Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Greg is the founder of SecureKey and brings more than 30 years of experience in fintech, security and mobile solutions to his role as Chief Executive Officer. Greg is a serial entrepreneurial whose earlier ventures include Footprint Software Inc., a financial software company he sold to IBM, and 724 Solutions Inc., a wireless infrastructure software provider he took public. He sits on several boards and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Entrepreneur of the Year and one of the 100 Top Leaders in Identity. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Life Sciences from the University of Toronto.
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.
EVP Sales & Marketing
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.
Chief Identity Officer
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. He was recognized as a global leader in digital identity by One World Identity (2017) and Innovate Identity (2016). Andre serves on the boards of the identity standards organizations of DIACC and the Kantara initiative.
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.
SVP & General Counsel
Gordon is SecureKey’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, having joined SecureKey in early 2015. He has overall responsibility for all of SecureKey’s contracting and legal initiatives, and also serves as SecureKey’s Corporate Secretary. Gordon brings over 20 years of experience to SecureKey, having extensive experience in the fields of Information Technology, Privacy and Identity, Digital, Mobile, Licensing, Telecommunications and Consumer offerings. Before joining SecureKey, Gordon practiced in association with Cognition LLP, and was also a Legal Consultant to QuickPlay Media. Prior to that, Gordon spent 15 years at Bell Canada providing legal support to numerous divisions within Bell. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School.
SVP Delivery and Public Sector
Eric oversees enablement and delivery of our services to clients and partners as well as SecureKey’s Program Management Office (PMO) . He also holds a lead role in managing our key Public Sector relations. He brings over 15 years of experience in managing programs and operationalizing strategy over a breadth of industry, financial services, and government spaces. A partiality for applied technology and innovation stems from the beginning of his career when Eric served as an aircrew officer in the Canadian Air Force.
Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba and an MBA from Royal Roads University as well as certifications in project and program management.
Chief Technology Officer
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.
Chief Security Officer
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.
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.
SVP Product Development
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.
SVP Finance & HR
Susan leads SecureKey’s financial, human resources and facility activities. She brings over 30 years of experience as a human resource executive and professional accountant. During her career, she has established a reputation for building world-class teams and for aligning resources and business metrics to support business strategy and financial management. Before joining SecureKey in 2011, she held senior positions in both private and public companies, including global organizations in technology, financial services, insurance and public accounting. Susan graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University and obtained her professional accounting designations in both Canada and the US.