SecureRF Corporation’s management has an experienced team of mathematician-cryptographers, developers, engineers, security leaders and technology executives.
Louis Parks – President and CEO
Mr. Parks is a co-founder of SecureRF, and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors and its Chairman. Prior to joining SecureRF, Mr. Parks was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Global Logistics Technology, Inc. (“G-Log”), an innovative internet logistics company that was acquired by Oracle Corporation. For 10 years preceding 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 also served as President of RKO/Warner Video where he was responsible for technology, operations and acquisitions throughout North America. Early 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 is on the North American Board of AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, and is the former chairman of its RFID Experts Group (REG). 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. Parks holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honors) in Finance and Marketing from the University of Manitoba.
Mr. Mark Javello – SVP Commercial and Industrial
Mr. Javello, Senior Vice President, focuses on the commercial and industrial sectors. He has a 25-year history in entrepreneurial ventures where he focused on starting and expanding such ventures. He has managed and developed personnel, initiated and managed sales and the sale process, and introduced and maintained financial controls to foster and enhance enterprise 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 re-positioned 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 Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. He received his Bachelor in Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.
Dr. James Finley – SVP Aerospace and Defense
Dr. Finley, Senior Vice President, focuses on the aerospace and defense sectors. Dr. Finley served as the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 2006 to 2009. He provided Department of Defense governance and oversight for several programs, including 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 Chairman 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.
Dr. Finley received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Masters of Business Administration from California State University, Fresno, and Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He graduated from Northwestern University, Kellogg School, Advanced Executive Program. Dr. Finley has received numerous awards including the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
Derek Atkins – Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Atkins, Chief Technology Officer, 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, which provided Internet and computer system security services.
Mr. Atkins serves on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet standardization body. As a member of the IETF, he was instrumental in the design and standardization of several major Internet protocols, including the OpenPGP and Instant Messaging protocols. He currently serves as chairman of the Open Web Authorization (Oauth) Working Group, and serves on the IETF’s Security Directorate. Mr. Atkins formerly served as chairman of the now-closed Kerberized Internet Negotiation of Keys Working Group, the Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol Working Group, the OpenPGP working group, and as security guru on the IETF’s Domain Name System Directorate.
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 Bachelor 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. Anshel, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, an accomplished mathematician and cryptographer, invented and developed along with Dr. Dorian Goldfeld and Dr. Michael Anshel, the Algebraic Eraser™ public key engine. In addition to extensive research and list of publications, she 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 and holds several patents in the areas of high-speed cryptography, and cryptographically secure algebraic key establishment protocols based on monoids.
Dr. Anshel earned a Masters Degree and Doctorate in Philosophy from Columbia University. She received her a Bachelor Degree and a Masters Degree from City College of New York. Dr. Anshel also served as a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow for Barnard College at Columbia University.
Drake Smith – Vice President of Development
Mr. Smith, Vice President of Development, is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience managing the development of technology hardware and software products and solutions, and professional services. He also served as Chief Technology Officer for the National Captioning Institute, and President and Chief Operating Officer for ULTECH Corporation, a broadcast technology company he founded in 1991, which was acquired by 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 Masters of Software Engineering degree from Brandeis University.
Brian A. Marks, J.D. Ph.D. – Administration | Operations
Mr. Marks focuses on compliance and regulatory affairs, and administrative matters. He has close to 25 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, where he 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 also served as an attorney in private practice, and held the position of Special Assistant, Legal and Economic Advisor, to the Robert R. Davis, Commissioner, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Mr. Marks is also a Practitioner-in-Residence for the Department of Economics in the College of Business at the University of New Haven where he teaches economics and strategy, and advises undergraduate and graduate students in business. He has also been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at John F. Welch College of Business, and Department of Government and Politics at Sacred Heart University and a former Lecturer in the Economic Division at the Babson College. Mr. Marks earned his Doctorate of Law and Doctorate in Philosophy and Master of Arts in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts from Union College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and previously held a clearance with the U.S. Government. He has published and presented research related to corporate governance and political economy.
Joanne C. Kelleher – Vice President of Operations
Ms. Kelleher, Vice President of Operations, focuses on operations and administration, including recruiting, grant writing and grant administration, and logistics. She also assists in company marketing operations including web content, social media, blog, event management and collateral materials. She has broad range of experience working with technology companies in the B2B space.
Ms. Kelleher previously served as Director of Marketing at Imaging Solutions, Inc. and the Director of Marketing and Human Resources at Pinnacle Decision Systems, Inc., which was 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 Masters in Business Administration in Finance, and her Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from The University of Connecticut.