SecureRF Corporation has an experienced team of mathematician-cryptographers, developers, engineers, security leaders and technology executives.
Louis Parks – President and CEO
Louis Parks is a co-founder of SecureRF, developer of the world’s first public-key linear cryptography methods used for identification, authentication, and data protection in anti-counterfeiting solutions, wireless sensors, and monitoring high-value supply chains.
Prior to co-founding SecureRF, Mr. Parks was the senior vice president of marketing and strategy for G-Log, an innovative internet logistics company which was acquired by Oracle. For 10 years prior to G-Log, he was CEO/President of Client Technologies, Inc., a New York-based provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications for the financial sector that was acquired by a Canadian company. Mr. Parks served as President of RKO/Warner Video where he was responsible for technology, operations and acquisitions throughout North America.
Earlier in his career, he held both sales and engineering positions with IBM. Mr. Parks has consulted to Homeland Security on U.S. electronic border initiatives and has served as a resource to the White House on security issues related to the new electronic passports and passport cards. He was on the Board of Advisors of the National Center for Aerospace Leadership (NCAL),a partnership between US industry, academia and government teams, and is currently an active member on the GS1/EPCglobal and US TAG ISO standards committees.
Mr. Mark Javello – SVP Commercial and Industrial
Mr. Javello has a 25 year history in entrepreneurial ventures initiating and expanding business development. He has started and grown several ventures, and has managed and developed staff, sales, and financial controls. Mr. Javello has a proven track record in business development and expansion, from business conception through profitability.
Mr. Javello was the founder of AquaTerra Environmental Services Corp., later renamed AquaTerra Assessment Corp. that he established in 1989. AquaTerra was an international environmental, engineering and appraisal real estate due diligence consulting firm with five offices across the United States. After selling this company, Mr. Javello founded Spin Vision LLC which purchased, rehabilitated, and stabilized distressed assets that presented significant returns for stakeholders. Mr. Javello was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the development team of Georgetown Land Development Company (GLDC) where he negotiated the contract for sale of residential and commercial development rights. He also secured and negotiated working capital credit lines for pre-construction development and plan submissions and approvals, and secured government guaranteed loans and grants for infrastructure improvements. He was a member of the team that designed the Master Plan for redevelopment and he guided the engineering and architectural teams for Master and Site Plan submissions and approvals. Mr. Javello was the founding partner of RAH Asset Management that provided assistance structuring the securitization of loans to low income housing, and oversight of the on-going flow of cash post securitization. He was also a founding member of the team that purchased and repositioned the Hidden Valley Club from a public ski area to a semi-private ski club for families. Mr. Javello was an officer for both Chase Manhattan Bank and Bankers Trust working with loan securitization products at the genesis of this industry.
Mr. Javello received a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, in Finance and Management of Technology. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.
Dr. James Finley – SVP Aerospace and Defense
Dr. James I. Finley served as the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 2006 to 2009, providing DoD governance and oversight for Program Management, Systems Engineering, Procurement, Contracting and Strategic Sourcing, the Defense Acquisition University, Small Business Programs, Industrial Policy, the Defense Contracting Management Agency and Joint Advanced Concepts. He also is a Managing Partner and CEO of The Finley Group LLC, a consulting firm with special interests in academia, cyber security and supply chain management which specializes in strategic planning, leadership coaching and enterprise innovation.
Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Dr. Finley spent over 30 years in the Aerospace and Defense industry sector with turnaround and growth assignments. He held a variety of management and operational positions with General Electric, Singer, Lear Siegler, United Technologies and General Dynamics, where he was a Corporate Vice President, President of Information Systems and Chair of the Corporate Business Development Council. His business experience spans Air, Land, Sea, Space and C4ISR programs and includes LEO constellation design and development, Federal Aviation Administration’s automatic surface detection radar systems and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle Program.
Derek Atkins – Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Atkins specializes in architecting, designing, developing, and deploying network and systems security applications. Mr. Atkins was formerly a senior member of the technical staff at Mocana Corporation, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Symantec (formally PGP Corporation), Senior Research Scientist at Telcordia Technologies (Bellcore), Chief Technology Officer at Arepa, Inc. (Into Networks) and a member of the technical staff at Sun Microsystems. Mr. Atkins also served as President of IHTFP Consulting, Inc., an Atlanta based consulting firm he founded in 2001 to provide expert services in Internet and computer system security.
Mr. Atkins has been extremely active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet standardization body. As a member of the IETF, Mr. Atkins was instrumental in the design and standardization of several major Internet protocols, including the OpenPGP and Instant Messaging protocols. Mr. Atkins currently serves as chairman of the Open Web Authorization (Oauth) Working Group, and formerly served as chairs of the now-closed Kerberized Internet Negotiation of Keys Working Group, the Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol Working Group, and the OpenPGP working group. He also serves on the IETF’s Security Directorate and formerly served on the IETF’s Domain Name System Directorate in the role of security guru.
Mr. Atkins holds several patents in the area of secure content delivery. Publications authored by Mr. Atkins include “The Magic Words are Squeamish Ossifrage” in AsiaCrypt ’94, “Scaling the Web of Trust: Combining Kerberos and PGP to Provide Large Scale Authentication” published at Usenix 1995, and “Media Bank: Access and Access Control” published in 1995 by the MIT Media Lab. Mr. Atkins earned his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and his Masters in Media Arts and Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Iris Anshel – Chief Scientist
Dr. Iris Anshel, one of SecureRF’s co-founders, is an accomplished mathematician and cryptographer. Along with Dr. Dorian Goldfeld and Dr. Michael Anshel, she developed SecureRF’s Algebraic Eraser™ public key engine. In addition to extensive research and publications, Dr. Anshel has experience in the commercialization of security technology. As a co-founder of Arithmetica, she was responsible for documenting methods for commercial deployment of new cryptography protocols including the AAG Braid Group Cryptosystem and supported sales and business development activity. She is the co-inventor of three patents in the areas of high-speed cryptography, and cryptographically secure algebraic key establishment protocols based on monoids, Dr. Anshel also has two patents pending and has been busy developing further IP related to the Algebraic Eraser.
Drake Smith – Vice President of Development
Drake Smith is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience managing the development of technology products and services. He was formerly CTO for the National Captioning Institute and President and COO for ULTECH Corporation, a broadcast technology company he founded in 1991 and sold to NCI in 2002.
Previously, Mr. Smith was an Applications Engineer and Technical Services Manager for ITT Semiconductors where he was responsible for the design and development of integrated circuits. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Lowell, and a Master of Software Engineering degree from Brandeis University.
Brian A. Marks, J.D. Ph.D. – Administration | Operations
Brian A. Marks, J.D., Ph.D., who handles administrative, operational, and regulatory affairs for SecureRF, has close to twenty-five years of professional operational experience managing administration, finance, human resources, information technology, and legal and regulatory affairs with start-up and emerging U.S. and international growth companies. He formerly held various senior executive positions encompassing administration, finance, and regulatory affairs within PrismTech Group Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland (PrismTech), where he, among other things, served as a Commercial Director and Counsel, and orchestrated that company’s ability to work on classified US Department of Defense projects through its US subsidiary. Prior to PrismTech, Dr. Marks served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel at Global Logistics Technologies, Inc., a global logistics software company, where he negotiated with the Chief Executive Officer its sale to Oracle Corporation in 2005. He also has advised and performed consulting and policy analysis related to information security and privacy, along with associated policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines for firms within the entertainment, financial services, health care, insurance, logistics, real estate, technology, and pharmaceutical industries.
Dr. Marks is also an Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics and Finance at John F. Welch College of Business, and Department of Government & Politics at Sacred Heart University, Department of Economics in the College of Business and Political Science at the University of New Haven, and a former Lecturer at the Babson College, Economics Division. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics, and J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and previously held a clearance with the U.S. Government.
Joanne C. Kelleher – Vice President of Operations
Joanne Kelleher has broad experience with technology companies in the B2B space. She is responsible for the marketing and operations efforts for SecureRF, authors the RFID Security blog, handles SecureRF’s recruiting, grant writing and grant administration and handles other company logistics.
Ms. Kelleher was previously the Director of Marketing at Imaging Solutions, Inc. and the Director of Marketing and Human Resources at Pinnacle Decision Systems, Inc. (acquired by Tallan). She also has experience as a project manager, systems trainer and user systems analyst at a large property-casualty insurance company. Ms. Kelleher earned her MBA in Finance, and her BS in Management Information Systems from The University of Connecticut.