CEO, President, and Founder:
Mr. Jeff Maynard - BSC
Mr. Maynard is a former CEO for a publicly traded company who first became involved with biometrics when he ran divisions that utilized biometrics in healthcare. Prior to founding BSI, he negotiated a $10M reverse merger and the sale of an electronic prescribing company for over $3M. He is a co-founder of eScript Systems™ and developed several patented biometric signature authentication inventions. He has senior management experience with two top 10 pharmaceutical companies, and was an equity partner for a software development company in predictive modelling and data mining in healthcare that later sold to a public company. He has also served as Vice President of Business Development for several publicly traded health service companies in the U.S. Mr. Maynard has published numerous white papers on identity proofing and been a keynote speaker at multiple conferences. Through his leadership, he has guided BSI to recognition by the State of Texas as among the top 4% of companies with breakthrough technology, and earned a New Product Innovation of the Year Award from Frost and Sullivan. Most recently, the White House chose BSI technology to reduce identity fraud on the Internet from a field of 180 competing companies. In his career, Mr. Maynard has helped to create, manage and nurture seven early stage, startup companies and has been a proven performer in developing successful products and teams in both early stage and Fortune 500 companies.
Vice President of Marketing:
Ms. Cindy Maynard - BA
Ms. Maynard is a co-founder of BSI and a veteran in creating growth and market value for five early stage and startup companies. Her expertise includes the development of marketing materials, strategic marketing plans, systems development, research, contracts, customer support and sales. Her efforts have been instrumental in driving new business and creating over 300% growth at BSI by developing and nurturing new customers. Ms. Maynard has also worked for an educational software company, The Toronto Star, Proctor and Gamble, and IBM.
Vice President of Sales:
Katherine L. Bradford – BBA
With more than two decades of sales and technology experience, Ms. Bradford brings to BSI an uncanny ability to transform connections into profitable and long lasting relationships. Ms. Bradford is skilled at listening to customer’s needs and bringing viable solutions to the forefront. Katherine began her career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in the “Fast Track Management Program” as an Outside Plant Engineer. After taking early retirement from Bell, she began a career in builidng IT and Sales departments implementing strategy and successful teams. Katherine is a member of the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University (13yrs), Member and Board Officer for Executive Women of Dallas (4yrs); Initiator and Founder of Career Jump-Start - First United Methodist Church of Richardson ministry (12yrs) and a Big Brother Big Sister volunteer (12yrs).
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Don Smith - CPA, BS Accounting
AS CFO for BSI, Mr. Smith provides his financial skills to the company. In the past 30 years, he has held various financial positions including Controller, Director of Finance and CFO. After leaving public accounting, Mr. Smith’s industry focus has centered on companies specializing in security, product distribution and housing. Mr. Smith has broad experience in banking relations, operational management and financial administration.
Chief Technology Architect:
Mr. Chad Steen - BS
A Dallas based professional with over 25 years as an architect, engineer, developer and consultant to various companies and NPOs, Mr. Steen was responsible for bringing several Collin Country cities and towns "online" including Wylie, Murphy, Sachse and Lucas. As a specialist, Mr. Steen has been integral to the success of over a dozen startups in the U.S. and Canada, including ISPs, retailers, wholesalers and restaurants. With a love of graphics arts united with his talents as a developer, Mr. Steen has perfected an overall skill-set ideal for UI/UX, primarily for business applications. Mr. Steen holds numerous certifications in both hardware and software including from Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, Adobe and HP. Currently, Mr. Steen is also BSI's point man for the White House sponsored NSTIC pilot "CSDII".
Chief Technology Analyst:
Mr. Ron Kerkenaar
Mr. Kerkenaar has over 30 years experience dealing with all aspects of Information Technology. Performing analysis, design, management and deployment on various sized projects ranging from individual users to multi-location large scale environments, he has been involved with software design and development, hardware, infrastructure, deployment, support, and other aspects for such companies as Royal KPN N.V., Heineken International, Pecoma Business Technology B.V., and a wide variety of smaller companies. Mr. Kerkenaar has also been in charge of building and managing co-located off-shore servers for on-line gambling before UIGEA was enacted. Mr. Kerkenaar also never stops learning about new technologies to stay informed in this fast-paced world, and in his personal time contributes to selective open-source projects as a developer, tester, and as a project owner.
Director of Software Services and Support:
Mr. Mike McKay - BBA
With twenty five years of experience in Information Technology sales and services, and extensive knowledge of Professional Services, Enterprise Service Management and Infrastructure software, Mr. McKay participated in several start-up software ventures performing “crossing the chasm” of sales, marketing and professional services. Adept at defining business solutions to complex technical environments involving teambuilding, problem solving and leadership, he is skilled at building customer relationships. His experience includes partnering on high visibility projects with leading companies such as Lucent. Mr. McKay is an expert at implementing Zendesk customer service software and Salesforce CRM software for inbound marketing lead generation processes.
Senior Software Developer:
Mr. Christoph Aschbacher – MCTS
After graduating with an engineering degree in Software Development, Mr. Aschbacher worked on high-availability ERP Machine 2 Machine systems for the automotive industry for several years. Switching roles and becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in SQL Server Database Development and Asp.net Web Applications Development, he worked professionally on enterprise scale medical software, credit card payment systems and company internal frameworks. Always staying on top of technologies and practices is not only a requirement for Chris, but a passion, and he is well versed in a wide variety of programming languages, styles and practices. He focuses mostly on backend work and overall system architecture, as well as development processes and quality assurance. Mr. Aschbacher is active in, worked on, and was lead-developer on several large scale open source software projects, mostly connected to the MediaPortal HTPC ecosystem.
Ms. Brenda Garcia
Ms. Garcia has over 10 years of experience as an Executive Assistant in organizations where she contributed to company growth by executing business strategies using strong decision making abilities. Areas of impact and contributions include: client relations, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, staff development, customer service management, and staff/client retention. Ms. Garcia’s organizational skills are crucial to the daily operations of BSI.
Ms. Meagan Dodds and Ms. Gail Manley
Inside Sales Associates
Ms. Dodds and Ms. Manley have been in sales for over 10 years. With their experience and expertise in this area, they have become top sales performers, consistently exceeding quotas. They are a welcome addition to the BSI sales team.
Consultant, Real Time Event Notification (RTEN):
Mr. David Chatham - MA
Since the 1980’s, Mr. Chatham has been involved in technology based learning. As a pioneer in putting college courses online, he worked with faculty and administrators to develop processes to create and maintain a strong online offering to Colorado students. For the last eleven years, David managed the learning management systems for the thirteen colleges of the Colorado Community College System. As Dean of Academic Technology at CCCOnline, his department handled enrollment, archiving, upgrades, tier 2 helpdesk support, programming enhancements, the introduction of new technologies, and vendor relations related to online learning. Currently, David helps other colleges and universities initiate processes utilizing the RTEN technology for monitoring student authentication.