Darron has extensive experience in leading and growing IT companies that specialize in security & analytics software & services. Prior to his CEO role at Device Authority, Darron was CEO of AppSense, a global software company, where he was responsible for driving the global growth of the company by entering and expanding into new markets, while delivering new and innovative products that are helping companies transform their workspace management initiatives. During his tenure, Darron guided the company to a 270% increase in revenues to more than $100M, expanded the company globally, increased global headcount by more than 300% and helped AppSense raise a $70M investment round from Goldman Sachs. Additionally, Darron led the strategic acquisition of mobile player RAPsphere, a vital component to AppSense’s portfolio of workspace solutions.
Prior to AppSense, Darron was CEO of leading Information Security Services company Vistorm, which was acquired by EDS. Previous to this Darron Managing Director of Ultima Business Solutions, an IT & security services company, and a Sales Director at Digital Equipment Company.
Originally a founding-member of Device Authority Ltd, (formerly known as Cryptosoft), James has over 13 years’ experience in both internal and external facing technical roles. James leads the technology strategy and is the technical leader of the business, working closely with the engineering team to improve and develop our IoT security software platform – KeyScaler. James also works closely with a number of key customers and strategic partners to ensure our products fulfil current market requirements, are easy to integrate and use, and meet the IoT security use cases for key industry verticals – IoMT, IIoT, Automotive and Smart Connected Products.
Prior to Cryptosoft, James was the lead technical consultant for a European software reseller responsible for designing and delivering PKI-based data security solutions for variety of customers, including SMBs, government agencies, and multinational corporations.
Rob is Vice President of Technology Partners at Device Authority and has over 30 years of experience across cybersecurity, Internet Of Things, industrial OT & ICS, SaaS, Semiconductors and Software engineering. He has worked on many complex IoT projects for in the areas of Transport/Automotive, Industrial & Smart Factory and Health Care (IoMT). Rob engages key partners across the IoT & Cybersecurity Ecosystems, where he architects, markets and brings compelling joint solutions to market. He has been involved with several successful start-ups and is also a keen event speaker who has spoken at many leading events on the topics of IoT and Cybersecurity.
Peter is a CIMA qualified accountant specialising in preparing and enabling businesses for further growth and has around 20 years experience within the software and technology industries. At Device Authority Peter is responsible for finance, HR, core commercial systems and facilities. Key areas of focus include robust financial planning, cash generation with keen cost management as well as business process simplification through the implementation of new business management systems.
Before joining Device Authority, Peter was Financial Controller at Fairsail Ltd, a UK-based SaaS business developing and providing an HR/People system on the Salesforce cloud platform. During his 4 years at Fairsail, Peter was responsible for all Financial systems, processes and reporting, and saw the business grow from 30 employees to 300, and Annual Recurring Revenues grow 8 times to almost £20m. Peter was also involved in the acquisition of Fairsail by Sage PLC in March 2017, where he managed the financial integration and ongoing growth of the business into other geographical regions.
Paul is currently the VP of Sales EMEA at Device Authority leading both Partner /Alliance and customer engagement. He has over 25 years IT experience delivering value-based customer solutions, building GTM strategy and creating shared success. For the last 10 years Paul has focussed on building rapid growth start-up technologies and markets, working with companies such as Veeam and Device Authority. Prior to that he worked within the Enterprise solutions divisions for companies such as EMC and Computacenter focussed on the Global 500 sector.
Tyler has more than 20 years experience in enterprise technology focused on building strategic alliances that driving market growth. Over a 12-year career with Microsoft in a variety of roles he managed global strategic partners, led business development teams, and focused on technology integration for joint sales initiatives. Most recently he served as VP of Business Development and Strategy for eCare Vault, an early-stage SaaS company providing privacy-compliant collaboration services for Public Sector and Healthcare customers, and spent time with PTC as Director of Microsoft Alliance for the Americas. He’s also a tech founder, having built an identity-provisioning service, bridging the gap between on-premise and cloud-based authentication platforms, which was acquired in 2016. His experience with identity and compliance, coupled with broad industry experience across Public Sector, Healthcare, and Manufacturing will be a valued addition to the North American team.
Tyler is passionate about building lasting business relationships between organizations that create powerful partner ecosystems. His focus at Device Authority will be to help drive North American market growth through strategic partners.
Jason has more than 20 years of sales and operations experience in diverse verticals from business services, healthcare (pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, robotics), CPG, agri-tech, SaaS, and IoT security. He has extensive expertise driving rapid adoption of disruptive technologies; striving to align impactful & innovative solutions to solve customers’ business problems & needs.
Claire has more than 20 years’ experience in media and communications, with a particular specialism in technology and cybersecurity. Claire works alongside Nikki to deliver Device Authority’s marketing activity, with a focus on content development, lead generation and partner engagement campaigns.
Ben Benson has 20 years’ experience in Software Engineering and architecture and a proven track record of architecting global SaaS platforms for both start-ups and large corporations. Working closely with PARC research teams, he has deployed Machine Learning and AI platforms for some of the largest telecommunication providers in the world, implementing cutting edge research to truly disrupt the traditional customer service industry.
He has designed and implemented a patented Intelligent Queue Management platform to prioritise both physical and digital customers based on a blend of business and customer metrics, again using machine learning technologies to revolutionise the way in which customer queuing data is utilised.
Ben has a passion and focus for designing robust, scalable, and innovative technical solutions, and realising the business value they yield.
Matthew has over 25 years of start-up and scale-up experience specialising in working and investing in technology companies across the IoT industry. His experience covers the full company lifecycle development, from start-up to exit, with a focus on strategy and commercial scale. Before joining Tern, he spent five years at a UK venture capital investment company dedicated to the IoT arena. During this time, he helped originate, invest and support the development of disruptive technology companies in the UK, Europe, and the US, and particularly within artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Additionally, he held board positions on several portfolio companies and worked with management teams to help develop their strategic, commercial and operational functions.
Al’s an IT industry veteran with more than 25 years senior executive level experience. As Chief Operating Officer at RSA Data Security Inc., the leading security software company, he led its transformation from a passive patent licensing operation to an aggressive, sales oriented software company. At RSA he negotiated partnership agreements with IBM, Intel, Compaq, Cisco and Nortel. Al was Chairman, President and CEO of Phoenix Technologies Ltd, the global BIOS software company. He revitalised Phoenix through the acquisition of Internet appliance business, Ravisent Technologies; investing in semiconductor and microprocessor designer Transmeta and spinning off Silicon Corporation.
Stewart is a Partner at Alsop Louie Partners. He spent the first 20 years of his professional career as a business journalist and commentator. It did not start well: he earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1975, but had to stay the summer to complete his credits. Then he couldn’t find a job, so he went to bartending school. But bars weren’t hiring. He persisted and, from 1975 to 1996, had a series of jobs in which he learned how to be a business editor. This included becoming Executive Editor of Inc. Magazine, where he became fascinated by both entrepreneurship and personal computers, and as the third editor of InfoWorld, the job that got him moved from Boston to Silicon Valley in 1983.
In 1985, having been fired from two jobs, he started his own business, a newsletter called P.C. Letter, which became widely read in the executive ranks of the major hardware and software companies that formed and grew the personal computer industry. He also started two conferences, Agenda and Demo, and published the “Social Register to the PC Industry.”
In 1996, Stewart changed careers to become a venture capitalist, joining New Enterprise Associates, a top-tier venture capital firm with a long track record of success in investing in early stage and growth companies. He was a general partner with New Enterprise Associates and led that firm’s investments in companies such as TiVo, Portola Communications (sold to Netscape), Netcentives, Glu Mobile, and Xfire. From 1996 to 2003, he wrote Alsop On InfoTech for Fortune.
Stewart left NEA in 2005 and invited Gilman Louie to become his partner in a new venture capital firm designed to put to use everything the partners had learned about entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation over the prior 25 years. From 2005-2013, Stewart was a member of the board of directors of Sonos, Inc., which has become a thought leader in the world of digital audio and the digital living room.
Based in Silicon Valley, Ramesh Kesanupalli brings over 30 years of industry experience with over 15 years in cybersecurity. In 2013, Ramesh co-founded the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an open industry association with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords. Now recognized as an international standard, FIDO Alliance is based on his foundational patents.