Charlie Walton

Charlie 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 Shapiro

Jaime 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

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.

Andre Boysen

Andre is responsible for positioning SecureKey’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and promoting demand for the company’s solutions globally. He serves as SecureKey’s digital identity evangelist. Prior to joining SecureKey, Andre co-founded and served as chief technology officer of 724 Solutions Inc. Previously, he served as chief technology officer for Footprint Software and as chief executive officer for the company’s Asia Pacific business. In 1999, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition of his vision and accomplishments. From 1990 to 1994, he served as chief executive officer of Open Systems Limited. Andre has also served on the boards of 724 Solutions Inc., Dexit Inc., Footprint Software Pty. Ltd., and 305 Management Services. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He currently lectures at Wilfred Laurier’s Schlegel Entrepreneurship Centre.

Dmitry Barinov

Dmitry Barinov, Chief Technology Officer of SecureKey, is a recognized industry leader with 18 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to SecureKey, Dmitry has led and delivered numerous technology, security, identity and risk management projects including major implementations in the financial payment industry that have included EMV migration. As Technology Head in a major North American financial institution Dmitry has participated in major payment platform transformations and contributed to the Canadian Bankers Association’s Financial Service Industry Computer Incident Response Team organization (CFI-CIRT). Dmitry holds a M.Sc. Degree in Applied Math/Computer Science and M.A. in Economics. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) professional.

Patrick Engel

Patrick Engel, SVP, Product Development, has assembled and heads an industry leading team of technology specialists since the founding of SecureKey where he is responsible for product management and product development. Patrick has over 20 years of experience in software and technology development for the financial services, government and manufacturing industries. He was previously Chief Technology Officer of Authenticor Identity Protection Services and was responsible for architecture and design of Authenticor¹s federated biometric identity system. Patrick spent 8 years as VP, Product Development at 724 Solutions, where he was responsible for building secure mobile solutions for Financial Services, and providing software infrastructure and data-usage oriented consumer applications to mobile network operators. He also spearheaded the creation of an industry-leading alerting solution that notifies consumers via SMS, email, MMS, IM, and voice. Patrick has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.

Scott Allan

Scott Allan, SVP Operations, brings to SecureKey over 18 years of leadership experience across IT operations, engineering, security, and architecture domains in diverse heterogeneous computing environments. Scott has demonstrated proven excellence in leading teams in the design and delivery of highly scalable solutions and data center operations for Tier 1 and 2 mobile operators, government and banking industries across EMEA and North America. Prior to SecureKey Scott led teams in the delivery of very large-scale messaging and access infrastructure for 724 Solutions and more recently with Sentaca Communications. At SecureKey. Scott leads a team of highly skilled personnel delivering SecureKey cloud services, operations and support. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Business management.

Stu Vaeth

Stu Vaeth, SVP Business Development, is responsible for SecureKey’s US identity network business and corporate product marketing. Stu has over 25 years’ industry experience in network and information security, identity management, authentication and e-commerce.

Prior to joining SecureKey in 2012, he consulted for Akamai in the mobile strategy group, leading the definition of Akamai’s mobile identity and authentication strategy. Prior to that, Stu was Director of Strategic Alliances at RSA Security. Stu held prior positions at Diversinet as CSO and VP Business Development for mobile security solutions and was co-chair of the Open Authentication (OATH) Technology Committee; and at nCipher as Director of Product Marketing. He spent the first 12 years of his career at GTE in numerous technical and management roles including chief architect for the CyberTrust Certificate Authority platform.

Stu received his MBA from Boston University and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University, and resides in Winchester, MA.

Rene McIver

Rene McIver, Chief Security Officer, brings over 18 years of information security experience to SecureKey and is responsible for ensuring that the security posture of SecureKey’s cloud-based authentication and ID services meet industry best practices and stringent regulatory requirements.   As such, Rene oversees SecureKey’s compliance program and has key involvement throughout the product development and operational deployment life cycle.

Prior to SecureKey, Rene held security leadership positions as Chief Security Officer at Authenticor Identity Protection Services, whose aim was to build a federated biometric identity protection utility, and also Chief Information Security Officer with Route1 Inc., a trusted provider of security and identity management network solutions. Rene established a firm foundation of information security in the fields of cryptography, as Crypto-mathematician with the Canadian Government’s Communications Security Establishment; and in biometrics, as Director of Technologies with Bioscrypt Inc., a provider of advanced fingerprint recognition technology.

Rene holds a Master’s of Mathematics degree in Combinatorics and Optimization and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.