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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: 

  • FIDO 2.0
  • 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)

Todd Shollenbarger
Executive Chairman

Previously a partner at White & Case, with over 20 years of professional experience in both the United States and Southeast Europe, Todd Shollenbarger is Executive Chairman at Veridium. With a specialization in corporate law, he has led numerous large-scale transactions over the years, including privatizations, private equity, emerging market equities, foreign direct investment, corporate finance and joint venture projects. Todd is also a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law.

Ismet Geri
Chief Executive Officer

Ismet is a cybersecurity and Identity seasoned executive. He served at Proofpoint (PFPT) who became publicly traded (IPO) in April 2012, Infoblox (BLOX) who became publicly traded (IPO) in April 2012 and acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2016 for $1.6 Billion, Netscreen Technologies acquired by Juniper Networks (JNPR) in 2004 for $3.63 Billion, ForgeRock and others.

Ismet Geri holds a PhD in Optoelectronics and a master’s degree in computer science.

John Spencer
Chief Strategy Officer

John Spencer is a seasoned IT Executive with 30 years experience in the software industry. John 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. John’s previous role was CPO at Veridium, focusing 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 Sales and Engineering teams, as well as being chief technology officer for Citrix in Northern Europe. John has been instrumental in working with sales and development teams to deliver commercially successful and award winning products, experiencing strong customer acceptance across multiple industry types.

Ross Penny
Chief Product Officer

Ross Penny is a customer-focussed technologist, with a proven track record delivering complex solutions at scale within large enterprise.

As Chief Product Officer, Ross is responsible for the development of Veridium’s product offerings, as well as defining the product roadmap. In recent years, Ross led Veridum’s Customer Engineering function and oversaw all of Veridium’s flagship deployments. Prior to joining Veridium, Ross held various customer-facing presales, consulting and engineering roles at Citrix and Telefonica, influencing product roadmap and driving product adoption.

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.

Rajiv Pimplaskar
Chief Revenue Officer

A seasoned cybersecurity executive, Rajiv Pimplaskar is tasked with driving go-to-market strategy and profitable revenue growth for Veridium. Based out of the company’s New York headquarters, Rajiv comes to Veridium from the San Francisco based Cloudmark (acquired by Proofpoint). Previously, he held senior leadership roles spanning sales, marketing, product, and corporate development at Atlantis Computing (acquired by HiveIO) and Verizon.

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.

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

Todd Shollenbarger
Executive Chairman

Previously a partner at White & Case, with over 20 years of professional experience in both the United States and Southeast Europe.

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Ismet Geri
Chief Executive Officer

Ismet is a seasoned executive with 20 years in cybersecurity and Identity

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John Spencer
Chief Strategy Officer

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

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Ross Penny
Chief Product Officer

Ross Penny is a customer-focussed technologist, with a proven track record delivering complex solutions at scale within large enterprise.

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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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Rajiv Pimplaskar
Chief Revenue Officer

A seasoned cybersecurity executive, Rajiv Pimplaskar is tasked with go-to-market strategy and driving profitable revenue growth.

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John Chester
General Counsel

Possessing a keen eye for detail and advanced proficiency

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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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