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.
Dr. Iris Anshel – Chief Scientist
Dr. Iris Anshel is an accomplished mathematician and cryptographer. 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.
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.