ImageWare Executive Team

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Kristin Taylor

President and 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.

Jay Lewis

CFO

Jay brings to ImageWare more than 20 years’ experience as the senior financial officer of high growth public companies. A seasoned financial executive, he has raised more than $300 million of capital in public and private equity and debt, and has executed more than $400 million of M&A transactions. From 2011 – 2017 Lewis served as the CFO of ID Watchdog, Inc. – a publicly traded subscription-based identity theft protection and resolution services provider – until its 2017 sale to Equifax. The breadth of his responsibilities ranged from management of all finance, accounting, public company reporting, investor relations, tax matters, and human resources.Prior to Watchdog, Lewis served in various senior finance roles, including as CFO of Jones Media Networks, Ltd. (owner of cable television networks and the fourth largest network radio company in the U.S.) and he was Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Jones International, Ltd. (a holding company with controlling interests in cable television and other media and technology companies).Lewis is a CPA, an alumnus of EY (formerly Ernst & Young, a big-4 public accounting firm) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wyoming. Lewis will be based at the San Diego Headquarters by the middle of 2021.

Mark Blackman

VP of Product Management

Mark is a seasoned technology professional skilled at bringing new technologies to market with more than 25 years of broad experience encompassing product management, engineering, IT, business development and intellectual property strategy. His career includes key leadership positions with Qualcomm, where he drove results with Qualcomm Internet Services, defined product strategy for developers and carriers on BREW, a mobile app store with over 1 billion devices supported around the world. He also led a software team that deployed services across Latin America and drove the IP business strategy for Security, Software, and Sensors, inside the Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) Division.  Before joining Imageware Qualcomm Mark served as a Sr. Director of global Business Development at the blockchain firm the Bitfury Group. Mark holds an M.B.A. from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in Information Science from Ball State University.

Sudheer Koganti

VP of Engineering

Sudheer is an accomplished Architect and Developer with an exceptional track record in Cloud, Distributed Systems, Embedded Systems, Mobile, Security, and ML technologies. Sudheer is regarded for his deep technical expertise. With a career spanning two decades at Qualcomm, Sudheer has led, built, and managed a wide variety of successful products across Embedded, Mobile and Cloud including the pioneering Eudora email, BREW Mobile OS, Snapdragon Android Web Browser, and more recently Qualcomm Wireless Edge Services. He later co-founded a SaaS startup focused on the IoT sector, Cloud and Big Data.  The systems Sudheer has engineered are central to billions of dollars in revenue. Sudheer is known for leading teams built on respect, learning, agility and real value-driven productivity. Sudheer has been awarded more than eight patents focused around mobile technologies and data synchronization. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.