ImageWare Board of Directors

Kristin Taylor

President & CEO

Kristin is an innovative technology leader with over twenty years of experience spanning sales, business development, analyst and public relations, marketing, and go-to-market strategies, for leading global technology firms. Kristin started her career in the technology sector with AT&T/Lucent, followed by twelve years at Qualcomm leading the development of the company’s first computing product, and spurring the creation of a computing division. Kristin went on to form and lead Public and Analyst Relations as a Global Vice President for MediaTek Taiwan and most recently held an executive role at IBM Corporate, where she served as Vice President, Worldwide Analyst Relations. Kristin is considered an expert in the field of strategic analyst relations, guiding companies in how to drive revenue through key analyst relationships. Kristin holds a B.A. in Sociology and an A.S. in Business Management and Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Ben Smeal

Benjamin Smeal most recently served as Associate Director, Public Equities at Willett Advisors, the family office of Michael R. Bloomberg, managing substantially all of Bloomberg’s personal assets in addition to those of Bloomberg Philanthropies. From November 2007 to April 2017, he held the role of Senior Analyst at Kenmare Management, a hedge fund focused on U.S. equities. Smeal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Williams College in Massachusetts, and a Master of Business Administration, with a focus on Value Investing, from Columbia Business School in New York.

Jim Demitrieus

James M. Demitrieus has served from 2018 to present as Managing Director of Jameson Associates, a specialty investment management and financial advisory firm. Prior to Jameson, he served in multiple positions at Eyelock Corporation beginning in 2009, including Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2018. Eyelock Corporation provides iris-based biometric solutions to various business verticals. Prior to Eyelock, Demitrieus served in various senior executive roles, including as President of Sherwood Valve, a division of Harsco Corporation, and as Chief Executive Officer at Aluma Systems. Earlier in his career, Demitrieus served in numerous senior accounting and finance roles, including with the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. Demitrieus holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Adelphi University in New York.