services company which was sold to Cegeka NV in 2012. He also founded the biometric security company Creativeast Software. He joined Veridium in 2013, establishing and building the company’s Romanian development organization. He has also served as team leader for Technical Design, Solution Implementation.

Our Leadership Team

James Stickland
Chief Executive Officer

A seasoned executive in financial technology, James Stickland is tasked with driving business revenue and investment growth.

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John Spencer
Chief Product Officer

John Spencer is a seasoned IT Executive with 30 years experience in the software industry.

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Geoff Knotwell
Chief Finance Officer

Geoffrey Knotwell has a true specialty for driving operational and financial performance that builds and sustains long term value.

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John Chester
General Counsel

Possessing a keen eye for detail and advanced proficiency

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John Callahan
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. John Callahan is responsible for the development of the company’s world class enterprise-ready biometric solutions.

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Ionut Dumitran
Head of Product Development

A veteran engineer and entrepreneur, Ionut Dumitran has in-depth experience and knowledge of high availability, scalable systems.

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