Charlie WaltonCharlie brings more than 30 years of experience in the information security industry to his role as chief executive officer of SecureKey. He previously served as chief operations officer and general manager for INSIDE Secure’s NFC and payments businesses, where he defined business strategy, drove product strategy and development, and led the launch of new contactless and NFC chip products. Prior to INSIDE, Charlie founded Caradas, which developed digital identity and authentication management software and was acquired by Diversinet. He also served as chief operations officer for Diversinet; co-founded the CyberTrust business at GTE; and worked in GTE Government Systems, focusing on development of large-scale secure communication systems for defense customers. Charlie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jaime ShapiroJaime leads SecureKey’s financial, legal, human resources, and corporate development activities. He brings SecureKey 20 years of experience as an executive, venture investor, and strategy consultant with a focus on financial services-related technologies. Prior to SecureKey, he developed businesses, serving as president of Blue Sky Capital; executed M&A and strategic investment transactions as vice president of corporate development at 724 Solutions Inc.; and advised leading banks and insurance companies as a member of A.T. Kearney’s NYC-based financial institutions group. Jaime graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as a Palmer Scholar.
Didier Serra, EVP Sales & Marketing, leads all of SecureKey’s market facing activities including sales, channel partnerships, technology partnerships, marketing, and program delivery. He brings SecureKey two decades of experience in contactless, near field communication (NFC), and secure microprocessors together with broad engineering, operational, sales and marketing experience in international markets.
Prior to joining SecureKey, Didier was general manager and executive vice president of sales for North America at INSIDE Secure, a company he had co-founded in 1995. He was successful in leading INSIDE’s revenue growth in North America from 2005 through 2013.
Didier earned a technical degree in physical measures from Technical Institute St. Jerome in Marseille, France, and a master’s degree in engineering and microelectronics and transmission of information from the Institute of Industrial Physics and Chemical in Lyon, France.